No. 1—Marketing Consultant Sues Naval Academy for $5.16 Million
The U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Association, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk and the Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Michael Miller are being sued for $5.16 million by a sports marketing consultant who claims the academy still owes him money from a canceled contract. Robert Thompson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Sept. 7. He is seeking $3.15 million in punitive damages and $375,000 for expenses—like selling his home—that occurred as a result of the alleged breach of contract.
The city will start fining Dana Florestano, the owner of 26 Market Space, for failure to make repairs to the building starting as soon as Oct. 1. A laundry list of repairs was outlined in a letter sent by Mayor Josh Cohen to Florestano in May after the Historic Preservation Commission noticed the building had significantly deteriorated. Bruce Gardner has leased the space and is in the process of converting it into a restaurant called Factors Row. It is unclear whether these citations will impact Gardner's timeline to open the restaurant in early December.
No. 3—Key School Development Plans Met With Concerns
The proposed conversion of a golf course into athletic fields in the Annapolis Roads community has raised a lot of questions and concerns from area residents. At a public meeting on Thursday night, representatives of the Key School were hammered with questions about irrigation, traffic, lighting and potential annexation to the city of Annapolis.
No. 4—7 Annapolis Liquor Vendors Cited in Sting
Seven out of 25 liquor stores were cited for selling alcohol to an under-aged person in a sting put together by the Annapolis Police Department. A 20-year-old Maryland State Police cadet attempted to buy liquor at area restaurants and stores. If she was successful, the establishments were issued citations to appear before the Alcohol Beverage Control Board at its meeting next month.
No. 5—Alderman Proposes Moving Work Session to Eastport
Alderman Kenneth Kirby asked council members to consider holding a work session at the Eastport Community Center to show the community they are not afraid of the location. Concerns have risen in the community about whether the center is a safe location for residents to go and vote on Nov. 6. At its Monday night meeting, City Council members were greeted by protesters from Ward 6 who believe they are being disenfranchised by the polling location.