County and city to eye schools

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously May 8 to join the Cambridge City Council in a joint effort to address issues in public education. Concerns have mounted in recent weeks over incidents of violence and indiscipline in local schools.

County Manager Keith Adkins read the motion to form the committee, saying, “A joint committee of the county council and city of Cambridge, to appoint two county council members to serve on the joint committee, with two city of Cambridge commissioners to address issues relating to the public school system.”

Council President William Nichols (District 2) made a motion to approve, seconded by Libby Nagel (District 5). The move was to create the joint group, with no members being appointed that evening.
No council member spoke before the vote. The issue was not on the meeting’s agenda.

The Dorchester County Board of Education will hold its regular public meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m.

In other county council news:
• Bill Windsor was appointed to the Planning Commission by a unanimous, 5-0 vote.
• Council members decided unanimously to move forward with additional work on the Ragged Point Marina boat ramp.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at

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