Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland


Annapolis, MD— Governor Larry Hogan today attended the dedication ceremony for the new Kent County Family YMCA and toured businesses in downtown Chestertown.

(Watch the governor’s remarks)

Family YMCA of Kent County. Governor Hogan was joined by local leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of the new Kent County Family YMCA in Chestertown. The Hogan administration invested $500,000 to help build the new facility, which includes a wellness center, multi-purpose cardio rooms, an indoor track and gymnasium, and an indoor swimming pool. Since opening in January, the YMCA has gained 3,700 members.

“It’s wonderful to be back in beautiful and historic Chestertown as we celebrate the grand opening of this state-of-the-art facility,” Governor Hogan said. “I would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in this exciting project. Thank you for choosing to invest in the YMCA and the future of Chestertown, and also for being part of our efforts to continue to change Maryland for the better.

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Watershed driveway. Governor Hogan toured Watershed Alley, a Chesapeake Bay-inspired restaurant that opened in fall 2021. Watershed Alley received funding from Project Restore, the state’s $25 million initiative to to revitalize vacant commercial and retail spaces.

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Chestertown city center. While visiting downtown, the governor stopped to meet with the owners of several local businesses, including Welcome Home, Chester River Wine and Cheese, Zelda’s Speakeasy, Tiny Tots Boutique and Modern Stone Age Kitchen.

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LaMotte Company. Since 1919, LaMotte Company has manufactured analytical reagents, laboratory equipment and portable chemical test kits for worldwide distribution. The Governor toured the LaMotte facility and met with staff.

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