Council marks Correctional Officers’ Week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council on May 7 issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11 as Correctional Officers’ Week. In the board’s meeting room to accept the honor was Director Joey Hughes and several of his officers from the county’s Detention Center. “Corrections today is different than it used to be,” Mr. Hughes said. He […]

Bromwell, Hopkins are finalists for superintendent

CAMBRIDGE – The Board of Education of Dorchester County released a statement at midday Friday, announcing two finalists for the post of interim superintendent of schools. The finalists are current Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal W. David Bromwell Jr., and Lisa Hopkins of Wicomico County. Mr. Bromwell is a native of Dorchester County and a […]

Behavioral Health shares goals, growth

CAMBRIDGE — Representatives of Mid Shore Behavioral Health presented their annual report to the Dorchester County Council on May 7. Executive Director Katie Dilley and Behavioral Health Coordinator, crisis services, Brigitte Kealy shared information on the group’s growth, the need for their services, and their goals. “Our vision is a rural, behavioral health care delivery […]

Council learns about railroad acquisition

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County might soon become the owner of about 21 miles of disused railroad. Council members heard a presentation from Harry Romano of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) during their May 8 meeting regarding the proposed transfer of the properties to the county. There was no vote taken, and no public comment […]

County and city to eye schools

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously May 8 to join the Cambridge City Council in a joint effort to address issues in public education. Concerns have mounted in recent weeks over incidents of violence and indiscipline in local schools. County Manager Keith Adkins read the motion to form the committee, saying, […]

Choptank waterfront group planning development

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council heard an update from Jeff Powell of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWD) on May 7. The group is working to formulate plans for purchasing and developing the site now occupied by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the former Dorchester General Hospital. “It is […]

Two men are charged with murder

CAMBRIDGE — Two Cambridge men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of Michael Clarence Wheatley Jr. At approximately 12:37 a.m. on May 1, officers from the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) responded to 610 Pine St. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, they observed someone […]

Mace’s Lane faces ‘Choking Challenge’

CAMBRIDGE — Two students were arrested last week at Mace’s Lane Middle School after choking other students unconscious. In what has become known at the “Choking Challenge,” a student comes up behind another, and places a forearm across that student’s throat. The incidents on April 29 occurred at a time when Dorchester County’s public schools […]

C-SD’s Principal Bromwell tells of behavior issues

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal Dave Bromwell shared his views Friday on challenges being faced related to students’ acts of violence. C-SD, and other public schools in the county, have been struggling to remedy the situation as arrests and injuries have occurred in recent weeks. On Thursday, there was an incident at the […]

Kitty City volunteers care for Dorchester’s cats

CAMBRIDGE – If it weren’t for a small group of dedicated volunteers, Dorchester County’s cat population would have much more difficult lives. Kitty City Rescue, Inc., founded by President Pat Wilcox, feeds, houses, spays, neuters – and loves – hundreds of feral and tame cats. “We have 305 in our houses now,” Ms. Wilcox said. […]