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Aug 19, 2014

Salisbury Chamber could save Chicken Festival

(AP) The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce might step in to salvage the decades-old Delmarva Chicken Festival. The Delmarva Poultry Industry announced this spring that this year’s festival held in Queen Anne’s County would be its last. The industry group had hosted the festival every year since 1948. Salisbury Chamber President Memo Diriker told The Daily […]

Feb 8, 2013

Md. lawmakers propose meat antibiotics labeling

ANNAPOLIS — A group of Maryland lawmakers wants meat labels to list antibiotics given to animals while they were raised. Washington County Sen. Ronald Young told The Daily Times of Salisbury that many people don’t like to buy meat from animals treated with antibiotics. Young says the bill he is sponsoring along with five other […]

Jan 28, 2013

Store offers Delmarva a little taste of yesteryear

PARSONSBURG — The official name of the new store is Route 346 Emporium, but locals call it Holloway’s Store like they have for years. “I had a store here for 19 years,” said owner Joe Holloway, “from 1985 to 2003. We sold Red Wing Shoes, poultry equipment, ice cream, hardware, subs pumps — we covered […]

Apr 13, 2012

Ellis, Guttman named vice presidents at Gannett Fleming

Rachel A. Ellis and Kenneth T. Guttman, P.E., have been named vice presidents of Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure firm focused on planning, design, technology and construction management services for the transportation, environmental, water, power and facilities industries. Both Ellis and Guttman are based in the firm’s Baltimore office. Ellis is a marketing manager for […]

Jan 23, 2012

Delmarva Power to receive 38MW of Pennsylvania wind power

WASHINGTON — Pepco Holdings Inc. says its Delmarva Power subsidiary will receive 38 megawatts of wind energy from the recently finished Chestnut Flats wind farm in south central Pennsylvania. Pepco says it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the owner of the wind farm to help meet Delaware’s clean energy goals, which require […]

Dec 6, 2011

For Delmarva shoppers, pawn shops are hot spots

SEAFORD, Del. — As budgets tighten and the holiday season is here, Delmarva shoppers are turning to pawn shops as an alternative to big box stores and shopping malls. One of the main draws of pawn shops is negotiable prices, as opposed to customers heading to a chain store likely having to pay sticker price. […]

Aug 29, 2011

500,000 customers in Mid-Atlantic lack power

Utility companies say about 530,000 homes and businesses in the mid-Atlantic region are without electricity due to Hurricane Irene’s high winds. The outages early Monday were spread across northern Virginia, Delaware, the Delmarva Peninsula and central and southern Maryland. The companies say it could take several days to fully restore electricity. Baltimore Gas and Electric […]

Jul 20, 2011

NOAA may find little oil in sunken ships, diver says

OCEAN CITY — Veteran scuba diver Ted Green says he isn’t worried about sunken vessels near area beaches that are under scrutiny for potential oil leaks. The oil they once held, he says, is long gone — already dispersed into the sea. You would be very hard-pressed to find a shipwreck off the coast of […]

Jul 11, 2011

PSC approves rate increase for Delmarva Power and Light

Maryland’s Public Service commission has approved a rate increase for Delmarva Power and Light. The commission gives Delmarva a $12.2 million distribution rate increase; the utility had requests a nearly $18 million hike. The PSC says the average increase in total month electric bills will be 1.4 percent, or $1.78 per month for customers using […]

Mar 9, 2011

City sued over snow removal bill

A Glen Burnie snow removal company filed a $5.9 million lawsuit against Baltimore City on Wednesday, seeking to be paid for its work during last year’s historic snowstorms. The Delmarva Group Corp. had been trying unsuccessfully to get the money since last spring, when its bill was rejected as incomplete by the city’s Board of […]

Dec 22, 2010

Delmarva Power seeks rate increase in Maryland

SALISBURY — Delmarva Power is asking Maryland state regulators to authorize an increase in electric delivery rates for the company’s nearly 200,000 Maryland customers. Delmarva asked the Maryland Public Service Commission on Tuesday to approve the increase. The change would add 2.8 percent to monthly residential electric bills and would take effect July 21, 2011. […]

Oct 26, 2010

Mikulski protests China’s plan to hike poultry tariffs

Maryland’s chicken industry is ruffled and Sen. Barbara Mikulski is indignant at a plan by China to raise poultry import tariffs by more than 100 percent. Mikulski fired off a letter to U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke Tuesday, urging “swift and immediate action” on China’s recent decision to “impose […]

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