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The Carvel Hall manufacturing plant is set to become a new mini-business park in Crisfield.

The industrial site consists of 23 acres of land with the plant occupying around 70-thousand square feet.

The Crisfield acquired the land in 2011 when the former property owner gave it to the city.

Bay Associates Environmental Incorporated has been contracted by the town to remove chromium dust from the plant which used to sell tools and cutlery items.

Mayor Percy Purnell WBOC that businesses will be able to move in as early as June.

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The Mayor of Crisfield Percy Purnell has jumped into the race for District 38A in Maryland’s House of Delegates which represents Somerset County and parts of Wicomico County.

The 73-year old Purnell said that he was running because of concerns about the livelihoods of watermen and farmers.

The longtime Crisfield resident added many people urged him to run.

He also expressed a lack of confidence in first term incumbent Republican Charles Otto.

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Senator Barbara Mikulski was on hand for the dedication of the new City Dock in Crisfield which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy a year ago.

Mayor Percy Purnell told the gathering that he was cutting the ribbon on the dock, which he said the city desperately needs to kick start town's economic recovery.

The 30-year old City Dock had been scheduled for repairs when the storm hit.

Meanwhile, Mikulski called the dock the symbol and the reality of economic development and revitalization.

There will be no new police station in Crisfield.

Mayor Percy Purnell exercised his executive power to kill the project that would have moved the department to a former bank building.

The Mayor said that the town just did not have the money with the budget looking at an $83-thousand overrun.

The Police Department moved it operations to the bank temporarily during Hurricane Sandy at the end of October after the roof collapsed at the station.

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CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski will visit the city of Crisfield to observe recovery efforts that are ongoing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Mikulski, a Democrat, will be given a tour by Crisfield Mayor P.J. Purnell. Mikulski's office says 585 homes in Crisfield sustained damage as a result of the hurricane, and 71 homes had major

damage. More than 50 businesses were also affected by the storm.




Hearing on Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Maryland officials told a hearing of the Senate subcommittee on Homeland Security of the in Washington yesterday that they were determined to get federal aid for individual hit by Hurricane Sandy, especially for those on the Lower Shore.

If you’re interested in buying a waterfront tiki bar and restaurant the city of Crisfield may have just what you’re looking for.

The bar along with the adjoining Olde Crisfield Crab & Steakhouse is on the market listed at $1.2 million.

On its website it announced that the restaurant and bar is closed for the 2012 season.

A few months ago a Save the Crisfield Tiki campaign was launched on Facebook after months of speculation by local residents about the fate of the property.

But the Facebook page has since been removed.