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Posted on: October 23, 2018

QAC’s 3rd Annual Career Opportunity Fair Nov. 14th

  Fifteen companies will be attending and actively hiring for positions ranging from entry level to professional during the Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic and Tourism Development’s 3rd Annual Career Opportunity Fai...

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County News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

New Courthouse Dedication Saturday

  The new Queen Anne's County Circuit Courthouse Dedication will be held 10 a.m. October 27, at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the historic courthouse with a procession moving across the street to the new site, accompanied by the Centreville Middle Schoo...

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County News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

10K Bridge Race Detour Nov. 4th 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The fifth annual Across the Bay 10K will take place on Sunday, November 4th. More than 20,000 participants are expected to run or walk the 6.2 miles from Northrop Grumman on the western shore, across the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, along ...

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County News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications is November 24, 2018.

The following boards and commissions have vacancies:...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

The Likely Implications of an Improved US 301 in Queen Anne’s County

US 301 Improvements will Likely be Significant in Queen Anne’s County

 Improvements currently being rendered to US 301 in Delaware will remove historical bottlenecks while supplying an expressway-quality thoroughfare stretching from I-95...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Nov. 3rd is the 5th Annual QAC Make A Difference Day

  This year’s event will be held at Sudlersville Middle School, located at 600 Charles Street in Sudlersville and will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 “As in the past we will have two de...

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County News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

QAC Works to Reduce Flood Insurance Premiums

Queen Anne’s County has begun an application process that could save homeowners and businesses 10 percent on their flood insurance premiums.

Todd Mohn, director of public works, said that the county has about 2,300 homes and buildings which pay ...

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County News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Chris Herren speaks in Queen Anne’s County Free event highlights substance abuse awareness Nov 13

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CHESTER –  Former Boston Celtics player Chris Herren is coming to Kent Island next month for a free community event as part of QAC Goes Purpl...

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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Retiring Judge Joseph V. DiPietro Honored

Retiring Queen Anne’s County’s Orphans’ Court Chief  Judge Joseph V. DiPietro, center, was recognized by the county commissioners and many of his peers, Tuesday during the October 9, commission meeting. Judge DiPietr...

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County News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Character Counts! of Queen Anne’s County Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser

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Character Counts! of Queen Anne’s County  Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser 

(Centreville, MD, 2018) – Character Counts! is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser during the months of October and November to raise fu...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Citizens Can Help with Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to FEMA. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. Governments engage in hazard mitigation pl...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Roof Repair to County Office Building to Begin in October

  Beginning in October, work will begin on the roof of the Queen Anne’s County Office Building at 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, to replace materials which have not performed in accordance with the approved architectural specifications...

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County News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Proposed Beach-to-Bridge Traffic Plan

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For more information about the proposed plan review the documents below.

We are pleased to present the attached "Proposed Beach to Bridge Traffic Plan" for your review. The objective o...

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County News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of 9/18 County Commissioner Meeting

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Folks,

Commissioners meeting started at 2:15 on Tuesday with the District 36 Delegation to discuss any FY19 legislative initiatives. This is followed with the MDOT CTP Tour at 3:00. One of the main issues discussed with MDOT was the proposed Beach to Bridg...

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County News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

QAC Goes Purple Artistic Sign Donation

As part of QAC Goes Purple, the opioid crisis awareness campaign, artist Marci Stinson recently created and donated artwork to both Sherriff Gary Hoffman and the county’s tourism and economic development office. Pictured from left are: Sherriff ...

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County News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the Sept. 11 Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting started at 8:45 with admin session for two boards; the Housing Authority and the Spending Affordability Committee. Consensus was taken to hold the Housing Authority appointment and reappoint Anne Welsh to Spending Affordability Committee. Vo...

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County News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Know Your Evacuation Zone

 

STEVENSVILLE - Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with local emergency managers, is rolling out a new hurricane and severe weather evacuation system as a result of the Maryland hurricane evacuation study which concluded ...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

SKI Rate Schedule Adopted

  In keeping with their commitment to keep the cost of the sewer service to existing homeowners on southern Kent Island at or below $100/month, the commissioners voted unanimously on August 28th to adopt Resolution 18-44 which establishes the Sou...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the Aug. 28th Commissioners' Meeting

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Folks,

Meeting began at 4:00 with a personnel discussion, followed by two closed sessions to consult with counsel.

