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Tag Archives: St. Mary’s River

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary – Ryan Christopher Brittingham, 25, of Crisfield, was charged with illegally harvesting wild oysters in an oyster sanctuary after officers conducting surveillance watched four vessels enter the protected area and remove 36 ½ bushels of oysters. The oysters were seized and returned to the sanctuary.

Ben Bradlee dead at 93

At lunch in Trader Vic’s in Washington DC in 1995, hosted by Bradlee for the purpose of giving his view on government to two newly elected Republican St. Mary’s County Commissioners, Larry Jarboe and Chris Brugman, Bradlee had a lot to say about the GOP takeover of Congress in the previous year’s election.
One thing that he said that stood out in my mind was that with so many Republicans elected to Congress and the dramatic shift of GOP being in charge of Congress for the first time in forty years, that there would be plenty for reporters to write about.
“They will be able to come to work and fill their lunch buckets every day,” Bradlee said.

Ten Yellow Neds or a Cooler Full of Cats

  Fifty years ago, Allen’s Fresh Bridge on Rt. 234 was the place to be during the first week of March. I remember well as a boy seeing anglers standing…