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Crisfield secures grant

CRISFIELD, Md. – Congressman Andy Harris announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $50,000 grant for the purchase of two hybrid Ford Interceptors for Crisfield’s Law Enforcement Department. We’re told this purchase will include additional equipment outfitted on these vehicles and will replace vehicles currently in use that are more than a decade old with major safety issues, including transmission issues, engine trouble, hanging wires, and rust throughout their undercarriage. The City of Crisfield requested this funding to replace its old vehicles with safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.   For full story on WMDT: Crisfield to receive USDA grant for new law enforcement vehicles - 47abc (wmdt.com)

Tornado Hits Smith Island

For photos, see Senator Carozza's FaceBook page or click here:  Storm Photos by Jay Fleming Miracles & Inspiration on Smith Island After seeing firsthand the path of destruction of the waterspout tornado on Smith Island, I am in awe of the resiliency and faith of the people of Smith Island. They spoke of miracles: 88-year-old Doris Bradshaw escaped with little injury after her home was completely destroyed; Island Time, a bed and breakfast on Rhodes Point, had been full the day before but was empty when the tornado hit taking down the third floor; and some 30 people were worshipping in the tabernacle in the path of the tornado when it took a turn away to demolish a nearby shed, damage more homes, and throw and overturn boats and golf carts! As Delegate Charles Otto for Delegate 38A and I met and listened to the local residents, we were encouraged to see how much assistance was coming in and how the clean up and recovery were already underway. We talked to our county partners & Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office to coordinate assistance along with following up with state officials. We thank Sgt. Brimer of Smith Island Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Resources Police for his assistance with our trip over to Smith Island. As the official requests for assistance are being prepared, we stand ready to do all we can to support the people and future of Smith Island! Smith Island United Crisfield-Somerset County Times Tornado photos by Jay Fleming As the residents and businesses of Smith Island clean up and recover from the waterspout tornado, this information from the Maryland Insurance Administration may be helpful! Smith Island United Crisfield-Somerset County Times Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office Somerset County Economic Development

National Night Out 2022

SALISBURY, Md. -Tonight Salisbury’s National Night Out was held. It’s a nationwide event where community members could interact with police to strengthen a bond. “So this is one of our best national traditions national night out 10 and Salisbury has one of the biggest ones going in this whole 3 county region, across the state, and across the nation it’s so important. So we’re here tonight you have members of law enforcement, emergency services, health department, neighbors, and friends all coming out, it’s now become an annual event. It’s a terrific turnout and you even have a cool breeze coming37,” says Senator Mary Beth Carozza. The Senator is referring to the big event, and 47 ABC got a first-hand look at what the event is all about. “National Night Out is a nationwide event, all law enforcement along the nation come together on this specific night and we engage with our community. We let them know what services we can provide them that they might not be familiar with and we also bring in a lot of our community stakeholders for other services that will be able to guide them through social services,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department. Attendees say the event was a blast and even educational. “Just a fun family day, night I guess,” says attendee Jennifer Loring. “Well actually it’s my first time being here so it’s pretty exciting pretty fun, interesting facts about drugs and safety and all that,” says attendee Ana Avila. But that’s not all there was at the event, the friendly Knight even made an appearance. “So tonight I’m here with Nate the Knight, he’s the mascot for National Night Out, so he’s going around introducing himself and taking pictures and mingling with everyone that’s down here,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department. Sergeant Thomas Hitty says the even bigger meaning behind the fun is to build a bond with the community. “We’ve actually had a really good foundation in our community here that we can do such events like this and have the community come out in support of us, so we’re really happy to be here. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the bond between the community and law enforcement, not just Salisbury PD, but we also have members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Delmar State Police, and Salisbury University Police here. We want them to know that we’re out here working with them that way they feel more comfortable engaging their officers and being able to actually work with them and have a good time,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department.   TO SEE THE FULL VIDEO, CLICK THE LINK BELOW: Salisbury Night Out strengthening the bond between law enforcement and community members - 47abc (wmdt.com)

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Crisfield secures grant

CRISFIELD, Md. – Congressman Andy Harris announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $50,000 grant for the purchase of two hybrid Ford Interceptors for Crisfield’s Law Enforcement Department.

