25 YEARS AGO
New building permits along Queen Anne’s County shoreline could come to a screeching halt next monthif local laws aren’t soon changed to comply with Chesapeake Bay Critical Area legislation.
In a letter hand-delivered to Queen Anne’s County Commissioners last Thursday, the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission has threatened to stop the issuance of building permits for single-family homes here if amendments to the county’s critical area pogram aren’t submitted to the commission by April 17.
The strong warning from the governor’s appointed commission comes almost three years after “exhaustive” discussions between the two parties began in the fall of 1989.
••• The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners unanimously adopted two development proposals last Tuesday that will shape the way the Kent Narrows is developed.
In addition the commissioners adopted a bond bill to allow them to sell $450,000 in bonds to finance the first phase of imporvements to the east side of the Kent Narrows.
The bonds are expected to cover the engineering plans, parking spaces, benches, lights and a boardwalk for pedestrians. The money is expected to be paid back by the business owners in the Kent Narrows.
••• An archaeologist with Maryland State Historical Trust, which has held up approval for the construction of a million-dollar marina here, says the waterfront area in question may have never been dredged and could be a veritable treasure trove of artifacts.
“We have not be able to find a record of dredging (in the northwest quadrant of the Narrows),” said Bruce Thompson, assistant state underwater archaelogoist for the Historical Trust. “It may be possivle to find colonial or even pre-colonial artifacts here.”
• • • A Grasonville man accused of shooting five people at a priate party in Chestertown last summerpleaded guilty to those charges in Kent County Circuit Court last Thursday.
William Beach, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with attempt to murder and one charge of unlawful use of a handgun. He had faced four counts of attempted murder, six counts of assault with intent to murder, six counts of assault and battery, six counts of reckless endangerment, and six counts of unlawful use of a handgun during the commission of a felony.
• • • On Monday, April 6, Centreville voters will be electing one council member to serve a three-year term.
The last special election in December brought out 3276 of 1,000 registered voters to choose from five candidates. The turnout was a marked increase from the April 1991 election in which only one person ran and 25 residents voted.
Running in this year’s election are David Boyles, Ann Tamlyn, and current Council Presdient Charles Walls.
• • • A Baltimore woman’s twoyear search for her long lost siblings ended with a call from the Eastern Shore.
Imagine the surprise of Nina Shuck, 24, when she got a call from her sister who lives two hours away in Grasonville.
While Shuck has been searching for her brother and sisters for two years, Grasonville Brenda Lou Harris didn’t start her search until two months ago. That’s when she learned her 6-yearold son, J.R., was stricken with Grave’s disease and hypothyroid disease.
Her search didn’t take long after she gave her adoption papers to the Howard County Department of Adoption. Soon she was given the name of her biological sister and called her.
Their first meeting took place last Thursday night at University Hospital in Baltimore where Harris’ son is being treated.