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By Julie Scharper | January 22, 2008
A pedestrian died after being struck by a car yesterday evening near Downes in Caroline County, Maryland State Police said. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. on Route 404 near Downes Station Road, said Sgt. Vernon Love. The identity of the victim was not available last night. Route 404 was closed after the accident, which troopers were continuing to investigate last night, Love said.
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By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The crisis may have eased in Toledo , but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole for a Girl Scout camp in Caroline County, is off limits this summer because of  dangerous levels of a toxin in its water.  So is 75-acre Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County.  Same for Northwest Creek, a 100-acre impoundment on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1997
DENTON -- "Caroline County came in first, unfortunately," sighed Margaret Myers, president of the three-member County Commission during yesterday's meeting.The "first" -- Caroline County's property assessments increased more than any other in the state last year -- has angered a lot of property owners and stirred up a small furor in this rural mid-Shore county, known for its rich soil and productive vegetable farms.Citizen complaints and letters of appeal led the County Commission yesterday to invite the local assessor and the director of the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation to a future meeting and explain how assessments are made.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Every year Anne Arundel County high school seniors leave the graduation stage with diplomas - and considerable moneymaking potential - in hand. According to a new study commissioned by the county Board of Education, they aren't the only ones poised to make money. In fact, the study suggests that every graduating class in Anne Arundel contributes more than $1.8 billion in value to the local economy. Officials say that figure shows that an investment in education reaps huge, immediate dividends for the community.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
DENTON -- By the time Gov. William Donald Schaefer rode out of this Caroline County town yesterday, he had left behind so many gifts that one would think his bus was pulled by reindeer.The governor pledged last Friday to return with state aid after touring an apartment complex where an angry crowd clashed with white police officers over the arrest of a 17-year-old black youth late Thursday.Last week's violence, in which three officers were hurt and a small building was set ablaze, was the second outbreak of racial unrest in this rural Eastern Shore town in five months.
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By Joe Forsthoffer and Joe Forsthoffer,Contributing Writer | April 27, 1993
DENTON -- Black teen-agers and parents gathered last night at the Caroline County library to tell the Maryland Human Relations Commission (HRC) about attacks on black youths by members of Denton's all-white police force and town firefighters in January.The hearing was called by the commission, which has been investigating complaints of excessive force being used against the youths following a Jan. 24 dance at the fire hall.Youths and parents told the HRC that nightsticks, chemical Mace and fire hoses were used to disperse black teens singled out by the police and firefighters after fighting broke out among white youths and prompted an early end to the biracial event.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
Worshipers arriving for 8 a.m. Mass yesterday at the Holy Child Roman Catholic Chapel in Bethlehem were greeted by broken windows and a smashed statue of the Christ child, the work of a vandal or vandals, according to a spokesman for the Caroline County Sheriff's Department.Despite the vandalism, services were held at the white chapel with blue shutters, which was dedicated in 1962 and sits along busy Route 331.The church is more than 100 years old and originally was near its current site, said the Rev. William Patrick Mathesius, pastor for two years.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1996
Carroll County is losing one of its most respected planners, Helen M. Spinelli, to Maryland Rural Development Corp., a nonprofit company that helps small communities with water and sewer management.The chance to improve life in Caroline County, her home, and eliminate an arduous commute made the decision to leave easier for Spinelli, who joined Carroll's Planning Department in 1990."After six years, it is really hard to go," she said. "I have made a lot of friends and grown a lot professionally."
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun reporter | December 25, 2006
MARYDEL -- When the Rev. Chris LaBarge first came to this hardscrabble little town that straddles the Mason-Dixon Line, local officials told him there were virtually no Hispanics here. A decade later, 250 people pack a white frame church every Sunday night to hear "Father Chris" say Mass in Spanish. His Eastern Shore parish offers Latino immigrants their own Sunday school, Bible study, social groups, English classes and computer training. LaBarge estimates that Caroline County today is home to at least 2,000 Latinos from Guatemala and Mexico.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2004
Whatever plans the residents of Preston and Federalsburg had for this coming weekend have likely gone out the window, as folks from the tiny Caroline County towns pack up and head for Williamsport, Pa., to watch their team play in the Little League World Series. "It's all been overwhelming, but everybody is really happy," said Tina Nagel, the mother of J.T. Nagel, an outfielder for the South Caroline team that beat Deep Run Valley of Hilltown, Pa., 4-1, Sunday in the Mid-Atlantic regional final in Bristol, Conn.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Robert Joseph Shockley, a former Loch Raven Elementary School principal, died of cancer Jan. 13 at Metropolitan Hospital in Miami. The former Towson resident was 92. Born in Greensboro in Caroline County, he was the son of William Harvey Shockley, who operated a milk route, and Margaret Shockley, a teacher. Raised in Cumberland, he was a 1938 graduate of Fort Hill High School and earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Frostburg State University. Dr. Shockley served in the Army's Signal Corps and Air Forces during World War II and was assigned to Japan and the Philippines.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced $5.5 million in grants to local boards of education Wednesday to increase the use of digital technology in education and to help students earn college credits and career certification while in high school. At a news conference outside the State House, O'Malley and state school Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery announced six winners of grants under a program called the Early College Innovation Fund and seven under the Digital Learning Innovation Fund.
