It’s now $300 for all oyster buyers using county docks

PRINCESS ANNE — Seafood dealers that want to use a county dock for buying oysters will be charged $300 for the six-month lease whether they use electricity or not. The County Commissioners at their Sept. 8 meeting changed the rules where previously no fee was assessed when no utility hook-up was needed. Oyster season starts […]

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 […]

Safe for Somerset files for court review of PSC

PRINCESS ANNE — The grassroots advocacy group Safe for Somerset followed through on its pledge to appeal a Maryland Public Service Commission ruling after the County Commissioners decided to take no action. At issue is the decommissioning bond Great Bay Solar must obtain to indemnify Somerset County should Great Bay or its parent Algonquin Power […]

Disparate opinions on natural gas pipeline plan

  CAMBRIDGE — Proponents and opponents to extending natural gas into Somerset County squared off Sept. 17 in a virtual public hearing conducted by representatives of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Comments covered all facets of the industry — from the propriety of bringing more fracked gas to a state that bans fracking […]

Drive-thru flu shots offered free Oct. 3

CRISFIELD — A drive-thru flu clinic returns to TidalHealth McCready Pavilion 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3. No physician’s order is necessary and the seasonal quadrivalent influenza vaccine will be administered free of charge for individuals 13 and older, but those ages 13-17 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian […]

Nearly $340,000 earmarked for Somerset County Local Management Board

PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Local Management Board (LMB) is prepared to accept nearly $340,000 from the Governor’s Office for Children through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. LMBs were created to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families. The largest share of $102,890 goes to SCOAP programs, short for Safe-guarding […]