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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 21, 2018

Tax Relief May Be Available For Property Owners Impacted By Heavy Rain and Flood Damage

For immediate release:May 18, 2018Contact:Fallon Pattonfallon.patton@maryland.gov410-767-4884

Tax Relief May Be Available For Property Owners Impacted By HeavyRain and Flood DamageSDAT Will Identify Damaged Real Property for Reassessment, Encourages&nb...

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County News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Registration Extended for Two Trips! Tickets Available!

NEW YORK CITY, YOUR WAY!

Enjoy the day on your own in one of the most amazing cities in the world but leave the hassle of driving (and parking!) to us!  Whether you enjoy endless shopping, world-class museums, the Broadway lights or culturally ric...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Construction at Love Pt. Park Where it Meets Cross Island Trail

Construction to begin adjacent to Cross Island Trail at Old Love Point Park beginning the week of 5/14/18. Spring and Associate’s will be mobilizing  equipment and material to begin the sewer line installation between Old Love Point Par...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Temporary Single Lane Closure on Castle Marina Road

 

Delmarva Power and Light has nearly completed installation of underground power utilities along Castle Marina Road; however, the company needs to build a temporary overhead line to safely complete underground terminations inside of the new under...

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County News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

STEVENSVILLE – 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 June1, 2018.

 The following boards and commissio...

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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 5, 2018

3 Affordable Daytrips Now Open for Registration

 

 Catch the bus and relax on your choice of three daytrips heading to the National Aquarium, Tangier Island and Harrington Raceway and Casino.

 The Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services is offering these ...

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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: August 25, 2017

DES and MEMA Need Help Collecting Storm Damage Info

DES and MEMA Need Help Collecting Storm Damage Information

Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) need your help gathering storm damage information. DES and MEMA are exploring all possibil...

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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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County News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

No more 911 call busy signals on the Midshore

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No more 911 call busy signals on the Midshore

CENTREVILLE – 911 Dispatchers on the Midshore are joining ranks to ensure that 911 callers do not get a busy signal; instead overflow calls will roll over to another trained dispatcher in a neighborin...

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County News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

For immediate release:July 7, 2017Contact:Katie Kuehn katie.kuehn@maryland.gov443-240-2877

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Over $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic80% of Funding for Local Jurisdictions and Service Providers, Includes ...

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County News
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Resources for QAC Senior Citizens

Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging serves as a Maryland Access Point (MAP) site, which is the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for the State of Maryland.  It serves as the single point of entry for aging adults and indi...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program

Do you know someone trying to navigate the Medicare maze? There's help right in in QAC. Please share this link with those needing assistance. https://youtu.be/wuL3nKiAtoc

Additional Info... County News
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Cyclists - Did You Know???

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See and download maps from http://www.qac.org/1013/Hiker---Biker-Trails or pick up a hard copy at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center on Kent Island or at the Liberty Building in Centreville.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Tax Relief May Be Available For Property Owners Impacted By Heavy Rain and Flood Damage

For immediate release:May 18, 2018Contact:Fallon Pattonfallon.patton@maryland.gov410-767-4884

Tax Relief May Be Available For Property Owners Impacted By HeavyRain and Flood DamageSDAT Will Identify Damaged Real Property for Reassessment, Encourages&nb...

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DES News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

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

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

CENTREVILLE – Joseph Cichocki, of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, is reaching out to all county clubs, organizations, business...

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DES News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

911 Center Receives Proclamation from County Commissioners

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PROCLAMATION

Declaring National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

WHEREAS, emergencies can occur at any time that requires police, fire, emergency medical or search and rescue services; and

WHEREAS, professional telecommunicators are not visible as the me...

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DES News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic – Holding the Drug and Distribution Companies Responsible

The Opioid Epidemic – Holding the Drug and Distribution Companies ResponsiblePress Release from QAC Commissioner James Moran

Since becoming a commissioner in 2013, I have been actively involved with the Queen Anne’s County Drug Free Coa...

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DES News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

911 Center Employee Spotlight

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Sergeant Marie Starkey began her career as a Public Safety Telecommunicator with Caroline County in September of 2008. In April of 2014, Marie was hired full time by Queen Anne's County as a Public Safety Dispatcher. Her hard work and diligence have helpe...

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DES News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

911 Center A Shift

A Shift

Together, A Shift offers a combined total of 58 years of service. A Shift is comprised of Lieutenant Ronnie Harrison, 20 years of service, all with QA County. Ronnie was a member of Queenstown VFD for 14 years as an EMT/firefighter. Sergeant Michelle Mill...

