Friday, February 19, 2016


Maryland State Police News Release


(Somerset County, MD) On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, troopers from the Maryland State Police and officers from the Princess Anne Police Department conducted a collaborative effort and performed numerous alcohol compliance checks at retail establishments in Somerset County.

Law enforcement officers throughout Somerset County ensured that various retail establishments which hold a Somerset County Liquor License are denying sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years old.

A total of 18 retail establishments were checked.  The following retail establishments complied with the provisions of the law and denied the sale of alcoholic beverage to minors:
  • Arby’s General Store, Wenona, Maryland
  • Brew Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland
  • Junior’s Stop and Shop, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kash and Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Somer’s Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Spike’s Pub and Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Dash Inn, Westover, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland
  • Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
  • King’s Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland

The following retail establishments were not in compliance with the provisions of the law and sold alcoholic beverages to a minor:
  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Becky’s Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Lucky’s Last Chance, Chance, Maryland

The establishments which sold alcoholic beverages will be required to appear before the Somerset County Liquor Board and face possible sanctions from that board. The individuals who sold alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21 years old will be required to appear in the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County for selling an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 years old.

In an effort to reduce the access of alcoholic beverages to minors, Troopers and Officers will continue with unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of the hands of minors.  With homecoming activities going on at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, St. Patrick’s Day, and Washington High School and Crisfield High School’s proms right around the corner, law enforcement will be making a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of our youth.  After the compliance checks were conducted, establishments were provided with educational literature which can be used to help them determine the authenticity of identification documents.  This collaborative effort amongst law enforcement partners will continue throughout the year in an effort to keep everyone safe.

Funding for this initiative was provided by the Somerset County Local Management Board Inc.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Astronomy Program At Wallops

Winter Astronomy Series  

Winter Astronomy Series
Lagoon Nebula
Credits: Mike Potter
February 19, and March 18

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue the Astronomy and Night Sky Winter Series on Friday, February 19 from 7 – 10 p.m.
During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views of objects in the winter night sky.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will occur regardless of weather, however, telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather

Sunday, February 14, 2016


(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

January, 1970

(The Daily Times, Salisbury)

The armory, of course, was later acquired by Pocomoke City and for many years was home to our police department, but is there still a future for the building?  Last month at a meeting of Citizens For A Better Pocomoke there was a suggestion to form a volunteer group to look into saving the armory. Here are some recent comments from Pocomoke Public Eye readers. If you have an opinion about the armory please leave your comment.

good luck saving the armory, I would start fundraising immediately and ask the city to donate the building to your organization, all you would need to do is pay the taxes each year and the city would be glad to give it to you probably. last i saw, you could still use the gym

Forget the armory, even if the City gives it to you for free. It's a fire trap and the insurance premiums would be astronomical. Liability insurance would be out of sight, as well. Repairs to the plumbing and heating systems would bankrupt any civic organization. There is a reason it is vacant; no one with any business sense is willing to touch it.

Sorry to say, but you may as well forget the armory. The building is almost 100 years old and is basically a toxic waste site. It is loaded with asbestos, lead paint, lead from the bullets in the shooting range, mold and mildew. The city received a very cursory estimate to rehab the building and bring it up to current code. That estimate exceeded one million dollars. The plumbing, heating and electrical systems are all obsolete. Slim is right, there is a reason the building is empty. It needs to be torn down and the sooner the better.

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