Tab 3, Action:

1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Congestion and Contra-flow - held

2. CPOA exemption request from Admissions and Amusement Tax &ndash...

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County News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

New Notification System for Sports Leagues Using QAC Parks

  As parents and kids gear up for the fall sports season, Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Department is taking advantage of a digital app to alert park users to field closures and openings.

 “We will now be ut...

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First-Time User Guide for Rainout Line County News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Parks Crews to Take Down Trees Afflicted with Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

STEVENSVILLE – A small shiny green beetle is decimating ash trees nationwide and this invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer, is now in Queen Anne’s County.

 County Parks crews will be removing, quarantining, and then...

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A Homeowners Guide - The Emerald Ash County News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Chesterwye House is Now a Home to 4 Disabled Men

The brand new Chesterwye House in Stevensville opened its doors Monday to four roommates - David, Anthony, PJ and Mike, who along with their caretakers will make a home at 325 State Street. The following day, the Chesterwye House invited those who made th...

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County News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Water & Sewer Fee Reduced for Low Income Homeowners

CENTREVILLE- The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted August 14, on Ordinance 18-09 which raises the income level from $25,000 adjusted gross annual income to $35,000 as the income level at which the county will pay the users “Ready...

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County News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Public Works Director Todd Mohn give a wrap-up of this week's County Commissioner meeting

Folks,

I sat in for a Gregg yesterday so he could enjoy some very well deserved time away on vacation.

So, the meeting began at 8:50am with an administrative session for appointments to the Broadband Advisory Council and the Social Services Board. There was...

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County News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Safe Disposal of Mercury Thermostats

 

 Mercury Thermostats can now be recycled at the Centreville Transfer Station (dump), because of a partnership with the Midshore Regional Recycling Program and Thermostat Recycling Corporation. As many homeowners are switching to smart t...

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County News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Stand Up Against Substance Abuse this September ‘Go Purple’ with QAC Goes Purple

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410.934.7537

 

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Aug. 1, 2018

Stand Up Against Substance Abuse this September

‘Go Purple’ with QAC Goes Purple

 

CENTREVILLE –  Queen Anne’s Coun...

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County News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd’s Wrap Up of Commissioners July 24th Meeting

Folks,Meeting began at 5:20 with an administrative session for an Ethics Commission appointment and Broadband Advisory Council appointments. There was a consensus in closed session and vote in open session for the appointment of Jerry Jordan to the Ethics...

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County News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Lt. Governor Joins in QAC Opiod Sign Ceremony

This morning, July 17th, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined Sheriff Gary Hofmann, QAC Commissioner James Moran and Delegate Steve Arentz in recognizing the joint efforts from the state level to the local level to bring awareness to the critical problem o...

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County News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the July 10th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,Meeting started at 8:30 on Tuesday with a legal closed session.  There was consensus to ask Patrick to follow up with opposing counsel on an issue.  They also had an administrative session to select a Parks and Rec Advisory Board m...

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County News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

“Celebrate Women in Queen Anne’s County”

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WHEREAS, prior to 1920, women did not have the right to vote; and WHEREAS, the effort for the vote for women first became a major public effort at a convocation known as the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in 1848; and WHEREAS, on the first day of the...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

QAC Recognized as One of Healthiest Maryland Businesses

QAC Wellness Committee members from left: Dawn Lange, Connie Toulson, Susan Earls, Beverly Churchill, Tina Miles, Heather Clark

The award was presented on Friday, June 1, 2018, where fifty-eight Maryland employers were recognized as Healthiest Maryland Bus...

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County News
Posted on: June 30, 2018

Emergency Services Upgrades System to Quickly Find 911 Cell Phone Callers

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QAC’S 9-1-1 Dispatchers, such as Frank Kelley pictured, will be able to locate callers within 3 to 5 feet of their location, thanks to upgrades made by Apple devices and Queen Anne’s County Emergency Services.

CENTREVILLE – Th...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Low income community park is revamped in one day & QAC helped

A Queen Anne’s County Park’s crew helped create a great new ballfield last week. Pictured from left: Cole Coursey, Matt Walters, Paul Jones and Chris Jones

CENTREVILLE – A Queen Anne’s County Park’s crew ha...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

QAC Goes Purple to Fight Opioid Abuse

QAC is going Purple in September! This effort will help raise awareness and prevent opioid drug use. Stay tuned for more details! For now please complete a survey, we will send a follow up survey at the end of September.  ow.ly/WzX930ky9Ey

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County News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Congratulations Shelley and Sudlersville Senior Center!

