Har­ris de­serves our thanks

Record Observer - - Opinion - Stevensville Queen­stown

Con­gress­man Andy Har­ris de­serves our thanks for work­ing to pro­tect the process that is help­ing to clean up Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. He voted to try to beat back an amend­ment to the U.S House In­te­rior Ap­pro­pri­a­tions bill that would weaken the state/fed­eral part­ner­ship that is mak­ing good progress in im­prov­ing wa­ter qual­ity in the Bay.

Un­for­tu­nately, the amend­ment passed. Now our U.S. Sen­a­tors Mikul­ski and Caardin must must work with Con­gress­man Har­ris and the en­tire Mary­land House del­e­ga­tion to stop this mis­guided pro­vi­sion from ever be­com­ing law.

Thank you Con­gress­man Har­ris! Wye River cam­pus. I am writ­ing to clar­ify two points:

First, in ad­di­tion to the In­sti­tute, the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety also co-hosts this an­nual her­itage event, which, un­for­tu­nately, was not men­tioned in the ar­ti­cle. The so­ci­ety de­serves much credit for de­vel­op­ing the agenda, con­firm­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of dig­ni­taries and other of­fi­cials, and for help­ing the Aspen In­sti­tute in sus­tain­ing this sig­nif­i­cant an­nual cul­tural event in Queen Anne’s County and the East­ern Shore of Mar yland.

Sec­ond, the ar­ti­cle refers to the mon­u­ment on the prop­erty ded­i­cated to Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence signer Wil­liam Paca as his gravesite. While some of his descen­dants are buried at the prop­erty, we do not be­lieve Wil­liam Paca is buried there. The gran­ite marker erected in his mem­ory in 1910 by the Mary­land Chap­ter of the Sons of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion is of­ten con­fused as a grave stone.

Thank you again for in­form­ing the pub­lic of this won­der­ful tra­di­tion and we look for­ward to co-host­ing this event again next year with the Queen Anne’s County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

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