150 years ago
Dec. 26, 1868
• In reply to a letter of inquiry by Captain Davidson, for the opinion of Attorney General Jones upon the construction of the clause in the oyster law, section 16th, forbidding dredging for ‘oysters in any river, creek, cove, inlet, bay or sound within the limits of any county of the State,’ that officer states that he is of opinion that it does not apply to rivers which form the dividing line between two counties, and which cannot properly be said to be within the limits of any county.
100 years ago Dec. 28, 1918
• The roadway at the Chester Cemetery has been improved and the unsightly vines grubbed up from several lots so that the city of the dead has taken on a new appearance. Dec. 25, 1943
• At the Chestertown bi-ennial municipal election Monday, only 22 out of a total 260 registered voters cast their ballots. Mayor Phillip G. Wilmer, Jr., received the total of 15 votes cast for reelection.
• The Kent and Queen Anne’s Racing Association, operators of Radcliffe Driving Park, has closed its books for the year with a substantial balance. The association is planning a number of improvements to be finished before the opening of next season. The erec-
Dec. 25, 1968
• Burglars made a haul of $708.10 in cash from Barret Shoes in the Kent Plaza Shopping Center early Sunday and possibly made off with some merchandise. Entry to the store had been gained by throwing a stone, apparently wrapped in a cloth, through the front glass door.
• Meeting last Wednesday, the Kent County Board of Education, with all five members present, heard a delegation from the Chestertown High School Athletics Booster Club on increased county participation in interscholastic sports. The delegation requested increased appropriations for athletics with the ultimate aim of having the county completely finance such activities.