CHESTER — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, and announced plans to close 142 of its roughly 700 remaining stores and eliminate thousands of jobs on Monday, Oct. 15.

CHESTER — Nexamp Inc. has announced its first community solar project in the state of Maryland. The Kent Island solar project, located in Chester, will save residents throughout the Delmarva Power utility territory 10 percent on utility costs, according to representatives for the project. Co…

QUEENSTOWN — University of Maryland Foundation Inc., Queenstown, ranked as third largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Maryland with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, according to Allen Moczygemba, Association chief executive officer.

CENTREVILLE — Centreville’s newest business — Johnson’s Game Vault — opened this past Saturday, Oct. 6, at 100 North Liberty Street. At “The Vault” as it has been affectionately nicknamed already, shoppers will find an assortment of entertainment goods for all ages — unlike any other store c…

STEVENSVILLE — In a ceremony held Friday, Sept. 21, Sauer Compressors USA officially celebrated two decades of business in Queen Anne’s County.

CENTREVILLE — The new Dollar Tree store, where “Everything’s $1,” opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The store is next door to the Centreville Food Lion and Price & Gannon Ace Hardware in the spot formerly occupied by Family Dollar, which closed about a month ago.

STEVENSVILLE — Chesapeake Sport Pilot is excited to announce its annual Fall open House will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. The open house this year will offer a series of fun and informative seminars as well as a picnic lunch:

MINNEAPOLIS — Adams Publishing Group, parent company of the Bay Times and Record Observer, has purchased the assets of Cooke Communications LLC, based in Greenville, N.C., and in Key West, Fla., including its print publications, websites and commercial printing operations in North Carolina a…

STEVENSVILLE — Made: In America has announced that Kelly Germershausen, pastry chef at the Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, has been conferred a 2018 American Treasures Award in the Culinary Arts.

STEVENSVILLE — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped by the new Cult Classic Brewery and Taproom in Stevensville on Friday afternoon, Aug. 17. The brewery is located in Kent Island Shopping Center inside the building that once housed the Acme supermarket; the building has been transfor…

STEVENSVILLE — Sauer Compressors USA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Sauer USA was founded in August 1998 as the United States headquarters for the Sauer Group by JP Sauer and Sohn out of Kiel, Germany. When the USA operation first opened, the main market focus was on the CVN …

QUEENSTOWN — Jessica Fox has joined Queenstown Bank as a senior vice president and manager for loan administration. In addition to her nearly 22 years of loan administration and servicing experience, Fox brings superior project management skills and industry knowledge to the bank, according …

STEVENSVILLE — Communications Electronics Systems LLC, a provider of security services such as video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection systems, is expanding its operations in Queen Anne’s County and plans to hire 10 new employees in the coming months. The company is eligi…

STEVENSVILLE — As crews work to complete the Cult Classic Tap Room and Brewery, at 1169 Shopping Center Road, Jesse and Brooks McNew, managing partners and head brewers, already have big plans.

QUEEN ANNE — The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s MD 404 highway widening project, featuring an innovative partnership with industry partners and completed on-time and budget in only 18 months, has been recognized with an America’s Transportation Award.

CENTREVILLE — At July 12 Queen Anne’s County Commissioners meeting, Jean Fabi, economic development manager, highlighted the growth in the county.