SPORTS
By Andrew Conrad, Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 26, 2013
Howard County players swept the two singles titles at the state tennis championships Saturday in College Park. Reservoir senior Biyik Akinshemoyin beat Wootton's Mateo Cevallos - the defending state champion - in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, to win the boys singles title. Akinshemoyin, who lost to Cevallos after retiring due to cramping in last year's championship match, is Howard County's first boys state singles champion since Wilde Lake's David Nguyen won in 2006. "I've won some USTA tournaments before … but there's a different type of feel to high school tennis," said Akinshemoyin, who has committed to play for UMBC next year.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | May 25, 2013
Three local boys advanced Friday to the semifinals of the state tennis championship in College Park. Severna Park's Alex Cauneac will face Reservoir's Biyik Akinshemoyin in one semifinal today, while Towson's Eric Hurwitz will play Wootton's Mateo Cevallos in the other. Cauneac advanced with two straight-set wins - 6-2, 6-1 over Dulaney's Handong Park in the first round and 6-3, 6-2 over North Hagerstown's Max Ober in the quarterfinals. Akinshemoyin beat Magruder's Jan Lasota and J.M. Bennett's Matthew Ryan to advance to the second day, while Hurowitz won against Easton's Evan Claggett and Eleanor Roosevelt's Vijay Golla.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
New Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose lauded the system's results on the Maryland School Assessment tests but said she's concerned about the focus that is placed on proficiency exams in general. "I'm concerned that all of our energy goes into this [test scores] release, and I want that same energy to go into more education of the whole child. That's my personal concern," said Foose, who took over as county superintendent this month, replacing Sydney Cousin. The former Baltimore County deputy superintendent inherited one of the state's best-performing school systems, as evidenced in rankings of the Baltimore-area schools with the highest percentages of students who passed the MSA. Clarksville Elementary posted a 98.6 percent passing mark, tops for Howard schools and 12th among all Baltimore-area schools, according to an analysis of Maryland State Department of Education data by The Baltimore Sun. St. John's Lane Elementary in Ellicott City (98.6 percent)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Jeffrey H. Douglas, a former Caroline County Department of Public Works supervisor, died of heart failure Wednesday at Seasons Hospice in Northwest Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 59. Born and raised in Lutherville, Mr. Douglas was a 1972 graduate of Dulaney High School, where he was an outstanding lacrosse player and kicker for the varsity football team. He attended the Naval Academy and Salisbury University. He moved to the Eastern Shore in 1978 and had lived in Still Pond, Denton and Preston.
BUSINESS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
In Caroline County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the term "high tech" might seem a foreign concept in the great expanses of cornfields that separate the handful of small towns. But parked beside a narrow road in Greensboro -- population 1,750 -- police Chief Jeffrey A. Jackson is sending an instant message across the Internet and checking criminal records on his computer, all while sitting in his steel gray cruiser, a 1996 Crown Victoria. Several miles away in Denton -- population 3,000 -- Kevin Gillespie, director of the county's emergency medical services, is discussing plans to visit a medical technology company near the headquarters of Microsoft Corp.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1997
RIDGELY -- Berry lovers start early. Before the sun has burned away the morning mist in Mike Musachio's 6-acre berry patch, you can hear the soft chunking sound of blueberries picked at their peak being dropped in plastic pails.By 8: 30 a.m., half a dozen berry-pickers are toiling among the 6-foot-high blueberry bushes. With perspiring faces and blue-stained fingers, they work down row after row in one of summer's sweetest (and sweatiest) rituals: U-Pick blueberries."You can't get any fresher than this," said Rose Doster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
Marshall E. Price, a Caroline County blacksmith, met his fate at the end of a rope wielded by a lynch mob on July 2, 1895, for the murder of a 13-year-old girl, Sallie E. Dean, whom he accosted as she made her way to school. Earlier this month, with a friend, Joe Coale, I went to the Eastern Shore to spend a perfectly wonderful sun-splashed autumn day with former Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who lives in Denton. After talking for a while in the den of his home, Hughes suggested a tour of some of the county's historic sites.
ENTERTAINMENT
By RIchard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
The governor has announced  the 17 dishes that will be featured at his (invitation-only) July 21 cookout, the launch event for Maryland's Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31. Recipes were submitted by chef/producer teams and selected for their creativity, availability of ingredients, geographic representation, and maximum use of local ingredients.  For instance, Bill Crouse of Chef's Expressions and David Smith of Springfield Farms will be bringing a Springfield Farms roulade of spring lamb with pine nuts and apricots with an heirloom tomato gazpacho.
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