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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
A 76-year-old St. Michael's man was found dead Sunday after he went missing while rowing in Broad Creek in Talbot County, Maryland Natural Resources police said. Allen Myers and his wife had set out in the water separately in rowing shells Saturday morning, but each had gone in a different direction, police spokeswoman Candus Thomson said. When he didn't return, his wife reported him missing. DNR staff found Myers's empty shell on the river's shore about 2 p.m. Saturday. They then searched and used specially trained K-9 dogs, divers and sonar equipment to find Meyers.
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By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Location: Talbot County's Eastern Shore, about 10 miles west of Easton. Kent Island and Chester are to the north, and Cambridge is to the south. Average property listing price: $361,000, according to Babette Farrell, a Realtor at Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. in Stevensville. Homes for sale range from $160,000 to $4.5 million. Population: 3,521 for ZIP code 21663, according to bestplaces.net. The history: The area now known as St. Michaels began in the mid-1600s as a trading post for tobacco, fur and timber.
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BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland said Friday it has entered into a consent order with federal and state regulators. That order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation of Maryland requires the bank to improve its credit quality and revise some of its policies and procedures, the bank said. "No bank has been immune from the challenges created by the economic downturn," CEO Patrick M. Bilbrough said in a statement. "As we deal with those challenges, we are working closely with the FDIC and the commissioner to make sure that we handle these challenges in the correct way in a timely manner.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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May 23, 2011
I firmly believe in the "zero tolerance" program of the Talbot County school system ("Zero common sense," May 11). However, I think they have not gone far enough to ensure the safety of our future generations. A pencil or pen can be a very dangerous weapon when put into the wrong hands. Sharpened, a lead pencil can be lethal! In addition, if we have any Boy Scouts getting their hands on these things, we could have desk fires happening right in the middle of class. Do not underestimate what rubbing two wooden sticks together can do. Let's not even think about the possibilities.
NEWS
By Staff Report | July 27, 1993
EASTON -- A state trooper arrested in March on conspiracy charges avoided a court trial yesterday by agreeing to resign from the Maryland State Police.In exchange, criminal counts against him were placed on the Talbot County District Court's stet, or inactive, docket.Tfc. George Arthur Lloyd, 26, was charged with conspiring to help two inmates who wanted to escape from the Talbot County Detention Center.He was charged with attempting to obtain and smuggle into the jail a cutting instrument.
NEWS
April 26, 2006
Ruth R. Startt, a retired Talbot County register of wills and Easton civic activist, died Sunday at Talbot Hospice House. She was 94, and family members said she died of infirmities related to old age. An Easton native and 1928 graduate of Easton High School, she earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg in 1933. She taught school for a year before being appointed as a deputy register of wills in 1934. She held that position until 1952, when she was appointed register of wills to complete a term.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1995
If you're used to show houses as simply glittering theater, the practicality of the rooms in the 1995 Decorator Show House of the Historical Society of Talbot County will surprise you. The Beeches, a turn-of-the-century mansion on Peachblossom Creek between Easton and Oxford, is full of decorating ideas you could use in your own home.But don't let the word "practicality" turn you off. The rooms on the whole are imaginative and appealing (even though there are some clunkers, as there are in any show house)
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 21, 2000
An Eastern Shore woman died and her passenger was in serious condition yesterday after their car ran off a two-lane road in Talbot County, state police in Easton said. The driver, Sandra Alison Harris, 29, of Denton, died at the scene yesterday after her 1989 Dodge Dynasty ran off Route 328 east of Black Dog Alley about 2: 30 a.m. Her car struck a utility pole and a tree, coming to a stop about 75 feet from the road. The passenger, Marcia Leigh Fuchs, 22, also of Denton, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1998
A coalition of preservation groups has joined the legal battle over Myrtle Grove, the 18th-century plantation in Talbot County targeted for subdivision despite the fact it had been preserved under an easement.The groups -- Preservation Maryland, the Land Trust Alliance, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Talbot County Historic Commission, the Talbot County Historical Trust and Historic Easton Inc. -- filed a motion in Talbot County Circuit Court yesterday in support of a July lawsuit by Maryland's attorney general that seeks to uphold the easement.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin Doolittle of Frederick County; Jane Lindsay of Montgomery County; Anna Breland of Somerset County; Bridget Whited of Talbot County; and Courtney Leard of Washington County. The winner will be announced at an awards gala Oct. 20 at Martin's West.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
