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By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun and By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock over winning Miss Maryland 2014. “I honestly never really thought it would happen,” said Kenny, 23, who represented Allegany County in the pageant and will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September. Competing in Miss Maryland for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The story is a familiar one for many Maryland homeowners living along eastern Baltimore County's shoreline: The appeal, initially, is in having a summer vacation cottage. That is, until the inhabitants realize that with a bit of remodeling and updating, they can live in their dream home on the water all year long. This was the case for Bill and Jo Ann Loeliger and their three children, Erin, Kelsey and Burk. Their contemporary three-story home sits high on a bank off the south shore of the Middle River near Turkey Point - a setting quite different from that of their previous home in northern Baltimore County.
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By Scott Dance | August 6, 2012
Maryland environmental officials have placed the Eastern Shore under a drought warning, encouraging water systems, residents and businesses to restrict water use. The warning is based on rainfall levels slipping to 70 percent of normal and well levels dropping well below normal. Some streams measured as indicators are at less than 5 percent of normal flow, considered "emergency" levels, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Central Maryland, not including the area tapped into Baltimore's water system, remains under a drought watch.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
An Eastern Shore teacher was put on leave and taken for medical evaluation after authorities grew concerned about his writings - including a novel about a school shooting and a letter with "suicidal undertones" - and a model he constructed at his home of a school building. But with authorities initially supplying few details, the case of 24-year-old Patrick Wayne McLaw blew up online. Commentators from across the political spectrum worried that his rights were being trampled by an overreaching government that was policing the teacher's thoughts rather than his actions.
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May 13, 2011
The new alcohol tax will harm businesses, especially on the Eastern Shore, where unemployment is already at 15 percent. The tax will also increase highway fatalities due to people driving to Delaware and other states to save 3 percent. M. Link, Baltimore
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August 16, 2010
The current flap over the Miles Point Property development in St. Michaels ("Drawing up battle plans," Aug. 16) reminds me of the old saw: What do you call someone who wants to build a cabin in the woods? That's a no good lousy developer. And what do you call someone who already owns a cabin in the woods? That's an environmentalist. Allan G. Scott, Towson
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By Scott Dance | May 10, 2012
The lower Eastern Shore, the driest part of Maryland this year, saw the most significant rainfall from the system that moved through Wednesday. Amateur weather watchers reported rainfall levels up to 1.23 inches in Wicomico County and 1.03 inches in Somerset County, according to rain-counting collaborative CoCoRaHS. National Weather Service hydrology charts show upwards of 2 inches in Worcester County, with up to 1.5 inches across Somerset and Wicomico. The lower Eastern Shore is under a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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December 24, 2011
One Maryland shore town is deciding whether to create a municipal website. Commissioners of Mardela Springs tell the Daily Times of Salisbury that they're considering a website to promote open government and to keep residents informed about events and meetings. The town currently spreads information by mailing out monthly newsletters. Commission president Stanford Robinson says the town is concerned about possible startup costs. He says it won't be able to start the site if it would cost the town $400 to $500 a year.
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August 4, 2012
In today's mail, I received what I deem to be a campaign letter from Rep. Andy Harris, paid for with taxpayer money, in which he tells potential voters of his firm defense of gun rights and other rights of sportsmen, and of the rights of women - though he doesn't elaborate upon his actions on that very important issue. I feel he should be held accountable for this type of questionable campaigning at taxpayer expense. Prompting my curiosity, I perused his voting record to find legislation he has supported on women's issues and found his support for several anti-abortion measures, including eliminating funding for abortion and co-sponsorship of a bill requiring state maternity mortality reviews and reports.
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By Justin Fenton | January 23, 2012
The recent guilty plea of a man accused of being part of the far-reaching South Side Brims Bloods gang reveals an Eastern Shore meeting between members of at least three gangs - a reminder that while gangs and drug organizations make news for warring over turf and debts, they also sometimes work together.  The meeting, according to the plea agreement, took place inQueen Anne's Countyin 2008 and included members of the Latin Kings, the Thunderguards (characterzied...
