Covering COVID-19 on the Mid-Shore


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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Each and every day, we are grateful for the work of our associates, the support from our community and the trust our readers and clients bestow in us.

Be safe.

Jim Normandin

President and Publisher

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Labor today announced that Maryland has begun offering an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefits program. Under federal and state law, the Extended Benefits program is available for claimants w…

QUEENSTOWN — The first-ever virtual Maryland Commodity Classic was co-hosted by the Maryland Grain Producers, Maryland Soybean Board and the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, and orchestrated by MGP Executive Director Lindsay Thompson and MGP Programs and Public Relations Director …

ANNAPOLIS — In a year that has been anything but normal, Comptroller Peter Franchot reminds Marylanders that one thing remains the same: Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week begins Sunday, Aug. 9 with big savings for customers, scholarship opportunities for college and trade school students and a cat…

CHESTERTOWN — Kent School has announced in a news release that Todd Gillespie and Tim Lavery were elected to the board of trustees to serve three-year terms beginning this month.

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan has announced eight counties will receive more than $2.3 million in the first round of Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants. Five of them are on the Eastern Shore.

EASTON — ShoreRivers is excited to announce the addition of William Ryall, a licensed professional environmental engineer, to its staff. This position will enable ShoreRivers to prepare in-house engineered designs for projects, thereby streamlining the restoration process and getting more pr…

EASTON — Seniors are an especially vulnerable population during COVID-19, given their increased co-morbidities. They often feel stressed and anxious due to the increased risk of not only contracting COVID but also suffering more complications if they contract the virus. Some seniors may also…

CHESTERTOWN — For Karen Lee and her daughter Keyashia Mitchell-Lee, their new daycare is less about the job itself and more about combining their passion with making a difference in the community.

SUDLERSVILLE — The Travis Pastrana Motorsports Complex proposal is at a stand still as lawyers from Travis Pastrana’s camp and Jay Falstad, executive director of the Queen Anne’s Conservation Association, are set to go to Circuit Court in Centreville on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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