From the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland:
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will talk about the state’s economy to members of the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce during a membership luncheon Thursday. The Havre de Grace Chamber was founded in 1928 and has over 270 members.
Afterward, the Comptroller, in his role as a member of the Board of Public Works, will tour Perryville Elementary School, which is undergoing extensive renovations. Franchot will see the administrative suite addition to make a secure entrance, the expanded gymnasium and media center. State funding of $7.6 million is supplementing $11 million in local funding for the project. The school is set to re-open to students this August.
The Comptroller will then present a proclamation to lifelong Elkton resident Jimmy Nicholson, 82, who owns the North Street Hotel. The Comptroller will recognize Nicholson for his family’s achievement as the oldest continuously operating business in Elkton. Nicholson’s grandfather, James Karaganis, a Greek immigrant, opened the business in 1919.