Chesapeake Harvest, a project of the Easton Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (FHCASA), has been awarded a USDA Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant. Designed to build a culture of food safety among specialty crop producers in the Chesapeake Bay region, the one-year award of just under […]

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Talbot County Chamber Workforce Development Task Force to convene

The Talbot County Chamber Workforce Development Taskforce will host its first meeting on November 6, 2018, from 8:00 – 9:30 am, at the Talbot Chamber office. This Taskforce is a collaborative effort of Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, government agencies and private sector community leaders. It will be an assembly of committed individuals who are […]

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Impact of human activities in the Tred Avon River

NOAA’s Cooperative Oxford Laboratory (COL) in Oxford, MD, conducted an ecological assessment in the Tred Avon River over a 3-year period (2015-2017) to identify impacts of human activity on the environment.  In this study, COL assessed the effects of different land use characteristics (urban, agriculture, mixed forest) on the condition of the aquatic ecosystem.

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Announcing New Easton Airport Manager – Micah Risher

On September 28th, Micah Risher, a lifetime Easton native and US Navy veteran, took the reins of Easton Airport, stepping into the very large shoes of the long-standing and much beloved former manager, Mike Henry.  Mr. Risher brings to his new role over 25 years of operational and administrative experience which directly applies to his […]

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Retiring Baby Boomer with a Business? Consider selling to your employees 

Baby boomers own the majority of small businesses, but only 17 percent of them have a formal exit plan for when they want to retire.  The consequences could mean the disappearance of the lifeblood of a community, jobs and community wealth.  A report published recently, “Co-Op Conversions at Scale,” takes a deep dive into another […]

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Talbot Commerce Park Poised For Growth

Talbot Commerce Park (TCP) is located in an ideal location close to the Easton bypass and Route 50.  The Park was annexed into the Town of Easton in 2014 and is fully upgraded with public sewer and water service, with complete access road improvements.  TCP’s 111 acres of land are zoned Business Commercial (BC) and […]

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Shore Regional Health Files Certificate of Need for New Hospital in Easton

An Architectural rendering of the exterior of the proposed new Easton hospital. Contributed photo. University of Maryland Shore Regional Health filed a Certificate of Need application to the Maryland Health Care Commission for a new hospital that will relocate and replace Shore Medical Center at Easton, currently located in downtown Easton. The current design of […]

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Housing on the Hill.  An Affordable Workforce Housing Effort

The Town of Easton currently owns six houses purchased through a Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund in an area that has become known as the “Hill”.  An additional house is owned by the Housing Authority of the Town of Easton.  These houses are located within a small four block area of the “Hill” […]

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Officials getting to the Point

EASTON — Representatives from the Town of Easton, Talbot County and the State of Maryland gathered for a preliminary meeting Aug. 28 at the Easton town hall to further discuss the Easton Point area. Easton Mayor Bob Willey led the meeting with a presentation outlining the project’s progress so far and the related resolutions that […]

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