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Princess Anne commissioner has extortion conviction reversed (access required)

A Princess Anne town commissioner did not commit extortion when he told a fellow commissioner up for re-election that he would convince a potential opponent not to run in exchange for $5,000, the Court of Special Appeals ruled last week. Lionel ...

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Sandy recovery plan includes Smith Island buyouts

PRINCESS ANNE — A draft plan for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Somerset County includes $1 million for property buyouts on Smith Island, despite local officials’ opposition. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond ...

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Heat has Eastern Shore farmers worried about corn crops

PRINCESS ANNE — The intense heat during the past few days has local farmers worried about their corn crops, which are approaching the critical tasseling stage. “The corn is stressed,” said Richard Nottingham, a University of Maryland Extension Agent in ...

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Md. testing substance in Princess Anne pond near biodiesel plant

PRINCESS ANNE — Princess Anne Town Commissioner Garland Hayward is calling for tighter screening of prospective businesses in an industrial park following the discovery of a reddish brown substance in a stormwater pond. Princess Anne and Somerset County officials told ...

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Eastern Shore communities consider tax increases

SALISBURY — Local governments in Maryland’s shore communities are weighing whether to raise taxes as they struggle with budgets hurt by declining property values. The Daily Times reports that Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton has proposed raising the property tax rate ...

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