Man charged with attempted robbery, assault, striking police car

CAMBRIDGE — A suspect wanted in Frederick County was arrested in Dorchester County Thursday afternoon. He allegedly committed multiple crimes and struck a police vehicle during his escape from one scene when he was shot at by police, but was not hit, a statement from the Maryland State Police said. The suspect is identified as […]

Fugitive wanted in Dorchester homicide investigation

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police (MSP) and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a fugitive as the investigation continues into the death of a Baltimore County man whose body was found in Dorchester County. The MSP released details of the investigation on Thursday. The fugitive is identified as James Andre Reddick […]

State Farm agents donate to Mid-Shore Community Foundation

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift Program, they […]

Public schools announce graduation plans

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced on Friday plans to honor graduates of the Class of 2020. Superintendent W. David Bromwell’s full statement follows: As many of you already know, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon has closed all Maryland schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is an […]

Message Wall: Neighbors are sharing ideas and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to 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 […]

Staying active, staying home: Gardening, exercise and dancing

“Gardening is a 12-step program, which includes planning, preparing, planting, and producing,” says Elizabeth Hill, urban agriculture and food systems educator with the University of Maryland Extension. At a UMB Go Green-sponsored sustainability workshop on March 11, Hill showed faculty, staff, and students the steps needed to start a garden.“Before you start, you need to […]

Bradley, Walker, Schwarz, Condon are 2020 scholar athletes

DORCHESTER — Four Dorchester County Public School students were named Bayside Athletic Conference 2020 Senior Scholar Athletes on May 5. This is a “high honor as only one girl and one boy is selected from each school,” a statement from the schools said. From North Dorchester High School, Kayley Bradley was recognized for her contributions […]

Connecting patients, families during crisis

EASTON — Following the emergence of COVID-19 in Maryland, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) enacted a Strict Patient Safety Policy at all 13 System hospitals, including UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, on March 20. Hospitals and their health care providers are now faced with a unique challenge most had […]

Dorchester Academic Support Coalition forms for local youth

CAMBRIDGE —Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in Dorchester County, several local non-profits recently established a collaborative body called the Dorchester Academic Support Coalition (DASC). DASC, consisting of the Empowerment Center, Harvesting Hope Youth and Family Wellness, and New Beginnings Youth and Family Services, was formed to better communicate information and share resources while supporting disadvantaged […]

DCPS Class of 2020 Graduation Plans

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced on Friday plans to honor graduates of the Class of 2020. Superintendent W. David Bromwell’s full statement follows. As many of you already know, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon has closed all Maryland schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is an […]