“I called and filed a complaint regarding our ‘chocolate’ Bay to Governor Hogan’s Office. I encourage more complaints to be filed. He needs to openly address this problem and (find) an immediate solution. We’re moving into hurricane season,” Betterton resident Mel Rapelyea posted on Facebook…

It’s no coincidence that September is National Preparedness Month. September has brought this area some particularly nasty hurricanes over the years — most notably, Isabel in 2003.

Schools opened Tuesday across the Mid-Shore, putting dozens of school buses and thousands of children back on the roads during the morning and early afternoon hours, often at the same time as many commuters.

In a guest comment in today’s edition, Craig Willis outlines concerns about changes in news operations over many decades with the advent of television news and then the 24-hour cable news channels.

On May 14, 1973, two months after John McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison, U.S. News & World Report published his 43-page essay about what he had endured there.

David Katz should never have been able to legally purchase two handguns before embarking on his deadly shooting spree in Jacksonville, Florida, where he killed two and wounded 10 others before taking his own life last week. The killer in Florida’s latest mass shooting had a documented histor…

Easton and Talbot County have lost a special citizen with the passing of Francis Peter “Frank” Milone, M.D. on August 16.

The Talbot County Council can vote tonight on legislation with a far-reaching effect on county residents and properties.

We’ve been lucky so far this summer, with only five named storms having stirred in the Atlantic, none with any punch. And according to both the National Weather Service and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Atlantic is a bit cooler this summer than usual, as we c…

An estimated 200 newspapers across the country devoted editorial space on Thursday to a joint appeal for President Donald Trump to cease and desist with his attacks on the news media. By labeling journalists as “the enemy of the people,” Trump turns reporters into potential targets and degra…

These are challenging times for newspapers, and for those of us here at The Star Democrat, who responsibly strive to bring you important news and insights five days a week in print, and every day on our website and through social media.

It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington, D.C. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, wrapped up in color, printed, labeled and distributed t…

Some folks might call it “Maryland Pretends to Be Delaware Week,” but Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) is fully supportive of it. That’s because it benefits businesses in Talbot County and across our state while saving consumers some money at the same time. Sounds like a win-win situation.

High school sports practices started this week. That means a whole lot of working out during the dog days of summer. While our student athletes are being monitored by coaches concerned about heat-related illnesses, everyone should be taking the necessary steps to stay healthy while outdoors …