According to oral tradition, the Clan Mothers prayed for peace and survival and received a vision to follow Pocahontas, to marry their daughters to the white colonists in order to hide in plain sight, survive and preserve the tribal bloodlines until in the fullness of time the tribe could be rebornContinue Reading
About the same time of the year that the annual J. Milliard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake was being held in Crisfield, drawing politicians from all over Maryland, the State Police held a fruitless search for Honesty.Continue Reading
Instead of dropping him in his tracks with real bullets, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was on scene and deployed less lethal tactics which caused Sterling to comply with orders and drop the knife.Continue Reading
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., hoists an ailing captain from a motor vessel 12 miles off Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
The aircrew took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., where he was reported in stable condition. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.Continue Reading
Pirate Poachers of the Bay
Over the past year, THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY has been highlighting the arrests of outlaw watermen in the Maryland and Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Readers who have been following these violations and the tracking of the court appearances have been learning that, for most cases, the legal repercussions of these infractions have been very minor or non-existent.Continue Reading
The stranded persons were traveling on a 22 foot boat that became disabled due to a fuel system issue. Strong winds blew the vessel onto the beach of a small island. The victims were able to call for assistance using a cellular telephone. Due to the strong winds and shallow water, rescue boats were unable to reach the stranded persons.Continue Reading
DENTON, MD. — Heroin, the home wrecker, the heart-stopper, the black ice. For some, the final door to hell.
Maryland officials are scrambling statewide to find a way to reduce heroin use and the crescendo of overdose deaths linked to heroin and to that of a new/old synthetic drug called Molly, which killed two young people at a traveling dope show held last weekend at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.
One particularly dangerous version of the toxic drug is a fentanyl-laced heroin.
Heroin was once the province of junkies in the inner city — desperate and degraded, shooting up in alleys and tenements of major cities.Continue Reading
Fitzie’s Marina owner Dan FitzGerald reports that thirteen historic Chesapeake Bay Buyboats are visiting Fitzie’s this weekend.
“There were thirteen here last night and tonight and tomorrow we expect to host ten at Fitzie’s,” FitzGerald told THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY.
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The pair of ospreys residing in Prospect Bay returned on March 20, 2014. To their surprise they had a new platform to claim as home for a few months. The old platform “bit the ice” this past winter, and a new platform was put up closer to shore.Continue Reading
It’s hard to imagine that there are likely 100 million people who live within a four hour drive of the middle of the Potomac River. One can travel for an hour on the Potomac and if its late afternoon on a Sunday, nary a vessel will pass.Continue Reading