Dorchester County Council moves bond sale to public hearing

Proposal may allow county to borrow up to $31 million CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council may soon be issuing bonds to pay for two big projects — the building of the new North Dorchester High School, and replacement of the public safety radio system. Both items are included in the recently approved Fiscal Year […]

DHMH releases 2016 overdose death data

66 percent increase from 2015 to 2016 driven by opioids CAMBRIDGE — Late last week, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released its 2016 fatal overdose data. The report found that 2,089 people died from overdoses last year, a 66 percent increase from 2015’s data. The largest surge was seen in residents 55 […]

DCPS superintendent thankful on last day of school

Dr. Henry V. Wagner set to retire at end of month CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Henry V. Wagner Jr.’s last day as superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools is fast approaching. In December, Dr. Wagner announced his intention to retire at the end of June. On June 8, the final day for the vast majority of […]

Aussie claims advantage at Eagleman

Appleton has ‘perfect’ stay, perfect race CAMBRIDGE — Only on the Eastern Shore can someone from halfway across the world find a home-field advantage. After a “perfect” weekend stay in Cambridge, Sam Appleton of Australia had a perfect race in Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman. The male pro athlete was the first out of the water, […]

Celebrate Dorchester packs Governor’s Hall

Guests sample local flavors, vote for their favorites CAMBRIDGE — Despite a change of venue, a big, festive group gathered to feast on finger foods and Celebrate Dorchester. Hosted by the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, Celebrate Dorchester was originally planned as an outdoor event at the Choptank River Golf and Event Center. However, because of […]

Cambridge Marketplace ‘for the community’

Officials break ground on redevelopment CAMBRIDGE — More than 13 million vehicles travel US Rt. 50 in Cambridge each year according to Charlie Fairchild, developer of the new Cambridge Marketplace. Mr. Fairchild, of Fairchild Properties LLC, joined a large, jovial gathering of officials and guests Tuesday to officially break ground at the old Cambridge Plaza, […]

Group celebrates Cambridge-South Dorchester meadow restoration

Freshmen biology accelerated class leads student-led action project CAMBRIDGE — Perhaps Cambridge-South Dorchester freshman Samuel Padilla will grow up with a green thumb. He certainly learned an important life lesson this year at C-SD — weeding is hard work. A large group, including state delegates Chris Adams and Johnny Mautz, members of the Midshore Riverkeeper […]

HB924 puts oyster sanctuaries out of bounds

CAMBRIDGE — These days, Dorchester County watermen do a lot of driving to harvest oysters — boats on trailers behind pickup trucks rather than in the water. Some of the most productive oyster bars that were sites of bountiful harvests in the past, prime bottom, are now sanctuaries. Sanctuaries were established in 2010 in the […]

‘Many have transferred to posts everlasting’

Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Program honors veterans’ sacrifice BEULAH — Just days before Memorial Day, 19 volunteers and three employees at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery worked in the rain to place nearly 7,000 U.S. flags by the graves of our veterans. Their efforts showed that the many sacrifices made by those who […]

Solemn Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen at Long Wharf

CAMBRIDGE — For 71 years since World War II, those who lost their lives in the line of duty have been honored on Memorial Day in Cambridge. On Monday, a solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held at the World War I Memorial Fountain at Long Wharf Park. The Rev. R. George Ames Jr., himself a veteran, […]