Don’t get complacent this fall and catch COVID-19

Football season is exciting, even if we can’t go to the stadium. We all want to gather, whether tailgating, or in front of the TV. With new coronavirus cases declining nationally, and in Maryland, it’s tempting to take our eyes off the ball and relax. But let’s not get lulled into complacency. With the weather […]

Somerset loses a legend with death of Leon Johnson Sr.

On July 19, Somerset County lost a legend in the name Mr. Leon Johnson Sr. He was 90 years old. Mr. Johnson came to Somerset County by way of Aiken, South Carolina. He served as the Principal Extension Agent and full professor at the University of Maryland College Park. However his office was housed at […]

Pastoral letter on the walls of separation and homosexuality in the UMC

November marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany. This wall was erected after the second World War and it divided East and West Berlin. During The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops fall meeting our bishops from Germany testified about the jubilation and amazement felt when the wall came […]

Public asked to report illegal dumping of septage

PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Sanitary District has received reports of illegal dumping by a Domestic Septage Hauler in the Town of Princess Anne and Somerset County. These reports include the dumping of Septage Waste into the sewers of the Town of Princess Anne, dumping Septage Waste into a floor drain in a maintenance […]

Streetside trash cans not for household, business garbage

CRISFIELD — The city reminds the public that curbside trash receptacles are not meant for household or commercial trash, but for the convenience of residents and visitors who need to dispose of drink containers, fast food packaging, and the like. In a notice from the Public Works Department streetside containers are “to help keep our […]

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 […]