25 YEARS AGO
Queen Anne’s County employees were told Wednesday that all salaries will be frozen during the next fiscal year because of the budget crunch.
Freezing approximately 340 employee salaries is expected to save the county about $ 230,000, according to Joe Zimmerman, the county’s finance director. That saving does not include about $ 1.2 million the county would save if the 412 teachers in the county go along with the pay freeze and if no new teachers are hired.
“We don’t like to be doing something like this, but the way things are right now, we have to do it,” said William V. Riggs IV, president of the commissioners.
••• After two rounds of hearings, the Queen Anne’s County Zoning Board of Appeals has approved requests from three landowners to allow a New Jersey logging company to cut trees on property within the 1,000- foot critical area.
The approval of the re- quests marks the first time since the county’s adoption of its Critical Areas Ordinance that logging has been permitted in a Resource Conservation Critical Areas District.
The conditional use permits carry several conditions limiting the harvest to a specific number of trees which have been marked and shown to state and county officials.
••• The founder of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Dr. Reginald Van Trump Truitt, died Thursday, April 11, 1991, at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 100.
The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is now a part of the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies of the University of Maryland System. Dr. Truitt retired from the university in 1950 and moved to Kent Island, but still kept active, launching a campaign to turn Assateague Island into a national shoreline.
During his academic training, his scientific interests had shifted from studying insects to the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.