Click here for
Town Emergency Numbers

Relocating due to military base closings?

Click here for the latest residential and business
BRAC Information

Tue - Mar 03: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to the Internet
North East Public Library. A ninety minute course introduces the basic internet. registration required. Registration required 410-996-6269
Wed - Mar 04: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Movers & Groovers
North East Public Library - A dynamic class filled with music, rhymes, stories, and movement activities for walking toddlers to children age 3 1/2 with a caregiver. "Stay and Play" afterwards. Registration is required.
Fri - Mar 06: 4:00 PM
Widows Journey
Begins 4:00 pm Friday - Sandy Cove Ministries, 60 Sandy Cove Road North East, MD. For more information
Sat - Mar 07: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Build a Bluebird House
Fair Hill Nature Center - Hear about the dangers faced by these beautiful native birds. Members free/Non-members $4.00 and $8.00. Space limited to 25. $12.00 Admission. Register
Sat - Mar 07: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Marvelous Maples
Fair Hill Nature Center - Members Free/Non Members $5.00. Boil up a taste of real maple syrup from Fair Hill trees. Register at
Tue - Mar 10: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Evening Book Discussion
North East Public Library - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Wed - Mar 11:
Magnet Madness
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm- North East Public Library - All about magnets. What's the big attraction? Ages 5-7; registration required. Please call 410-9966269 to register.
Wed - Mar 11: 7:00 PM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM
Wed - Mar 11: 10:30 PM - 11:30 AM
Movers & Groovers
North East Public Library - A dynamic class filled with music, rhymes, stories, and movement activities for walking toddlers to children age 3 1/2 with a caregiver. "Stay and Play" afterwards. Registration is required.
Sat - Mar 14:
Second Saturday in North East
Merchant specials. Call 443-553-3187 for more information.
Mon - Mar 16:
Teen Spotlight Series: Survival Tactics
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - North East Public Library. Howe did your favorite characters survive the extreme? Snacks provided. Ages 11-17. Registration Required. Please call 410-996-5269 to register.
Mon - Mar 16:
Teen Lounge: Would you Survive the Hunger Games?
4:30 pm -5:30 pm - North East Public Library. Learn about dehydration, water purification, fire making and other survival tactics. Ages 11-17. Registration Required. Please call 410-996-6269 to register.
Tue - Mar 17:
Introduction to Yahoo Email
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm- North East Public Library. This class provides a basic introduction to how email works. Topics include sending, receiving and attachments. The class also includes basic email safety. The class concludes with help setting up an email address for interested patrons. Registration required. Please call 410-996-6269 to register.
Tue - Mar 17: 7:00 PM
Vintage Rock Show at 7:00 pm at the North East VFW. Come earlier for dinner and Irish Dancing.
Thu - Mar 19:
North East Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
Visit or email
Thu - Mar 19 -- Fri - Mar 20:
Girls' Night Out & Day Off!
Begins 4pm Thursday- Sandy Cove Ministries, 60 Sandy Cove Rd., North East, MD. At the end of a long day, take time to relax and laugh with Glenna Salsbury and Michael Faircloth. Join Glenna and Michael for "Wit, Wisdom & Worship among Friends!" a casual evening of music banter and conversation designed to fan the flames of faith as we consider the joy and mystery of serving a truly sovereign God. Buffet dinner in the Water's Edge Dining Room, lively speakers and time to fellowship with old and new friends. When you stay overnight, enjoy the pool and hot tub, morning devotions and breakfast.
Fri - Mar 20 -- Sun - Mar 22:
Authentic You 3
Begins 4 pm Friday- Sandy Cove Ministries, 60 Sandy Cove Rd., North East, MD - Discover the gift of your story while learning to authentically connect with others by sharing it one on one or one to a thousand! For men and women seeking to improve storytelling skills, polish platform skills and learn how to cultivate stories from your life. With Authentic You Coach, Glenna Salsbury (National Speakers Association 2005 Cavett Award Recipient CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame)
Fri - Mar 20:
2015 Wine & Dine Tour
6:30 pm - Upper Chesapeake Ballroom, 210 S. Mauldin Avenue, North East- Enjoy a 5-course dinner featuring a beer or wine pairing & Art! The Upper Chesapeake Ballroom dinner will be $50 per person, call us to reserve your tickets to one or all!! 410-392-5740. Check our website for menu updates!
Sat - Mar 21: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Confidental Document Shredding
Cecil County Central Landfill 758 East Old Philadelphia Road, Elkton, Maryland 21921
Sun - Mar 22:
Paint & Wet Your Palette
3-5 pm. Dove Valley Vineyard, Rising Sun- Enjoy painting & sipping on Dove Valley wine. $30.00 per class (includes a glass of wine) Call 410-658-8388 to complete your reservation. Limited Seating.
Mon - Mar 23:
Get Dirty to Stay Clean
9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Fair Hill Nature Center- It's time to clean the trails and get ready for spring hiking! Held near Earth Day each year, our Earth Day Clean-Up plays a major part in the environmental restoration of the Trail. Volunteer to help keep trails clean! Bring gloves. We will meet at the Nature Center and finish up at noon for grilled hot dogs and treats! Ages 10 and up are welcome and encouraged to participate. Register at
