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Natural gas decision expected by year-end
October 10, 2018

Natural gas decision expected by year-end  By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — If a proposal by Chesapeake Utilities to deliver natural gas to ECI and UMES is accepted by Maryland Environmental Service (MES), a new lower- cost energy source could be available to homes and businesses in upper Somerset

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New president on listening tour
September 12, 2018

New president on listening tour Dr. Heidi Anderson is new UMES president By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — As the University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its 132nd year since its founding, the 16th president was preparing to “open a new chapter” in the school’s distinguished history.   Heidi M.

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A&E District to erect billboards on U.S. 13; new logo wanted
September 12, 2018

 A&E District to erect billboards on U.S. 13; new logo wanted For the County Times   CRISFIELD — The City of Crisfield and the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District (CAED) Project announce that the Maryland State Arts Council has approved a $2,500 Technical Assistance grant to pay for two billboards to be placed on north and southbound U.S. 13 to direct visitors

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Dunkin' Donuts gets final site plan approval
September 5, 2018

 Dunkin’ Donuts gets final site plan approval Crisfield-Somerset County Times PRINCESS ANNE — Princess Anne’s planning commission approved a subdivision and final site plan for Dunkin’ Donuts to be located by U.S. 13 in front of the southwest corner of the Princess Anne Village shopping center. Brock Parker of Parker & Associates, who prepared the

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Somerset County Technical High School on schedule for Sept. 2019 opening
August 29, 2018

Somerset County Technical High School on schedule for Sept. 2019 opening Crisfield-Somerset County Times WESTOVER — Work continues on Somerset County Technical High School “and it’s really starting to take shape,” said Daniele Haley, supervisor of Facilities & Capital Planning for Somerset County Public Schools. “It’s right on schedule,” with

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County OKs redirection of Sandy recovery funds
August 22, 2018

County OKs redirection of Sandy recovery funds By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times PRINCESS ANNE — Changes to how superstorm Sandy recovery funds will be spent in the coming months were approved by the County Commissioners and will be the subject of two public hearings by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The most expensive is $200,000 for

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County hears plan for natural gas line
August 15, 2018

County hears plan for natural gas line Chesapeake Utilities seeks exclusive deal; ECI likely anchor user By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — Dover-based Chesapeake Utilities is again asking the County Commissioners to sign an exclusive franchise agreement that will support its efforts to bring natural gas into Somerset

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Dunkin' Donuts plat receives Sanitary Commission's OK
August 15, 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts plat receives Sanitary Commission’s OK Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — A Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Princess Anne received another thumbs up after its plat was unanimously approved last Thursday by the Somerset County Sanitary Commission. The store with its drive-thru will be located in front of Princess Anne Village in

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Board appointees returned to continue for new terms
August 15, 2018

Board appointees returned to continue for new terms   PRINCESS ANNE — The County Commissioners on Aug. 7 approved the reappointment of several area residents to various boards and commissions. Recommended by the Economic Development Commission were board members James East, Dickie Ward, Charlotte Sharf, and Tammy Zink and Beth Clough (for Hebron Savings Bank) and Debbie Maddox

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Crisfield is Maryland's newest A&E District
July 6, 2018

Susan Parker, Salisbury Daily Times The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced Crisfield has been designated Maryland’s 26th Arts & Entertainment District as of July 1, making it Somerset County’s first Arts & Entertainment District. The program is administered by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of Maryland

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McCready Health celebrates 95 years
May 6, 2018

  McCready Health celebrates 95 years Susan Parker, slparker@delmarvanow.comPublished 8:00 a.m. ET May 14, 2018   McCready Health, the leading health care provider in Somerset County, celebrated a major birthday on Sunday, May 6, 95 years after the doors opened on May 6, 1923. “Today is a great day for McCready Health,” said CEO Kathleen Harrison, welcoming

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County hears A&E district support
February 14, 2018

 County hears A&E district support City takes it up again with April 1 deadline for final application By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — The County Commissioners heard nothing but support for Crisfield’s application to establish and arts and entertainment district, and are anticipated to vote favorably on it next

