County to aid DCS meals program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 on June 2 to fill a need at Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS), which has seen funds cut 60 percent for its senior meals program. DCS President and CEO Santo Grande had asked at the council’s previous meeting for help in feeding the area’s elderly. […]

Council invited to visit summer reading program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council were invited to visit New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to see for themselves the work being done there for local children. Executive Director Theresa Stafford extended the invitation during the council’s meeting on June 2. She said her group is a non-profit organization that provides after-school […]

Cannon withdraws support for city charter amendment

CAMBRIDGE – In a surprise move Monday evening, City Commissioner Dave Cannon (Fourth Ward) withdrew his support for a controversial charter amendment that would have given the city council control of hiring and promotion of municipal employees. Mr. Cannon had voted April 8 with commissioners La-Shon Foster (Third Ward) and Donald Sydnor (Second Ward) to […]

Fifth annual bike tour honors Brannock

CAMBRIDGE — An icon of health and fitness in Dorchester County will be remembered on July 20, at the Fifth Annual Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour. The tour’s mission is to support the Bob Brannock Endowment Fund, which will assist in supporting the ongoing facility and operations challenges in which Mr. Brannock was involved […]

Smokestack repair begins at Factory F

CAMBRIDGE — No, unlike the Walls of Jericho, the iconic PPC smokestacks are not tumbling down, they are being repaired. Due to their age and deterioration, the bad parts are being taken off, but will be replaced to resemble the original structure. The one on the left, has been relieved of its bad parts and […]

Cambridge Center enters fifth decade

CAMBRIDGE — Chesapeake College’s Cambridge Center embarked on its fifth decade on Thursday, when administrators, local politicians and business leaders gathered for a 40th anniversary celebration. College President Cliff Coppersmith spoke to the group, noting that there have been recent improvements in the physical plant and the processes used at Chesapeake, which offers two-year degrees […]

Council speaks on Dennis resignation

SECRETARY — The president and members of the Secretary Town Council sent a statement to the Dorchester Banner last week, in response to former Mayor Melissa Dennis’ announcement of her resignation [“Dennis has resigned,” Dorchester Banner, June 26]. Ms. Dennis and her family are moving to a neighboring county. The statement from the town officials […]

Family home destroyed in Jacktown

JACKTOWN — A local family’s home was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Monday morning. A report from Kevin Carr of Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) said at 12:35 a.m., Dorchester Central dispatched units for a “working structure fire.” The home at 2915 Pungy Path was occupied by Jon Nicholls, Kelsey Gross and […]

Remembering Dorchester, June 26, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Meeting the people of the United States and in school is the most memorable part of the year now ending for foreign exchange student Elfi Bauer. She will be leaving her American family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harper of Secretary tomorrow. Elfi has many memories that […]

DCS concert to support senior meals

CAMBRIDGE — The Maryland Department of Aging is implementing a 60 percent cut to the Dorchester Senior Meals program effective July 1. These cuts will directly affect meals served in Dorchester’s two senior centers as well as home-delivered meals. These are made fresh and provided daily by Delmarva Community Services (DCS). DCS is inviting the […]