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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Maryland governor ends dining, gym visits in expanding emergency order

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan  Monday ordered the closure of bars and restaurants and expanded the prohibition on gatherings to those of more than 50 people. The governor also announced a public health surge that includes adding...

Feds settle with child care centers over claims of discrimination of kids...

A child care center in northern Delaware and adjacent areas of Maryland agreed to pay a $27,500 fine.  The U.S. Justice Department entered a  settlement agreement  to resolve allegations that two child care providers violated...

From the Bay Journal: Committee, ag secretary see no need to delay manure ban...

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joseph Bartenfelder sees no need to delay a state regulation that restricts the use of animal manure to fertilize farm fields, despite a study warning there are likely to be problems...

Updated: Chesapeake’s Sharp Energy acquires Boulden Brothers propane holdings

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's Sharp Energy propane business gained a bigger foothold in northern Delaware and adjacent areas with the purchase of operating assets of Boulden Brothers Propane, Newark. The parties closed on this transaction on...

Delmava Poultry sees big flaws in ammonia study

Delmava Poultry Industry has called into question a study of ammonia emissions from chicken houses in Maryland. The study from the University of North Carolina did not include   Delaware. Holly Porter, executive director of...

Elkton man indicted on charges that include operating prostitution business and sex trafficking...

A federal grand jury in Baltimore returned an indictment charging Xavier Lee, a/k/a “X,” age 40, of Elkton, MD  on federal charges of using a members-only website to promote his prostitution business. Other charges...

Low salinity wallops oysters in The Chesapeake Bay

By Jeremy Cox & Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service Rain has dealt a serious blow to the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters — and to the people who make a living harvesting, cultivating or restoring them. Oysters...
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Delmarva Power part of study that uses drones to protect wildlife

 Delmarva Power, Exelon and the Electric Power Research Institute (recently collaborated on a pilot project to test the use of drones to mark power lines to help protect local wildlife. Two of Exelon’s energy delivery...

Maryland starts cashless tolling on Hatem Bridge on Oct. 16

The  Maryland Transportation Authority has set the dates to begin cashless toll collection at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (Route 40) in Harford and Cecil counties and at the Francis Scott Key Bridge...

Researchers find sunscreen chemicals in Chesapeake oysters

Antibiotics, natural and synthetic hormones also detected in water, sediment and bivalve tissue By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service The Chesapeake Bay’s oysters already have plenty of challenges to deal with — nutrient and sediment...