Organizations and institutions are assessing how they will help their constituents stay healthy, as developments regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, unfold. While the list of closings and postponements will evolve, these organizations and events posted plans on March 11:

EASTON — Gordmans celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 210 Marlboro Ave. in Easton.

ST. MICHAELS — In January 2017, Lyon Distilling partnered with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy to launch a special edition spirit — one that would celebrate the Eastern Shore heritage and coastal history, and honor and support an organization dedicated to protecting it.

EASTON — A Brooklyn, Maryland, man was arrested and charged on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Talbot County in connection with the July 2019 death of an Oxford pedestrian, officials said.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are expected to introduce a bill this week that, if passed, will give Choptank Electric Cooperative the green light to roll out high-speed internet services to its rural customers across the Eastern Shore.

BALTIMORE — Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced this week she will not seek reappointment as superintendent upon her term’s expiration at the end of June 2020.

EASTON — Nick LaBrie, a longtime local paramedic in need of a liver transplant, is “humbled” after awaking in a hospital to learn the community donated more than $25,000 to his family via GoFundMe, according to online updates from LaBrie’s sister.

EASTON — When the family of Nick LaBrie, a longtime local paramedic in need of a liver transplant, sent out a distress signal via GoFundMe, the community responded with more than $20,000 in donations in four days.

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STEVENSVILLE — Fire destroyed a single-story apartment in Kent Cove Condominiums Wednesday night, Sept. 25.

Hundreds of Maryland laws went into effect Tuesday, Oct. 1, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to the state’s medical cannabis commission.

EASTON — Airpark Drive in Easton was closed off or partially closed most of the morning and into the afternoon Saturday, Sept. 28, while HAZMAT teams tried to contain a leak from a 9,000-pound ammonia tank at Sea Watch International, 8978 Glebe Park Drive.

WYE MILLS — The internal tug-of-war high school graduates face when deciding whether to take up a skilled trade or pursue education at an academic institution has long pulled capable hands from blue-collar employers on the Eastern Shore.