150 years ago

Kent County News - - OPINION -

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.

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