Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Return is Sentinel of Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Recovery

ANNAPOLIS — A new research article published March 5 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes the positive impact of long-term nutrient reductions on an important and valuable ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay. The research indicates that a resurgence of underwater grasses is due to nutrient reductions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

Meeting on Carvel Hall plan by concerned residents set ahead of Jan. 10 City Council meeting

CRISFIELD — A concerned group of Crisfield residents has reserved the Crisfield Public Library for a meeting in advance of the City Council’s anticipated vote on a zoning change for the Carvel Hall property which would benefit its purchase by Spangler Strategic Advisors LLC.   The meeting will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. […]

Know the signs of risky behavior: Hidden in Plain Sight

POCOMOKE CITY — When you were a teenager, where did you hide things you didn’t want your parents to find? Now that you’re a parent, do you know where to look in your child’s bedroom? Or, do you know the signs of risky behavior or substance abuse? The Worcester County Health Department is hosting “Hidden […]

You asked for less ethanol with boat fuels, EPA adds more

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation’s gasoline supply, and recreational boaters as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles spoke up against increasing ethanol volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Dec. 1, […]

Support wanted to help 9 year old acquire seizure-detecting service dog

Raheem was born six weeks early with hydrocephalus. He has several medical conditions that require him to be in special education one on one. Raheem is one of the most sweetest, loving, kind, caring and genuine 9 year olds you will ever meet. He brings not only a smile to those around him but so […]

All invited to march against drugs and opioid addiction set

I left Crisfield [48 years ago], but Crisfield never left me. It’s still home to me. I had an occasion the day after Crab Derby, Erik Emely works for me on the Salisbury bypass. He came in and was talking about the events in Crisfield, and that you had 14 or 15 drug overdoses, and […]

Not Letting the Hurricane Crisis Go to Waste

Miami mayor Tomás Regalado and MSNBC’s Ali Velshi are looking beyond the suffering that Hurricane Irma caused in Florida. It’s “an opportunity” to talk about climate change. “This is something that needs to be addressed. If Washington doesn’t want to do it, we will do it by ourselves,” said Mayor Regalado. The mayor is one […]

Fireworks safety from an expert in the field

Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first.   Phantom advises everyone to follow the safety rules, obey the fireworks laws where you are using them and have […]

Maryland’s Veterans Affairs chief responds to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs assessment on the ‘State of the VA’

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin recently delivered the first “State of the VA” address to highlight the progress the Department is making, while clearly stating the challenges it faces.  Let this message serve as a “State of the VA Maryland Health Care System” address to explain how we ensure our Veterans receive […]

Protecting a bay dinosaur

There’s an ancient fish in our Chesapeake Bay, and it’s threatened with extinction on our watch.   That’s right: A local fish — the Atlantic sturgeon — survived Ice Ages, just to become endangered millions of years later by poor water quality, destruction of its habitat, and overfishing. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries […]