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NOAA closes Recreational Fishing for Black Sea Bass

September 30, 2009
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The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife received notice today, Sept. 30, that effective Monday, Oct. 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an emergency closure of recreational fishing for black sea bass in all federal waters north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., for 180 days. The emergency closure came in response...
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Delaware to Host Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Public Hearings

September 30, 2009
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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold public hearings on Wednesday, Oct. 7 to hear public comment regarding proposed addendums to the Commission’s Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic striped bass, weakfish and shad. The hearings will be hosted by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife in the Richardson and Robbins Building...
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Ocean Downs Approved for Slots

September 26, 2009
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An 800-machine slots parlor at Ocean Downs racetrack near Ocean City was approved by a state panel on September 23, 2009. Owners hope to have the parlor up and running with around 600 machines by Memorial Day 2010. Read the story at: baltimore.bizjournals.com or Washington Post or The Dispatch It’s thought that by the...
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Bombay Hook to be on Delaware’s Quarter Highlighting National Treasures

September 26, 2009
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Delaware’s House of Representative Michael Castle introduced the bill that became the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. It was passed by Congress, and signed into law in 2008. The coins will highlight 56 national treasures one for each state and territory in the United States. The mint will begin...
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O’Malley to Reconsider Closure of USCMHC

September 17, 2009
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Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley on MPT’s Ask the Governor on September 16th acknowledged that the decision to close the Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center (USCMHC) was based on “faulty information.” Concluding that, “We are going back and taking another look at that” (The decision to close USCMHC). There has been a steady lobbying...
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Princess Anne VFC Receives USDA Rural Development Grant

September 12, 2009
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U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) announced today that the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $50,000 USDA Rural Development grant to replace old, worn emergency equipment with safer, up-to-date gear that will provide a greater level of protection for volunteer firemen and first responders.
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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge New Land Acquired

September 11, 2009
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The other day there was a posting of a Press Release out of Congressman Kratovil’s office regarding the federal acquisition of 823 acres to preserve marsh, shoreline, wooded swamp and forested upland habitat for migratory waterfowl at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Maryland. http://delmarvatowncrier.com/archives/kratovil-cardin-mikulski-announce-acquisition-of-823-acres-for-blackwater-national-wildlife-refuse/ The Department of Interior announced on September 9,...
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High School Football Scores – MD Eastern Shore

September 5, 2009
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High School Football Scores – MD Eastern Shore Weekend of September 4, 2009 Kent County 21, Col. Richardson 12 Kent Island 34, Bennett 0 North Caroline 47, Washington 6 Queen Anne’s 21, Wicomico 6 Snow Hill 26, Easton 24 Stephen Decatur 34, Rising Sun 20 Note: These scores were sent to us and not...
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Maryland Budget Cuts – Eastern Shore

September 4, 2009
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Update September 4, 2009: These county numbers include not only funds that are not going to be passed to the Local County governments, but also the local Municipalities. Some of these monies may have already been spent with a knowledge that the counties and municipalities would be receiving these fund. Now they (counties and...
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Reminder – Maryland State Offices Closed on September 4, 2009

September 4, 2009
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As part of the Budget Adjustments made by Governor Martin O’Malley Maryland State Offices are closed on the Friday before Labor Day, September 4, 2009. However State Courts will be opened. Maryland Parks are opened this weekend and will be looking forward to visitors.
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