Police and Fire briefs, April 29, 2020

Three-alarm commercial fireOn Saturday around 6:39 a.m., volunteer fire departments throughout Talbot County were dispatched to a commercial building fire located at 8050 Industrial Park Road in Easton. A passerby alerted 911 to the fire, and upon arrival firefighters were faced with heavy smoke conditions throughout the building.The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to […]

Talbot has first COVID-19 death

EASTON — Talbot County, has experienced its first fatality, bringing the number of deaths in Maryland to 53. Word of the fatality was announced on Saturday morning. “This is very significant for our community,” Health Officer for Talbot County Dr. Fredia Wadley said. “This individual was in her 40s with significant co-morbidities. Fortunately, the deceased […]

COVID-19: Government, health and private groups respond

BREAKING: Talbot County has reported its first case of the virus. No other details were available on Sunday evening. UPDATE: At a press conference that ended just before 6 p.m. Sunday, Talbot County officials shared information on the situation. The infected individual, they said, is hospitalized in Easton. Talbot County Emergency Services is in close […]

CareFirst gives $400K to regional providers

CAMBRIDGE – CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented three Eastern Shore organizations with grants totaling more than $400,000 on Monday. The funds are aimed at improving access to health care for uninsured or underinsured patients, some of whom suffer from substance abuse disorders. The ceremony took place at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC). Director […]

Jail and correctional officers graduate Wor-Wic

SALISBURY – Thirty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties graduated in the 103rd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by […]

Choptank Electric Trust gives over $4 million

DENTON – The Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., funded by Choptank Electric Cooperative and its members through Operation Round Up®, reached its $4 million donation milestone this past spring. The Choptank Electric Trust distributes funds raised by members back into local communities here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Since 2004, the goal of Operation Round Up® is […]

2018 is the Year of the Bird in Maryland

PICKERING CREEK — The Maryland General Assembly and the Maryland Senate have presented Audubon with official citations recognizing 2018 as the Year of the Bird in Maryland. The declarations celebrate native and migratory birds making their way through Maryland annually and the state’s many creeks, rivers, ponds, woods, meadows and wetlands that support them. The […]

Police briefs, Dec. 12, 2018

Man Injured In City Shooting CAMBRIDGE — On Nov.26 at approximately 3 p.m. Cambridge Police were called to respond to the emergency room department at the University Of Maryland Shore Medical Center in reference to a male subject that came in with a gunshot wound to his facial area. While the victim was being attended […]

County chooses: Mostly Republican, mostly incumbents

CAMBRIDGE – A strong early-voting turnout combined with Election Day ballots on Nov. 6 provided Dorchester’s choices: mostly Republican, and mostly incumbents. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford were overwhelming favorites in the county on their way to re-election, getting 74.7 percent of the vote in Dorchester. Democratic challengers Ben Jealous […]

Police briefs Aug. 1, 2018

BURGLARY AND TRESPASSING: HURLOCK — On July 29, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6129 Palmers Mill Road, Hurlock for a report of an individual standing in the roadway blocking traffic and kicking vehicles. Upon arrival deputies located the suspect Bryan Scott Chance, 35, sitting on the front porch of the residence […]