Lovie Duncan honored by legislators

ANNAPOLIS — When Auriah Hope “Lovie” Duncan reached out to touch the hand of Harriet Tubman in the Cambridge mural last year, the little girl probably had no idea how many would be affected by her gesture. After all, she was only 3 years old. Michael Rosato’s creation on the outside wall of the Harriet […]

Spotlight on C-SD’s Rip Cornish

CAMBRIDGE — A local student has had a big week indeed. “Meet Rip Cornish, a freshman at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and a young man about whom you’ll be hearing a lot in the future,” a statement from the school said. On Tuesday, he was part of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s Youth Congress […]

Person jumps from Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland State Police’s Medevac helicopter searched Sunday for a person who jumped off the Bay Bridge as emergency personnel tried to convince the person to come down. The victim apparently survived the jump, but went under the surface of the Bay and was not seen to resurface, in an incident reported by […]

Deer firearms hunting will reopen Jan. 10

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. […]

Leading in protection of natural resources

I recently had the honor of swearing in Colonel G. Adrian Baker as the new Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Colonel Baker has an impressive track record and a wealth of relevant experience – both of which will serve the department and Maryland well. The Natural Resources Police unit has an important and […]

Franchot: Delay Bay Bridge work

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for the suspension of work on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the fall and winter months, citing extensive backups and poor planning. Mr. Franchot’s full comment, released Monday, is below. “I think we’ve seen enough. The whole point of government is to ensure the safety, security […]

Oyster management plan begins in state

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has issued season limits for the 2019-2020 oyster harvesting season. Effective immediately, the 2019-20 season will begin Oct. 1, 2019 with no commercial harvesting on Wednesdays, and temporary closures to wild harvesting in certain areas where there is a low abundance of oysters, low natural spat set […]

DNR gets funds for sturgeon research

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been awarded more than $700,000 in federal funding to study and monitor the endangered Atlantic sturgeon. The money will be used over three years to continue the department’s tagging and tracking of fall spawning Atlantic sturgeon in the Nanticoke River and Marshyhope Creek. Until recently, Maryland’s […]

Pesticide container recycling program begins

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s pesticide container recycling program will open its 27th year of operation in June for farmers, pesticide applicators, and others who wish to dispose of pesticide containers properly. A total of 28 collection days are scheduled from June through September at seven locations throughout the state. Those participating are […]

Banned pesticide implicated in 2016 bald eagle poisoning

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are working together to address the continued illegal use of carbofuran — a banned pesticide that has been implicated in recent poisoning events in Kent and Talbot counties that have killed at least seven bald eagles and one horned owl. […]