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WORTON — A public forum Wednesday, July 27 drew about 80 residents to offer comments on the ongoing update of the Kent County Comprehensive Plan.

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EASTON — Barbara Marie Sellner, 41, of Centreville, pleaded guilty in Talbot County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 12 to negligent manslaughter and two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol with a minor in the car.

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CHESTERTOWN — Junior forward Jenn Miller has qualified as a Scholar of Distinction for the third year in a row and is joined by 10 of her Washington College teammates on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Academic Squad, which was published earlier this spring.

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CHESTERTOWN — Though there’s only one weekend left, visitors to the pop-up shop on South Cross Street can still expect special discounts on its various goods.

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ROCK HALL — The hope that there are ways out from addiction’s grasp was present as people from various communities packed the Rock Hall firehouse June 1, sharing their experiences to better enhance anti-drug awareness.

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CHESTERTOWN — Emergency services personnel across Kent County will be participating in a drill Thursday, June 9, to train major stakeholders in the event of an infectious disease outbreak in the community. This simulation will help strengthen emergency response protocols for all of the organ…

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WORTON — With about $30 million in scholarships awarded to them, the future looks bright for the 126 Kent County High School seniors who received their diplomas Saturday, June 4.

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Property transfers, taken from Kent County records, include purchase prices and types of transaction. The key to transaction type is: 1. private sale (improved property); 2. private sale (unimproved/vacant land); 3. multiple accounts/properties; and 9. not arms length/other.

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EASTON — Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder shared his thoughts on issues including the state of Maryland agriculture, Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts and the economics of the Eastern Shore’s poultry and agriculture industries during an interview with The Star Democrat.

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CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County News and its sister Mid-Shore weeklies will unveil a new look Monday, June 6 for their umbrella website, www.myeast ernshoremd.com, that will make reading local stories even easier on mobile devices.

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Crime Solvers, supervised by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. Call 410-778-4444. LKA stands for last known address.

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The Police Blotter is the Kent County News' weekly roundup of reports from local law enforcement agencies.

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CHESTERTOWN — The Maryland Department of the Environment and Shore Medical Center at Chestertown have signed a consent order dictating the conditions for ending remediation of an oil leak on the hospital grounds.

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CHESTERTOWN — Catalina Righter, a rising senior at Washington College from Manchester, will work as a summer intern for the Kent County News through August.

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SUDLERSVILLE — It has taken longer and cost millions of dollars more than initially projected, but a new wastewater treatment facility in Sudlersville could go online before summer's end. The town is getting a boost from the federal government — $700,000 in grant funding and a $250,000 loan …

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ROCK HALL — Taking into account changes in funding from the Kent County Commissioners, the board of education here unanimously approved a revised $27.5 million spending plan Tuesday, May 31 for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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CHESTERTOWN — Chestertown may be an old dame, but the right party can still get her skirts swirling. Such was the case during the 40th annual Tea Party Festival, which drew crowds of visitors and locals.

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CHESTERTOWN — The sacrifices made in battles long ago and continuing today in the war on terrorism were saluted in Memorial Day ceremonies Monday in Chestertown.

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CHESTERTOWN — Shore Regional Health has announced the appointment of Daniel Lessard, of Chestertown, to director of human resources according to Susan Coe, vice president of human resources for the five-county health care network.

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CHESTERTOWN — Kent County’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is close to being in final shape after a workshop session by the Kent County Commissioners Tuesday, May 31.

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CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Commissioners, meeting Tuesday, May 31, agreed to support an effort by the Town of Chestertown and Washington College to improve Wi-Fi and cell phone coverage within the town.

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The Humane Society of Kent County often has kittens or adult cats that either come in as a pair or form a close bond while they are waiting to be adopted. As hard as the shelter tries to keep them together, often they are split up.

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CHESTERTOWN — The state of Maryland has been internationally recognized for its environmental literacy policies in schools by the World Future Council.

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ROCK HALL — It was a long night of disagreements and frustration Wednesday, May 25, as the Rock Hall town council went over the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budgets during a workshop.

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EASTON — Since his kidney donation in March, Master Pfc. Lenox Trams, of the Easton Police Department, said he’s feeling well and is working on starting a support group for people with kidney disease.

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CHESAPEAKE CITY — After several weeks of delays, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced last week that their Chesapeake City Bridge repainting project will get underway on June 6.

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BALTIMORE — A federal grand jury has indicted three employees of a Maryland-based liquor distributor that allegedly used Cecil County liquor stores as go-betweens to sell huge orders of booze to New York wholesalers — defrauding the state and city of New York out of about $9 million in excis…

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CHESTERTOWN — Barbara Cromwell and her late husband George Cromwell, whose steadfast devotion to their alma mater has been expressed through service as well as philanthropy, will be well known to students in Washington College’s new academic building.

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CHESTERTOWN — All five Kent County elementary schools will have new principals next year, though all of them are familiar faces in the district.

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Crime Solvers, supervised by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. Call 410-778-4444. LKA stands for last known address.

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The Police Blotter is the Kent County News' weekly roundup of reports from local law enforcement agencies.