Mon - Mar 23:
Another World Book Group
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - North East Public Library- "Blood Song" by Anthony Ryan.
Tue - Mar 24:
DIY Natural Potpourri
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - North East Public Library- Instructional demonstration on how to create homemade potpourri using all natural ingredients to fill your home or office with safe, natural scents.
Wed - Mar 25:
March Magnet Madness
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - North East Public Library- We're all about magnets this month. What's the big attraction? Ages 8-11; registration required. Please call 410-996-6269 to register.
Wed - Mar 25: 7:00 PM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM
Fri - Mar 27 -- Sun - Mar 29:
Milburn Stone presents "Sondheim on Sondheim"
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm - Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, North East- Musical Revue. Recommended for all audiences. Featuring songs from Sondheim's greatest musical hits. This one weekend, limited engagement kicks off our year long celebration of Sondheim in grand style and will whet your appetite for the rest of our season.
Tue - Mar 31:
Introduction to Microsoft Word
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm- North East Public Library- Introduces the student to the basics of word processing using Microsoft's Word Program, from the very first step on how to identify and utilize the tools to editing, saving and printing features. Students will leave the class with a basic understanding of how the program works and how to access it on their own from their home pc or by using the library's free computers. Registration required. Please call 410-996-6269 to register.
Wed - Apr 08:
Seasoned Citizens' Day
9:15 am - 1:30 pm- Sandy Cove Ministries, 60 Sandy Cove Drive, North East- The Seniors' Ministry of Sandy Cove is offering inspiring music and message, as well as a delicious buffet lunch. Gather a group of seniors from your church or community and join us for a morning of connecting with God and each other! Coffee is available beginning at 9:15 am. Free valet parking available. With speaker Alex Turoczi and musician Tom Williams.
Wed - Apr 08: 7:00 PM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM
Sat - Apr 11:
Building Elk Neck
2 pm- Elk Neck State Park- Longhouses, barns and CCC Camps, oh my! Sit by the fire and listen to tales of Elk Neck's past and learn about how Elk Neck State Park was created nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression. Call for more details and to make reservation! Day-use fees apply ($3 per MD resident, $5 per out-of state resident).
Sat - Apr 11:
Wildflower Walk
10:00 am - 11:30 am - Fair Hill Nature Center- Enjoy a spring morning hike through the forest to identify our beautiful wildflowers. Bring a camera! Members free/Non-members $5.
Sat - Apr 11:
Family Day on the Farm
12 pm to 4pm - Fairwinds Farm, 41 Tailwinds Ln, North East - Fun for the whole family, including "Horse Play, A History of Man & Horse", farm games, riding demonstrations and much more!
Fri - Apr 17 -- Sun - Apr 19:
Milburn Stone present "Follies"
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm- Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, North East- musical Drama. Recommended for Audiences 13+. When former members of a musical revue reunite, two couples remember their brilliant and glorious past and face the harsher and darker realities of the present. The ghosts of their younger selves remind them of the intricate steps they've dances-both on the stage and throughout their lives.
Sat - Apr 18:
Earth Day Celebration
1 pm - 4 pm- Elk Neck State Park- Come out and do your part for Earth Day! Help in various capacities in the park and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland's most common reptiles. Meet in the North East Beach Area. Call for more details 410-287-5333.
Sun - Apr 19:
Fair Hill Point -to-Point
11 am - Fair Hill Race Track- Fun for the whole family; Live band, carriage parade, lead line ponies and much more. For more information call 410-398-4909.
Wed - Apr 22: 7:00 AM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM
Sat - Apr 25:
Cycle for Ceil
8:30 am - 12 pm - Fair Hill NRMA - A cycling event of three distances; 15, 35 and 65 miles from the scenic Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area and traveling throughout Cecil County, highlighting much of the land that the Cecil Land Trust has worked to preserve. All routes have multiple well-manned rest stops that provide drinks, snacks and restrooms. Upon completion of the ride, cyclists are rewarded with Kilby Cream Ice Cream and homemade goodies. Cycle for Cecil benefits the Cecil Land Trust, which works to preserve the open space and farmland that makes Cecil County so unique. Registration is $25 until April 18th and $30 until the day of the ride. Register at
Fri - May 01 -- Sat - May 02:
St. Mary anne's Flower Show
Contact St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church for more information. 410-287-5522
Fri - May 01 -- Sun - May 03:
Upper Bay Boat Show
Held at Anchor Marina- 410-287-8280
Sat - May 02:
Turkey Point Fitness
3 pm - 5 pm - Elk Neck State Park- Experience the Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail like you never have before. Enjoy a moderately paced hike out to the lighthouse and then experience beginner-friendly yoga. Please wear exercise appropriate clothing and bring water and a yoga mat or beach towel. $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. Call to make reservations 410-287-5333.
Wed - May 13: 7:00 PM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM
Wed - May 27: 7:00 PM
Town Board Meeting
Town Hall Meeting Room 7:00 PM

