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Eileen Ambrose | November 6, 2012
Big Lots announced it is opening a new store at the Kent Towne Market in Chester on Friday, Nov. 16th. The opening will kick-off with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. at the new store at 24 Kent Towne Market.  The Ohio-based retailer said it would also be donating $2,500 to Bayside Elementary School. Big Lots, which sells deeply discounted merchandise, has more than 1,450 stores nationwide.  
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
It took two visits before Evan Phoenix told the Central Connecticut State coaching staff that he wanted to play basketball there. In the Calvert Hall junior's mind, though, the first trip was more than enough. “When I first stepped on the campus, it just seemed like the environment I wanted to be in,” Phoenix said. “Everything just seemed right.” Phoenix committed to the Blue Devils last week. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward also considered offers from American, Hartford and UMBC.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Two Kent Island men were found dead in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday morning after their small boat apparently was swamped with water, Natural Resources Police said. Joshua Jon Rediger, 22, of Chester, and Robert Taylor Morelli, 23, of Stevensville, left in a 12-foot johnboat from the Cloverfields area of Kent Island at 7 p.m. Friday night to the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge to spend the night, said Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Police. They left the refuge at 6:20 a.m. to return to Cloverfields but were reported overdue at 10 a.m., Thomson said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Henry B. Mann Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. marketing manager and World War II veteran, died Aug. 4 of complications from dementia at Envoy of Denton, a nursing home. He was 93. The son of Henry B. Mann Sr., an attorney, and Amelia R. Mann, a homemaker, Henry Bond Mann Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Evergreen Avenue in Hamilton. After graduating in 1938 from Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Mann began working for C&P Telephone. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served with Company B, 53rd Signal Battalion in Europe.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
— Residents of Kent Island are never far from the water. That's what drew many of them to the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay, where they're close to boating, fishing and all nature's bounty. But for the mostly tidy cottages, bungalows and other homes built decades ago on the southern end of this low-lying island, there's just one problem. Far from the nearest sewer line, they all rely on septic systems to dispose of their waste. Four out of five homes here are pumping water-fouling nitrogen into the bay every time they flush, Queen Anne's County health officials estimate.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
A developer's request for permits to build a bitterly disputed waterfront housing project on Kent Island has been put on hold after state officials discovered a "business relationship" between a high-ranking Maryland environmental official and a lawyer for the development team. In a written statement, the state Board of Public Works said Friday that it would delay action on the Four Seasons project pending a review of the relationship between the lawyer and the board's longtime wetlands administrator, Doldon W. Moore Jr. "The Board of Public Works recently became aware of a business relationship between the wetlands administrator and an attorney representing the applicant for the tidal wetlands license that is referred to as Four Seasons at Kent Island," it said.
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By Michael Dresser and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Six years after Gov. Martin O'Malley tried to kill a Kent Island housing development in an environmentally sensitive area near the Chesapeake Bay, the state Board of Public Works will be asked to reverse course Wednesday and approve permits that would allow the project. The revival of the Four Seasons plan comes after state courts slapped down O'Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot for their votes in 2007 to derail the project over concerns that it would contribute to bay pollution.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Four young men, including a Kent Island firefighter, were killed in a head-on car crash on Kent Island Wednesday afternoon, the Queen Anne's County sheriff's office said. Firefighter medics who rushed to the scene recognized the fireman who was killed, officials said. Eli Dabich, 73, a chemistry professor at the Naval Academy, was injured and flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where a spokeswoman said he was in serious condition as of Thursday afternoon. All of the teenagers killed were from Kent Island.
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August 14, 1991
The board of trustees of Anne Arundel General Health Care Systems Inc. has voted to close the Kent Island Anne Arundel Diagnostic facility, an affiliate of Anne Arundel Medical Center. The last day patientswill be seen is Aug. 16.The Kent Island center is one of four Anne Arundel Diagnostic Inc. facilities within the area. Other sites are in Annapolis, Arnold and Crofton.All X-rays and records pertaining to a patient's past treatment, or that of a dependent, are being retained by Anne Arundel Medical Center.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2012
A half-mile or so from the highest point on the Bay Bridge, heading east on U.S. 50 toward Kent Island, you can see a large green house at the water's edge, its 60-foot pier jutting into the bay. The waterfront home of Ells and Jeanne Snyder is on a street where no two houses look alike, but all are equally attractive. The couple's journey to this peaceful spot began with a search for the perfect home — but not on the Eastern Shore side of the...
