Where appellants voluntarily requested a dismissal, without prejudice, of their suit against the principal and school board after the court denied their motion for a continuance, is their appeal of that dismissal barred by the final judgment rule?
FREDERICK — A 10-county partnership is lobbying state lawmakers on behalf of rural Maryland. The Frederick News Post reports that the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition’s first report shows the group spent $27,500 on lobbyists and $8,578 hosting events for lawmakers since its founding in 2011. Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young says he believes the […]
SALISBURY — Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County. A community meeting is scheduled Tuesday in the Parkside High School auditorium in Salisbury. Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson says state officials have identified the activity they believe led to the contamination. […]
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed five judges. The governor on Thursday announced that Judge Dana Moylan Wright has been appointed to Washington County Circuit Court. Wright has served on the Washington County District Court bench since 2009. John Phillip Rue II has been named to the Wicomico County District Court. Rue has served […]
A Wicomico County woman was awarded $1.2 million in damages in her medical malpractice lawsuit against a cardiologist who left her with permanent nerve damage in her foot and leg. On June 3, 2010, Joseph A. Cinderella, a cardiologist at Delmarva Heart LLC in Berlin, performed a cardiac catheterization procedure on Irene Vetra, said her […]
SALISBURY — A Wicomico County councilman is under investigation by the Maryland State Police after his mother filed a protection against him. Authorities began looking into Bob Culver after the order was filed Friday in Wicomico County District Court. Elena Russo, a state police spokeswoman, would not comment further because the investigation is ongoing. Culver […]
ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal disaster loans are being made available in six Eastern Shore counties. The loans are being made available to small businesses, agriculture cooperatives and non-profit organizations affected by drought and excessive heat between June 1 and Aug. 30. The loans are available in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen […]
SALISBURY — Worcester County’s population became grayer during the past decade, as “come-here” retirees flocked to coastal towns and “born here” young adults departed for jobs. The median age of residents is 48 — the oldest in the state. That’s a full decade older than Maryland’s median age and also the neighboring counties of Wicomico […]