CENTREVILLE — With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was long since hot as blazes.
The Food & Water Watch organization claims that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the Chesapeake "Bay's biggest polluters" and that they are getting a free ride on the backs of the taxpayers. The facts speak otherwise.
Maryland officials pulled back Monday a proposed regulation aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now.
Tough new regulations to protect chicken growers on the Eastern Shore were quietly rolled back in a massive federal spending bill last month — enraging advocates for the mom-and-pop farms and straining their already rocky relationship with Salisbury-based Perdue.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Bank will have an array of horse racing artifacts, prints, racing silks and artwork. In addition, the Graw Days Speaker Series will feature authors, historians, and ghost stories.
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin joined an informal Chicken Caucus of senators Monday to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up efforts to help the mid-Atlantic poultry industry cope with the economic impact of drought.
100 Years Ago - Close shave - Ad for Laurel store: "Machinery Repairs of all Kinds. Whole and Odd Pieces of Harness, A large Variety. Feds of All Kinds. Special: I have 4 2-horse wagons, 3 inch rim carried over from last year, these I will sell at special bargains to make room for a car load of new buggies unloading now. Something most attractive and very cheap." M .J. Tighe, Laurel, Md.
After six months off to recover from the wear and tear of a North American record 22 straight victories, Rapid Redux will be retired next week to Kentucky Horse Park, his owner Robert Cole and trainer David Wells said.
Horse racing may face long odds against going the way of the old Havre de Grace track, but that the owners of a champion horse named their beast after the city is shows interest in the sport and its heritage remains.