Remembering Dorchester, March 13, 2019

Jay McCarter posted this photo of the corner of Dorchester Avenue, Roslyn Avenue and LeCompte Street on Cambridge Maryland Memories facebook. Comments included: Melvin Stanbrough: “Direction facing looking towards St Paul’s? The shop on corner not in good shape.” Matt Outten: “Jay wouldn’t Alverda’s (Birdie’s) house be behind you if you were standing looking at that sign? I miss Cambridge!” Donnie Travers Fitzhugh: “OMG you are bringing back memories now !! I would walk home with the group and we would all cross Sunburst Highway to East Cambridge !! Wow thanks for the memories.”❤Mary Yates Hillyer Slacum: “Yup! I remember.”

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Centralizing admission and establishing racial quotas are included in proposals on how best to desegregate Maryland’s six-college system in the wake of the federal government’s warning that about $29 million in education funds might be cut off. Student-faculty committees at each of the six previously segregated […]

Cambridge eyes solar field site

Sami Ayyorgun

CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge’s Planning and Zoning Commission discussed on March 5 a proposal from Flonium CEO Sami Ayyorgun regarding a solar field in the general commercial zoning district. “Our primary goal is to provide green, clean energy at a reduced cost,” Mr. Ayyorgun said. “On the energy-storage front, we design and develop […]

C-SD seniors will present ‘Shrek the Musical’

The cast of C-SD’s “Shrek the Musical” is ready to perform the Class of 2019’s play March 14-17.

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge- South Dorchester High School class of 2019 will present “Shrek the Musical” on March 14 through 17, one of the most technically involved shows that C-SD has ever produced. Shrek features many elaborate sets, extensive character makeup, and a giant dragon, just to name a few of the surprises in store […]

Former EMS Director Faith shares views

CAMBRIDGE — A former director of the county’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reached out to the Dorchester Banner last week, to offer his views and recollections of the job. Michael Faith was hired as director in 2012, a post he occupied for six months. Arriving with 25 years of experience on the western shore, he […]

Calvin Stack honored for 50 years at Rescue Fire Co., Inc.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Calvin Stack Jr., center, was presented with a golden ax in honor of his 50 years of service to Rescue Fire Company, Inc. With him, from the left, are Robert Phillips, Rob Travers, Ben McCarter and Tyler Jones. The award took place Saturday at the American Legion during RFC’s 75th Annual Banquet.

CAMBRIDGE — Calvin Stack Jr.’s five decades of service and sacrifice to Rescue Fire Company, Inc. (RFC) were recognized Saturday at the RFC’s 75th Annual Banquet. Mr. Stack, who has served in numerous capacities with the city’s firefighters and in organizations across the state, was presented with a golden ax in honor of his contributions. […]

Meals til Monday gets donation of freezer

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Activists celebrated the donation of a freezer to Vienna Elementary School (VES) on Feb. 26. The freezer will be used by MidShore Meals til Monday (MTM) to help volunteers feed hungry children. From the left are MTM Director Leslie Bishop, donor Cory Pitrone, Lowe’s Store Manager Rick O’Neal, VES Reading and Math Coach Dr. Ruthanna Lucas and VES Guidance Counselor Jacqueline Hunteman.

VIENNA — Hungry children and their families can thank Cory Pitrone for his donation of a freezer to MidShore Meals til Monday. The appliance is already in use at Vienna Elementary School, where MTM volunteers do much of their work, helping to feed 350 local youngsters. Mr. Pitrone works at Lowe’s in Salisbury. His employer […]

Eagles name February athletes of the month

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan North Dorchester High School’s athletes of the month for February are, from the left, Gary Pledger, Breisha Cephas, Lexie Mills and Jaime Fonseca-Gonzalez.

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School Athletic Director Dave Morrissette has named the Eagles’ February athletes of the month. The awards are given to recognize not only the students’ success in sports, but also in the classroom. Metal Arc of Cambridge sponsored a gift for the varsity winners. Regal Cinemas donated tickets to the junior […]

NDHS play ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is this week

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The cast of North Dorchester High School's senior class play, "Beauty and the Beast," gathered for a photo in full costume.

SHILOH — Fans of musical theater will have a treat this week, when the North Dorchester High School Class of 2019 presents, “Beauty and the Beast”. Shows will begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday. Finishing touches were being made in rehearsals last week, when ND teacher and play Technical Director Adam Wilson said, “We chose […]

Kmart building demolition continues today

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan After many years vacant, the Kmart building on Route 50 will finally be demolished this week.

CAMBRIDGE — Say it’s a landmark, say it’s an eyesore – but today is the day to say goodbye to the former Kmart building on U.S. 50 in the middle of town. “We’re in the demolition of it right now,” developer Charlie Fairchild told the Banner on Friday. The building has been closed for many […]

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Three quit EMS; Acting director introduced

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services lost three of its leaders this week. The Dorchester Banner learned this morning that Lt. Dan Elbing resigned. During the day, anonymous sources informed the Banner that two others had left the agency. At the county council meeting tonight, the board confirmed that Lt. Michael Dempsey and Special […]