News
DOVER — Delaware State Police arrested a Kent County pair on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop in Dover, authorities said. The arrests of Marc Cushman, 41, of Dover, and …
DOVER — After 16 years of service to his constituents and the state, Rep. John A. Kowalko, D-Newark, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his term in November.
DOVER — Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. announced that he has appointed John Sebastian as chief of the Bureau of Administrative Services for the department.
NEW CASTLE — New Castle County Council on Tuesday approved $3 million to settle a case against former New Castle County Police Lt. Col. Quinton Watson, who was accused of sexually harassing six current and former female county employees in June 2020.
The budget for FY2023 is up over $200 million from last year, as proposed by Gov. John Carney on Thursday. He released a financial overview of next year’s spending outlook which includes a …
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Sports
Crisfield High School claimed its fourth State basketball title in 1973 — Coach Bill Cain’s first of four State crowns. Cain and the Crabbers struggled through 3 losing seasons 1974 to …
Crisfield High School won its first ever State basketball title in 1957, the Crabbers dominated the opposition enroute to a sparkling 18-0 record to bring home the Class C boys basketball …
Sports based media cover all the various athletic activities from start to finish including pre-season predictions. The Associated Press and the United Press International present their pre-season …
Business
 WILMINGTON — Becker Morgan Group has climbed several spots in Architectural Record Magazine’s Top 300 report, ranking 253 nationwide. The 2021 Top 300 Architecture Firms list is …
COLLEGE PARK — Estate planning for farms is a difficult subject to navigate — families must create a plan of succession for the business, understand the legalities of property …
Neighbors

Works by UMES faculty headlines Somerset County Arts Council's Black History Month exhibit

CRISFIELD — In celebration of Black History Month, the Somerset County Arts Council announces a group exhibition by talented faculty of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore who will be on …

Librarian at Eastern Correctional Institution a national award winner

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has selected John Paul Mahofski as one of its 10 “I Love My Librarian” award winners. “Mr. M” is the librarian at Eastern …

Somerset County: How has COVID affected you?

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 …
Things to Do
Marshall Muskrat will welcome in 2022 by descending to Somerset Avenue at midnight Friday for his “Midnight Muskrat Dive.”

Marshall Muskrat ready for big night in Princess Anne

Ring in the New Year in Historic Downtown Princess Anne from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. Help Marshall Muskrat welcome 2022 as he …
The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Grow Fair Strong Convention in San Antonio, Texas. From left to right: Maryland State Fair Assistant General Manager David Gordon; MSF Board Member Mary Amoss; MSF President Donna Myers; and MSF General Manager Andy Cashman.

Maryland State Fair earns nine awards

TIMONIUM – The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International …
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s 4-H STEM Festival returns this year after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension 4-H STEM festival slated for Nov. 13

PRINCESS ANNE - University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s 4-H STEM Festival returns this year after a one-year hiatus due …
Schools
WESTOVER — The Somerset County Board of Education will hold an open work session 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 to continue the discussion on amendments to two public participation policies. The …
WESTOVER — A new science curriculum for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade is being considered by the Somerset County Board of Education and parents, guardians and community …
Two University of Maryland Eastern Shore history professors are assisting Delaware State University colleagues in crafting recommendations to expand how U.S. history is taught in “First …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: How has COVID-19 changed your life, for better or worse?  Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! You can sign in to World Table …
The population of bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has soared in the past decade, leaping from just 60 breeding pairs in the 1970s to approximately 3,000 in 2021. This recovery story is without a doubt due to a ban placed on the pesticide DDT, as well as active wildlife management across the region. But now that the birds are back, there are several other reasons why our estuary is a go-to spot for bald eagles.
The discontinuation of the Biden administration’s monthly payments of the child tax credit could leave millions of American families without enough food on the table, according to our new study in JAMA Network Open. The first missed payment on Jan. 15, 2022, left families that had come to rely on them wondering how they would make ends meet, according to many news reports.
As the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly gets under way, a coalition of environmentally minded lawmakers is expected to propose legislation that would protect 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030 — in keeping with a nationwide movement known as “30 by 30.” As our representatives consider this bill, they should be aware that one of our state’s fastest-growing constituencies stands strongly in favor of nature conservation and climate action: Latinos.
Reunion time! Some drove up, some came downTo hear Dr. King speak in D.C., our hometown.By bus, car and train, many came a long wayAnd arrived on the eve of that wonderful day. We stayed at the …
Can you imagine how effective we could be if it were possible to put someone in the fast lane to Chesapeake Bay stewardship? Helping our family, friends and colleagues understand the value of the natural resources around us is no easy task. The strength of these connections is often directly related to a person’s ability to develop personal ties to nature through a lifetime of meaningful outdoor experiences.