We need to make things better

I began substituting in the spring of 2010. Over that time, I have seen a decline in respect and conduct among some students. It is out of control. Let me interject here, most students are not the problem and much of the conduct is mirroring society. Having said that, we have responsibilities. I will address […]

Condon speaks to Cambridge Rotary Club

CAMBRIDGE — A nervous Sarah Condon stood before the members of the Rotary Club of Cambridge as she told her story of taking first place at the Hereford State Cross Country meet. Introduced by her teacher and coach, Sean Reincke, the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School junior said, “entering high school she had no intension or […]

There’s no room in politics for personalities, vendettas

For the past several years, the Dorchester County Council has managed to put some very qualified experienced individuals in key department head positions. From all appearances, things seemed to be doing well and Dorchester County was running smoothly. People outside were, again, looking at us on a positive basis. Then it happened. An election with […]

Dictionaries delivered to county 3rd graders

The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently completed its annual “Dictionary Project,” delivering dictionaries to approximately 400 Dorchester County 3rd graders. The program, which began under the leadership of Roger Harrell, Club president in 2003-2004, has run continuously for 16 years. During those years, close to 6,500 dictionaries have been presented to students, some whom do […]

Where has civility gone?

I must preface this writing by stating, it is not political nor does it have anything to do with our First Amendment right of “Freedom of Speech.” It has one purpose and one purpose only. “How do we talk to and treat each other?” For those who have forgotten or, perhaps, never knew what “Civility” […]

Students receive RYLA check

EASTON — Thirteen students, from Easton High School, recently gathered to receive a check from Phil Reed, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Chair for Rotary District 7630. The check represented the prize they received for being the winning group at the recent RYLA Conference. As the group selected first place, they were able to select […]

How we can improve Dorchester schools

I have sat back idly as long as I can, perhaps too long. I have heard about the mass exodus of teachers, good teachers, just waiting for the end of the year. Over the past several months, I have spoken to a number of teachers from several different schools in the Dorchester County School System […]

Rotary awards ‘Service Above Self’ honors

CAMBRIDGE — Continuing a tradition started on May 13, 1971, the Cambridge Rotary Club awarded “Service Above Self” awards to Daniel Joel-Ysidro Garcia, Leah Grace Fule Krotee, of Cambridge-South Dorchester and Destiny Arionna Coleman, and Joseph Aidan Bates, students at North Dorchester High. Counting this year’s recipients, in 48 years the Cambridge Rotary Club will […]

Rotary Club ends the year giving back

submitted to dorchester banner/Hubert Wright Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at Delmarva Community Service are from left: Mike Starling, Lou Jones, Donald Johnson, Jodi Garvin, Pat Neild, Doug Bennett, Roger Harrell, Bill Christopher and Allen Nelson.

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge ended the year following the motto all Rotary Clubs live by “Service Above Self.” Rotarians spent their time serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens at the Delmarva Community Service facility. Then, they were able to sit and share the meal with each other, at a time […]

Interact Club keeps school grounds litter-free

submitted to dorchester banner/phil reed Pictured from left: Ashley Robinson, C-SDHS Interact advisor; Emily Bloodsworth, Interact Club secretary; Tyanna Pinder; Vaughn Windsor; Madison Rolf; Leah Krotee, Interact Club president; Matt Dyer and Aaron Hanson.

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Interact Club held their first school property clean up of the year. On a Friday after school, the members met and moved around the school picking up trash. The Club has several clean ups scheduled with a hope to make the school as litter free as […]