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Wanna sail with Gary Jobson? Here’s how!

Wanna sail with Gary Jobson? Here’s how!

Very few people spend tens, if not hundreds, of hours soliciting funds for a worthy cause in hopes of being rewarded for such philanthropy. When the reward is the opportunity to cruise alongside a legendary sailor on his home waters, however, it just makes sense to enjoy the ride. Annapolis Yacht Club will serve as […]

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UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

UPDATE:  Kevin Leyland was a 2017 Graduate of the US Naval Academy.  A man from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania has been charged in relation to the burglary on Duke of Gloucester Street yesterday.  Police confronted the suspect, Kevin Leyland (22), in the home. Leyland broke out a third floor window attempting to elude police and fell three […]

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POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

In a purely unscientific manner, we are trying to get a pulse on the upcoming election.  Please take 30 seconds for this anonymous survey. Just click OK and it should scroll to the next question.

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Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) […]

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CRIME

UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

UPDATE:  Kevin Leyland was a 2017 Graduate of the US Naval Academy.  A man from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania has been charged in relation to the burglary on Duke of Gloucester Street yesterday.  Police confronted the suspect, Kevin Leyland (22), in the home. Leyland broke out a third floor window attempting to elude police and fell three […]

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Annapolis Police investigating overnight crime in Historic District

Annapolis Police investigating overnight crime in Historic District

UPDATE 2: From the APD: On August 20th at 4:16 a.m. officers responded to a call for help from a home in the 100 block of Duke of Gloucester Street.   The female resident reported that a male suspect forced open a door to the home and was still inside.  Officers arrived and began checking […]

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Annapolis man guilty in Brooke Court murder

Annapolis man guilty in Brooke Court murder

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Brandon Demon Johnson, 22, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Crime of Violence. “Although he did not pull the trigger, the fact remains that the victim would be alive today were it not for […]

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FOUND. Annapolis Police searching for critically missing juvenile

FOUND. Annapolis Police searching for critically missing juvenile

The Annapolis Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. Missing Subject: Destiny Riffle (09/14/2000) W/F, 5’04”, 200 lbs, red/brown hair.  Destiny Riffle is believed to be critically missing, her relatives are concerned for her welfare.  Destiny is not believed to be operating a vehicle.  She was last seen in the […]

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EVENTS

Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) […]

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Hospice of the Chesapeake readies for 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Hospice of the Chesapeake readies for 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Hospice of the Chesapeake staff, volunteers and sponsors are in the final stages of preparing for the nonprofit’s 15th annual golf tournament that will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Links. Each year the committee planning the event tries to outdo the previous tournament. This year, along with breakfast before the […]

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Colonial Players to present Shiloh Rules

Colonial Players to present Shiloh Rules

The Colonial Players, Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland is pleased to present the opening production of their 69th season, Shiloh Rules, by Doris Baizley. Beth Terranova directs the all-female season opener, which the New York Times calls “an inventive comedy with some drama, history and first-aid tips thrown in.” A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious […]

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Amps & Ales | September 16th!

Amps & Ales | September 16th!

Loud beer and even louder music!   Amps and Ales Festival combines the electricity of rock and roll music with a handpicked selection of America’s best craft beers held on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at Prince George’s Stadium, home of Bowie Baysox.   In its first year, Amps and Ales lines up seven of the […]

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AREA BUSINESSES

Joanie Peacock named “Legend” by Champion Realty

Joanie Peacock named “Legend” by Champion Realty

Joanie Peacock, who joined Champion Realty in 1994, has achieved “Legend” status in the Champion Hall of Fame for selling more than $100 million in real estate with Champion.  She is one of 33 sales associates to be named a Legend in the company’s 30-year history. “My work is fun and every day is different,“ […]

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New bilingual programs at Chesapeake Eye Care enhance experience for Spanish-speaking patients

New bilingual programs at Chesapeake Eye Care enhance experience for Spanish-speaking patients

Recognizing that communication is key to establishing confidence and trust in one’s medical providers, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center of Annapolis is launching a comprehensive series of initiatives designed to eliminate language barriers for Spanish-speaking patients. Every point in the patient experience at Chesapeake Eye Care – from viewing the practice’s website, calling for […]

