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The Depart­ment of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Af­fairs has an­nounced recre­ational and wa­ter­way im­prove­ments for the state to­tal­ing $370,924. Two al­lo­ca­tions, to­tal­ing $98,924, are in­cluded for the Mat­a­peake Ferry site on Kent Is­land.

The largest of the two projects is a state and fed­eral cost shar­ing pro­gram for the for­mu­la­tion of a har­bor or refuge and the in­stal­la­tion of a launch­ing ramp and fish­ing pier at Mat­a­peake cost­ing $84,480 with the state con­tribut­ing $42,240 and the fed­eral gov­ern­ment adding the ad­di­tional 50 per­cent.

The sec­ond lo­cal project is an ac­ces­sory de­vel­op­ment pro­gram to pro­vide an ac­cess road of more than 3,000 feet and am­ple park­ing space for the an­tic­i­pated num­ber of users. Much grad­ing, clear­ing and level­ing is in­cluded in the cost of $14,444, for which the county is re­spon­si­ble for $7,222 or 50 per­cent.

* * * A grand to­tal of 16 cars were banged up in seven sep­a­rate rear-end col­li­sions on the twolane Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge over the past week­end as 76,525 ve­hi­cles at­tempted to jam them­selves on the spam in the three-day pe­riod.

Most of the driv­ers and pas­sen­gers were spared as only two per­sons were hos­pi­tal­ized with in­juries suf­fered in the crashes.

The one-way traf­fic plan had to be put into ef­fect 15 times, be­gin­ning with two times east­bound Fri­day evening. Mo­torists head­ing for the East­ern Shore started cre­at­ing a pileup early Satur­day and the east­bound one-way plan was started at 8:07 a.m. Heavy west­bound traf­fic tied up the East­ern Shore just be­fore noon and the bridge was turned one-way west­bound at 11:30 a.m. and the one-way idea was al­ter­nated through the af­ter­noon.

* * * As in last year’s ini­tial event, Queen Anne’s County will take an ac­tive part in the sec­ond an­nual Mary­land Clam Fes­ti­val in An­napo­lis, Aug.1113.

The Cen­tre­ville Cham­ber of Com­merce will spon­sor Pat Cle­venger, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cle­venger of Gra­sonville, as a can­di­date for Miss Clam Fes­ti­val on Fri­day on 9 p.m.

A lo­cal group of young

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