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12:10 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Youngest Princess Anne Commissoner Sworn into Office

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The youngest Princess Anne Commissioner was sworn into office at the Garland Hayward Youth Center.

23 year-old Lionel Frederic is a senior of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and bills himself as a musician and entrepreneur.

Now, he adds, at-large commissioner to his resume.

He told WBOC that his plans range from lowering taxes and creating jobs to a recycling plan and bringing new creative ideas to the commission.

Lionel is a biology major and hopes to attend medical school after he graduates from UMES.

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8:42 am
Wed June 4, 2014

UMES Student Elected to Princess Anne Town Commission

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The Princess Anne Town Commission has a new member.

He’s 23-year old Lionel Frederic, a UMES student, who ousted former town manager Jay Parker in Tuesday’s election by a vote of 127-to-93.

Parker’s seat was the only one that was contested.

When asked about the upset victory Frederic told the Salisbury Daily Times said it was a great election on both sides.

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10:08 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Road Work Causes Congestion in Ocean View and Princess Anne

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A major road widening project for Route 26 in Ocean View saw some congestion this week at the coroner of Atlantic Avenue and Central Avenue.

Construction crews had limited the roadway to just one lane as they began relocating a pipeline.  

It the first phase is expected to take up to six weeks and is part of a larger effort that will take three years to finish and will widen more than four miles of Route 26.

WBOC reports that the engineering firm says there will be no lane closures during the tourist season running from May 15th through September 30th.

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9:59 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Fake Bomb Found In Apartment Complex Near UMES

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It looked like a bomb.

But, it wasn’t.

Princess Anne Police were called to an apartment complex near the University of Maryland Eastern Shore yesterday after a digital clock wire to what appeared to be a bundle of dynamite was found.

Princess Anne Police chief Scott Keller told the Salisbury Daily Times that the device was x-rayed by the Maryland Fire Marshall’s bomb squad and found to be a fake.

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9:25 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Plans for New Homeless Shelter in Princess Anne

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Town officials in Princess Anne are trying to reopen the only homeless shelter that was shut down after Hurricane Sandy hit the region.

At the time town officials said that water from the storm left the Wood Home with a lot of mold.

Garland Hayward, president of the Princes Anne Town Commission, told WBOC that he is trying to raise awareness about the homeless problem in the area.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has plans that include $640-thousand in federal funding to rebuild the facility.

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8:42 am
Mon May 6, 2013

No Decision Yet on Princess Anne Historic District

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Princess Anne town officials are reassuring the public that no decision has been made yet on whether to create a Historic District.

In the words of Town Commissioner Garland Hayward. “This is not a done deal.”

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the commissioners are expected to hold several more work sessions before bringing the issue to a vote.

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9:13 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Princess Anne Looking at Historic District

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Hotel Restoration

n Princess Anne a former downtown restaurant could become a visitor’s center with a link to the 18th century Washington Hotel that is being restored next door.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the three-story Victorian-era structure was built as an addition to the hotel and…in recent years…has served as a restaurant and bar.

But it is not needed as part of the renovation.

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8:46 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Grants Will Fund UMES Boulevard Round About Upgrade


Community Development Block Grants should cover the full cost of moving the water and sewer lines to allow for a traffic roundabout and sidewalk project at UMES Boulevard.


The town of Princess Anne will apply for the grants on behalf of the Somerset County Sanitary District.


Town Manager Brenda Benton told the Salisbury Daily Times that the grants should cover the $25-thousands needed for the engineering study with a second grant to cover the construction cost.

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11:20 am
Thu October 18, 2012

A State Grant Could Help Get UMES Boulevard Round-About

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Princess Anne officials this week agreed to formally ask for a $25-thousand state grant for a water-and-sewer line study that is required for sidewalks and a roundabout on the northern edge of the town.


The proposed round-about would be located at the intersection of UMES Boulevard at Somerset Avenue.


The walkways would be extended from that intersection to Mount Vernon Road.


The project is expected to require the relocation of water and sewer lines.

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8:16 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Princess Anne Expected to Okay LED Signs

In Princess Anne the Volunteer Fire Company could get the okay to put up an electronic sign.


During tonight’s special session the Commission is set to take up legislation that would allow government or quasi-government agencies the right to have LED signs.


A final vote is set for September 10th.


The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Commissioners than will need to revise the rest of the ordinance to cover electronic signs for businesses.

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9:04 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Briefing In Somerset County on New State Septic Tank Law

The Somerset County Commissioners will get a briefing today on how the Maryland’s new septic tank law will impact the county.

Under the new law there are restrictions where residential development can take place.

Gary Pusey, the county’s planning director, said the county’s Planning Commission is now working on a map that divides the county into four tiered zones.

County planners will be working closely with the town of Princess Anne and the city of Crisfield which must create their own maps.

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8:36 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Princess Anne Ethics Exemption Request Turned Down by State

Princess Anne officials will not be exempted from a new state ethics law.

Maryland’s State Ethics Commission denied a request from city officials…who has asked for the exemption saying that the new rules could deter residents from running for elected office or agreeing to serve on an appointed board.

Town Commission President Garland Hayward told the Salisbury Daily Times that the decision was not unexpected since the state panel had not granted exemptions to towns above a certain population size.

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8:17 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Hopes for Winter Opening of MAC Center in Somerset County

Somerset County officials are hoping a new $1.3 million MAC center will be completed this winter that will provide an expanded space in Westover for senior citizens from Crisfield to Princess Anne.

The County Commissioners opened bids for the design work that ranged from $35-thosuand to $84-thousand for the 6-thousand-square-foot center…which will be located in a former elementary school building.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that it could be several weeks before a contract is awarded.

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8:35 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Princess Anne Officials Look Electronic Digital Signs

 

 

Signs are on the agenda for tonight’s Princess Anne Town Commissioners.

The commission imposed a 120-day moratorium on new signs to give it time to consider a request by the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company to install an electronic sign in the town’s historic district.

But the town’s 1996 ordinance does not take into account the new electronic digital signs.

Fire company member Steven Smith says that the proposed 7 by 3 foot sign would be smaller than the existing message board that now sits on the sidewalk.

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8:28 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Princess Anne Seeking State Help to Rehab Homes

 

          

          Princess Anne town officials are hoping to get funding and other support for a housing rehabilitation program to improve properties and create affordable homeownership.

            Town Manager Brenda Benton said that a committee was working on an application for a state Sustainable Communities designation.

            Two programs are under consideration.

            One would provide for low-to-moderate income housing while the other would concentrate on fixing up historic properties.