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Finally! A Design/Build firm that offers IN-HOUSE Interior Design services for your luxury custom built home…

Finally! A Design/Build firm that offers IN-HOUSE Interior Design services for your luxury custom built home…

Congratulations! You have made the decision to build your “dream” home!” Now what? Before you select your design-build firm, make sure that the firm you choose not only fits your budget and style, but also offers professional interior design services. According to Brent Paquin, Paquin Design/Build, the firm you choose should have an interior designer […]

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Jeanneau to sponsor Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop at the US Sailboat Show

Jeanneau to sponsor Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop at the US Sailboat Show

Jeanneau will sponsor the 2017 United States Sailboat Show Take the Wheel Interactive Workshop which will be held October 6th, 7th, and 8th, the Annapolis Boat Shows announced today. Take the Wheel is designed for sailors looking to match the best boat with their personal sailing needs. The morning classroom style instruction by renowned expert and author Ralph Naranjo, covers sailboat options, how […]

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PODCAST

Peter Rivera brings the sounds of Rare Earth to Rams Head On Stage

Peter Rivera brings the sounds of Rare Earth to Rams Head On Stage

Recently, The Maryland Crabs spoke with Peter Rivera the lead singer, drummer, and voice of the Motown Records hit making group Rare Earth. While Peter Rivera is a name may may not come to you, the voice will. Peter was the soulful singer of Rare Earth who were topping the charts for Motown Records in […]

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PODCAST: Eastport Landing, a controversial project in the heart of Eastport

PODCAST: Eastport Landing, a controversial project in the heart of Eastport

The Eastportaricans are all fired up. Someone has proposed building 127 apartments adjacent and attached to the Eastport Shopping Center and they are up in arms. The end of the shopping center under consideration is largely vacant and the developers, Solstice Partners, are looking to include (in addition to the 127 apartments) a marketplace, some […]

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PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Trust, what they are doing to help the Bay

PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Trust, what they are doing to help the Bay

Dr. Jana Davis has been with the Chesapeake Bay Trust for more than a decade and now she is leading the effort to help the Bay.  The Maryland Crabs sat down with Dr. Davis to talk about the health of the Bay (it’s getting better), how you can help the Bay and look good while […]

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PODCAST: The Annapolis Film Festival, how it got here, where it is going

PODCAST: The Annapolis Film Festival, how it got here, where it is going

The Maryland Crabs recently sat down with Lee Anderson and Patti White. You may not know their names, but you certainly know their efforts. These two had a vision to turn the arts scene in Annapolis on its head and bring a full-fledged film festival to our semi-sleepy town on the Bay. Now in it’s […]

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COLUMNS & OPINIONS

OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

Politics can be a funny business! In the midst of a contested election, the city-funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership (a Federal and State Main Streets Program) appears to have made a political endorsement in the race for Alderman with a recent post lauding incumbent Alderman Joe Budge on the Facebook page for his campaign. (And a […]

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“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

No one plans on becoming a single mom. Let me rephrase that: aside from the fiercely independent women that get tired of waiting on “Mr. Right” to arrive, and decide to find his face in a book at the nearest fertility clinic; no one plans on becoming a single mom. If there’s one thing most […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 8

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 8

On a recent trip to the Maryland State House, my memory was jogged to my childhood by a painting in the room next to the Old Senate Chamber. The painting, by Charles Willson Peale, depicts George Washington in the aftermath of his victory over General Lord Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, the victory that effectively ended […]

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EDITORIAL:  Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

EDITORIAL: Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

Every year, the Annapolis City Council has to agree on a budget by July 1.  Every four years they try to massage the numbers to look as favorable as they can–after all there are elections to be won.  But what happens when you run out of massage oil? This year, the Council may very well […]

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MORE RECENT ARTICLES

Joanie Peacock named “Legend” by Champion Realty

Joanie Peacock named “Legend” by Champion Realty

| August 21, 2017

Joanie Peacock, who joined Champion Realty in 1994, has achieved “Legend” status in the Champion Hall of Fame for selling more than $100 million in real estate with Champion.  She is one of 33 sales associates to be named a Legend in the company’s 30-year history. “My work is fun and every day is different,“ […]

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Wanna sail with Gary Jobson? Here’s how!

