News
CAMBRIDGE – Maryland State Police are investigating the apparent murder of two men found deceased in Dorchester County late Tuesday night. Identities of the deceased are pending next of kin …
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 …
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism will begin streamlining its online marketing and promotional campaigns after receiving approval to run its internet …
Mark A. Tyler of Salisbury is the new magistrate of the First Judicial Circuit, succeeding Robert E. Laird Jr. who retired after 16 years of service. Magistrate Tyler will …
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 …
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Seaford
BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled …
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 …
“Well, I was born in a small town,” starts the 1985 hit single “Small Town” by John Mellencamp. Those of us who did indeed grow up in a small town understand the joys of …
Milford
MILFORD — Kent-Sussex Industries Inc. recently received a $12,000 grant donation from Discover Bank to purchase additional laptops and other kinds of technology to assist the agency in program delivery.
MILFORD — KSI is selling tickets for its “Spring Raffle” giving one lucky person a chance to win a “Night on the Town” prize package valued at $309 while a second winner …
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

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 …

Noon Year's Eve for kids a preview for midnight behind Crisfield Library

CRISFIELD — It was midnight somewhere at noon on New Year’s Eve 2021 and it was a time for children at the Crisfield Library to celebrate. A balloon drop both here, and at the Princess …

Support for Pocomoke fire victims started through Go Fund Me page

POCOMOKE CITY — A local family is struggling to recover following a tragic fire that burned down their house two days before Christmas. Now the public is being asked to help them get back on …
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 — 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 …
CRISFIELD — Crisfield High School was again ranked in the top 25% of schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.   “This is three years in a row of gold …
Opinion
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.
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.
A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is we have plenty of heroes. It’s true that in the internet era, historic figures we once considered …
In the midst of living in challenging times, with COVID-19 precautions in place that are causing changes in most areas of our lives, the Christmas season continues to do what it does best. …