ANNAPOLIS — In honor of Black History Month, Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visited the historic Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis on Tuesday to celebrate 10 groups as they received African American leadership and service awards. Two of the awardees were Eastern Shore groups.

ANNAPOLIS — Debate over proposed funding mechanisms for impending reforms to Maryland’s education system remained at a simmer Monday, Feb. 17, as lawmakers gathered in Annapolis to hear testimony specific to the policy implementation plan outlined by the Kirwan Commission in “The Blueprint f…

EASTON — Just in time for some of the coldest temperatures we’ve had this winter, folks flocked to the inaugural Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival scattered across town on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. The festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

EASTON — He was a big guy — big in frame, big in intelligence and big in the giving of himself.

EASTON — More than 200 members of the Country School family and the community gathered for a fundraising event in the school’s Hanrahan Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8.

CHESTERTOWN — Local lawmakers and a former First District congressman have weighed in on the U.S. Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction

EASTON — Dante Marquis Kane, who recently was arrested and charged in connection with the July 2019 death of an Oxford pedestrian, has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond paid by a bail bondsman.

GREENSBORO — Sue Simmons, Caroline County Parks and Recreation director, has been dedicated to the development of the North County Regional Park in Greensboro and has hope for its future.

ANNAPOLIS — Presenting to the Eastern Shore Delegation, Friday, Feb. 7, Delmarva Poultry Industry Executive Director Holly Porter implored delegates to provide their assistance in killing two pieces of proposed legislation that could negatively impact farmers on Delmarva.

PRESTON — The Community Club of Preston will hold its next meeting at noon Tuesday, at the Lion’s Club Community Club Building, 114 Williamson St., in Preston.

CENTREVILLE — The Maryland State Board of Elections officially dismissed Josh Shonts’ complaint against the Kent County Board of Elections in a written decision Feb. 5, but suggested the town could easily remedy the question of Shonts’ election to the council itself.

EASTON — Two amendments to Bill 1442 were proposed during the Talbot County Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

ANNAPOLIS — Bills that seek to outlaw the sale of flavored electronic and combustible tobacco products in Maryland have piled on state lawmakers' desks this session — sparking debate among business owners who sell the products, citizens who say the flavors help with smoking cessation, and an…

CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Free Library Centreville Branch hosted the Maryland Zoo and three of its animal friends Wednesday, Feb. 12, to teach about wildlife diversity and conservation.

TILGHMAN — Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island is inviting the public to its Saturday, Feb. 15, Sip & Socialize Speaker Series for a talk on the Chesapeake Bay’s Chessie, and the story of the legendary serpent’s rise and fall, and the many ways in which the creature’s …

CENTREVILLE — Centreville residents Daniel Worth and Mary James have filed suit against the Centreville Town Council, asking Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court to order the council members to fulfill their official duties by scheduling an election to seat two additional members.

EASTON — The Talbot County Council heard public comments for and against a proposed change to the county’s comprehensive water and sewer plan at a meeting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 11 in Easton, and postponed further action until March to clarify the changes.

EASTON — Members of the Talbot County Council got to the “heart” of the matter of cardiac health by declaring February “American Heart Month” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Easton.

CHURCH HILL — Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company made an unusual animal rescue Saturday evening, Feb. 8. They received a call at 5:17 p.m. for a horse stuck in a gate at a farm on Walnut Street.

CHESTERTOWN — Despite Kent County’s status as a relatively rural county with small towns, the discussion of how tax revenue is divvied up becomes, at times, an argument of city verses country dwellers.

EASTON — At 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, the Talbot County Free Library will offer a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass’s People: The Baileys of Talbot County in Slavery and Freedom.”