Billionaire gives $20M to UMES

PRINCESS ANNE — An unprecedented donation of $20 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is being considered in part for benefiting students unable to pay for higher education. MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and novelist who in her divorce settlement in 2019 to Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos left her with $35 billion, announced the disbursement […]

Natural gas pipeline gains critical wetlands permit in Wicomico County

ANNAPOLIS — Despite personal feelings against natural gas as a fuel source the Maryland Board of Public Works was unanimous in granting a tidal wetlands permit that allows the Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company to install a pipeline from Salisbury to Eden. This is the first leg of a plan to bring methane into Somerset […]