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Two representatives of the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department asked the county commissioners Tuesday about the possibility of instituting a fire tax in the county. The commissioners said the question of a fire tax would have to be put to referendum. Commissioner Julius Grollman said he wouldn’t wholeheartedly support a fire...
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Queen Anne’s County Historical Society hosts Voices and Votes June 12th to July 24th

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, opens at the Kennard African America Cultural Heritage Center, 410 Little Kidwell Ave., Centreville, on Saturday, June 12th. Hosted by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, opening day exhibition hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will coincide with the Juneteenth Festival, presented by the Kennard African America Cultural Heritage Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
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2 plead guilty in Molotov cocktail incident

CENTREVILLE — A man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the Chester Harbor home of a former girlfriend pleaded guilty May 27 to manufacturing and possession of a destructive device. Edward Carroll Gaines III, 43, of New Castle, Del. faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and...
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"Congratulations to all our graduates"

While this time of year always fills us with a sense of pride, to see all our members of the Class of 2021 receiving degrees and diplomas we recognize just how stupendous a feat they accomplished to get here. Our high school and college seniors have had their day in...
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'We're not done yet'

Kim Betts remembers the tears. These weren’t tears of defeat, like the ones Queen Anne’s County High’s head softball coach saw the afternoon of May 25, 2019, when the Lions lost to La Plata in the Class 2A state championship at the University of Maryland’s Robert E. Taylor Stadium. These...
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Back-to-school immunization clinics set

CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Health Department announces back-to-school immunization clinics. Any student under age 19 may attend. Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), meningitis, varicella (chicken pox) and HPV immunizations will be offered at no cost through a state and federally funded program designed to ensure that all children will start the upcoming school year fully vaccinated.
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Library receives national grant to explore topics of racism, discrimination

CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities. The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant...
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Memorial Day tributes held across the county

CENTREVILLE — Memorial Day, 2021, observed this year on May 31, remembrances of those who gave the last full-measure of devotion to their nation were held across Queen Anne’s County. Local veteran’s organizations including the American Legion’s in Centreville, Queenstown, Kent Island, and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in Grasonville, all hosted brief but somber ceremonies.
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Man Struck and Killed by Car in Queen Anne's County

CHESTER, Md.- Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a car on Route 50 in Queen Anne’s County on Thursday night. Maryland State Police said that shortly after 9 p.m., troopers from the MSP Centreville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian face down in the roadway on eastbound Route 50 at Cox Neck Road in Chester.
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Graduates focus on path to success, embrace future possibilities

CENTREVILLE — COVID had nothing on graduation day June 2 at Queen Anne’s County High School. Under clear blue skies students, walked across the school’s still like new turf as family, friends and faculty cheered them on the last steps of their high school journey. Prepared as only the year...
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Remembering World War I veteran Jeff Davis

CENTREVILLE — The first American Legion post formed in Queen Anne’s County is in Centreville, the Jeff Davis Post 18, so named after the first county soldier killed in action in France in World War I. Jefferson “Jeff” Davis was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who...
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Fatal pedestrian crash investigation underway in Queen Anne’s Co.

CENTREVILLE, Md. – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that happened Wednesday night in Queen Anne’s County. Just after 9:10 p.m., troopers were called to a report of a pedestrian face down in the roadway on eastbound Route 50 at Cox Neck Road in Chester. The pedestrian, identified as 62-year-old John Price of Stevensville, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
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Kane steps down as superintendent

CENTREVILLE — Beginning June 3, Dr. Patricia Salaens will serve as Acting Superintendent for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. Saelens will begin her official appointment as superintendent on July 1. Superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane stepped down during the June 2 Board of Education meeting following graduation held the same day.
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Cops confiscate interstate drugs intended for distribution

CENTREVILLE — Police responded to help EMS render aid and uncovered an ounce of suspected heroin packaged for distribution. According to a release from the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's office, shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, EMS was called to the Route 301 Welcome Center north of Centreville for a male in possible cardiac arrest.
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State Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Queen Anne’s County

CENTREVILLE – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last evening, June 2 in Queen Anne’s County. Shortly after 9:10 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian face down in the roadway on eastbound Route 50 at Cox Neck Road, in Chester.