Hogan, Carney: Poultry grants are coming to contract farmers

HURLOCK — On Monday, morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) was joined by Delaware Governor John Carney (D) at Russ Stevens’ farm near Waddells Corner, where they announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program “will provide some direct and much needed assistance for our Maryland […]

Plans for Tractor Supply Company at Dorchester Square

The graphic illustration above shows the site plan for a revitalized Dorchester Square shopping center in Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE – At the Oct. 6 meeting of the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works Planning and Zoning Commission, details regarding the placement of a Tractor Supply Company store in Dorchester Square. Work on the revitalization project […]

Franchot says small businesses need help

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has issued an urgent call for action to rescue the state’s small businesses suffering from the impact of the pandemic. In a call to the Dorchester Banner last week, Mr. Franchot praised the efforts of business owners as they continue to find ways to survive in the reduced circumstances […]

Salisbury’s American Jazz passes sea trials

SALISBURY — The American Jazz, seen in recent days on the Wicomico River, has passed its sea trials with flying colors, American Cruise Lines announced Aug. 31. Following the successful trials, American accepted delivery of the riverboat from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. The 190-passenger American Jazz is the latest in American’s acclaimed series of five […]

Mountaire receives thanks of grateful community

HURLOCK — Times are tough for many, especially during the pandemic. For those residents of Delmarva who were already struggling, the loss of regular jobs and other opportunities has hit hard. Mountaire Farms stepped up to meet needs, though, donated 55,000 pounds of chicken in the Mid-Shore in recent months. The company’s generosity was recognized […]

314-year record set for container moves

5,536 container moves were conducted by longshore workers handling the Maersk Edinburgh. BALTIMORE — A new record was set Aug. 18 at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, with 5,536 container moves conducted by longshore workers handling the Maersk Edinburgh over three days, with the final move completed at 11 p.m. […]

County announces 2nd round of relief grants

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County has opened up a second round of business grants for small businesses experiencing interruptions and loss of income from the ongoing pandemic. Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 17. The COVID-19 Relief Program provides a $3,000 grant per organization, plus $100 for each full-time employee, to help offset income […]

Business briefs, July 29, 2020

Pliescott is brand ambassadorCharlette “Charley” Pliescott of Cambridge is only 13 years old, but is already moving into the performance and business world, recently being named a brand ambassador for Dance Supplies, Etc. The company, based in Severna Park, specializes in discount dance clothing.Charley has been a student at Eastern Shore Dance Academy (ESDA) since […]

$1B salmon farms are planned for Shore

BALTIMORE — This area, long known for agriculture and seafood, could soon become a center of a hybrid industry — aquaculture. AquaCon, a Norwegian fish producer, is planning investments totaling $1 billion to open three aquaculture operations on the Eastern Shore. The first is set for Federalsburg on the Marshyhope Creek, with construction beginning next […]

River businesses step up to help with Salisbury port

SALISBURY — This city will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers […]