Deal Island

Don Rush

The Skipjack has become an icon of the Chesapeake Bay where once hundreds plied the waters looking for oysters and crabs. Now there are only a dozen or so left. Daddy Art Daniels is the oldest of the captains these days with his vessel "The City of Crisfield." Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with him just before this year's race off Deal Island about his life on the water.

Don Rush

This past Saturday was a milestone for The Kathryn, the Skipjack that nearly sank four years ago. It's owner Stoney Whitelock finally got it into the water checking to make sure it was water tight. Whitelock says he expects her to be ready for the Skipjack Races next month off Deal Island. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Whitelock as many in the community celebrated this moment.

If you had losses from Hurricane Sandy in Somerset County and are hoping to get some federal relief midnight tonight is the deadline to get your application in.

Residents are recommended to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by phone or go on line to get an identification number.

Ron Roth of FEMA told the Salisbury Daily Times that about a dozen people have filed in the last two weeks…after the original February 12th deadline was extended to the 26th.

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The residents of Deal Island are trying to figure out how to deal with the decision to cut the hours at their local post office in half.

The postal service intends to set a schedule by next week.

During a meet this week postal regional manager Bryan Landry said the new hours would keep the facility open between 8 am through noon on weekday and from 8 to 11 am on Saturdays.

In addition, he said there was a search on for business or residents interested in contracting with the Village Post Office.