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Crisfield and US Army Corps of Engineers Plan Protective Breakwater

Crisfield and US Army Corps of Engineers Plan Protective Breakwater

Like many seaside towns and cities across the United States, Crisfield, MD has already begun to suffer from the consequences of global warming. When Hurricane Sandy struck in 2012, the…

State Grant Gives High School Students Introduction Into Technology, Allows Long Distance Learning

State Grant Gives High School Students Introduction Into Technology, Allows Long Distance Learning

Thanks to a recently announced $400,000 Digital Learning Innovation Fund grant, high school students in Somerset County, MD are using tablets to explore long distance learning options. This is especially…

Smith Island Baking Co. Looks to Expand as Global Demand for Maryland’s Official Dessert Explodes

Smith Island Baking Co. Looks to Expand as Global Demand for Maryland’s Official Dessert Explodes

Maryland is famous for a number of things. The United States Naval Academy was founded in Annapolis, Maryland in 1845. Crab cakes made from the distinctly sweet flesh of the…

Maryland Gubernatorial Debate Focuses on Light Rail Project Without Addressing Existing Traffic Congestion

Maryland Gubernatorial Debate Focuses on Light Rail Project Without Addressing Existing Traffic Congestion

It comes as no surprise to many Maryland residents that the controversial “Purple Line” light-rail proposal has taken the spotlight in the gubernatorial debates between Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G.…

16th Maryland E85 Fuel Station Opens in Baltimore

16th Maryland E85 Fuel Station Opens in Baltimore

A Baltimore gas station, Three Brothers Gas and Go, and fuel distribution company Protec Fuel, have joined forces to launch Baltimore’s first E85 station. “I noticed all the flex-fuel vehicles…

Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Rooms to Prevent Abuse: Could They Come to Maryland?

Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Rooms to Prevent Abuse: Could They Come to Maryland?

In recent years, elder abuse in nursing homes has become a more publicized issue, especially for the more than 50% of assisted living residents over the age of 85. However,…

Crisfield, Md. Lions Club Seeks Used Eyeglasses as Part of ‘Recycle for Sight’ Program

Crisfield, Md. Lions Club Seeks Used Eyeglasses as Part of ‘Recycle for Sight’ Program

For people living in developing countries, access to prescription eyeglasses often seems like a luxury out of reach.However, the Lions Clubs of Tullahoma, Tenn. and Crisfield, Md. are hoping to…

Public Outcry Over Student Athlete Transfers Unjustified

Public Outcry Over Student Athlete Transfers Unjustified

Sports are supposed to teach and encourage such values as honesty, dedication, and–most importantly–fairness. However, one glance at the modern, sports world reveals that these values have seemingly gone by…

What Are The Healthiest U.S. States For Aging Americans? Maryland Ranks In The Top 10

What Are The Healthiest U.S. States For Aging Americans? Maryland Ranks In The Top 10

A new report by the United Health Foundation named Maryland the tenth healthiest state for aging Americans. Minnesota topped the list, while Mississippi came in dead last. How did the report…

Somerset County is Receiving Hurricane Sandy Assistance That Will Help Local Homeowners

Somerset County is Receiving Hurricane Sandy Assistance That Will Help Local Homeowners

In Maryland, a program intended to help renovate and rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, which hit the area in 2012, is finally underway. The county’s Hurricane Sandy…