Invasive species cooperative has first meeting in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Representatives from Wicomico and Somerset counties joined members of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, State Forest Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, Salisbury University and area non-profits for the first meeting of the newly-formed cooperative Lower Eastern Shore Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). The 20 participants met at […]

‘American Jazz’ passes sea trials on the Wicomico Latest ship built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding

SALISBURY — The American Jazz, seen in recent days on the Wicomico River, has passed sea trials with flying colors, American Cruise Lines announced Sept. 1. Following the successful trials, American Cruise Lines accepted delivery of the riverboat from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. The 190-passenger American Jazz is the latest in American’s acclaimed series of […]

Skipjacks to sail Labor Day

DEAL ISLAND — The 61st annual Skipjack Race is on schedule here for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The blessing of the boats will begin at 8 a.m., at the Deal Island Harbor. Captains and crew members will board their boats and head out to start the race which begins at 9:30 Captain Harold “Stoney” […]

A lifetime of turkeys

There is, tucked into a tiny office in a shop in rural Sussex County, a sight probably unlike any other to be found in the nation. Each year it draws the curious by the hundreds. It’s a man cave’s man cave — a room stuffed, crammed and packed with enough turkey hunting collectables that the […]

Location for Crisfield’s kayak launch site settled

CRISFIELD — Pending funding -public kayak launch will be installed at the pier by Wellington Beach. The park committee after years of discussion settled on this location after alternatives were either too expensive, too shallow, in rough water or where boat traffic is too heavy. In 2015 the city received $27,500 from the state for […]

Deer on the roads causing danger to motorists

ANNAPOLIS — Fall means cool weather and colorful foliage. It can also mean unpredictable wildlife. Deer mating season is right around the corner, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as these animals seek food supplies and mates before winter. “Deer greatly increase their movements […]