Medical cannabis business boosts Cambridge economy

CAMBRIDGE — In 2014, the State of Maryland passed legislation to legalize medical cannabis and create the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). MMCC is responsible for licensing new companies that wish to grow, process, and/or dispense medical cannabis. Medical cannabis has helped many people suffering from cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, insomnia, and anxiety, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green graduates from Md. Realtors’ Leadership Academy

ANNAPOLIS — Dormaim Green, associate broker, with Exit on the Bay in Cambridge, was among the graduates from the Maryland REALTORS 18th annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held recently in Annapolis. The Maryland REALTORS® Leadership Academy was formed by REALTORS® who understand the key role they play in their community and the need to […]

Cruise ship enlivens Cambridge Creek

CAMBRIDGE — “Hey, what’s that?” was heard along the streets and waterfront of this Choptank River town on Friday, and for good reason. The “American Constitution” had come to visit, and it was quite a sight. The small – compared to others, but seems pretty big otherwise – cruise ship was docked at Long Wharf […]

Qlarant gives time, money to Habitat Choptank

CAMBRIDGE – On April 24, staff of Qlarant visited Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, where dozens of workers volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Choptank. They spent a day working on several blocks of downtown Cambridge, picking up trash, working in Waugh’s community garden, and cleaning out a burned building. Qlarant (rhymes with “parent”) is a […]

Information session on farmland acquisition

EASTON — The agricultural industry is known for having significant barriers to entry, namely the high cost of farmland and other capital needs, but a newly-funded program is available to help bring about the next generation of farmers. On May 3, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) and the Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corp. […]

East New Market says ‘no’ to Dollar General

EAST NEW MARKET — At the April 10 East New Market meeting commissioners decided the fate of a proposed Dollar General store at the intersection of Rtes. 16 and 392. John Camp from Oxford Chase Development, Inc. presented the possibility at a February work session. The decision was “no.” At the March town meeting Mr. […]

New businesses popping up in Dorchester

Submitted to dorchester banner/dorchester tourism Beth Kline and Mary Ann McNamara, now full time residents of Cambridge, will open their new home and garden goods store, The Blue Awning at 430 Race St., on April 14.

  CAMBRIDGE — While ‘old man winter’ tries to keep his icy grip on the Eastern Shore, things are heating up in Dorchester County with the opening of new businesses in Cambridge in the coming weeks. “If spring signals new beginnings, then Dorchester is poised to enjoy the first wave of almost a dozen shops, […]

Cambridge increases property taxes

CAMBRIDGE – Commissioners decided unanimously on March 26 to accept a slight increase in revenue. City Manager Sandra Jones-Trippe’s recommendation, as stated on the agenda, was to, “Approve maintenance of the current real property and personal property tax rates, allowing property tax to grow over constant yield level based on growth in base not rates.” […]