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 […]

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 […]

Crisfield High moves up to 75th in Maryland in U.S. News survey

CRISFIELD — Crisfield Academy and High School is now 75th out of 276 high schools in Maryland according to newly-released rankings from U.S. News & World Report. That’s up from 78th last year and puts it in the top 5 in the Salisbury Metro area. Only three schools in the tri-county area were higher: Snow […]

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 […]

Rabies clinics on one day, one location this fall

WESTOVER — A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Somerset County Health Department located at 8928 Sign Post Road in Westover. The hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Unlike pasts clinics held at local fire stations over several weeksw this will be a drive-thru event with pets and owners remaining […]

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 […]