Main Street getting back to business after COVID-19

PRINCESS ANNE — As Maryland moves away from coronavirus lockdowns the Main Street Princess Anne district is also getting back on its feet, reports its manager, Carrie Samis. Over the last 2½ years over 12 businesses opened, with most of the retail and office locations occupied. And, Ms. Samis said, “A majority of the businesses […]

Water cutoffs for non-payment resume Nov. 16

45-day notices sent; septage haulers will also be denied service if bills left unpaid PRINCESS ANNE — Notice of service shutoff for non-paying customers of the Somerset County Sanitary District were sent Oct. 1 with 45 days to pay or to enroll in an approved payment plan. After that, on Nov. 16, employees will resume […]

Salisbury to Eden leg of natural gas pipeline gets endorsement

ANNAPOLIS — A tidal wetlands license for the first leg of a natural gas pipeline from Salisbury to Eden was recommended for approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment. A final decision is pending by the Board of Public Works. Eastern Shore Natural Gas (ESNG), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, plans to place […]

Smith Island will get polling station

PRINCESS ANNE — Smith Islanders will get a polling place at Ewell School for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 General Election, but their ballots will not be counted until the following day. The decision to create this exception by the Somerset County Board of Elections Supervisors was reached last week after considering all of the options […]

Car use policy adopted by Princess Anne commissioners on 3-2 vote

PRINCESS ANNE — On a 3-2 vote Princess Anne Commissioners approved a policy that allows them to use a town car when on official public business. They are to provide the gasoline, the policy states, while the town will insure and maintain the vehicle which is to be kept at Town Hall. It will include […]

Hearing Sept. 17 on wetlands permit for gas pipeline from Eden to ECI

CAMBRIDGE — A virtual public hearing Sept. 17 will determine if the second leg of a proposed natural gas pipeline between Eden and Westover is permitted. An 8-inch line will run 10.75 miles from Merser Road south along Ocean Highway terminating at Revell’s Neck Road to serve ECI with plans to serve the University of […]