Wanna sail with Gary Jobson? Here’s how!

| August 21, 2017

Very few people spend tens, if not hundreds, of hours soliciting funds for a worthy cause in hopes of being rewarded for such philanthropy. When the reward is the opportunity to cruise alongside a legendary sailor on his home waters, however, it just makes sense to enjoy the ride. Annapolis Yacht Club will serve as […]

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Go. Volunteer. Now.

Go. Volunteer. Now.

| August 21, 2017

Many Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.   Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank The Anne Arundel […]

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UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

UPDATE: USNA 2017 grad, Pennsylvania resident charged in yesterday’s Duke of Gloucester burglary

| August 21, 2017

UPDATE:  Kevin Leyland was a 2017 Graduate of the US Naval Academy.  A man from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania has been charged in relation to the burglary on Duke of Gloucester Street yesterday.  Police confronted the suspect, Kevin Leyland (22), in the home. Leyland broke out a third floor window attempting to elude police and fell three […]

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POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

| August 21, 2017

In a purely unscientific manner, we are trying to get a pulse on the upcoming election.  Please take 30 seconds for this anonymous survey. Just click OK and it should scroll to the next question.

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Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

Wishbone Ash bringing the riffs to Rams Head On Stage

| August 20, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) […]

Continue Reading

Hospice of the Chesapeake readies for 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Hospice of the Chesapeake readies for 15th Annual Golf Tournament

| August 20, 2017

Hospice of the Chesapeake staff, volunteers and sponsors are in the final stages of preparing for the nonprofit’s 15th annual golf tournament that will take place Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Links. Each year the committee planning the event tries to outdo the previous tournament. This year, along with breakfast before the […]

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Colonial Players to present Shiloh Rules

Colonial Players to present Shiloh Rules

| August 20, 2017

The Colonial Players, Inc. of Annapolis, Maryland is pleased to present the opening production of their 69th season, Shiloh Rules, by Doris Baizley. Beth Terranova directs the all-female season opener, which the New York Times calls “an inventive comedy with some drama, history and first-aid tips thrown in.” A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious […]

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OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

| August 20, 2017

Politics can be a funny business! In the midst of a contested election, the city-funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership (a Federal and State Main Streets Program) appears to have made a political endorsement in the race for Alderman with a recent post lauding incumbent Alderman Joe Budge on the Facebook page for his campaign. (And a […]

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Annapolis Police investigating overnight crime in Historic District

Annapolis Police investigating overnight crime in Historic District

| August 20, 2017

UPDATE 2: From the APD: On August 20th at 4:16 a.m. officers responded to a call for help from a home in the 100 block of Duke of Gloucester Street.   The female resident reported that a male suspect forced open a door to the home and was still inside.  Officers arrived and began checking […]

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Amps & Ales | September 16th!

Amps & Ales | September 16th!

| August 19, 2017

Loud beer and even louder music!   Amps and Ales Festival combines the electricity of rock and roll music with a handpicked selection of America’s best craft beers held on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at Prince George’s Stadium, home of Bowie Baysox.   In its first year, Amps and Ales lines up seven of the […]

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New bilingual programs at Chesapeake Eye Care enhance experience for Spanish-speaking patients

New bilingual programs at Chesapeake Eye Care enhance experience for Spanish-speaking patients

| August 19, 2017

Recognizing that communication is key to establishing confidence and trust in one’s medical providers, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center of Annapolis is launching a comprehensive series of initiatives designed to eliminate language barriers for Spanish-speaking patients. Every point in the patient experience at Chesapeake Eye Care – from viewing the practice’s website, calling for […]

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Illusionist Jason Bishop to perform at Maryland Hall

Illusionist Jason Bishop to perform at Maryland Hall

| August 19, 2017

Illusionist, Jason Bishop, will perform at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm in the Main Theater. Tickets are $30 | $25 for Maryland Hall members and $20 when purchased with the Art for All Subscription until August 24th. More information can be found by visiting www.marylandhall.org. As America’s […]

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National Sailing Hall of Fame moving to Newport? Not so fast!