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A fish poaching case that began in February 2011 with a discovery of mysterious, illegally set nets full of tens of thousands of pounds of striped bass off Kent Island is finally coming to a close. Two Tilghman Island watermen pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to illegally taking 185,925 pounds of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. Michael D. Hayden, 41, and William J. Lednum, 42, admitted to selling the striped bass for $498,293 through a ring they operated between 2007 and 2011, according to court documents.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Harry E. Klages, a World War II pilot who owned Cathell Bros. & Co. Inc. and was a longtime volunteer with the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, died Monday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center of complications from a fall. He was 93. The son of Harry E. Klages, a Chesapeake Bay pilot, and Lillian Seth Klages, a homemaker, Harry Ernest Klages was born in Baltimore. When he was 8 months old, his mother died, and his father turned him over to an uncle and aunt who raised him in the city's Mayfield neighborhood and also at another home on the Magothy River.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Two Kent Island men were found dead in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday morning after their small boat apparently was swamped with water, Natural Resources Police said. Joshua Jon Rediger, 22, of Chester, and Robert Taylor Morelli, 23, of Stevensville, left in a 12-foot johnboat from the Cloverfields area of Kent Island at 7 p.m. Friday night to the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge to spend the night, said Candy Thomson, a spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Police. They left the refuge at 6:20 a.m. to return to Cloverfields but were reported overdue at 10 a.m., Thomson said.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
The Hereford boys lacrosse team had grown accustomed to visiting UMBC Stadium this time of year and joyously piling up to take the team photo with the championship plaque in the end. The No. 11 Bulls had never lost a state championship game and won the past six Class 3A-2A state titles and nine overall, both state records, as they tried to further pad the record book on Wednesday night. But this time the opposition, Kent Island, came with a loaded roster, an impressive collection of wins in the regular season and showing no jitters in its first state title game appearance.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
(All games at UMBC) CLASS 4A-3A No. 8 Howard (18-0) vs. No. 11 South River (16-2) When : Tuesday, 8 p.m. Outlook: Both teams come into the game with extra incentive, which adds to an already intriguing matchup. Howard is making its first state title game appearance and looks to avenge last year's 15-6 semifinal loss to South River. After the Seahawks handled the Lions, they were unsuccessful in defending their 2012 crown with a loss to Westminster in the final.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
A plan aimed at fixing a large number of failing household septic systems on Kent Island is stirring debate, as Queen Anne's County looks to permit roughly 600 new homes on the low-lying gateway to the Eastern Shore while hooking existing homes up to its sewer system. County officials say the $53 million state-financed sewer project, made possible by legislation passed this year, would resolve a long-standing public health and environmental problem while limiting how much new development can take place in an area virtually surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay. But opponents say the project flies in the face of Maryland's Smart Growth policies and rewards real estate speculators who've been sitting on unbuildable housing lots there for years.
NEWS
September 12, 1990
A 14-year-old Kent Island boy shot himself in the groin yesterday morning while he and two other teen-agers were playing with guns in the woods behind his Stevensville home, state police said.Christopher L. Scardina was flown by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was listed in good condition last night. Police said the two teen-agers with him, a 14-year-old girl from Stevensville and a 14-year-old boy from Queenstown, had run away from home Monday night and were returned to their parents.
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By Alison Knezevich and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
A woman's body found Saturday afternoon along the Kent Island shoreline has been identified as that of a local woman who had been missing for three weeks, the Maryland State Police said Sunday. Police said doctors at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore identified the body through dental records. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation. A man who was fishing off a pier saw the body in the water near the shoreline and called police about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to state police.
SPORTS
By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
This was the year Bryan Hamper had waited a long time for. After five second-place finishes in the state tournament, the sixth-year coach led his alma mater, South Carroll, to a share of the Class 2A-1A state title with Kent Island. Hamper wrestled for the Cavaliers from 1997 to 2001 and won two individual state titles. He returned to the school as head coach in 2008 and has compiled a 103-29 dual-meet record. He also has coached five state champions and 23 wrestlers who placed in the state tournament.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
It had long been a dream of South Carroll wrestling fans for the Cavaliers to win a state title. Yesterday the Cavaliers finally did that, though they'll have to share. No. 12 South Carroll used a major decision by Jake Pooton over Fallston's Austin Rutkowski at 182 pounds in its final match to tie Kent Island, 94-94 for the Class 2A/1A state title. Pooton led the match 7-0 late in the third period, but intentionally let Rutkowski up and gave away a point. He then scored a takedown to give South Carroll an 8-point lead and the major decision it needed to tie the match.
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