• March 2, 2015

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Cecil County Retired School Personnel Association offers scholarship

ELKTON — The Cecil County Retired School Personnel Association announces its 29th Annual Memorial Scholarship program.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Sen. Mikuslki announces retirement
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 5:34 pm

WASHINGTON — Following leaks that U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) will retire after her fifth term, she formally made the announcement on Monday.

Wreck sends Jeep into the trees near Elkton
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:01 pm

ELKTON — A man was able to walk away after a two-vehicle crash on an Elkton-area highway plowed his sport utility vehicle off the road and into the woods, where the SUV came to rest nose-down against a tree.

Police capture fourth suspect in Glen Farms double murder
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 1:36 pm

ELKTON — Investigators captured the fourth — and possibly last — murder suspect Monday morning in connection with robbery-related slayings of a man and woman found dead inside their home in an Elkton-area neighborhood last week, according to police.

Sunday's ice storm becomes Monday's removal project
Posted: March 02, 2015

RISING SUN — The Sunday storm that coated Cecil County with ice canceled county schools Monday and delayed the opening of certain government offices.

Harker resigning as UD president
Posted: March 02, 2015

NEWARK, Del. — Patrick Harker will step down as president of the University of Delaware later this year, he announced Monday morning in a letter to the university community.

MDE nominee touts WIP, PMT outlook for Shore
Posted: March 02, 2015

ANNAPOLIS — Nominee for the secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment Ben Grumbles made a stop in front of the Eastern Shore's General Assembly delegation Friday.

Police make third arrest in Glen Farms double murder
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 1:29 pm

ELKTON — Investigators have arrested and charged a third suspect in the robbery-related slayings of a man and woman found dead inside their home in an Elkton-area neighborhood last week, according to police.

County adding bus shelters to several stops
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 12:30 pm

ELKTON — The Cecil County Department of Senior Services and Community Transit will be adding another shelter to its bus line soon, this time in Perryville.

Friday 02/27/2015
Fire leaves Zion family of six displaced
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 6:39 pm

ZION — A family of six — including four children — is displaced after a blaze heavily damaged their house on Thursday night, fire officials reported.

Water main issues plague Rising Sun streets
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 8:18 pm

RISING SUN — Seven times in one week, streets had to be dug up to repair the town’s water distribution system.

Elkton raid yields 987 baggies of heroin, two indictments
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 6:39 pm

ELKTON — A Cecil County grand jury has indicted two Elkton residents after investigators confiscated nearly 1,000 baggies of heroin and more than $12,000 in cash while raiding a Locust Lane home, where one of the suspects lives, police reported.

Voices of Recovery: Richard Raftery
Posted: February 27, 2015

Age: 54

'Modular' lab spaces planned for UD STAR campus
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:23 pm

NEWARK, Del. — Delaware Technology Park will create a 10,000-square-foot wet lab on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus for small, start-up companies officials hope will grow in the space and relocate elsewhere in the region, eventually creating jobs for Delawareans and contributing to the economy.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Perryville High students find guidance with college faculty
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm

NORTH EAST — Every year, scores of Perryville High School students complete in-depth, college-level capstone projects as the culmination of their studies in either the school’s biomedical, Project Lead the Way or STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — programs.

Canal ice knocks loose Chesapeake City dock
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

CHESAPEAKE CITY — The ice in the C&D Canal has taken its toll on the 40-foot floating public dock at the end of Lock Street on the north side of town.

Attorney general promotes whistleblower bill
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 8:26 pm

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says he has a solution to recoup some of the state’s multi-million dollar budget deficit that everyone can agree on: crack down on fraud.

County Council wants budget reductions from departments
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 9:06 pm

ELKTON — County Council took a critical look Tuesday morning at about $1.2 million in county department expenses above budgeted amounts for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

North East mayor, two commissioners are sworn in
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

NORTH EAST — Cecil County Clerk of the Court Derrick Lowe gave the oath of office Wednesday night to North East Mayor Robert McKnight, and McKnight gave the oath of office to Commissioners Kena Koch and Paul Stark.

Judge to rule on prison 'snitch' witness in Madden murder case
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 8:24 pm

ELKTON — A prison inmate purports that a man accused of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl near his Port Deposit residence in June 2013 made written and verbal confessions to him, according to testimony given this week in an ongoing series of motions hearings.

Elkton mayor looks to end grass pickup service
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 7:19 pm

ELKTON — Mayor Rob Alt wants this to be the last summer that the town picks up residents’ grass clippings.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Charlestown votes to deny candidate from ballot
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 9:06 pm

CHARLESTOWN — Following a tense discussion on candidate eligibility, the number of people running in the upcoming town election is down by one.

Police: Killer 'targeted' Glen Farms home where couple found dead
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 8:29 pm

ELKTON — The suspect or suspects who killed a man and woman inside a residence in an Elkton-area neighborhood targeted that home, police reported Friday night.

Lottery, new school on minds of tech school applicants
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 8:25 pm

NORTH EAST — About 250 people turned out for the Cecil County School of Technology open house Tuesday night, where students and families heard more about the school’s future.

Hogan announces initiatives to combat state’s heroin ‘crisis’
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 7:05 pm

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced four initiatives to combat the state’s heroin epidemic Tuesday afternoon, including the formation of an inter-agency council and a task force, the distribution of overdose-prevention drugs and the allocation of fund for addict rehabilitation.

SHA: Temperature fluxes lead to potholes
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 8:25 pm

CECIL COUNTY — Blistering cold one day, then balmy the next means one thing to the men and women who maintain the miles of state and county roads.

Woman gets one year in Perryville house burglary
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 7:50 pm

ELKTON — A woman received a one-year sentence Wednesday for burglarizing a Perryville home last year, a crime that she committed while free on bond in an unrelated child neglect case in which the victim — her 2-year-old son — suffered brain damage.

Cecil waterman gives up the catch after nearly 60 years
Posted: February 25, 2015

NORTH EAST — Henry “Pip” Pratt has been a fisherman since he was a junior in high school in 1956.

'Buffer in a bag' available for those on the Bay
Posted: February 25, 2015

ELK NECK — Those with streams, creeks or any type of wetland on their land in Cecil County can receive a free package of tree seedlings to help improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Area.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Nashville duo's 'Home Invasion Tour' comes to North East
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 3:56 pm

NORTH EAST — As the sun set and intense shades of purple and pink filled the sky on Monday evening, about two dozen trucks and cars packed into the driveway of a home off the narrow country road that is Blue Ball Road.

Delegate Hornberger's college bill sparks conversation
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:38 pm

ELKTON — Whether it’s controversy, or just conversation — Cecil College administrators have a multitude of concerns about a bill Delegate Kevin Hornberger (R-Cecil) introduced Feb. 13 in Annapolis, after college officials asked him not to introduce it.

Cecil native creates 'Fifty Shades' musical parody
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 2:08 pm

LOS ANGELES — With “Fifty Shades of Grey” a widely popular book and movie, a Cecil County native is finding even more success with a musical parody she helped write and produce.

Florida company purchases Maryland Materials
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 8:28 pm

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County library named a finalist for national honor
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 3:48 pm

ELKTON — The Cecil County Public Library is a finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Medal.