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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2011
The Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating incident after a 25-year-old Pasadena man fell off a 17-foot skiff into the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County, near Dobbins Island Monday. James Robert Kane and a friend were thrown from a Carolina Skiff around 4:30 p.m. after it made a sudden sharp turn, according to NRP. NRP, Anne Arundel County Fire Boat, and the Coast Guard searched the area until sunset using divers and side scan sonar. A Maryland State Police helicopter was also deployed, but the man was not found.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Paul Spadaro walked along the edges of his backyard along the Magothy River and pointed to the shallow waters, clouded by a brown, murky mass. There was a time, the Severna Park resident said, that the waters were teeming with bay grasses that filtered the currents. Then came development, and natural shoreline gave way to wooden bulkheads and fertilized lawns that seep nutrients into the river. That created murkiness, he said, blocking the sunlight the plants needed to grow. To hear Spadaro tell the tale, Mother Nature would put greater Anne Arundel County in timeout if it were possible.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Six people were rescued from the cold, choppy Magothy River on Sunday evening after their small boat was swamped with waves and sank, police said. Two couples and two children were headed back to shore after spending the afternoon on Dobbins Island, when their 16-foot open boat started taking on water from three-foot waves, said Candus Thomson , a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Three of the adults and the children abandoned the sinking boat and swam back to Dobbins Island.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a couple who were found living with their two boys aboard a cold, filthy sailboat in the Magothy River this winter. Sherri Kelly, 44, and John J. Kelly, 53, initially were charged with failing to send the boys to school, second-degree child abuse and neglect of a minor. Natural Resources Police officers found them living in squalid conditions aboard a 28-foot sailboat, Suki Too, anchored at the mouth of Cypress Creek on the Magothy near Severna Park on Feb. 14. According to police and court records, the couple, an adult son, their two teenage boys and two dogs were living in a 10-foot by 9-foot area with two small makeshift mattresses.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
Authorities recovered the body of a man who went missing in the Magothy River on the Fourth of July holiday early Friday evening, according to the Department of Natural Resources Police. Sgt. Brian Albert, a spokesman for the department, said police and fire crews found the body of Nate Young, 27, was found at about 6 p.m. Friday - about 24 hours after he first went missing. Officials suspect that he drowned, although an autopsy has yet to be completed. Anne Arundel County fire department said Young, who is from Annapolis, had jumped into the river from a 20-foot boat near Gibson and Dobbins islands on Thurday.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
The search is expected to resume Friday for a 24-year-old man, who went missing during the holiday while swimming in the Magothy River. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department was called at 6:10 p.m. Thursday to look for the man, who had gone underwater after he jumped into the river from a boat which was floating between Gibson and Dobbins Islands, Officers from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department marine unit responded to the distress call,...
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February 7, 1996
A Central County environmental group has received a $500 grant to help it develop an inventory of local waterfront landowners.The Magothy River Land Trust received one of 14 checks issued by the Janice Hollmann Grant Fund, which supports land trusts in their protection efforts. It will be used to pay for a listing of land owners of 10 acres or more within the Magothy River watershed.The fund is named for Janice Hollmann, co-founder of the Severn River Land Trust and the Arundel Conservation Trust.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2000
Three boys from Arnold were blown across the mouth of the Magothy River to Gibson Island in a small dinghy and capsized yesterday afternoon as a sudden storm whipped across the county. The boys - two of them 16 years old and one, 12 - capsized just off Gibson Island about 4 p.m., said Division Chief John M. Scholz, a county Fire Department spokesman. An island resident dried their clothes while paramedics checked the boys for hypothermia. But all appeared fine after the close call in their 8-foot boat, and their parents declined to have them transported to a hospital for checkups.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2002
Her land has received a lot of attention, but Beverly Looper has avoided it. Yesterday the longtime Pasadena resident stepped briefly into the spotlight as county and state officials gathered to mark the acquisition of 460 acres in the Magothy River watershed - 390 of them owned by Looper until last month. The county bought her land for nearly $5 million and placed most of it under a permanent conservation easement. The purchase ended four years of delicate negotiations with the Looper family, and preserves one of the last large pieces of open space between Baltimore and Annapolis.
