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News and Updates


Talbot County Implements Burn Ban Effective June 21, 2024

Category: Emergency Services County Council

The Talbot County Council has enacted an Administrative Resolution imposing a complete ban on all open-air burning throughout the county. This burn ban will take effect on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. and will remain in place for 30 days, expiring on Sunday, July 21, 2024 unless extended or terminated by a subsequent resolution. Read more

Cooling Centers Set Up For Excessive Heat

Category: Emergency Services

Cooling Centers will be open on Wednesday, June 19 to June 26 for any community member in need of a cool environment. Read more

Council Discusses Updates to the Report of the Review, Comprehensive Plan, and Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan

Category: Public Works Planning and Zoning

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, County Engineer, Ray Clarke, and Planning Officer, Brennan Tarleton, met with the Talbot County Council and discussed timelines for updating several planning documents for the County. These documents are guidelines for County planning, development, and engineering. Read more

Talbot County Prepares for Hurricane Season with Comprehensive Shelter Tour

Category: Partner Agencies Emergency Services

In preparation for hurricane season, the Talbot County Department of Social Services, with support of the Talbot County DES, ensures the county's designated emergency shelter is fully operations and ready to serve. Read more

Council Highlights for June 11, 2024

Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on June 11 at 5 p.m. following a work session at 3:30 p.m.; Councilmember Keasha Haythe was absent. Read more

Council Recognizes 2024 Corrections Officer and Employee of the Year

Category: Corrections

Talbot County Department of Corrections recognized Lt. Tia Slaughter as the Officer of the Year, and Amanda Tondin as Employee of the Year. Read more

Presentation at Talbot County Library on June 18 Explores the Delmarva Index

Category: Economic Development and Tourism

Talbot County business, agency, and nonprofit leaders interested in learning more about the power of the data available through the Delmarva Index are encouraged to attend a free presentation on Tuesday, June 18 beginning at noon at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library. Read more

Emergency Services Reminds Residents to Prepare Now in Advance of Predicted Busy Hurricane Season

Category: Emergency Services

With multiple weather forecasting services and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predicting an exceptionally active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) urges residents to begin their preparations now. “The NOAA 2024 hurricane forecast calls for more storms than ever before and it is important that all Marylanders take preparations seriously,” said MDEM Secretary Russ Strickland, “High winds, storm surge, tidal and inland flooding can all be deadly consequences of hurricanes and tropical storms.” Read more

Council Highlights for May 28, 2024

Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on May 28, 2024 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more

Council Vice President Pete Lesher's Remarks from 250th Commemoration of Talbot Resolves

Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

The following speech was presented by Talbot County Council Vice President, Pete Lesher during the 250th Anniversary of the Talbot Resolves Commemoration Event on May 24, 2024. Read more

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