National Sailing Hall of Fame moving to Newport? Not so fast!

| August 18, 2017

The Newport Buzz reported today that the National Sailing Hall of Fame was in talks with the City to move from Annapolis to Newport. The Sailing Hall of Fame is presenting a business plan to the City of Newport imminently and is expected to move here in September 2018. However, in a note, Gary Jobson, NSHOF […]

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Bywater park improvements underway in Annapolis

Bywater park improvements underway in Annapolis

| August 18, 2017

The Bywater Park Improvement Project will provide play equipment for children from tots to teens as well as a walking path for all ages. The project includes updated stormwater management infrastructure, sidewalk ramps, and a small parking lot. There will also be a central gathering area with a unique seating wall so that parents and […]

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Annapolis man guilty in Brooke Court murder

Annapolis man guilty in Brooke Court murder

| August 18, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Brandon Demon Johnson, 22, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Crime of Violence. “Although he did not pull the trigger, the fact remains that the victim would be alive today were it not for […]

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FOUND. Annapolis Police searching for critically missing juvenile

FOUND. Annapolis Police searching for critically missing juvenile

| August 18, 2017

The Annapolis Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. Missing Subject: Destiny Riffle (09/14/2000) W/F, 5’04”, 200 lbs, red/brown hair.  Destiny Riffle is believed to be critically missing, her relatives are concerned for her welfare.  Destiny is not believed to be operating a vehicle.  She was last seen in the […]

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Anne Arundel County Schools announces Back-To-School Nights,

Anne Arundel County Schools announces Back-To-School Nights,

| August 18, 2017

The calendar may say that there’s still two weeks before classes begin, but it’s never too early for parents to plan to attend the Back-To-School event at their child’s school. Approximately 82,000 students are expected to enter Anne Arundel County classrooms when the school year kicks off on Sept. 5. Back-To-School events and related events […]

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Sidewalk repairs to close a lane of Forest Drive during non-rush hour

Sidewalk repairs to close a lane of Forest Drive during non-rush hour

| August 18, 2017

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will begin a much-need sidewalk project along Forest Drive in Annapolis on Monday, August 21, 2017.  The project will provide a walking path along Forest Drive leading to Annapolis Middle School. The project is expected to take three weeks to complete and will require the temporary closing […]

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Mermaid’s Kiss returns on September 21st

Mermaid’s Kiss returns on September 21st

| August 18, 2017

Get ready for an evening of local oysters of all shapes, sizes and flavors, fresh seafood dishes from iconic restaurants, all-you-can-enjoy craft beer and wine, and live entertainment, all to benefit our Bay’s beloved bivalve! Hosted by the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and presented by Hoopers Island Oyster Co., Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest will feature […]

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Baysox home this weekend

Baysox home this weekend

| August 18, 2017

In the thick of a playoff race, the Bowie Baysox, Class AA Minor League Baseball Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, welcome the Erie SeaWolves and Reading Fightin Phils to Prince George’s Stadium for a six game homestand beginning on Friday, August 18. Promotional highlights include the David Bowie tribute and jersey auction along with the […]

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Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

| August 18, 2017

The signs were clear. First Governor Hogan made a statement. Then the Trust that is responsible for the grounds of the State House held a vote.   “No Parking” signs were placed all around State Circle late yesterday afternoon. An increased Maryland Capitol Police presence was noticeable. And, like the statues in Baltimore, the divisive […]

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6th Annual Kegs & Corks hits a home run (RECAP)

6th Annual Kegs & Corks hits a home run (RECAP)

| August 17, 2017

More than 10,000 people flocked to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds last Saturday under threatening skies that ultimately refused to rain  to sample the wares of more than 15 Maryland wineries and more than 15 craft breweries. The festival, now a staple in the community benefited the Special Olympics and featured something for everyone. Three bands entertained the […]

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Department of Transportation offers travel advice Monday’s eclipse

Department of Transportation offers travel advice Monday’s eclipse

| August 17, 2017

On Monday, August 21, many parts of the country will experience a total solar eclipse, an event which has not occurred since June 8, 1918. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) expect increased traffic volumes along I-95, MD 295 and US 1, as people travel to […]

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Annapolis election news, deadline to register to vote is on Monday

Annapolis election news, deadline to register to vote is on Monday

| August 17, 2017

It is the City of Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections’ goal, in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Board of Election, to provide all eligible citizens of Annapolis convenient access to voter information.   In 2017, City of Annapolis residents who are qualified to vote may vote for a Mayor and an Alderperson to represent […]

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