by Lisa Tome
Port Deposit Mayor Wayne Tome, Sr. is not enthused about the most recent news from the Bainbridge Development Corporation.
He's not thrilled with the U.S. Navy either.
"The Navy left us in a lurch. The federal government wouldn't put up money to clean up what they dirtied up," said Tome. Read more…
One by one the stores in North East Plaza have risen from the ashes.
Cecil Bank, the plaza liquor store, Olympia Sports, and Game Stop are among the stores that have reopened following a devastating fire in the plaza on October 3, 2013.
by Lisa Tome
If you want to know how children really feel about the police, ask a third grader.
"Thank you for everything you do. Like help us get home when we are lost or help when strangers are near. Also you give out speeding tickets so no one gets in accidents..." Those words come from Katelyn, a Calvert Elementary student. Within the last few weeks, the third and fifth graders at the school have learned about the role of police officers. They have also written letters to state troopers, sheriff's deputies, and municipal officers thanking them for their service.
by Lisa Tome
Mayors from three of Cecil's municipalities stood their ground and told county officials they expect them to uphold a deal which was inked more than a dozen years ago.
In turn, members of the county council made concessions when approving the 2014 Master Water and Sewer Plan.
Perryville Mayor Jim Eberhardt took on the council during the January 20 work session. Eberhardt said that the towns have invested money in water and sewer projects. The towns have capacity but they also have debt. Read more…
The coming months will bring a major construction project and as many as 600 jobs to the county.
Officials from the Wildcat Point Generation Facility reviewed the plans which will bring construction jobs to the county from Spring 2015 until Fall of next year. "We are moving into the construction phase. This will be the largest construction project in the county for the next few years," said an Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) official. Read more…
That Shorti hoagie is still coming.
Officials in the Town of Elkton's Planning Department confirmed last week that the plans to build a Wawa in Elkton are still underway. Read more…
On a cloudy day, the solar array in Bill and Joyce Russell's back yard generates enough power to run their refrigerator.
On a sunny day, it does much, much more.
The panels, standing on a steel pillar near the intersection of Chestnut St. and Stanton Rd., generate more electricity than needed to run the Russell's home. The surplus is sold to PPL.
Going by past observances the Groundhog Day celebration on Monday, February 2, will be seen by more people than those of the past two years.
Most, however, won't be there in person.
"We will probably have more TV coverage this year," said Rick Rankin, the Hibernating Governor of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge. "If Groundhog Day comes on a weekend, we don't get as much coverage because some of the local stations don't have weekend news shows."
Regardless of the day of the week, lodge members will turn out.
"That doesn't affect them," he said, "but if we have bad weather, some of the older members won't attend." Read more...
In the decades she lived on a farm near Peach Bottom, artist Doris Hough contributed paintings and sketches to help Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church raise money.
Now, five months after her death, Hough's children will be selling some of the late artist's works and donating a portion of the proceeds to the church. Read more…
The world Solanco officials began planning for seven years ago is not the world the district faces today.
Those plans included making Smith Middle School large enough to accommodate all the district's middle school students. Clermont Elementary School could then be expanded into the former Swift Middle School. Read more…
Dressing up can be expensive. Sometimes it costs more than a high school student can afford.
Now Solanco students can borrow prom gowns, sport coats, dress pants, and even shoes from a collection gathered for that purpose.
Originally, the idea was to help economically-disadvantaged students. Read more…