State leads fight against rockfish ‘dead discards’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologists are carefully tagging adult striped bass during the annual spring spawning survey. Following deliberations by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) on the status of the striped bass population along the Atlantic Coast, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources continued its ongoing leadership in striped bass […]

Senator Addie Eckardt, District 37 reports

ANNAPOLIS — Senator Adelaide C. (Addie) Eckardt (R), District 37, representing Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot and Wicomico counties, sends this dispatch from her Annapolis office: The Maryland General Assembly adjourned on April 8, 2019 in memory and honor of House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch, who passed away the day prior to Sine Die; Mike Busch […]

General Assembly raises the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS — Last week, the Maryland legislature took a major step to help working families across Maryland by voting to raise the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025. Small businesses with 14 or fewer employees will be permitted to wait until July 1, 2026 to establish the full $15 wage. “The […]

Town Square, March 6, 2019

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. ENCOURAGEMENT: Camilla Lewis, changing the world, so proud of […]

DNR holds stamp design contest

ANNAPOLIS — Migratory Game Bird Stamp Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 23rd Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp and 45th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp design contests. These popular contests are open until March 8, 2019. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries March 16, 2019, […]

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 24, 2018

The Most Important Race in Dorchester County While all political races are important. none is more consequential this November thant he Register of Wills for Dorchester County. Richard Colburn is running against the incumbent Doris Keene Lewis. While I have supported Mr. Colburn for other offices in the past. he is clearly not the most […]

2018-2019 oyster season opened on Oct. 1

ANNAPOOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018-2019 public oyster harvest season opened Oct. 1 and will run through March 31, 2019. Opening month is reserved for divers and watermen using patent and shaft tongs, as well as recreational oystering. During the season, recreational oyster harvesting is open to any Maryland resident […]