We’re told this purchase will include additional equipment outfitted on these vehicles and will replace vehicles currently in use that are more than a decade old with major safety issues, including transmission issues, engine trouble, hanging wires, and rust throughout their undercarriage.

The City of Crisfield requested this funding to replace its old vehicles with safer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

 

For full story on WMDT:

Crisfield to receive USDA grant for new law enforcement vehicles - 47abc (wmdt.com)


Tornado Hits Smith Island

For photos, see Senator Carozza's FaceBook page or click here:  Storm Photos by Jay Fleming
Miracles & Inspiration on Smith Island
After seeing firsthand the path of destruction of the waterspout tornado on Smith Island, I am in awe of the resiliency and faith of the people of Smith Island.
They spoke of miracles:
88-year-old Doris Bradshaw escaped with little injury after her home was completely destroyed;
Island Time, a bed and breakfast on Rhodes Point, had been full the day before but was empty when the tornado hit taking down the third floor; and
some 30 people were worshipping in the tabernacle in the path of the tornado when it took a turn away to demolish a nearby shed, damage more homes, and throw and overturn boats and golf carts!
As Delegate Charles Otto for Delegate 38A and I met and listened to the local residents, we were encouraged to see how much assistance was coming in and how the clean up and recovery were already underway. We talked to our county partners & Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office to coordinate assistance along with following up with state officials. We thank Sgt. Brimer of Smith Island Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Resources Police for his assistance with our trip over to Smith Island. As the official requests for assistance are being prepared, we stand ready to do all we can to support the people and future of Smith Island!
As the residents and businesses of Smith Island clean up and recover from the waterspout tornado, this information from the

National Night Out 2022

SALISBURY, Md. -Tonight Salisbury’s National Night Out was held.

It’s a nationwide event where community members could interact with police to strengthen a bond.

“So this is one of our best national traditions national night out 10 and Salisbury has one of the biggest ones going in this whole 3 county region, across the state, and across the nation it’s so important. So we’re here tonight you have members of law enforcement, emergency services, health department, neighbors, and friends all coming out, it’s now become an annual event. It’s a terrific turnout and you even have a cool breeze coming37,” says Senator Mary Beth Carozza.

The Senator is referring to the big event, and 47 ABC got a first-hand look at what the event is all about.

“National Night Out is a nationwide event, all law enforcement along the nation come together on this specific night and we engage with our community. We let them know what services we can provide them that they might not be familiar with and we also bring in a lot of our community stakeholders for other services that will be able to guide them through social services,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department.

Attendees say the event was a blast and even educational.

“Just a fun family day, night I guess,” says attendee Jennifer Loring.

“Well actually it’s my first time being here so it’s pretty exciting pretty fun, interesting facts about drugs and safety and all that,” says attendee Ana Avila.

But that’s not all there was at the event, the friendly Knight even made an appearance.

“So tonight I’m here with Nate the Knight, he’s the mascot for National Night Out, so he’s going around introducing himself and taking pictures and mingling with everyone that’s down here,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department.

Sergeant Thomas Hitty says the even bigger meaning behind the fun is to build a bond with the community.

“We’ve actually had a really good foundation in our community here that we can do such events like this and have the community come out in support of us, so we’re really happy to be here. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the bond between the community and law enforcement, not just Salisbury PD, but we also have members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Delmar State Police, and Salisbury University Police here. We want them to know that we’re out here working with them that way they feel more comfortable engaging their officers and being able to actually work with them and have a good time,” says Sergeant Thomas Hitty of the Salisbury Police Department.

 

TO SEE THE FULL VIDEO, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

Salisbury Night Out strengthening the bond between law enforcement and community members - 47abc (wmdt.com)


Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate