CHESTERTOWN — Mary Ellen Valliant, founder and managing partner of Valliant Wealth Strategies and Raymond James Leaders Council member, was named to the Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors in the nation and Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for the state of Maryland, according to a news release.

Covering COVID-19 on the Mid-Shore

JIM NORMANDIN

Dear readers,

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday, May 19, to earmark $2.5 million of the county’s CARES Part B spending allocation to help businesses struggling as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved the state’s entering into grant agreements totaling $9.6 million to go toward broadband deployment in rural areas where access to high-speed internet service is slim.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the award of a $356,909 Employment Recovery Dislocated Workforce Grant (DWG) to the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board (USWIB) through the U.S. Department of Labor.

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan announced outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor pools, drive-in movie theaters, and youth sports and day camps will be allowed to reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, as Maryland graduates from Stage One of its COVID-19 recovery plan.

CHESTERTOWN — Many local businesses may be reopening, but the coronavirus pandemic kept the muskets and cannons silenced over the Memorial Day weekend and has led to the cancelation of festivals scheduled for later in the year as well as some summer camps.

EASTON — Ferretly, a software startup based in Easton, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery for a second-place finish among 50 companies that originally applied.

QUEENSTOWN — Queenstown Premium Outlets reopened Saturday, May 16, and as part of the reopening process, the property published its comprehensive COVID-19 Exposure Control Policy, developed in conjunction with a team of leading experts in the fields of epidemiology and environmental health a…

EASTON — Choptank Electric Cooperative has launched a campaign to urge its members to vote in favor of the company’s deregulation — the first step in initiating its controversial plan to connect the rural Eastern Shore to broadband.

NEWARK, Del. — As individuals, families and communities continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power is extending the policies put in place to support customers during this time, including suspending service disconnections, waiving new late fees and reconnecting cust…

CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County YMCA project has been awarded a $5 million matching grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, Robbie Gill, chief executive officer for the YMCA of the Chesapeake, told county commissioners Tuesday, May 12.

STEVENSVILLE — Chesapeake Charities’ fifth annual Celebration of Charity is set for Nov. 5 at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville and will recognize heroic actions taken by local citizens on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KENT NARROWS — Congressman Andy Harris, R-MD-1st, visited six Eastern Shore restaurants Wednesday, May 20, in Queen Anne's, Kent and Caroline counties. He wanted to show owners support as they weather the COVID-19 storm and prepare to reopen, and he continued to push for restaurants to reope…

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