Ferry Park Beach Boardwalk To Close Part Of Next Week

In Rock Hall, Ferry Park Beach Boardwalk will be closed Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st (daytime only) for the Boardwalk to be replaced thanks to the Parks & Recreation Beach Grant from 2021. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 410-639-7611.

Man Charged With Driving Under The Influence In Queen Anne’s County

A man is charged in Queen Anne’s County with driving under the influence. Authorities say 43 year old Steven Lunczynski was pulled over late at night on July 18th for failing to maintain his lane. The deputy who made the stop detected alcohol on the driver’s break and administered a field sobriety test, which he failed. Lunczynski was placed under arrest and charged.

Heron Point Now A Certified Wildlife Habitat

Heron Point’s riverfront garden has met the criteria of a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as established by the National Wildlife Federation. The Evening Enterprise reports the area has been transformed into a sustainable native garden that supports a variety of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, bees and frogs. According to a news release, the National Wildlife Federation cited Heron Point’s riverfront garden for its provision of natural food sources, water, cover and nesting places for wildlife.

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners ‘Reinclude’ Property Into Growth Area

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve “re-including” 101 acres of property on Piney Creek Road owned by Chesterhaven Beach Partnership, LLP back into the Chester Growth Area. The Bay Times & Record Observer reports Chesterhaven Beach Partnership, LLP submitted a Reconsideration Comprehensive Rezoning Request to add to the Chester Growth Area and to rezone it to Chester Master-Planned Development when comprehensive rezoning was addressed.

QAC Land Preservation Efforts

Queen Anne’s County has now accumulated upwards of 90,000 acres of preserved agricultural land, pending the settlement of an additional 1,830 acres. County Commissioners have made land preservation a top priority in recent years, dedicating over $1 million this year to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation program, which, after the state match, resulted in a total contribution of over $5 million towards easement acquisition.

Chestertown Doc Surrenders License To Practice

A Chestertown pediatrician surrendered his license to practice in Maryland. The Kent County News reports Julio Ramirez, formerly head of his private practice at 6602 Church Hill Road in Chestertown, is being sued by a Kent County woman seeking relief from the court for physical, psychological and emotional injuries she said she incurred while seeking treatment for her child in his office in 2023. Ramirez’s move came ahead of the case being filed in Kent County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Raise $16K For American Heart Association

Schools across Queen Anne’s County Public Schools have raised more than $16,000 during recent fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association. Seven schools took part in the efforts including Kent Island Elementary School, Bayside Elementary School, Centreville Elementary School, Grasonville Elementary School, Kennard Elementary School, Centreville Middle School and Sudlersville Middle School.

QAC Seeks Members For Vacancies On Tax Assessment Appeals Board

Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are actively seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board. The board hears appeals of a property tax assessment appeal board or any other unit of the State government or of a political subdivision of the State. For individuals interested in serving, the application process is accessible online at https://onboard.qac.org.

The Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority Moves HQ

The Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority has relocated its administrative offices. Effective July 22nd, the administrative offices have moved from 205 E Water St STE 100, Centreville, to the Kramer Center, located at 104 Powell Street, Centreville, where the Department of Community Services is housed. Despite the change in location, the phone number (410-758-8634), fax number (410-758-8635), and mailing address (PO Box 280, Centreville, MD 21617) will remain unchanged.

‘Crazy Days’ Coming To Chestertown

Big things happening in Chestertown later this week as the annual summertime sidewalk sales happen downtown. Crazy Days, as it’s know, will return Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25-27. Shops will open by 10 a.m. each day and have extended hours — closing at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 5 p.m. Saturday. Local eateries are also offering up specials.