The Fundraising Program Award from the Maryland Association of Senior Centers was presented to Sudlersville Senior Center on June 14, 2018 for their Quarter Auctions and Basket Bingos.  Accepting the award is Shelley Wheatman, Senior Center Manag...

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County News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Maryland & QAC Launch “Know Your Zone”

 Maryland & QAC Launch “Know Your Zone”

Hurricane Preparedness Campaign

 

Program Designed to Ease Evacuation in Areas Subject to Tidal Floods, Surge

 

STEVENSVILLE - With the record-setting 2017 hurricane sea...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

New QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather

New QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather

 With the passage of a new Queen Anne’s County Animal Control Ordinance it is now against the law to leave your dog outside in extreme weather.

 The QAC Commissioners vote...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the June 12th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting started at 8:30 with a closed session to discuss a lease issue with counsel.

Tab 2, DPW:

Admin/Engineering

1. Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) Agreement Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Contract for FY2019 – approved

2. Kent Is...

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County News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Book Swap Box at Matapeake Beach

In coordination with the QAC Parks & Recreation, members of the Kent Island High School National English Honor Society funded, constructed and installed a free book swap box which has been placed at the Matapeake Beach Entrance. Pictured from left to ...

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County News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Queen Anne’s & Cecil Counties Form Stormwater Coalition

CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County and Cecil County jointly filed a petition to appeal a stormwater permit recently issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). MDE issued the general Phase II National Pollution Discharge Eliminati...

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County News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

QAC to Increase School Security

Queen Anne’s County residents will be getting a letter in the mail from the County Commissioners regarding the unanimous decision to increase police presence in schools.

 During their May 22, meeting Commission President Stephen Wilson s...

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County News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

QAC Gets $1.4 Million in Waterway Grants & GVFD Gets $ for Safety Equipment

  Queen Anne’s County was awarded more than $1.4 Million in Waterway Improvement funds and another $10,000 for life saving equipment went to the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD).

 Jason Anthony, GVFD’s Fire Chief and ...

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County News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Week

Pictured, front row from left; Claire Andrezejewski and Jeramiah Buckey, granddaughter and son of Commission Robert Buckey. Back row from left; Commissioners James Moran, Mark Anderson, Stephen Wilson, Sheri Buckey and Commissioners Robert Buckey and Jack...

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County News
Posted on: May 8, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the May 8th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting started at 8:30 with closed session with County Attorney Pat Thompson to discuss a legal issue. This was followed by an admin session to go over a number of board appointments. In open session the commissioners voted on the following appoitm...

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County News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

QAC Adds Opioid Awareness Sign Near Bay Bridge.

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Watch the WBOC TV 16 News Broadcast - QAC Adds Opioid Awareness Sign Near Bay Bridge. 

 It took months for QAC Commissioner James Moran to negotiate bureaucracy but Monday he saw his vision become a reality with the placement of an Opioid...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Island Dog Park’s Improvements Completed

Island Dog Park’s Improvements Completed

Island Dog Park recently celebrated its 12th year of popularity and intense use, said the park’s designer Nancy Scozzari, with Queen Anne’s County. “We’ve been worki...

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County News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Quinn Petition

WASHINGTON D.C. – On April 23 the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Petition for Certiorari (review of lower court ruling by a higher court) filed by Southern Kent Island real estate developer Kevin Quinn, et al., against Queen Anne’s Coun...

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County News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the April 24th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

It was Budget hearings week this week and last night was the last of 3 nights of hearings. I do want to clarify one thing; the compensation for FY19 includes a 2% COLA but no Pay For Performance for County employees. 

Tab 3, Action:

1. An Agr...

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County News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

The newly resurfaced Goodhands Creek Landing has re-opened

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The newly resurfaced Goodhands Creek Landing has re-opened. This 1.5 acre facility on Goodhands Creek off Prospect Bay has a 15 foot wide boat launching ramp and is accessible for fishing and crabbing. The landing also offers a wheelchair accessible porta...

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County News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Big Changes at QAC Parks & Recreation

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 The Parks Department and the Recreation Department in Queen Anne’s County have been reunited as one Parks and Recreation Department and are under the leadership of a new director who brings 15 years of experience in running recreation ...

