June 7-21 – CHESAPEAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Easton. 410-819-0380 or www.chesapeakechambermusic.org.
Sept 21 – SCOOP SCOOT Ice Cream Crawl to Celebrate Recovery Month. 2-5pm. $2/person. Dover St, Easton.
Apr 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 – FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK 5-8pm. Easton.
Talk of the Easton processing facility leaving the Eastern Shore of Maryland is heating up again. U.S. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., wants a legitimate study completed on the issue. Mikulski placed a hold on legislation that could send the Easton facility across state lines to Delaware. While Mikulski objects to this legislation, the U.S. Postal Service continues a rushed study to close what the senator says is a needed mail center on the Eastern Shore. The hold by Mikulski was an attempt to insure a fair review process was taking place. Then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed a motion to hold a key vote on the postal reform bill as early as next week. That vote will need the support of at least 60 senators.
On Saturday, Easton will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and encourages everybody to be green. The event features a number of free activities and events, including a traditional St. Patrick’s Day Church service at Oasis Coventry Church, a traditional Irish Tea in the Historical Society Auditorium, potato races for children and adults from Washington to Goldsborough Streets, and a number of other family-friendly activities. The celebration closes with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, led by the famous decorated golf carts and featuring the Highland Trio Bag Pipers.
Saturday, 17 March, 2012
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Downtown Easton, Washington, Goldsborough and Dover Streets, Easton, MD 21601
A 70-year-old Easton man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to sexually exploiting two pre-teen girls to produce child pornography. The plea agreement states two girls under the age of 10 said they had been repeatedly sexually abused by Paul Henry Brown over the course of several months, to include being forced to perform oral sex on Brown. Prosecutors said Talbot County sheriff’s deputies contacted Brown on July 30, 2010, who denied the allegations.
On August 11, 2010, Talbot County deputies executed a search warrant at Brown’s home and seized a digital camera and flash memory card. According to court documents, further investigation revealed that the camera was used to take pictures of the two girls nude, and engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Two CD-Rs also were seized, which prosecutors said contained more than 600 images and many videos of child pornography, including portrayals of sadistic conduct.
Most of the images involved prepubescent girls, court records show. As part of his plea agreement, Brown must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Brown faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. has scheduled sentencing for 1 p.m. on April 25.