SunX producing pandemic supplies at lab

CAMBRIDGE — SunX Analytical Founder Barry Pritchard realized before the quarantine his company was in a unique position to alter their production capabilities to also manufacture hand sanitizer. With both the equipment and a reliable supply of key ingredients, he was able to quickly shift gears to meet the critical needs for disinfecting rubs. “While […]

Population shows healthy spawning stock

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains […]

Insurance agents give to their communities

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore State Farm agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift […]

State Farm agents donate to Mid-Shore Community Foundation

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift Program, they […]

How to file for PUA benefits April 24

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) released a statement Thursday regarding the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). On April 24, Labor will launch the BEACON one-stop application for Marylanders to file claims for all benefit types including the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program entirely online. The […]

Delmarva poultry industry sees spike in sales amid pandemic

GEORGETOWN — During the infancy of COVID-19’s spread last month, area companies satisfied the public’s surge to buy chicken. That’s according to Holly Porter, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. “In the first couple of weeks the demand for chicken swelled, especially for grocery stores,” she said. “The chicken processing companies stepped up to […]

State offers help for businesses

CAMBRIDGE — The Maryland Department of Commerce on Friday announced resources being offered to help businesses weather the difficulties posed by the spread of coronavirus. “As you are aware, Maryland is being impacted by the COVID-19 and the current status is fluctuating every day,” the statement said. Maryland is currently operating under a state of […]

Md. income tax deadline extended to July 15

ANNAPOLIS — Following Tuesday’s press conference from the White House where it was announced there would be a 90-day extension of the April 15 deadline for federal income tax payments, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that Maryland business and individual income taxpayers will be afforded the same relief. No interest or penalty for late […]

Mary Lou Brown: Not just a poultry farmer

DORCHESTER — Mary Lou Brown was born into an agricultural life. “As a child, when I was not yet 4-H age, my father let me show this huge Holstein Cow at Wrightstown Grange Fair. I don’t believe I could even reach up to hold the cow’s head in the right position for showing,” Ms. Brown […]

Layton’s Chance celebrates 10 years with award

VIENNA — The vines may look bare and the air may be cool, but things are definitely heating up at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery in Vienna, with the announcement that it has been recognized as the first and only Certified Craft Winery in the Mid-Atlantic. Carole Lawson, Executive Director of the CWA announced the […]