Kent County, MD

On Slavery and Book Banding among other Subjects: The LWF School Board Primary Forum

You know that the latest LWF election forum for the Kent County School Board primary candidates is not your average one when two of the questions involve the teaching of slavery and the possible banning of books. And while there seemed to be only reasonable responses to those perhaps unreasonable questions, it does give you a flavor of some of the more challenging topics raised in 90 minute question and answer at t Minary’s Dream in Chestertown last June 28 evening.
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Letter to Editor: BOE Debate: Willy Gale — A Star is Born

Candidate Willy Gale and current Board Member Trish McGee were two stand-outs at the Board of Education Debate hosted by the League of Women Voters in Chestertown on Tuesday, June 28th. Point by point I would call it a draw between Mr. Gale and Ms. McGee, but given that Ms....
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Timmons Awarded Roger Brown Scholarship

Tabitha Timmons of Still Pond has been awarded the Roger D. Brown History Scholarship by the Historical Society of Kent County. The presentation was made at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Society on June 26 at historic Columbia Farm. Phyllis Brown, wife of the late Mr. Brown, made the presentation to a crowd of more than 70 gathered for the annual meeting.

African American Heritage Walk Now Available

Historical Society releases new and expanded heritage walk with book & exhibits, open first Friday. A new and expanded African American Heritage Walk is now available. The self-guided Heritage Walk covers more than 30 sites in downtown Chestertown, dating from the 1700s to the present. Free copies of the Heritage...

Kent County Police Blotter

ASSAULT. Nytre N. Green, 21, Chestertown, on June 11, was charged with first- and second-degree assault; violation of a protective order; and second-degree escape. He initially was held in the Kent County Detention Center without bail. The offenses are alleged to have occurred in the 100-block of Philosophers Terrace. THEFT....

Gale draws high marks in BOE forum

To the editor: Candidate Willy Gale and current board member Trish McGee were two standouts at the Board of Education debate hosted by the League of Women Voters in Chestertown on Tuesday, June 28. Point by point I would call it a draw between Mr. Gale and Ms. McGee, but...

Chestertown Lions Club Bay to Bay Bike Ride 2022

Recently held their annual Bay to Bay Bike Ride on June 26th to benefit the national Leader Dogs for the Blind program. The ride offered routes from 26 miles through Kent County, up to 102 miles out to the Delaware coast, with around 265 bicyclists participating, including individuals and bike clubs from around the region. This year, the Bay to Bay was renamed the Jim Gent Memorial Bay to Bay, in honor of our late member Jim Gent, who served the community as a Lion for over 50 years.

KCPS Students Tour Local Farms

Elementary school students here got to enjoy a day on the farm — actually a couple of farms — in early June. Students at Galena, H.H. Garnet and Rock Hall elementary schools hopped on buses June 7 and 8 to visit Rocky Mount/Hill Haven Family Farm and St. Brigid’s Dairy Farm in Kennedyville.

Gun Lock Give-away

The Democratic Club of Kent County will give away free cable locks for securing handguns, shotguns, and rifles at the Rock Hall 4th of July Festival. According to the Gifford Law Center, roughly 4.6 million minors live in homes with loaded, unlocked firearms. When looking at guns used in youth suicides, unintentional shootings among children, and school shootings carried out by shooters under the age of 18, between 70% and 90% are from the home or the homes of relatives or friends. According to estimates, even modest increases in the number of American homes safely storing firearms could prevent almost a third of youth gun deaths due to suicide and unintentional firearm injury.

WKHS' Chris Singleton receives Golden Anchor Award

The teacher of a Career and Technology Education program unique to Kent County High School was honored with the June Golden Anchor Award. Longtime broadcasting teacher and WKHS station manager Chris Singleton received the honor at the monthly Kent County Board of Education meeting Monday, June 13. The Golden Anchor...

The Realities of Education in Kent County: A Chat with School Board Member Wendy Costa

Wendy Costa is the first to say she has been disappointed that, after almost eight years of serving on the Kent County’s Board of Education, she and her colleagues had not met the high standards she set for herself when she first ran for office in 2014. While there have been some wonderful highlights during that time, the fact remains that Kent County Public Schools, like almost every school district in the country, still struggle with test scores and finding qualified teachers.

House of the Week: Farmhouse Rural Vernacular at Still Pond

As much as I enjoy my visits to Chestertown, I am also enjoying getting to know the small census-designated places in upper Kent County. Recently I featured two houses in Still Pond and today’s feature introduced me to Kennedyville, population 230, as of the 2020 census. This quiet community surrounded by farmland of grain may be small but it has three properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Knocks Hall, Woodland Hall and Shrewsbury Church. Kennedyville took its name from the man who laid out the town, John Kennedy, of Port Kennedy in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Today the single family residences along the two main streets date from approximately 1870 to 1930 and the predominant architectural style is the two and a half story frame house with a front porch facing the street. Today’s featured house is an excellent example of this rural vernacular style.