ELKTON — The town planning commission approved a final plan for a Dollar General and self-storage units last week for the former RMR plant site off Route 213, and town officials believe that work will start on the retail space relatively soon.

ELKTON — A majority of the Cecil County Planning Commission recommended approval for plans for a 180-foot-tall cell tower in north Chesapeake City over the pleas from residents to consider how dramatically it would affect the town’s natural beauty.

ELKTON — Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will embark on creating a home for an Elkton family in the upcoming weeks, looking to demolish a long-empty property on the west side of town and building a new one in its place.

ELKTON — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot celebrated downtown businesses Purnell Body Shop, Teal Antler Boutique and Elk River Brewing Company this week with commendations, touting the thriving small businesses in Elkton.

BALTIMORE — State officials have created a new nonprofit tasked with promoting sports in the state, and its first action was forming an organizing committee and naming a leader who will oversee the development of the five-star equestrian competition at Fair Hill that begins next year.

ELKTON — The Auxiliary of Union Hospital celebrated the conclusion of their 2018-2019 fundraising efforts at their annual luncheon held at the Schaefer’s Canal House.

ELKTON — Almost two years after Kmart closed its doors in the Big Elk Mall, coupled with speculation over what would come next to the 80,000-square-foot anchor store, Mayor Rob Alt announced Wednesday that Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is the newest tenant.

WARWICK — Inside a growing room at Warwick Mushroom Farms, Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz peered at one row of mushrooms dotting the shelves of compost.

CECIL COUNTY — Residents of Chesapeake City and Cecilton will be seeing new trucks driving through their towns to pick up trash and recycling after their contracted haulers changed or merged with other companies.

ELKTON — Bog Turtle Brewery has eyes set on becoming the first brewery to open for business in Rising Sun in 2020, a promising step forward for the town’s efforts for an economic resurgence.

ELKTON — Developers Stonewall Capital and Trammell Crow have teamed up with town and county officials with plans to build out a $700 million planned use development on the long-stagnant south side of Elkton, promising to transform the county seat’s future.

ELKTON — A special meeting of the Cecil County Board of License Commissioners was held Friday so the three-member panel could name a new chair.