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County News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

QAC Emergency Preparedness Seminars Offered Free to Groups, Clubs and Neighborhoods

Cutline: On April 6th, Symphony Village Celebrated a Decade as Community Emergency Response Team i.e. CERT. a Community Emergency Response Team, and a part of the United States’ Citizen Corps Program. CERT members give critical support to first ...

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County News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

KI Traffic Gridlock Solutions a County Priority

 

 

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners and the state continue to seek solutions to curb traffic gridlock on Kent Island. Recently two new initiatives have been agreed upon, a study of the feasibility of a Cox Creek C...

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County News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the April 10th Commissioners' Meeting

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Folks,

Meeting began at 8:30 with 2 closed sessions, both consult with counsel.

Tab 2, DPW:

1. 2018 Annual MDOT Transportation Priority Letter – approved

2. Rain-for-Rent Dewatering System – info

3. Cross County Connector Trail (CCCT) &...

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County News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Critical Workforce Mortgage Program Seeks Applicants for Zero Interest, Deferred Payment Loans

Donald Smith, a 12-year-volunteer with the Crumpton Volunteer Fire Department, received a $50,000 zero interest, deferred payment loan as part of Queen Anne’s County’s Critical Workforce Mortgage Program.Pictured from left are County C...

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County News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

QAC Earns AAA Bond Rating from Standard and Poor’s

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CENTREVILLE – This time last year Queen Anne’s County was celebrating the fact that, for the first time ever the New York bond rating agency FitchRatings, bestowed the highest possible AAA rating for Queen Anne’s County. Now ...

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County News
Posted on: March 29, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the March 27th Commissioners' Meeting

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Folks,Tuesday began with budget workshops at 2:00, followed by a closed session, land at 5:00 to discuss property in Church Hill that would work well as a DES station. Consensus in closed was to move forward with a contingent contract on the parcel and vo...

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County News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Visitors Center New Hours

Chesapeake Heritage Visitors Center has new hours that go into effect this week. The Visitors Center is located at 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester Maryland.

January - April

Mon-Friday 9am-4pm

 Saturday 10am-4pm

 Sunday 12pm-3pm

 

Ma...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

QAC Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

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Direct link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYM779K

Foreseeing and planning for disasters is one of the most important functions of emergency management, which is why Queen Anne’s County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. ...

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DES News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Rx Round-Up is Oct. 23, Oct. 25, and Oct. 26, 2018 in QAC

For Immediate Release                                           &a...

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DES News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Chris Herren speaks in Queen Anne’s County Free event highlights substance abuse awareness Nov 13

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Chris Herren speaks in Queen Anne’s County

Free event highlights substance abuse awareness 

 

CHESTER –  Former Boston Celtics...

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DES News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

QAC DES Lip Sync Challenge takes a serious approach to Opioid Crisis

QAC Department of Emergency Services Lip Sync Challenge. This video depicts an opioid overdose and how our crews would respond. QAC has gone purple for the Month of September to bring awareness to Opioid Addiction. For more info 

www.qacgoespurple...

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DES News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

The National EAS and WEA test has been postponed to October 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October...

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DES News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

For Immediate Release: 

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare.  Queen Anne’s Coun...

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DES News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Know Your Evacuation Zone

 

STEVENSVILLE - Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with local emergency managers, is rolling out a new hurricane and severe weather evacuation system as a result of the Maryland hurricane evacuation study which concluded ...

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DES News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

DES and Sheriff's Office Train School Staff

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In conjunction with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff,  Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services personnel have been training the Queen Anne’s County Public School employees on Active Assailan...

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DES News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Stand Up Against Substance Abuse this September ‘Go Purple’ with QAC Goes Purple

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Media Contact:

Kelley Callaghan

410.934.7537

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 1, 2018

Stand Up Against Substance Abuse this September

‘Go Purple’ with QAC Goes Purple

 

CENTREVILLE –  Queen Anne’s Coun...

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DES News
Posted on: July 7, 2018

Public Health Advisory

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Public Health Advisory - There have been two possible opioid fatalities in the last 12 hours in the Kent Island and Grasonville area. Public Safety Officials are concerned there is a potent mixture in the area. Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff is...

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DES News
Posted on: July 4, 2018

QACTV takes a CERT class! Sign up now!

Our QACTV team recently spent some time with DES taking their Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) If you would like to join in the next class there is still room! Go to qacdes.org and click on the CERT Logo!