A 76-year-old St. Michael's man was found dead Sunday after he went missing while rowing in Broad Creek in Talbot County, Maryland Natural Resources police said. Allen Myers and his wife had set out in the water separately in rowing shells Saturday morning, but each had gone in a different direction, police spokeswoman Candus Thomson said. When he didn't return, his wife reported him missing. DNR staff found Myers's empty shell on the river's shore about 2 p.m. Saturday. They then searched and used specially trained K-9 dogs, divers and sonar equipment to find Meyers.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | February 25, 2014
Del. Ron George said Tuesday that he has selected former Frederick Alderman Shelley Aloi as his running mate in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor. George, a two-term legislator from Anne Arundel County, presented Aloi as his choice for lieutenant governor at an Annapolis news conference. Tuesday was the last day to file candidacy papers for the June 24 primary. Aloi, 53, served a single term as an alderman. She was defeated when she took on Frederick's incumbent Republican mayor, Randy McClement, in last year's municipal election.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents - regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line in Washington, D.C., where the city detains immigrants for extra time only if they have been involved in serious crimes. Advocates for immigrants who are being deported under a federal program called Secure Communities are pressing to change a patchwork of local law enforcement policies across the country.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
From sprawling Los Angeles to tiny Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, educators are experimenting with the next wave of technology in schools: a tablet or laptop in every student's hand. The results have drawn national attention - for both their embarrassing failures and their successes. Now Baltimore County is moving ahead with a five-year, $150 million rollout that will make it the first large school system in the state to plunge into the ambitious and potentially risky initiative.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
The bitter cold is forecast to subside Friday, but with four recent weather-related deaths reported in the state, officials are urging Marylanders to remain prepared - and warning of high utility bills with nearly two months of winter to go. While highs around 40 degrees might feel balmy Friday, they are about the norm for this time of year. The repeated blasts of polar air that have covered the region in recent weeks have this month poised to rank as one of the 10 coldest Januarys on record here.
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | September 18, 1993
EASTON -- Five days after he was named acting head of the Talbot County Sheriff's Department, Edward W. Keyton yesterday was stripped of his police powers and forbidden from entering the office he took over from his friend, convicted former Sheriff John J. Ellerbusch Jr.Circuit Judge William S. Horne yesterday signed an ex parte injunction ordering Mr. Keyton to give up command of the Sheriff's Department after county officials filed suit claiming that...
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | October 18, 1991
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has filed a discrimination suit against Talbot County, claiming that county roads officials have engaged in "an unbroken pattern of racial discrimination, segregation and harassment" against blacks since the department was created in 1987.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, says County Manager Blenda W. Armistead investigated racial complaints from three black employees last year and created a monitoring system to halt racial slurs that were routinely aimed at them.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Cold temperatures were a factor in four more deaths in recent weeks, including that of a man in Baltimore, according to state health officials. That brings the death toll this winter to 11 across the state. Recent cold-related deaths included two men in Prince George's County, one aged 45-64 and another aged 65 or older, and an elderly man in Talbot County in addition to the Baltimore man. Health officials don't know how hold the city man was. The deaths were revealed in a weekly report on cold-related illnesses that state health officials released late Wednesday.
NEWS
January 1, 2014
One particular reality that Maryland's confiscatory estate and inheritance taxes ignore is that seniors are mobile and are no longer tied to the state by employment ( "Maryland in disequilibrium," Dec. 29). Thus, Maryland loses not only the estate taxes when seniors move, but the income and sales taxes as well. Talbot County has been hard hit by seniors changing their domicile to more tax-friendly locales, a trend that will continue until our lawmakers wake up. John W. Pettit, Easton - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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