Willis Street house is destroyed by fire

CAMBRIDGE — A home at 119 Willis St. was badly damaged in a fire on Saturday. A report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the emergency began with unattended cooking. There were no injuries or human deaths, though a cat died in the blaze. The two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling was occupied […]

Dorchester’s Country Churches: St. John’s United Methodist dates to 1789

GOLDEN HILL — St. John’s United Methodist Church has observed regular service since 1789 in the Golden Hill area. The St. John’s United Methodist Church represents the smallest form of rural meeting houses erected in Dorchester County during the late nineteenth century, and it reflects the pervasive influence of the Gothic and Colonial revivals that […]

Message wall, Nov. 25, 2020

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Hogan and […]

Town Square, Nov. 25, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. PLEASE HELP: I’ve seen this community come together. My […]

Health and fitness briefs, Nov. 25, 2020

Shore Regional HealthAndi-Beth Lloyd, a medical laboratory assistant with University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, recently was nominated as a Health Care Hero for going above and beyond to help keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.The UM SRH’s Laboratory at Roundtop draw site has been designated a pre-op COVID collection site. Due […]

Win a winter weekend getaway

Tell us you favorite spot to visit for a local day trip during the winter months, and you could win a Cozy Winter Weekend at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Deadline to enter is December 31, 2020. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Winner will be selected by random drawing. You […]

Adkins resigns as county manager

CAMBRIDGE – County Manager Keith Adkins will step down in late December. He informed other county leaders in an email on Friday morning. “This morning I submitted my resignation letter to Council. Per county rules and regulations, I have provided 30-day notice so my last day of work will be Dec. 21,” Mr. Adkins wrote. […]

East New Market man hit and killed by car

CENTREVILLE — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Queen Anne’s County. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centerville Barrack responded to a call of a multi-vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian at westbound U.S. Route 50 east of Arrington Road. According to a […]

Deadline approaches to mail Cambridge ballots

CAMBRIDGE – The Post Office had received 1,490 ballots for Cambridge runoff elections as of Nov. 18. City Council seats from Wards 2 and 3, as well the mayor’s post, are being contested. Citizens should mail their ballots in by this Saturday to reduce the risk of not arriving in time, a statement from City Manager […]

Gov. Hogan announces new restrictions

ANNAPOLIS — With widespread community transmission across the state and surging COVID-19 metrics across the country, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced immediate actions to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system and to keep more Marylanders from dying. “We are in a war right now, and the virus is winning,” Gov. Hogan said. “Now more […]

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