Advertising Director for Delmarva group is announced

DOVER — Konrad La Prade has been named Director of Advertising for the Independent Newsmedia Delmarva group, including the Dorchester Banner. INI’s CEO, Ed Dulin, stated he was ecstatic with the prospect of Konrad’s joining the Delmarva management team and heading up the advertising oversight for the group. “I first interviewed him more than five […]

Choptank waterfront group planning development

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council heard an update from Jeff Powell of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWD) on May 7. The group is working to formulate plans for purchasing and developing the site now occupied by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the former Dorchester General Hospital. “It is […]

MLMS student is selected as a student ambassador

BALTIMORE — Rip Cornish, an 8th grader at Mace’s Lane Middle School, was chosen by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) to represent his district of Dorchester County in the nonprofit organization’s new Student Ambassador Program. The Cambridge resident is one of several students selected who demonstrates a desire to improve his school and […]

Cambridge Main Street receives 2019 accreditation

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development […]

Thomas’s Fine Jewelry donates to For All Seasons

EASTON – Thomas’s Fine Jewelry in Cambridge is donating sterling silver Hope Hearts necklaces to be included in For All Seasons “Comfort Kits” for victims of rape, sexual assault, abuse, or a traumatic experience as part of the agency’s Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign in April. “Comfort Kits” enable For All Seasons Victim Advocates to bring […]

‘Freedom’ Wine sales double in past six months as perpetual fundraiser gains steam

VIENNA — Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center received the third donation from Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery’s ongoing fundraising efforts. The donation of $4,175, made in honor of Harriet Tubman Day (March 10) brought the total amount donated by the winery to more than $11,000 in the last two years. “Layton’s Chance […]

Choptank Coop to award 12 scholarships

DENTON – Choptank Electric will award 10 $1,000 educational scholarships at the close of its annual meeting to be held April 25. In addition, the board will also be awarding two special $2,000 scholarships in honor of David Bruning, who retired in September 2018 as board member from Worcester County and Francis “Sonny” Callahan Jr., […]

General Assembly raises the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS — Last week, the Maryland legislature took a major step to help working families across Maryland by voting to raise the minimum wage in Maryland to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025. Small businesses with 14 or fewer employees will be permitted to wait until July 1, 2026 to establish the full $15 wage. “The […]

Council learns about small cell tower expansion

Internet Bing Image “Small cell tower is a junkyard on a pole” according to some. There are many versions of towers, however, some are smaller than others.

HURLOCK – Small cell towers. It sounds innocuous. Even kind of cute. But the prospect of small cell towers dotting the urban landscape is far from cute. It has raised an issue that pits cities and counties against the huge wireless giants. There are proponents and opponents on both sides and the topic was discussed […]

Cambridge eyes solar field site

Sami Ayyorgun

CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge’s Planning and Zoning Commission discussed on March 5 a proposal from Flonium CEO Sami Ayyorgun regarding a solar field in the general commercial zoning district. “Our primary goal is to provide green, clean energy at a reduced cost,” Mr. Ayyorgun said. “On the energy-storage front, we design and develop […]