Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown Seeks Next Leader

Radcliffe Creek School in Chestertown is the only K-8 institution dedicated to educating bright children with learning differences on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Officials there say they are now searching for a new Head of School; the chosen candidate would start on the job July 1st next year. Kent County News reports the School servesa s a critical resource for area families, some of whom send their children across the Chesapeake Bay and state lines to receive the School’s services.
Only three Heads of School have served the private institution since its founding.

Preliminary Hearing Set For QAC Man Charged With Murder

An August 7th preliminary court date is set for a Queen Anne’s County man accused of murdering his father. 32 year old Drew Bernard Meyer of Chester is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.
The victim, identified as Wayne Michael Meyer, 65, was the father of Drew Meyer and resided at the same address.
The incident took place on May 17th in the men’s residence. Meyer was identified as the suspect and was picked up a short time later by authorities.

Grant Application For Reuse Of Sudlersville Middle School

New life for the former Sudlersville Middle School marches forward as Queen Anne’s County Commissioners approved Queen Anne’s County Economic and Tourism Development’s application for another Rural Maryland Council Grant for up to $50,000 July 9. The Bay Times and Record Observer reports the grant application through the Rural Maryland Council seeks to fund predevelopment consulting costs up to $50,000 for the adopted reuse of the former school, according to Economic Development Director Heather Tinelli.

Solar Panel Plans Progress

Urban Grid is moving ahead with plans to plant 250 acres of solar panels across three properties on Morgnec Road. The question before the county now is what that site plan will look like. The Kent County News reports the issue of berm placement — an artificial ridge or embankment designed to shield infrastructure from the road — was put before Kent County officials, July 11, during the Kent County Planning Commission public hearing with Urban Grid, the company building it —Morgnec Road Solar LLC.

Kent County Seeking Bids For Chestertown Library Work

The Kent County Public Library is soliciting bids for work to be done on the Chestertown Library, Inc. Building located at 207 Calvert St. Originally constructed in 1906 as the Hearse House, this structure was moved to its current location and gifted to the County government to be managed by the Kent County Public Library in 2002.
The architecture and engineering services as well as the repairs and renovations will be funded through an African American Heritage Preservation Program grant from the Maryland Historical Trust. Bids are due by close of business August 9th.

Kent County Fair Continues

The Kent County Fair continues Thursday through Saturday featuring food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games, and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education and providing educational opportunities for county youth. Also, each evening features different foods including a fish fry and pit beef, pork bbq, and chicken bbq. Find out more about what the fair has to offer at www.kentcounty.com.

Man Arrested Following June Shooting Incident On Chesapeake Bay Bridge

A man has now been arrested and charged following a shooting incident last month on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police say on June 8, around 11:45 p.m., the driver of a black Jeep fired multiple shots toward a silver Mitsubishi while driving recklessly across the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Police say the driver then exited the Jeep and pointed a gun at the driver of the Mitsubishi. Investigators identified 41-year-old Mevlin Clark as the suspect. Officers obtained a warrant and later arrested Clark Wednesday and transported him to the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

Back To School Immunizations In Queen Anne’s County

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Health is offering Back to School Immunization Clinics again this year. They’re held at 206 N Commerce St, Centreville and you need to make an appointment. The next one happens Wednesday from 8:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm, also on August 14th, August 21st and September 18th.

Queen Anne’s County Proclaimed ‘Stroke Smart’

At the recent County Commissioners meeting, County Commissioners presented visitors from University of Maryland Medical Systems with a proclamation declaring Queen Anne’s County a stroke smart county. Schools will be incorporating the “Stroke Smart: Spot-a-Stroke, Stop-a-Stroke, Save-a-Life” program into their training for students, faculty, and families. All health and safety-focused entities in Queen Anne’s County, including clinics, medical practices, pharmacies, EMS, and social services, will participate in improving stroke literacy.