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, 6201 Swan Creek Road in Rock Hall reaches new heights in property ownership. A classic 19th-century farmhouse and a charming waterfront cottage sit on a private peninsula consisting of 177-plus acres of farmland. With gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay, the main farmhouse has been meticulously restored by the owner from the foundation up - including a major addition completed in 1998 that nearly doubles the living space. This has allowed for a modern kitchen, family room, guest room and an office.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
- The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets. On Sunday, the 200th anniversary of the pivotal skirmish, historical interpreters brought the battle out into the daylight, allowing spectators to see the action that foreshadowed the defense of Fort McHenry and the eventual American victory in the War of 1812.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Vacationers heading back to the Baltimore area from the Eastern Shore Monday night were experiencing some of the worst traffic of the summer. As late as 8 p.m., cars heading westbound were backed up to Exit 42, the east side of Kent Narrows Bridge, or about 5.4 miles from the Bay Bridge, according to a recorded traffic report. There were no delays for eastbound traffic, according to the traffic report. mary.mccauley@baltsun.com
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Bartlett Pear Inn is the name of Alice and Jordan Lloyd's boutique inn on Harrison Street in Easton. It's also the name of their wonderful-in-every-way restaurant on the inn's first floor. It is a superb restaurant. The atmosphere is serene and relaxing, the service achieves a rare balance of proficiency and warmth, and the food is consistently satisfying. There are moments of culinary drama, mostly at the beginning, when your senses need stimulation, and at the end, when you want a finale to whistle about on the sidewalk.
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Two Hebron residents were charged Monday with attempted murder and assault for beating a man, attempting to carve a tattoo from his arm, and setting him on fire, police said. The victim remains in critical condition at a burn center in Baltimore, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said. The incident occurred Monday just after 1 a.m. on the 7200 block of Rockawalkin Rd. in Hebron, police said. Officials say Paul Martin Hurst, 33, of Hebron and Cary Lee Edwards, 35, of Williamsburg, Va. began beating Zachary Swanson, 31, after an argument in the Hebron residence the three men share.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
The couple walked into Kent Island Jewelry first. She wore dark sunglasses, scrubs and a stethoscope draped around her neck. He was well-dressed and meticulously groomed. Trailing them was another man, in work clothes. He was looking for something special for his mother's wedding gift. "He ran me all over the store," shop owner Patricia Clowd recalled. Clowd and police now say the hunt for the perfect gift was a distraction, providing the dapper Robert Weathers an opportunity to grab a tray of diamonds from an unlocked case.
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By Scott Dance | April 13, 2012
The Eastern Shore is under a drought watch, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Below-normal snow- and rainfall has the MDE closely observing precipitation, stream flow, groundwater levels and reservoir storage. But there are no restrictions being placed on water usage -- at least not yet. MDE encourages people to be aware of their water use and to use less water. Local water jurisdictions could place restrictions, but haven't yet, according to the department.
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February 15, 2014
The recent letter to the editor from a Baltimore doctor critical of flood insurance as a benefit for the rich ("Government offers a flood of help for the rich," Feb. 12) is a good example of how intelligent people on the west side of the Chesapeake Bay just do not understand that flood insurance touches people who have lived in towns and rural areas of the lower Eastern Shore for generations. These locals are not wealthy and many are living on the edge, especially in all of the waterman communities.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Elizabeth C. Bellavance, an educator, social activist, and patron of the academic and arts communities who was also an outspoken advocate for the Eastern Shore's Hispanic community, died July 24 of cancer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. She was 77. "Liz was an extraordinary, extraordinary woman. I used to call her the Grand Dame of the Eastern Shore," said Kim Propeack, a lawyer who is the political and communications director for Casa de Maryland.
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By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock at becoming Miss Maryland. "I honestly never really thought it would happen," said Kenny, 23, who will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 14. Competing in the Miss Maryland pageant for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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