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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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Port Street Plan Study Starts to Look at Affordable Housing

While it is too early to have any concrete ideas on the table as to how a Port Street Master Plan might look, the Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) took a few important steps over the last three days to start this important visioning process with a special focus on affordable housing. Through a series […]

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Chesapeake Harvest with Deena Deese Kilmon.

There seems to be a good bit of nostalgia about the traditional family farm on the Eastern Shore as of late.  Going back centuries, the idea of a self-sufficient, agricultural enterprise that’s focused on locally grown produce has had a minor renaissance as consumers continue to seek out healthy alternatives to commercial grown “fresh” fruit and […]

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Easton Velocity provides Gigabit Connectivity

EASTON, MD, December 16, 2016 — How does a town like Easton help spur economic development and appeal to technology-savvy businesses? While the charm of our Town may be a driving force, there is one more compelling component. Gigabit connectivity. The expansive fiber optic network throughout the Town of Easton is providing gigabit speed to […]

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