State offers help for businesses

CAMBRIDGE — The Maryland Department of Commerce on Friday announced resources being offered to help businesses weather the difficulties posed by the spread of coronavirus. “As you are aware, Maryland is being impacted by the COVID-19 and the current status is fluctuating every day,” the statement said. Maryland is currently operating under a state of […]

Md. income tax deadline extended to July 15

ANNAPOLIS — Following Tuesday’s press conference from the White House where it was announced there would be a 90-day extension of the April 15 deadline for federal income tax payments, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that Maryland business and individual income taxpayers will be afforded the same relief. No interest or penalty for late […]

Mary Lou Brown: Not just a poultry farmer

DORCHESTER — Mary Lou Brown was born into an agricultural life. “As a child, when I was not yet 4-H age, my father let me show this huge Holstein Cow at Wrightstown Grange Fair. I don’t believe I could even reach up to hold the cow’s head in the right position for showing,” Ms. Brown […]

Layton’s Chance celebrates 10 years with award

VIENNA — The vines may look bare and the air may be cool, but things are definitely heating up at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery in Vienna, with the announcement that it has been recognized as the first and only Certified Craft Winery in the Mid-Atlantic. Carole Lawson, Executive Director of the CWA announced the […]

ESHC, DCA leaders meet Rotary Club members

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge had the pleasure of meeting the new Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Forrest A. Daniels, MPA, DSC, FACHE. Dr. Daniels, who previously served as Chief Operation Officer of Clifton T Perkins Hospital, is dedicated to the overall mission of healthcare with increased customer satisfaction […]

Chip Fleming, visionary agro-entrepreneur

LINKWOOD — In the late 1970s, a group of farmers came together to form the American Agriculture Movement in an attempt to organize a strike to raise awareness of the importance of the American Farmer. Some of these farmers drove their tractors all the way to Washington, D.C. to protest, blocking traffic, and creating significant […]

Goodwill opens in Cambridge Marketplace

CAMBRIDGE — The city gained a new business on Thursday, when Goodwill opened a store in the Cambridge Marketplace development on U.S. 50. City leaders in government and commerce were on hand, joined by hundreds of shoppers who thronged the discount center. City Commissioner Robbie Hanson, (Ward 5) said, “We’re glad to have the employment […]

Cambridge Chick-fil-A will open Feb. 13

CAMBRIDGE — Chick-fil-A has selected Christian Albert as the franchise owner of Cambridge’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant opening Feb. 13. Mr. Albert will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing approximately 100 team members to serve guests, while continuing to cultivate relationships with local schools, organizations and neighboring businesses. Located at 705 Cambridge Marketplace, the restaurant […]

Mentoring our workforce in the new decade

Last month I wrote about the start of the new year and decade and encouraged you to take full control of your life and make 2020 and the rest of the 20’s the best they can be for you and your loved ones. This month, I want to reinforce you still do that, but also […]

Chamber honors Boyle, gets update from MDHCD’s Holt

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held their 74th Annual Dinner on Thursday at the Hyatt Resort. A full house of 300 members and guests witnessed the late Gerry Boyle’s family accept the C. Robert “Bob” Spedden Award on his behalf, and heard Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth […]