Bethel AME to get $100,000 grant for rehab

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works on April 22 unanimously approved a grant of $100,000 for the rehabilitation of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 623 Pine St. in Cambridge. The Eastern Shore Network for Change Inc. (ESNC) will receive the funds from the Maryland Historical Trust’s African American Heritage Preservation Program. […]

City seeks to provide 1,000 care packages

CAMBRIDGE — The city government is working to put together 1,000 care packages to benefit some of Cambridge’s less fortunate citizens. The packages would go to households currently receiving assistance from area food banks. “The hope is that each care package will have face coverings, hygiene items and cleaning supplies,” a letter from Commission La’Shon […]

CPD is adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

CAMBRIDGE — Officers of the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) have been adjusting to the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, with scheduling changes and frequent checks of their health. Among the differences they see in the situation are the mix of calls received by the department — stress seems to be taking effect on […]

Hogan: 500,000 tests from Korea

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday afternoon the receipt over the weekend of 5,000 LabGun COVID-19 PCR test kits from South Korea. The delivery means the state now has the capability to conduct 500,000 individual tests, more than the top four other states combined. Gov. Hogan said, “We’ve been doing everything in our […]

Dr. Salmon: Schools closed until May 15

ANNAPOLIS — Superintendent of Maryland Public School Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Friday afternoon that she was extending the closure of the state’s public schools until May 15. In the meantime, educators will consider plans for summer and online programs to help keep students safe from infection by the COVID-19 virus. “State […]

Gov. Hogan orders masks worn in stores

ANNAPOLIS — On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring the use of masks or face coverings while shopping in any retail establishment. This includes, he said, “grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores, or when riding on any form of public transportation.” Workers in the stores are also required to wear masks. […]

Swarm of honey bees finds a sweet home

CAMBRIDGE — Full masks and personal protective gear — sound familiar?It’s not what you were thinking. Darlene Goehringer and her sister Cindy Reynolds were safe inside their suits and behind their mesh face coverings on Tuesday, when they responded to a request from Sheriff James Phillips Jr. Seems they were the ones with the expertise […]

Hogan: Easter Bunny is essential employee

ANNAPOLIS — Finally, some good news about COVID-19.In a press conference on Friday, flanked by state and national flags and senior Maryland officials, Gov. Larry Hogan declared the Easter Bunny as an essential worker. “He therefore will be able to proceed with his hopping across the state delivering Easter baskets to Maryland children,” the governor […]

UMMS: All take part in coronavirus battle

BALTIMORE — University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) leaders shared words of warning, gratitude and encouragement in a live webinar on April 1, as they addressed their organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the main points of the talk, presented by President/CEO Dr. Mohan Suntha and Incident Commander Dr. David Marcozzi, were plans for […]

Hogan announces virus strike

BALTIMORE — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a televised press conference Tuesday afternoon the formation of mobile strike forces to fight the spread of coronavirus in nursing homes and similar facilities throughout the state. He was speaking from the Baltimore Convention Center, which he had just toured with other officials. The site is being […]