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The newly completed traffic study made by a New York consultant firm seems to assure that the parallel Chesapeake Bay Bridge will take priority over a northern or southern crossing.
Gov. Spiro T. Agnew met earlier this week with top state highway officials in an effort to draw closer to a priority decision on the three Chesapeake Bay bridges and the second Baltimore Harbor tunnel the State Roads Commission has obtained the authority to build.
* ** Quick work by a State Police officer and Kent Island firemen held the damage to a minimum when Thompson’s store caught fire late Saturday night at Dominion.
Thomas Thompson, who lives over the store, was not home at the time. The fire was contained to the back portion of the building under a stairway.
* ** Thirty percent of the registered voters of Queen Anne’s County turned out Tuesday to cast their ballot in the special Constitutional Convention election and name Carter M. Hickman to the one delegate’s seat from this county.
It was a close contest between Hickman and prominent Centreville attorney Clayton C. Carter.
* ** Pretty, dark-haired Diane L ynch of near Ingleside was crowned Area 7 Dair y Princess for Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil counties Friday evening at Kennedyville.
It was the second crown in three years for Diane — she was named Queen Anne’s County Farm Bureau Queen in July 1965.