Seacrets introduces shuttle

The largest bar and nightclub in Maryland’s seaside resort town is now offering to pick you up for free, and then when you leave, to drop you off anyplace you’d like. Seacrets owner Leighton Moore said his new courtesy shuttle service will run year-round and will keep bar patrons from getting behind the wheel. But more important, it’s going to keep tourist dollars in his pocket. (Daily Times)

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Town of Chevy Chase hires consultant to review Purple Line study

The Town of Chevy Chase has hired an engineering consultant to review a final state study of how a proposed Purple Line transitway would affect local communities. (Wash. Post)

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Three Crownsville State Hospital buildings set for demolition

Three cottages at the former Crownsville State Hospital are slated for demolition by Maryland’s Department of General Services. The agency requested permission from the state Board of Public Works to demolish cottages 37, 39 and 45 at the former mental hospital. The board is scheduled to vote on the request on Wednesday. (Capital)

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Watermen say summer's crab harvest lowest in years

 

Watermen and scientists in Maryland are saying this is the worst crab season in recent memory, and are blaming weather patterns, an abundance of predators and even cannibalism. “It’s definitely an off season,” John “Willy” Dean of Scotland, a crabber who is the president of the St. Mary’s Watermen’s Association, said earlier this month. (Recorder)

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Sodium content might be required on some menus in Pr. George’s

Some fast-food restaurants post calorie information on menus. Others offer brochures listing calories, sugar and cholesterol for those who ask. Soon, many restaurants across the country will be expected to tell their customers what’s in their food because of the new federal health-care law. (Wash. Post)

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Death of her son leads to a mother’s full-time fight

Passage of time hasn’t eased the pain caused by the death of Kimberly Booker’s son, Alexander. The 11-year-old died in 2007 when a motorized vehicle at a construction site in Fort Washington overturned on top of him. Although her work has broadened over the years to include all child-safety issues, Booker’s main focus remains safety at construction sites. (Wash. Post)

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Artscape visual arts coordinator Jim Lucio resigns

Jim Lucio, who succeeded Gary Kachadourian as visual arts coordinator for Artscape in 2009, has resigned. An imaginative artist, Lucio won praise for spicing things up at Artscape, the annual summer event in Baltimore billed as the country's largest free arts festival. (Balt. Sun)

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Property owner says she does not want to be part of proposed Havre de Grace annexation

The request to have Havre de Grace annex 241 acres off Route 155 may hit a roadblock as one of the affected property owners says she does not want her land taken into the city limits. Charlotte Patrone, who owns 4.21 acres adjacent to the Bulle Rock water tower, said she does not want to be part of the large annexation request that was introduced last week via resolution for consideration by the Havre de Grace City Council. (Aegis)

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