Kozel: Vaccine is on the way

CAMBRIDGE — CEO of Shore Health Ken Kozel updated members of the Dorchester County Council on Dec. 1, telling them that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in the area as early as this month, for use by those on the front line of the epidemic. He began his presentation by saying that in Shore […]

Bradshaw is new Cambridge mayor; Cephas, Harrington join council

CAMBRIDGE — Months-long campaigns came to an end on Tuesday night, when polls closed and the final votes were cast for mayor and commissioners from Wards 2 and 3. Challenger Andrew Bradshaw beat three-term incumbent mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, 1,643 votes to 1,219, or 57.41 percent to 42.59 percent.In Ward 2, Lajan Cephas unseated incumbent Donald […]

Chesapeake Utilities seeks permit for gas pipeline in Somerset

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of the Environment’s Tidal Wetlands Division is recommending the Board of Public Works (BPW) grant a wetlands permit to Chesapeake Utilities to allow for the installation of an 8-inch pipeline to carry natural gas from Eden to Westover to serve University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI). […]

DCPS plans January in-person instruction

CAMBRIDGE — If all goes well — and families follow health guidelines — local schools could resume in-person education in January. After the pandemic forced the schools’ closing and going to on-line classes in March, Dorchester Public Schools re-opened for in-person classes earlier this fall.Then when the numbers of positive cases throughout the county and […]

Friends of Hospice Santa 5K is Dec. 11-13

EASTON — Friends of Hospice invites you to join this year’s Santa 5K on Dec. 11-13. Runners and walkers can participate from anywhere, as organizers Alisha and Karli Jean Saulsbury hope to fill the streets with a festive display as athletes support Talbot County Hospice House. “Put on your Santa hats, as we spread the […]

Wheatley takes over after loss of Lewis

CAMBRIDGE — On Nov. 10, Chief Judge of Orphan’s Court Calvin Travers, with Associate Judges Carolyn Todd and George Ames, signed an order appointing Teresa D. Wheatley as register of wills for Dorchester County. Ms. Wheatley, who served as chief deputy for many years, takes over after the death earlier this month of Doris Lewis. […]

Learning labs aim to support public schools

CAMBRIDGE — A public-private cooperative effort is underway to support students in Dorchester County schools. The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is backing Learning Labs at three locations — so far — with plans for a couple more. “The concept is to provide a place where they can do work,” foundation Community Outreach Manager Jymil […]

Commission agrees to consider Dollar General

CAMBRIDGE — The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission agreed unanimously Oct. 29 to further consideration of a proposed Dollar General store. Plans call for the store to be built on the corner of Washington and High streets, on a lot that is currently occupied only by two small structures.The idea was brought to the Commission […]

Youths arrested after disturbance, guns displayed

Man shot by unknown assailantCAMBRIDGE — The city was roiled Thursday evening by street violence, damage to property and the display of a rifle. In an incident later in the day, a 19-year-old man was shot by an unknown assailant. A statement from the Cambridge Police Department released about 10:30 a.m. on Friday said at […]

Crime surge means longer shifts for officers

CAMBRIDGE — Rising rates of aggravated assaults, including recent fatal incidents, have resulted in longer, busier shifts for officers of the Cambridge Police Department. Capt. Justin Todd said Oct. 30 that officers have begun working 12-hour shifts. While acknowledging that the change will be tough for all, it will be temporary. It is also expected […]