Gloria Richardson returns to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE ­— Gloria Richardson Dandridge was shocked when she saw the packed house Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. Upon entering the sold out conference room, she briefly took in the many jubilant faces of the standing, cheering crowd, and turned to face the wall for just a moment. Quickly and sternly, she approached […]

Dorchester County Council approves bond bill

CAMBRIDGE — On a 4-1 vote, the Dorchester County Council approved a bond bill that will enable the county to borrow up to $31 million. The legislation allows the county to collect funds for the building of the New North Dorchester High School, replacement of systems hardware and software for the county Department of Finance, […]

Cambridge’s untold history: Up Pine and beyond

ESNC leaders tour Cambridge days before official 50th anniversary reflection on civil unrest CAMBRIDGE — On a hot, hot day, Dion Banks and Kisha Petticolas, African-American leaders of the Eastern Shore Network for Change, led a 1.3-mile walking tour of Cambridge. A stroll down High, Pine, Cedar, Race and Poplar streets highlights sites significant to […]

Civil Rights Champion Gloria Richardson Dandridge Returns to Cambridge for “Reflections on Pine”

CAMBRIDGE – As part of the Eastern Shore Network for Change (ESNC) commemoration of “50 Years After the Fire: A Commemoration of Our History”, Gloria Richardson Dandridge will speak about her memories of the Cambridge Movement in the early 1960s at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dandridge is […]

Big grocer approved for Cambridge

Planning Commission gives nod to Cambridge Marketplace Phase II — Lidl grocery, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, new Taco Bell CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge is one step closer to finally getting another big grocery store at the former Cambridge Plaza. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Cambridge Planning and Zoning Commission, plans for the soon-to-be Cambridge Marketplace Phase II were […]

Cambridge crowd turns out for Taste

Bistro Poplar wins Best in Show CAMBRIDGE — For 12 years Cambridge Main Street has hosted the Taste of Cambridge as its signature event. This year did not disappoint, as a large crowd packed downtown. Last year’s taste was a no-go, due to planning and scheduling difficulties, and it was obvious this year that the […]

Huge crowd turns out for Fourth of July festivities

CAMBRIDGE — Finally, the weather held out for the Fourth. After two years of rain that dampened the Independence Day celebration in Cambridge, a large gathering of celebrants showed up at the Dorchester County Visitor Center, Sailwinds Park, and in boats on the Choptank River. The event was co-hosted by the Dorchester County Office of […]

Dorchester ditch fishing for snakehead

DNR encouraging anglers to keep and eat tasty invasive species CHURCH CREEK — True to their name, the waters in and near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge are dark, murky, muddy, and perfect habitat for the invasive northern snakehead fish. Right now, the biting is good in marshes, ponds and roadside ditches near Blackwater. According to […]

Historical Society seeks old films, videos

Minigrant supports digital conversion through Dorchester Video Preservation Project CAMBRIDGE — Do you have old films or videos of Dorchester County collecting dust in your attic or basement? Bring them to the Dorchester County Historical Society. The society recently received a minigrant to support the Dorchester Video Preservation Project, an effort to convert old videos […]

YMCA’s Community Connection Day well attended

CAMBRIDGE — On Saturday, the Dorchester County Family YMCA’s Togetherhood Community partnered with Anchor Point to host a day of family fun at the Y in Cambridge. Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Community Connection Day was meant to raise awareness of resources available to the community. Children packed a bouncy house while […]