Anne Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

May 07, 2004

Executive director hired by Annapolis Housing Authority

The Annapolis Housing Authority has hired a new executive director, officials announced yesterday.

Harry D. Sewell, 55, former executive director of the Wilmington, Del., Housing Authority, will begin work on May 24.

He also served as director of the Maryland Community Development Administration and interim chairman of the New Orleans Housing Authority.

Sewell replaces Clyde Caldwell, who was fired in January after less than a year on the job.

The authority oversees Annapolis' nearly 1,100 units of public housing. Sewell will be paid $115,000 annually.

Conservationists, officials celebrate preservation

Conservationists and a group of elected Anne Arundel County, state and federal officials gathered at Jug Bay Farm yesterday to celebrate the preservation of the 303-acre parcel along the Patuxent River in Lothian.

The county paid about $5 million for what is known as the Riggleman property. It contains nearly a mile on the waterfront, wetlands, woods, a vineyard and a historic house.

Money for the purchase came from county preservation funds, and state and federal grants.

Preservation of Jug Bay Farm has resulted in an unbroken 5,000 acres of protected lands along the Patuxent River, according to the New York-based nonprofit Trust for Public Land, which has worked to protect thousands of acres in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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