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Dorchester County

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  • Dorchester has made academic progress

    The recent series of features and editorials on the subject of Advanced Placement achievement in Maryland left an incomplete picture and unfair impression of Dorchester County Public Schools ("AP is not for everyone," Aug. 24). Over the last several...
  • AP classes: a glass half-full

     AP classes: a glass half-full
    It's really no surprise that top students at Maryland's highest-performing high schools are passing the Advanced Placement exams at rates far higher than their peers in the state's lower-performing schools. The test results reflect not just how much...
  • Campaign's in full swing at Crisfield festival

    Campaign's in full swing at Crisfield festival
    CRISFIELD — To most voters, the June 2014 primary election may seem a distant prospect, but to hundreds of political junkies who flocked to the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake on Wednesday, it seemed as close as next week. With 11...
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt

    Hyatt Regency Chesapeake dips into reserves to pay debt
    The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money. The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's...
  • Rocky Gap II?

    Henceforth, let there by a rule that nothing can be compared to Maryland's failed investment at Rocky Gap, located just outside Cumberland in Western Maryland, except for Rocky Gap and perhaps any other $55 million white elephant loss that comes along. We...
  • State will not be downgraded if Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay fails to make bond payments

    State will not be downgraded if Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay fails to make bond payments
    The Maryland Economic Development Corp. expects to fall short next year on payments to investors who bought the bonds that funded the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a state-owned golf resort hotel and conference center on the Eastern Shore. Known as...
  • Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making

    Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making
    My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
  • Agencies aim to restore bay's depleted oysters, a creek at a time

    Agencies aim to restore bay's depleted oysters, a creek at a time
    It's planting time in the Chesapeake Bay, just as it is on land for farmers and gardeners across Maryland. Instead of seeds, though, hundreds of millions of speck-sized baby oysters — known as spat — are being planted this spring in Harris...
  • With traffic growing, state begins another study of Bay Bridge capacity

    With traffic growing, state begins another study of Bay Bridge capacity
    Another summer, another agonizing season of Bay Bridge traffic. Admired, cursed and studied, Maryland's sole Chesapeake Bay crossing is being eyeballed again as state engineers try to determine how many years remain in its girders and suspension...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery
    Trapped in a steel cage barely big enough to hold her, the large squirrel was not happy, pawing at the bars and trying them with her teeth. Matt Whitbeck and Cherry Keller of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were glad to see her, though. The furry...
  • Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?

    Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?
    Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...