EASTERN SHORE

Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light

Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light 

The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets.

Letter penned by teacher placed on leave a point of contention for lawyers

Attorney says authorities shouldn't have released parts of four-page letter written by teacher.

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After respite, Bay's 'dead zone' back with a vengeance

After shrinking for a while to its smallest size in 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" has made a late-summer comeback, and that's not good for crabs, fish and oysters.

Highway worker killed in St. Michaels work-zone crash

A contracted highway worker for the State Highway Administration died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a work zone in St. Michaels, according to the SHA and Maryland State Police.

Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

Eight of state's Democrats urge Obama to reconsider oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic coast; two support testing.

Ocean City police investigate suspicious death of N.J. man

Ocean City police are investigating the "suspicious" death of a 38-year-old New Jersey man.

Getting caught didn't deter alleged jewel thieves from more heists, police say 

Robert Weathers charged in thefts around the state, Michigan to South Carolina.

Maryland student has close encounter with great white shark

Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan.

Two watermen plead guilty in striped bass poaching case 

A fish poaching case that began in February 2011 is finally coming to a close.

2 Eastern Shore men charged with trying to carve off roommate's tattoo 

Two Hebron residents were charged Monday with attempted murder and assault for beating a man, attempting to carve a tattoo from his arm, and setting him on fire, police said. The victim remains in critical condition at a burn center in Baltimore, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said.

Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations 

"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa.

Manure-burning power plant in limbo 

The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry