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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker Responds To Hogan’s Proposed New State Development Plan

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III released a statement Tuesday, regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed New State Development Plan. Baker said the proposed plan, along with regulation reductions will increase watershed and Chesapeake Bay pollution levels. “Since taking … Continue reading

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Maryland Governor Announces Plans To Dredge Conowingo Dam

On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan said the state would start requesting bids from companies this month for a pilot project that would involve removing sediment from the Conowingo Dam and reusing it. State officials are concerned sediment overflow from dam, … Continue reading

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Maryland Cuts Crab Harvest Season Short By One Week

Maryland’s commercial crabbing season will now end a week and a half early, due to concerns over the decreasing crab population. The state also imposed a late-season bushel limit to try and prevent further loss. The decision was announced on … Continue reading

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Navy Scientists will Test A Laser By Shooting A Bright Green Beam Across The Chesapeake Bay Tuesday Night

Nothing would be more effective in getting Southern Marylanders in a tizzy than a mysterious green light beam stretching across the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, many people may blame the strange sight on an extraterrestrial life form or think it … Continue reading

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Boater Missing After Venturing Into The Chesapeake Bay

On Wednesday morning, state officials said a boater in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay went missing. The U.S. Coast Guard and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police joined forces with other departments to search for the boater just … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Warns Of Laser Light Strikes In Chesapeake Bay After Commercial Ship Was Struck On Wednesday

During the past month, several commercial vessels have reported being struck by a laser, while in the southern Chesapeake Bay. This has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard, which in turn initiated a warning to the public of … Continue reading

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Protected Oyster Beds Will Remain Off-Limits To Oyster Harvesting For At Least Two More Years

Maryland has 36,000 acres of oyster bars, with nearly a quarter cordoned off from watermen. Over a decade ago, the General Assembly created the Oyster Advisory Commission to develop strategies to restore and manage the oyster population in the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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