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October 26, 2004
A Washington man was presumed dead yesterday after he fell from a boat in the Chester River early Sunday morning, police said. About 3:20 a.m., John Eric Gaither, 41, fell into the water near the Castle Marina in Queen Anne's County, said Cpl. Ken Turner, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Turner said firefighters, Department of Natural Resources officers, state police and members of the Coast Guard searched for Gaither for about 12 hours before turning their mission into a recovery operation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
Department of Natural Resoruces Police started a third day's search early Thursday for a 52-year-old boater missing and presumed dead in Middle River creek. As divers stopped searching Wednesday, another body was located in the Chester River across the Chesapeake Bay, according to DNR police. The first person was separated from his boat in the Frog Mortar Creek Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Brian Albert, a DNR Police spokesman. Neither the man nor the body had been identified as of Thursday morning.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | December 11, 1993
CHESTERTOWN -- The Chester River confirmed yesterday the worst fears -- expectations, really -- of families and friends of one of two longtime Kent County buddies who went fishing Nov. 20 and never returned.The body of Allen E. Pinder Jr., 36, was found at an edge of the river's cold, choppy waters by searchers who were part of an effort that has continued since Nov. 21.Those knowledgeable about open water expect that yesterday's finding means that the body of Mr. Pinder's friend since childhood, William "Tom" T. Baxter, also 36 and presumed drowned, is likely to surface soon.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | January 20, 2009
As the yellow perch begin their spawning runs up Chesapeake Bay tributaries, the state is set to implement regulations to protect the species from overfishing while giving recreational anglers a greater share of the annual allocation. The rules, developed over the past year after pressure from the General Assembly, will take effect Monday. "I think we made a lot of progress," said Tom O'Connell, head of the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. "We learned that we have to be more conservative in management to allow the population to sustain itself and grow in time."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN RESTAURANT CRITIC | February 20, 1997
When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is, certainly one of the ones I always mention is Mark Henry's Chester River Inn on Kent Island. Not any longer. The main dining room closed last Saturday; the bar downstairs will serve its last meal Feb. 28.Henry was one of Baltimore's most celebrated chefs while he ran the Milton Inn's kitchen for almost seven years. He left to open his own place on the Eastern Shore in July 1994. Perhaps because of the location, perhaps because of the no-frills decor, the Chester River Inn never became the financial success it should have, given the magnificent food.
FEATURES
By ELIZABETH LARGE | November 20, 1994
Chester River Inn, 205 Tackle Circle, Chester, (410) 643-3886. Open Wednesdays to Mondays for lunch, Wednesdays to Sundays for dinner. Major credit cards. No smoking area: yes. Appetizers: $5.75-$7.75, entrees: $14.50-$19.75. ****I like to imagine the unsuspecting tourist who stops by the Chester River Inn for a quick supper on his way to the shore. He stands in the deserted foyer and waits, but no one comes. When he peers into the dining room, he sees that only a couple of tables are occupied.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2003
CHESTERTOWN - Eastern Shore environmental activists are warning that 400 pages of guidelines proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would lower water-quality standards for the Chester River, ending cleanup efforts for a 25-mile stretch of the waterway and limiting the restoration of underwater grasses that are crucial for crabs and other sea life. The Chester River Association, led by Eileen McLellan, mailed 1,500 letters to supporters last week criticizing the conclusions of the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program and its data on the health of the river and its watershed.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1997
CHESAPEAKE CITY -- When it's not the pain, it's the uncertainty that most troubles John Viars. One month after crabbing on the Chester River, he's still ailing from something that got into his system that day. He tires easily, his muscles ache, his left hand swells suddenly, and his skin breaks into splotches and lesions.Meanwhile, he wonders if doctors -- he has seen 10 so far -- will ever figure out what's wrong.Having watched her husband's bizarre symptoms come and go for 35 days, his wife, Eileen Viars, said last week: "Sometimes I feel like I'm watching a science fiction movie here."
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 6, 1991
CHESTERTOWN -- Under thick, gray clouds that shed a tearful drizzle, searchers recovered yesterday the body of the 4-year-old boy who drowned in the Chester River on the Fourth of July.Natural Resources Police identified the victim as Edward Anthony Fleming, the son of Edward and Shelly Fleming of Worton. His body was pulled up by a drag line about 150 yards south of the Chester River Bridge at 11:01 a.m.The youngster fell overboard from a boat into the river shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday as the town's annual July 4 fireworks display was starting.
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By Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki and Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | July 5, 1991
Police divers today recovered the body of a 4-year-old Kent County boy from the Chester River. He had fallen overboard from his family's boat moments before a Fourth of July fireworks display was scheduled to begin last night.Divers and recovery teams from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police and other rescue workers found the body of the child about 150 feet downstream from where he went into the water, said a DNR police spokeswoman.The discovery was made about five hours after the search resumed this morning.