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Banner Policy
Cecil County Christmas Parade Application
Cecil County Christmas Parade Equestrian Application
Cecil County Christmas Parade Results
Discontinue Pool Fill Credits
Map of North East, MD
PUBLIC HEARING 12/22/2014 - DRAFT ORDINANCE 2014-12-02
Revitalization Package
Town Hall Meeting Room Policies
Town of North East Public Notice
Yard Sale Permit

I am very pleased to have the privilege of welcoming you to the North East, Maryland community, located in rural Cecil County, Maryland. We have a charming Main Street surrounded by a variety of homes. Our residents enjoy sharing the rich history and charm of our town, and our business owners have provided a variety of dining and shopping experiences. We have a scenic town park with picnic tables, pavilions, and a large playground. We are located at the head of the North East River, so we are afforded all of the leisure activities that the water provides, including swimming, boating, fishing, and crabbing. We hope you enjoy your time in our town as much as we enjoy welcoming you.

With best regards,
Robert F. McKnight, Mayor

February 4, 2015 Planning Commission Mtg. Cancelled
February 4, 2015

Due to lack of quorum, the North East Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled for February 4, 2015.  The Planning Commission will meet again on March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the North East Town Hall, 106 South Main Street, North East, Maryland.  We apologize for any convenience this may have caused. 

Cecil County Christmas Parade
December 5, 2014

Click here for the 2014 North East Christmas Parade results.

November 17, 2014

 An open house will be conducted March 4, 2015, to provide an opportunity for residents and property owners in Cecil County to review updates to the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps and FEMA's Model Ordinance.   

The Open House will be conducted in the Emergency Operations Center, Department of Emergency Services Building, 107  Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite 108, Elkton, Maryland 21021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.   

To review a copy of the Town of North East Draft Flood Insurance Rate Map and Model Ordinance, please click on the Planning and Zoning tab of this website. NOTE: The Town is required to adopt the FEMA maps and Model Ordinance no later than April 22, 2015, with an effective date of May 4, 2015. 

August 14, 2014

Pool Fill Sewer Adjustment discontinued by Cecil County Government

  On June 9, 2014, we received a letter from the Cecil County Finance Director stating the County will no longer adjust county sewer bills for pool fills. Please click here to view the County’s letter. For further information, please contact the County at 410-996-5200.

MD 272 Bridge Updates
October 21, 2013

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2014 on the bridge over the Amtrak railroad tracks in North East on MD 272. The new bridge will provide two lanes of traffic, wider shoulders and sidewalks to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The project will take up to two years to complete, but the construction will be phased such that two lanes of traffic are maintained through most of the project. Click here for more details.

Important Notice about Your Water
October 14, 2009

The Town of North East Water Treatment Plants is optimally fluoridating water since August 6, 2009. Adults and children who receive their water from these water treatment plants and who are taking prescription fluoride supplementation should contact their dentist or physician concerning continuation of the fluoride supplementation.

If you have any questions, contact your dentist, physician, the Cecil County Health Department at 410-996-5168 or contact the North East Town Hall.