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DES News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

911 Center C Shift

C Shift

The Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Division “C” shift is currently comprised of Lieutenant Brian Willey, fifteen years with the agency and has over twenty years’ experience as a Public Safety Telecommunicator. Sergeant Marie Starkey, four years wi...

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DES News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

911 Center B Shift

B Shift

The Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Division “B” shift is currently comprised of Lieutenant Jay Kundrat, ten years with the agency as a Public Safety Telecommunicator. Sergeant Tracey Johnston, three years with the agency. Public Safety Dispatcher-...

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DES News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

911 Center D Shift

D Shift

The Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 division “D” Shift is currently comprised of Lieutenant Kevin Carson, Sergeant Karla Schnoor, Public Safety Dispatcher-III (PSD-III) Justin Parsons, Public Safety Dispatcher-II (PSD-II) William McKercher and Publ...

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DES News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Fallen Hero Escort Friday, April 13, 2018


Last minute Fallen Hero Escort coming through QAC tomorrow morning. They will be at Route 301 and 19 at 5:00 am Friday, April 13, 2018

No further information at this time.

DES News
Posted on: December 11, 2017

QAC DES Training Academy Fire Officer One Course Complete

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Training Academy just completed a fire officer one course that consisted of four career members of the department as well as two volunteer members from Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department.

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DES News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Monitoring After Earthquake Near Delaware Coast

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (November 30, 2017) — In the wake of the earthquake that hit off the coast of Delaware this afternoon, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is monitoring for any reports of damage.

The quake, which the United States Geologic...

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DES News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Dover DE

At approximately 4:47pm, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 6 miles ENE of Dover, DE. DES is monitoring the event and will keep you updated when we have more information.

DES News
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Delmarva Power Donates Smoke Detectors to Maryland

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Any QAC citizens that do not currently have a smoke detector can contact the QAC Fire Marshal Office to get a new smoke detector.

Contact: Nick Morici                   &n...

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DES News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Fallen Hero Escort - 10/6/2017

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Fallen Hero Escort coming through QAC tomorrow 10/6. They will be at Rt301/19 around 10:30 am and continue across the bay bridge. More information to follow.

DES News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Heroin / Opiate Town Hall, Oct 12 Stevensville Middle School

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Since January 2017 in Queen Anne’s County, there have been at least four deaths resulting from Heroin/Opiate overdoses and 40 Heroin/Opiate overdoses.  These numbers do not include Queen Anne’s County residents who overdose or...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

QAC Telecommunicators of the Year

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On September 14, 2017 several Public Safety Dispatchers from Queen Anne’s County were honored with being named Telecommunicator of the year by the Maryland Emergency Numbers System Board. Queen Anne’s County Telecommunicators of the Ye...

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DES News
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Fallen Hero Escort ET1 Kevin Bushell, September 15, 2017

Fallen Hero Escort will be coming through Queen Anne's County on Friday, September 15, 2017. The escort is expected to arrive in the area of Route 19 and Route 301 approx. 9:30 am. The escort will continue south to the Bay Bridge.

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DES News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Comptroller Franchot give Proclamation to Department of Emergency Services

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Comptroller Franchot visit's QAC Department of Emergency Services on 9/11/17 and presents Director Scott Haas with a proclamation recognizing efforts during the recent tornado on Kent Island

Proclamation:

"In recognition of your unwavering commitment t...

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DES News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Department of Emergency Services Announces September is National Preparedness Month

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Centreville - Queen Anne’s County has faced several emergencies over the years from hurricanes and tropical storms to blizzards and flooding. Most recently a tornado went through several neighborhoods on Kent Island, but Queen Anne’s C...

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DES News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

DES and MEMA Need Help Collecting Storm Damage Info

DES and MEMA Need Help Collecting Storm Damage Information

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services (DES) and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) need your help gathering storm damage information. DES and MEMA are exploring al...

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DES News
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Vol. Firefighter Michael Faust Recognized by QAC Commissioners

Michael Faust, pictured center in his uniform, is a 4th generation firefighter, a 30-year member of Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company and will become the State President of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association in 2019. The Queen Anne’s County Commis...

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DES News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

No more 911 call busy signals on the Midshore

911 Dispatchers on the Midshore are joining ranks to ensure that 911 callers do not get a busy signal; instead overflow calls will roll over to another trained dispatcher in a neighboring county to insure that all calls are answered by a professional.

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DES News
Posted on: August 5, 2017

QACTV's Moving Tornado Video

The EF-2 Tornado that swept through QAC affected thousands of people. This is the story of the storm and the community's heroic response.