NEWS
June 17, 2008
H. Norman Grieb II, a retired Chestertown Realtor, died Wednesday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Chester River Medical Center. He was 89. Mr. Grieb was born in Eagles Mere, Pa., and raised in St. Davids, Pa. He was a 1936 graduate of William Penn Charter School and attended the University of Virginia. He served in the Coast Guard and Army before being honorably discharged in 1943. Mr. Grieb worked in sales for the Baldwin Electrical Co. and then established Farm Service Co., an electrical and plumbing contracting firm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 8, 2008
Patricia Herold Nielsen, an environmental activist and founding member of the Eastern Shore's Chester River Association, died of breast cancer Feb. 28 at her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. She was 59. Born and raised Patricia Herold in Westfield, N.J., she earned a degree in English literature from Emmanuel College in Boston in 1970. She began her broadcasting career at WBUR-FM in Boston as an associate producer, and later joined WCVB-TV, also in Boston, as a member of its award-winning documentary unit.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 4, 2008
David Oakley Vanderpoel Barroll, a retired former owner of an Eastern Shore real estate firm, died Tuesday in his sleep at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. He was 75. The native and lifelong resident of Chestertown was a 1950 graduate of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del. He attended Washington College and was a private in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He sold automobiles and farm equipment before becoming a real estate salesman in the late 1960s. In 1972, he established Cooper-Barroll Realty in Chestertown, of which he later became president.
NEWS
January 4, 2008
Laura H. Boyer, a homemaker and longtime Chestertown resident, died Saturday of heart failure at Chester River Hospital Center. She was 77. Laura Hogans was born and raised in Rock Hall and graduated in 1946 from Rock Hall High School. She attended Washington College. In 1952, she married Elroy G. Boyer Sr., now a retired Kent County Circuit Court judge. The couple lived for many years in Rock Hall before moving to Chestertown in 1980. During the 1970s and 1980s, Mrs. Boyer worked in real estate sales for Cooper-Barroll Realty in Chestertown.
NEWS
September 17, 2007
Harford County : Edgewood Police identify crash victim A Baltimore City police recruit killed in a Harford County motorcycle crash during the weekend has been identified as Ruben Renta, a Harford County sheriff's spokeswoman said. Renta, 33, was riding a 2002 Honda Sport when it crashed about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of Hanson Road in Edgewood. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Christina Presberry said in a statement. Renta was scheduled to graduate from the police academy in 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | July 12, 2007
Hometown -- Chestertown Current members --Ben Armiger, vocals, guitar, banjos; Marc Dykeman, bass; Sam Guthridge, vocals, three-finger banjo, guitar, trumpet, pots and pans; Nate Grower, fiddle; Greg Parent, drums Founded in --2004 Style --new grass Influenced by --Townes Van Zandt, New Grass Revival Notable --For some songs, the band draws from the Eastern Shore's transition from rural to residential. "Plastic Houses" is a tune about the new homes being built in Queen Anne's County on former farms.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2001
KINGSTOWN - Just east of this Queen Anne's County village, 5,000 acres of crop fields and woods stretch for more than two miles along the south shore of the Chester River. They are home to uncountable numbers of geese and ducks, a herd of deer so big that it takes 40 to 50 hunters to control it and bald eagles that soar in circles over a 90-acre lake. Until recently, the land, known as Chino Farms, was ripe for development, with enough lots approved for 175 homes along the riverfront and 600 more in the interior.
NEWS
January 4, 2008
Laura H. Boyer, a homemaker and longtime Chestertown resident, died Saturday of heart failure at Chester River Hospital Center. She was 77. Laura Hogans was born and raised in Rock Hall and graduated in 1946 from Rock Hall High School. She attended Washington College. In 1952, she married Elroy G. Boyer Sr., now a retired Kent County Circuit Court judge. The couple lived for many years in Rock Hall before moving to Chestertown in 1980. During the 1970s and 1980s, Mrs. Boyer worked in real estate sales for Cooper-Barroll Realty in Chestertown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SARAH MARSTON | August 10, 2006
HORSES AND HORSEPOWER See the beautiful and famed Budweiser Clydesdale horses and celebrate Chestertown's 300th anniversary Saturday at the Horses to Hummers parade. The parade covers the history of land travel, with nearly 100 horses, including Clydesdales weighing up to 2,200 pounds, as well as horse-drawn carriages, antique cars, 1940s to 1960s classics and modern transportation like the Hummer. Marching bands, musical groups, food vendors, horse-related merchants and the world-touring Synergy Brass Quintet will join in the fun. Pony rides, horse jumping, horseshoe and precision-riding demonstrations in Wilmer Park will follow the parade.
NEWS
July 15, 2005
Joseph Wilbur Strong Sr., a retired Kent County businessman and World War II pilot, died from stroke complications Saturday at a hospital in Christiana, Del. He was 83. The lifelong Chestertown resident was a 1938 graduate of Chestertown High School. During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and attained the rank of lieutenant. Assigned to Cape May, N.J., he flew patrol missions over the Atlantic. After the war, he returned to Chestertown, where he owned and operated C. W. Kibler & Sons, selling such products as coal, fertilizer, lime and seeds from 1951 until 1974 when he sold the business.
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