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By Kevin Rector and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. said Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol when a motorboat he was operating collided with another boat in the Magothy River — an accident that left six people with serious injuries. In a brief news conference outside a Baltimore hospital, the Pasadena Republican said his blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.2 percent after Wednesday's crash. The legal limit is .08, according to state law. "I deeply regret my actions and ask for your forgiveness," Dwyer said, adding that no one should operate a car or boat while under the influence of alcohol.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Looking at the Magothy River backdrop abutting Eagle Cove School in Pasadena, it isn't hard to imagine that teachers at the private prekindergarten-through-fifth grade school must have a difficult time teaching the meaning of the word "final. " Everything from the running water and the changes of seasons to the budding plants and growing animal life speaks of a continuum - a contrast to the fact that this past year marked the final days of the school's history. Eagle Cove School, which was founded along the Magothy near Gibson Island in 1956, is closing, a casualty of declining enrollment and dwindling funds.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Six people were rescued from the cold, choppy Magothy River on Sunday evening after their small boat was swamped with waves and sank, police said. Two couples and two children were headed back to shore after spending the afternoon on Dobbins Island, when their 16-foot open boat started taking on water from three-foot waves, said Candus Thomson , a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Three of the adults and the children abandoned the sinking boat and swam back to Dobbins Island.
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By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 24, 2014
Alberta Stornetta loves history. Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project. But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out there on the subject. "I started looking around and found only wills and deeds," said Stornetta, who is a member of the preservation council. "Nothing very interesting. " She said that Annapolis had history "up the ying-yang," but Arnold's history seemed to be lost - or at least buried.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
A man and woman have been charged with child abuse after Natural Resources Police officers found them living with their two boys in squalid conditions aboard a sailboat in the Magothy River. John Joseph Kelly, 52, and Sherri Leeann Kelly, 43, have each been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, two counts of neglect of a minor and two counts of failure to send a child to school, according to court records. The Kellys were arrested Feb. 14 by Natural Resources Police aboard a 28-foot sailboat, Suki Too, which was anchored at the mouth of Cypress Creek on the Magothy River near Severna Park.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized Friday to fellow members of the House of Delegates for bringing "undue attention" to the General Assembly. "I ask you for your forgiveness," Dwyer said. "I've made some serious mistakes that I'll regret for the rest of my life. " His colleagues reacted to the apology with silence. Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican, spoke at the close of the morning session, one day after House Speaker Michael E. Busch stripped him of his seat on the Ways & Means Committee.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Officials at the Eagle Cove School, a private co-educational day school in Pasadena with fewer than 100 students, announced this week it would shut down at end of the academic year in June because of financial problems. In a letter to parents and the school community dated Jan. 7, Head of School Laura Kang and board of trustees co-presidents Luanne Adams and Michael Johnson said the school's board voted unanimously to close its doors. Reached Thursday, Kang said the school "just didn't have enough students to keep going.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2000
A wooded 410-acre tract on Pasadena's Mountain Road peninsula - described as the single-largest piece of open space left between Annapolis and Baltimore - will be purchased and preserved, thanks to a $2.5 million state grant announced yesterday. The purchase, if all goes as planned, would save from development an environmentally sensitive area that is considered the linchpin of a proposed 1,000-acre pristine stretch called the Magothy River Greenway. Gov. Parris N. Glendening said the state will contribute $2.5 million in transportation funds to help buy most of the so-called Looper property on the congested peninsula.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
Authorities recovered the body of a man who went missing in the Magothy River on the Fourth of July holiday early Friday evening, according to the Department of Natural Resources Police. Sgt. Brian Albert, a spokesman for the department, said police and fire crews found the body of Nate Young, 27, was found at about 6 p.m. Friday - about 24 hours after he first went missing. Officials suspect that he drowned, although an autopsy has yet to be completed. Anne Arundel County fire department said Young, who is from Annapolis, had jumped into the river from a 20-foot boat near Gibson and Dobbins islands on Thurday.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
The search is expected to resume Friday for a 24-year-old man, who went missing during the holiday while swimming in the Magothy River. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department was called at 6:10 p.m. Thursday to look for the man, who had gone underwater after he jumped into the river from a boat which was floating between Gibson and Dobbins Islands, Officers from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department marine unit responded to the distress call,...
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