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Bullying policy vote tabled for another month
StarDem.com / Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:30:00 -0500
ROCK HALL — Superintendent Karen Couch and the Kent County Board of Education agreed Feb. 12 to give the community another month to provide input on a proposed update to the district’s bullying policy.

Former councilman makes case for Bay crossing in Kent
StarDem.com / Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:09:00 -0500
CHESTERTOWN — In a letter submitted to the Kent County News, former Chestertown Councilman Sam Shoge asks the question: Would a third Chesapeake Bay crossing into Kent County be a bad thing?

Queenstown car receives triple National Corvette Awards
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:45:00 -0500
QUEENSTOWN —Queenstown residents Bob and Gail Veitch’s classic Corvette has received the highest recognition possible in the world of collector Corvettes, the Bloomington Gold.

Elks celebrate 150th anniversary
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:45:00 -0500
STEVENSVILLE — On Saturday evening, Feb. 10, the Kent Island Elks, Lodge 2576, in Stevensville, hosted a 150th anniversary party of the founding of this nationwide organization. More than 100 Elks members, many from around the state of Maryland, joined…

Draft calendar presented to school board
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:00:00 -0500
ROCK HALL — The proposed calendar for the next academic year for Kent County Public Schools is under review by the board of education.

United Communities VFD presents awards
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:00 -0500
STEVENSVILLE — A late afternoon snowstorm Saturday, Feb. 17, played havoc with people going out for the evening. Roads were slick as a slushy, wet snow fell. However, the storm didn’t stop many people who were looking forward to attending…

Gov. Hogan endorses District 36 GOP incumbents
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:00 -0500
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan recently announced endorsements for the 2018 elections. “I am proud to endorse Senator Steve Hershey (R-36-Upper Shore), Delegate Jay Jacobs (R-36-Kent), Delegate Steve Arentz (R-36-Queen Anne’s) and Delegate Jeff Ghrist (R-36-Caroline),” said Hogan. “The District…

Commissioners hear updates on hospital legislation
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:58:00 -0500
CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County commissioners were updated Tuesday, Feb. 20, on the status of a recommendation made by the Maryland Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup to the General Assembly.

Road improvement bill goes to fifth reading
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:06:00 -0500
DENTON — The Caroline County commissioners at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, approved several amendments to a proposed bill that would require developers to pay for necessary improvements to county roads, but put off voting on enacting the bill.

Boone, ThinkBig discuss rural internet hookups
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:13:00 -0500
ROCK HALL — Monday night, Feb. 19, members of the Rock Hall Lions Club hosted an information session on the current fiber project within Kent County.

Harris to hold immigration town hall
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:39:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, will host a town hall meeting to answer constituent questions about the various immigration reform issues that have been raised by President Donald Trump and members of Congress, according to a news release.

Galena approves changes to ordinance for town water
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:19:00 -0500
GALENA — During a Feb. 5 meeting, the Galena council approved an ordinance to “clarify liability for tampering with the town’s water systems.”

Silver addresses teacher shortage with commisisoners
StarDem.com / Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:33:00 -0500
CHESTERTOWN — Ed Silver, supervisor of human resources for Kent County Public Schools, spoke Tuesday, Feb. 20, to the Kent County Commissioners about challenges the district faces in hiring teachers.

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