Coronavirus
WESTOVER — Somerset County Public Schools is once again following its mask optional policy for students, staff and visitors after the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on …
URBANA, Md. — The non-profit Global Z Recording Project has partnered with 15 libraries across Maryland including those in Somerset County to collect stories about these unique times living in …
Government
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the Grants Gateway application is open for local governments and organizations for Fiscal Year 2024, which …
Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris was one of several Republican members of the House of Representatives who met to discuss having Vice President Mike Pence reject the 2020 election results, …
PRINCESS ANNE — Primary election season is now on as early voting at Somerset County Technical High School ends Thursday and election day is Tuesday, July 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except on …
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Environment
KEEDYSVILLE, Md. — Registration is now open for the fall 2022 session of “The Woods in Your Backyard” online course. This self-directed, non-credit course runs 10 weeks …
The Chesapeake Bay’s underwater grass beds rebounded a bit in 2021 after two consecutive years of declines, as the ecologically important plants expanded their range by nearly 9 percent. The …
Cops and Courts
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up its cadre of school resource officers (SROs) after the County Commissioners approved five additional …
ANNAPOLIS — Somerset County is due $362,541 in additional State Aid for Police Protection (SAPP) through Gov. Larry Hogan’s “Re-Fund The Police Initiative.” In all $122.5 …
Kent County
Member Exclusive
WILMINGTON — The call can be made discreetly and there’s no cost for any abortion-related legal advice provided through the new Attorney General’s Abortion Legal Helpline that …
DOVER — There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a book on a warm, cozy rug and letting the words take over your imagination. That’s why Tom Sopkanich, store manager at …
Member Exclusive
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services this week awarded $131,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to two Delaware community health centers to advance equity through better data collection and reporting.
Sussex County
A transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Delaware residents, according to a report by the American Lung Association released Wednesday.
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
WILMINGTON — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Michael Marquardt, CEO of Global Kompass Strategies Inc., has been named the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s …
New Castle County
SUN Behavioral Delaware will host its next virtual Professional Education Series seminar April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
LAUREL — Faedra Parker, 36, of Laurel, was arrested on burglary and related charges following an incident on Sunday, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior …
DOVER — Delaware State Police have identified Bruce E. Wright, 33, of Dover, as the person who died as a result of a shooting incident March 24 in the Capitol Park community. Authorities …
Wicomico County
Delmarva Public Media will once again broadcast live from the TidalHealth Stage all three days of the National Folk Festival on stations WSDL 90.7 and WESM 91.3. This service enables fans of the …
Wicomico County will apply for $3.2 million through the Rural Maryland Economic Development Fund to create jobs, maintain and grow commercial flight service and further develop the Salisbury-Wicomico …
Salisbury’s National Night Out was a huge success, with hundreds of people from the community coming out to the City Park for the annual event, hosted by the Salisbury Police …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE – WHCP Community Radio put Cambridge on the educational radio map in 2015 with an innovative low-power station covering a 10-mile radius around its downtown Race Street …
EASTON – Tristen Holloway and Angie Price have joined the University of Maryland Shore Medical Group – Women’s Health as new providers. Holloway and Price join Javier Cajina, MD, …
RHODES POINT — A rogue waterspout that crossed over Smith Island last Thursday evening as a tornado demolished an occupied mobile home and took the roof and third floor off Island Time vacation …
Somerset County
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the annual schedule and process for waterfowl hunting at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife …
SALISBURY — The Mosquito Control Section of the Maryland Department of Agriculture will be treating for mosquitoes sections of Somerset County by aircraft on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 9 …
CRISFIELD — The 75th National Hard Crab Derby Committee returns the parade to its route along West Main Street with trophies awarded for the best Crab Derby-themed entry, best float, best golf …
News
WALLOPS ISLAND — Emma Zisu, age 12, decided to leave New York City to spend a week of her summer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia — not because she wanted beach time or to visit …
CRISFIELD — Janes Island State Park introduces its first annual Paddlefest and the Janes Island Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 1 starting at 8 a.m. The day will include guided paddle tours, a …
PRINCESS ANNE — UMES Extension’s Farm Bus Tour will be back on the road August 31 and September 1 for a visit to Eastern and Central Virginia, including a stop at Virginia State …
WESTOVER — Somerset County Public Schools is holding another community meeting on selecting an elementary reading curriculum after the Board of Education last month tabled the recommended …
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started June 1, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management reminds people who live in, work in or visit Maryland to Know Your Zone if a large …
Each year, coastal communities in Maryland experience threats from tropical storms, including heavy rains, strong winds, rip currents, floods and storm surge. High winds can spawn tornadoes. …
The Maryland poultry industry could soon be required to abide by new federal guidelines designed to increase transparency for poultry grower contracting, according to a proposal from the U.S. …
SALISBURY — For its 19th year, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Wor-Wic Community College students to Delmarva …
Are you interested in using solar to power your farm or business? Maybe you’re interested in leasing your land for solar development?  Or perhaps, you’d like to learn more about how …
CRISFIELD — The historic U.S. Army Air Force P-520 crash boat has a special weekend planned Aug. 27-28 for Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families. From 7 to 9 p.m. that Saturday there will …