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Dorchester County

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  • Home beckons for crab pickers

    FISHING CREEK // Five months after coming to this marshy village on the Chesapeake Bay to take jobs picking crabs in a processing plant, Trinidad Tovar Tovar and a dozen other workers headed home to Mexico yesterday, their luggage bulging with trinkets,...
  • The Pilgrims of Palomas

    PALOMAS, Mexico - Powdery gray dust clouds rise around her ankles with each footstep, then hang and drift on the breeze as Trinidad Tovar Tovar bustles about the bare dirt yard outside the concrete and cinderblock house she shares with her three grown...
  • House passes extension for visas

    Emergency legislation allowing foreign workers to return to jobs at crab-picking houses on Maryland's Eastern Shore cleared its last major hurdle yesterday as the House of Representatives easily approved the measure, which supporters slipped into an...
  • Change in law allows Mexicans to get visas for Md. jobs

    LAREDO, Texas - Benita Tovar Tovar couldn't stop smiling as she stood, finally, in the United States. She'd been up for nearly 24 hours, it was horribly hot, and she still had to walk five blocks to the Greyhound station for the early morning bus that...
  • Reborn in a hurricane

    They didn't name hurricanes back then, but 70 years later, old-timers who remember and merchants who can only imagine it say the Great Storm of 1933 that lashed the Atlantic coast and roared up the Chesapeake Bay was the best thing that ever happened to...