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September 19, 2012
Welcome, first day of fall. Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mary Ann Dabravalskas, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer recently. Her funeral Mass was held at Good Shepherd Church Saturday. Mary Ann raised her family in Conowingo, moving to a smaller home in Port Deposit after her husband, John, passed away. She eventually downsized even further, moving to the Greenway senior complex in Perryville a few years ago. The Wellwood did a bang-up job at Good Shepherd School in Perryville Sunday by supplying hard crabs, fried chicken, pit beef and crab bisque for almost 200 Ravens/Eagles fans.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Gail Schreiner and her family don't mess around when it comes to their Ravens tailgates. The Westminister residents put out a spread of 50 pieces of fried chicken and homemade deviled eggs on Monday night - and the season doesn't start for six weeks. "This is nothing," Schreiner said. "Come during the season, when we have six tables out. " Purple-clad fans swarmed to M&T Bank Stadium to spend a warm summer evening watching their favorite players run drills and sign autographs during the first of the team's three open practices.
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April 24, 2012
ELKTON - Cecil County health officials say rabies has been found in a sickly stray cat that scratched five people in downtown Port Deposit. The five people were scratched Friday. The cat was captured and euthanized at a veterinarian's office and tested. The five people have been urged to seek treatment. The cat is described as a small- to medium-sized yellow tabby. Anyone exposed to the animal in the past 10 days should go to an emergency room.
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June 11, 2014
On the last weekend in May, Prost German Restaurant, at 1195 Jacob Tome Highway, held its 3rd Annual Spring Fest complete with big tent in the back, vendors, games and, naturally, lots of authentic German food. Visitors on Friday and Saturday enjoyed live German music, activities for the kids and plenty of food and fun. Much sympathy is extended to the family of Eugene Boyd of Perryville, as he passed away June 3 from congestive heart failure. Condolences are sent to his wife and five sons and all their families.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | July 31, 2013
Situated at a geographic nexus, Port Deposit has seen its fortunes rise and fall and rise again over its 200 years as a town, largely thanks to its location. Like many river towns along the Susquehanna, it was established to deal with waterborne transit of cargo and hugs a relatively narrow section of riverbank. Unlike other riverway stations, it is the last of the so called ports of deposit along the part of the Susquehanna that has a reliable current. Geologically, the river from Port Deposit up is shallow, but at Port Deposit and extending down to Perryville, it is deep enough to accommodate even ocean-going vessels.
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April 27, 2012
The Port Deposit Heritage Corporation held its 36th annual General Meeting on April 19 in the upstairs board room of the Paw Paw Building. President Judy Leonard opened the meeting and Patsy Grace submitted her Treasurer's Report. Arch McKown, curator of the Cecil County Historical Society, served as guest speaker, giving very useful information to the board regarding museum policies, plans and protocols. The Heritage has scheduled a fundraising bingo for August to help offset its operating costs.
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January 8, 2013
A Port Deposit man was killed and an Edgewood woman was critically wounded, allegedly by the woman's estranged husband, who was also critically wounded when he tried unsuccessfully to kill himself after a confrontation Monday night at the dead man's house in Port Deposit. Timothy S. Hammons, 48, was found murdered inside his house in the 200 block of Craigtown Road in Port Deposit, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Maryland State Police from the North East Barack. When troopers arrived, they found a woman, identified as Eileen L. Roland, 56, of the 2400 block of Philadelphia Road in Edgewood, on the front porch with a gunshot wound to her upper torso, according to a State Police media release.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 5, 2013
A Port Deposit man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of possessing child pornography. According to the plea agreement, on January 30, 2011, police seized a laptop computer, desktop computer, camera, hard drive and other digital media from Michael Dean Ragan Jr., 30, during a search in an unrelated counterfeit currency investigation, according to a news release from the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. Ragan later pleaded guilty to state counterfeit charges. A subsequent forensic examination of the items seized during the search found approximately 335 images and 17 videos of minors, including prepubescent minors, engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including acts of sadism, masochism of other depictions of violence.
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December 21, 2012
Four more days remain until St. Nicholas arrives. By this time next week, there will be nothing left but leftovers. Last weekend in church, our minister blessed the straw in the manger. The story goes that if a husband/father takes a piece of straw and keeps it in his wallet or pocket, his family will never go hungry. May that be my wish for you and yours. The Ladies Auxiliary units from Singerly, North East, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, Perryville and Water Witch fire companies gathered at North East Fire Hall for their quarterly dinner meeting.