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Town lifts protections once required on ca. 1815 house
February 14, 2018

 Town lifts protections once required on ca. 1815 house Crisfield-Somerset County Times      PRINCESS ANNE — As expected the Princess Anne Commissioners passed a resolution not requiring the new owners of a former campground from protecting or restoring a 200-yearold house on the 62 acre property.   Princess Anne LLC bought the land at the end of

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Distillery making "Only the Very Best"
February 7, 2018

 Distillery making ‘Only the Very Best’ Rum, moonshine and more are produced at former biodiesel plant By Brice Stump Special to the County Times PRINCESS ANNE — Tom Cropper’s family has been on the Eastern Shore since 1629. After nearly 400 years he’s the first to try his hand as a commercial liquor distiller right here in Somerset

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America may run to Princess Anne
January 31, 2018

 America may run to Princess Anne Because it’s where a Dunkin’ Donuts will be By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — If America runs on Dunkin’ then Princess Anne will be on its radar.   The first hurdle to bring a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise to Princess Anne was crossed with enthusiastic and unanimous

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Java Jay's offers coffee, wi-fi while you're at laundromat in Crisfield
December 12, 2017

Java Jay's offers coffee, wi-fi while you're at laundromat in Crisfield Susan Parker, slparker@delmarvanow.comPublished 5:00 a.m. ET Dec. 11, 2017Laundry. It's the chore everyone loves to hate, especially if they must trek to the nearest coin laundry on a regular basis.  But what if your coin laundry was sparkling clean, complete with flowers, and was attached to a coffee shop where

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Somerset's first modern distillery aims for more than liquidity
November 15, 2017

Somerset's first modern distillery aims for more than liquidity Jeremy Cox, jcox6@delmarvanow.comPublished 6:00 a.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017       The red, barn-like building in Princess Anne's industrial park was custom-built for a company that — until it closed a few years ago — transformed spent cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. Its new tenant

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After 100 years, Handy Seafood is still standing
October 23, 2017

After 100 years, Handy Seafood is still standing Susan Parker, slparker@delmarvanow.comPublished 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 23, 2017  If you enjoyed a soft-shell crab over the years, Terry Conway believes you can trace your happiness back to Crisfield. "It all started in Crisfield," said the owner and executive chairman of Handy Seafood. "We have kind of taken Crisfield

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Annexation will bring new Dollar General
October 11, 2017

Annexation will bring new Dollar General By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times                     PRINCESS ANNE — Two lots totaling 1.5 acres on the south corner of Somerset Avenue and John Turkle Lane are being eyed for annexation by Princess Anne to accommodate

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5 ok'd by county to serve on EDC board through June 2020
October 11, 2017

 Business Briefs By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times    PRINCESS ANNE — The County Commissioners last week approved the appointment of five nominees to the Somerset County Economic Development Commission board.   They include Alex Karavasilis of First American Development Corp., Rob Maddox of Northrop Grumman, and Mahesh

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New shelter is from a caring community
October 4, 2017

 New shelter is from a caring community Donations for furnishings and operational expenses are the next pressing need By Richard Crumbacker Crisfield-Somerset County Times   PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Committee for the Homeless Inc. last Wednesday held a ribbon cutting and open house for its 16-bed Lower Shore Shelter.   It is now ramping up to

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Tangier gets a star turn in movie
September 5, 2017

Tangier gets a star turn in movie Deborah Gates, dgates@delmarvanow.comPublished 11:00 a.m. ET Sept. 5, 2017 | Updated 12:54 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2017 In 1986, "Violets are Blue," a movie about high school sweethearts rekindling their lost love, was filmed on location in Ocean City. Then came "The Runaway Bride" in 1999 starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere,

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Sherwin Williams Celebrates 50th Anniversary
August 22, 2017

The Somerset County Commissioners presented Sherwin Williams / Rubberset with a Proclomation for their 50th Year Anniversary in Somerset County. A BIG congratulations to Rubberset on this honor!

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