The very first sewage that will be processed at Rising Sun's new wastewater treatment plant, won't come from town.
Instead, it will be trucked in from another facility, likely from Elkton, Havre de Grace, or another area plant. Read more…
Don't let the people paying their water bills, the drug disposal box, or the police entering and exiting fool you. When you arrive at Elkton's municipal building, you are in the town's "living room". Read more…
Nearly 170 eighth graders from Perryville Middle School gave back to the community recently.
To complete service learning requirements, the students painted fire hydrants, planted flowers, cleaned up trash, and painted park and playground equipment in the downtown. At the school, a group of students spruced up the outdoor classroom, explained Science teacher Kate Ramey. Read more…
Most days, Paul McGuigan works as a project engineer.
A couple days a year McGuigan and other members of the Conowingo Lions Club take a vacation day and do the work of an optometrist. Read more…
"Things are still moving slowly, but they are moving forward."
That's the opinion of Earl Bradford, Chief Inspector for the Cecil County Liquor Board, a month after the annual license renewal process. Read more…
There's a lot in Perryville's newly passed budget.
What isn't included is a tax hike. Read more…
The key to building a community is people.
The key to building a business community is also people.
That's the opinion of Cecilton Mayor Joe Zang as he works to attract businesses to the town. "We're bringing in people. Parklands (complex) has 62 units. Those people will need services. We have a retail property plan. Once we get people, that makes it easier to attract businesses," said Zang.
Norman Hunter would like to retire.
But Hunter, 74, would also like to see the business he built continue.
"I've been here 40 years. I know the customers are concerned that the Sale Barn might close. I hear it's their Monday night outing," said Hunter. Read more…
When the owners of Realty Professional Group were looking for a community project, they didn't have to go far.
"We decided to do something for the Quarryville Elementary School PTO," said co-owner Devan Brooks.
By the time Don and Barbara Sample pulled into the parking lot at New Providence Mennonite Church Thursday afternoon, they had already finished part of their day's volunteer work.
The couple had placed flags on veterans' graves at Zion United Church of Christ cemetery and several small family cemeteries in neighboring Strasburg Township.
Then they, their daughter, and their twin grandsons were putting flags on veterans' graves in New Providence.
If it weren't for the old wooden guardrail on the upstream side, one of Colerain Township's smallest bridges would go almost unnoticed.
The span, just 18 feet long, carries Liberty Ln. over Gable's Run, a short, narrow tributary to the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek.
Although tiny, the bridge has created a big headache for township officials.
They have been trying to replace the 18-foot-long span for nearly three years, only to be delayed by required environmental studies and pending state permission.
For the past dozen years, Jeffrey and Jennifer Hatch have had more projects than time.
That's what happens when you are living in an old house while restoring it.
The Hatches bought their home, at 211 Cooks Landing Rd., as Mr. Hatch was leaving active military service and starting a new career at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
"I grew up in Willow Street and we started looking for a home in the Southern End," he said.
A search brought them to the partially-restored stone house just north of the state line.
Then their work began.
"You have to have patience," Mrs. Hatch said. "You can't get it all done at once, so you pick and choose your priorities. And you have to be willing to live with holes."