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May 30, 2012
Memorial Day services were conducted by the VFW Post 8185 at two locations Sunday, May 27. The first wreath-laying ceremony took place at Harmony Chapel cemetery on Dr. Jack Road, Conowingo and included honor guards from Snow's Battery and the Rising Sun American Legion. Then, post commander D. Harvey Cunningham and his officers, VFW members and men's and ladies' auxiliary officers moved on to Memorial Plaza at the north end of Marina Park in Port. Following the wreath-laying ceremony there and 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 194's honor guard, everyone gathered at the VFW Post 8185 at noon for a luncheon prepared by Pat Job. Ladies Auxiliary officers Janet Mortus, Ruth Turner and Stephanie Gibson assisted Pat with the luncheon and ladies auxiliary chaplain Linda Cotton said a prayer for the assembly, which included the honor guards, members and several guests.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 21, 2014
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. The National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year, as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
A highway worker was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on the inner loop of Interstate 695 near Liberty Road in Baltimore County, according to police and highway officials. John C. Kahl, 54, of Port Deposit was completing landscaping for a State Highway Administration project in the Pikesville area when the collision occurred about 2 p.m., said Maryland State Police Sgt. Marc, Black, Sr. Kahl was employed by Erosion Control & Landscape Service, a subcontractor for the highway administration.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Cecilia S. Poffel, a homemaker who lived for many years in Parkville, died of cancer Thursday at Harford Memorial Hospital. The Perryville resident was 76. Cecilia Schroeder was born in Gdynia, Poland, a fishing village, and came with her family to East Baltimore when she was 13. Her family had fled the advancing Soviet Army and she lived in a displaced-persons camp in Germany for three years. She was a 1955 graduate of Catholic High School. In 1958, she married William A. Poffel Sr., who had a claw machine business.
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By Joanne Bierly410-378-3320 | November 15, 2013
Tome United Methodist Church held Homecoming Sunday, Nov. 10, with services at 11 a.m. Folks returned to Port from all over including Palma Gibson Johnson from Sun City, Calif., Gary Baker from Middleberg, Va.; Mary Carolyn Ryan from Salisbury, along with Frannie Reynolds Kapral of Colora, Jane Drennen Corbin of Perryville and Frances Ryan. The church held a community outreach luncheon and clothing give-away on Saturday, Nov. 9. Tome's pastor Dr. Rev. William Crosson also serves the congregation at Mt. Pleasant in Colora.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 10, 2013
A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex offender in the place where he lives, where he works and where goes to school, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, according to the sentence imposed Sept. 4 by U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander in Federal District Court in Baltimore.
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By Joanne Bierly | August 16, 2013
The Bainbridge Museum will hold its Grand Opening and Open House on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the new digs at 6 S. Main Street. The members of the Museum Association moved all the artifacts - lock, stock and barrel - on March 13 and the museum re- opened for business in April in the old Bank Building. The museum continues to be open every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Regarding the Open House, as their flier says, "You will be glad you came!!!" Ship 166 Navy Band and Ship 166 from Lancaster, Pa., is scheduled to appear.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
Maryland State Police Homicide officials on Tuesday said they have identified victims in Monday's triple shooting in Port Deposit that also left the suspected gunman injured. A statement issued Tuesday by the State Police said that one of the victims, Timothy S. Hammons, 48, of the 200 block of Craigstown Road in Port Deposit, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, Eileen L. Roland, 56, of the 2400 block of Philadelphia Road in Edgewood, suffered a gunshot wound and was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center by a State Police helicopter with life-threatening injuries.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2011
Four days after Port Deposit was evacuated because of a flooding Susquehanna River, public officials on Sunday began letting some residents move back into their homes but delayed the return for others whose properties suffered the most damage. By Sunday evening, about two-thirds of the town's population of 800 had been cleared for re-entry, according to state Sen. Nancy Jacobs. She said officials hoped to clear the rest to move by Tuesday. Residents of the south side of town, which generally received less damage than the north side, were the first to be approved for re-entry.
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By Beverly Southall | August 14, 2013
All aboard the Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station. The museum is open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and there's no admission charge. They have a working HO scale model layout of the Perryville railroad wye, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature available and a photo gallery of the Pennsylvania, B&O and other railroads and other historical pictures. Come on down a see them. Now that summer is almost over Harmony Lodge 53 AF & AM will start with monthly all you can eat Breakfasts.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE RECORD | July 31, 2013
Situated at a geographic nexus, Port Deposit has seen its fortunes rise and fall and rise again over its 200 years as a town, largely thanks to its location. Like many river towns along the Susquehanna, it was established to deal with waterborne transit of cargo and hugs a relatively narrow section of riverbank. Unlike other riverway stations, it is the last of the so called ports of deposit along the part of the Susquehanna that has a reliable current. Geologically, the river from Port Deposit up is shallow, but at Port Deposit and extending down to Perryville, it is deep enough to accommodate even ocean-going vessels.
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