The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the results of the young-of-year striped bass survey, which tracks reproduction of the species in Chesapeake Bay. The 2019 juvenile striped bass index is 3.4, below the 66-year average of 11.6.

“We are getting beautiful colors in Patapsco Valley State Park – bright yellows, oranges and reds. Leaves are still still changing here as many trees are still green,” reports Ranger Felicia M. Graves of Baltimore County.

ELKTON — In the week since the Cecil Whig obtained documents exposing alleged embezzlement of $50,000 in federal funds by Elkton Housing Authority Executive Director Cindy Osborne, residents have flooded our phone lines and e-mails with their thoughts about the situation.

ELKTON — In the near future, Elkton will make strong strides in improving the aesthetics of the town by tearing down a blighted building and gaining two new structures.

NORTH EAST — Maryland State Police troopers at the North East Barrack will be taking a quid-pro-quo approach to trick-or-treating later this month, with the goal of helping needy families in Cecil County while pleasing the sweet tooth of every youngster in costume.

ELKTON — Cecil County volunteer fire companies will see even more money from the county government after an error was corrected in the state’s tax data that determines the county’s annual allocation.

ELKTON — The founder of a Rising Sun animal welfare nonprofit is now facing 121 animal cruelty charges — nearly triple the number filed against her in April — after the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office added 57 counts Tuesday in a new charging document.

ELKTON — The law and order quotient of Cecil County, including County Executive Alan J. McCarthy, met with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing opioid litigation and other potential collaborations for the public health issue of substance use disorder.

ELKTON — A brain storming session by the Drug Free Cecil Youth Coalition has resulted in a huge Halloween event to be held Oct. 26 at Elkton High School from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in conjunction with National Drug Take Back Day.

ELKTON — A man remained jailed Wednesday after investigators confiscated more than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, a half-ounce of heroin mixed with fentanyl and other evidence at the conclusion of a multi-state surveillance operation, according to Cecil County District Court records.

RISING SUN — There are only two names on the ballot, and two seats available for the board of town commissioners, but the polls will be open Monday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on the third floor of town hall, 1 East Main St.

RISING SUN — For the thirteenth year, the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce will host its Health Fair Friday at Grace Bible Chapel, 1949 Joseph Biggs Highway from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

NORTH EAST — You might be ready for Halloween, but the holidays are just around the corner. And CASA of Cecil County is looking for individuals, groups, companies or other organizations interested in participating in their 3rd annual Festival of Trees to be held Nov. 8-30 at Woody’s Crab House.

ELKTON — State funds for the Bainbridge property was the top and only priority for County Executive Alan McCarthy as he and other county officials met with the Cecil County Delegation on Friday to discuss prospective legislation to fight for in the upcoming session.

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CHARLESTOWN — Investigators are blaming a heat lamp used to warm an outside animal pen for igniting nearby combustibles, which then triggered a blaze that damaged a house in Charlestown over the weekend, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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NORTH EAST — Get ready to paint the town and all that jazz as Cecil College’s Milburn Stone Theatre prepares to present the musical “Chicago” in February 2020.

ELKTON — Heavy traffic along the state line was the hot topic on Friday, as both local leaders and top Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials were in Elkton for Acting Deputy Transportation Secretary Sean Powell’s annual visit to Cecil County.

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RISING SUN — Center Square was packed Saturday for the 6th Spooktacular, a family-friendly Halloween party hosted by Rising Sun with the help of businesses, churches and organizations.

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EARLEVILLE — Hundreds of reenactors descended on Mt. Harmon Plantation Saturday and Sunday to immerse visitors of the historic property on the banks of the Sassafras River in a time when the Colonies were fighting for independence from British rule.

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ELKTON — Elkton Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners issued a statement Thursday about the Wednesday bombshell news that the Cecil Whig had obtained documents between Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials and Elkton Housing Authority (EHA) alleging that executive director Cynth…

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CECIL COUNTY — A recent homelessness study has given service providers and their partners a clearer image of who they serve, and recommends increased coordination and expanding emergency shelter options.