JIM NORMANDIN

Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

During these unprecedented times, it is crucial for all people to get local and reliable information from a trusted source.

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Be safe.

Jim Normandin

President and Publisher

ELKTON — While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the postponement of hundreds of Cecil County Circuit Court criminal proceedings since mid-March, 30 to 40 Cecil County Adult Drug Court cases are being handled – remotely – in a courtroom every Friday, according to court officials.

FAIR HILL — Now that all the sponsors and vendors have been notified, Cecil County Fair Board President Don Moore said Friday he could make the announcement he did not want to make; that the Cecil County Fair is cancelled this summer.

ELKTON — A man charged in a triple-shooting that occurred in an Elkton neighborhood earlier this month now has a new criminal case against him, after he allegedly beat a Cecil County Detention Center inmate during an ambush attack, according to Cecil County District Court records.

BALTIMORE, MD — The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange today reminded uninsured Marylanders that they have until June 15 to enroll in coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, under the Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment Period. As of May 15, …

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Literature provides us with tales of fairies who leave gifts for those in need, unbeknownst to the beneficiary.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part election interview series that involves all four Republican candidates for the June 2 primary election. Two of the candidates will run today, with the remaining two candidates to run in Friday’s edition.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part election interview series that involves all four Republican candidates for the June 2 primary election. Two of the candidates will run today, with the remaining two candidates to run in Friday’s edition.

PERRYVILLE — There was a steady flow of traffic as people arrived to the parking lot of Perryville High School Tuesday morning to take advantage of free COVID-19 screening offered by ChristianaCare.

RISING SUN — Again this past weekend there were long lines of vehicles snaking through Plumpton Park Zoo to visit the animals.

While estimates for the financial pain forecast state of Maryland are better than originally predicted, according to figures released Thursday, there are still significant issues ahead as the state seeks to make it through the economic calamity caused by the COVID-19 virus.

CECIL COUNTY — The high schools that make up the Cecil County Public School district recently released proposed plans for virtual graduation activities to occur beginning May 26.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Bohemia Manor senior Madison Penta had already agreed to sign a scholarship with Auburn University before the start of the Eagles 2020 season, but she wanted one more chance to play what she hoped would be her best season with her teammates before the COVID-19 pandemic ende…

BEAR, Del. – An 86-year-old Elkton man died from his gunshot wounds in an area hospital on Saturday — a day after a gunman opened fire on him and his 85-year-old wife in a Delaware veterans cemetery near Chesapeake City, killing her at the scene, Delaware State Police officials reported Sund…

PERRYVILLE — On May 2, Kirk Derrick Simmons and Marian “Mimi” Sharkey Eastman had a beautiful wedding, joining together their families and celebrating their love. But it was a wedding with a twist — the bridge and groomed donned facemasks.

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PERRYVILLE — There can be a lot of negative news popping up on Facebook feeds these days, but a 13-year-old singer has made it her mission to brighten people’s timelines by posting videos of her singing uplifting songs and singing on WMAR’s Baltimore Loves Talent.

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We are happy to share this great news! The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $23,863.17 Emergency Broadband Education Assistance Grant to expand Wi-Fi beyond Harford County Public Library’s 11 locations. The grant came from the Governor’s Office of Rural Broadband, which provides fin…

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PERRYVILLE — In his first election Tim Snelling was the top vote getter, winning the seat on the town board of commissioners to which he was appointed less than a year ago.

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ANNAPOLIS — Choptank Electric Cooperative has gotten the go-ahead from Gov. Larry Hogan to begin the process of becoming member regulated, which will allow the cooperative to extend high-speed internet service to its customers across the Eastern Shore.

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Continuing Governor Larry Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is adjusting requirements for the state’s hunter education course, effective May 11, 2020 and until further notice.

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BALTIMORE — Three Maryland state delegates, several Maryland pastors and businesses filed a lawsuit in federal court Saturday against Gov. Larry Hogan and other state officials requesting a temporary restraining order and other relief against COVID-19 related executive orders issued by the g…

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