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.” […]

Hyatt Regency to exclusively feature new RAR brew

CAMBRIDGE – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has partnered with RaR Brewing to introduce “Off The Rook,” a 5.8 percent ABV American Pale Ale sold exclusively on property. Off The Rook is a full-flavored beer with citrus and tropical forward flavor, as well as a clean malt bill that pairs perfectly with the menus at all […]

New Mitchum’s Tavern opens in Trappe

From the left, owners of Mitchum's Tavern G.L. Fronk, Todd Van Geluwe and Patrick Fanning are ready to welcome guests to their new restaurant in Trappe.

TRAPPE – There’s a new actor on the Mid-Shore’s culinary scene. Mitchum’s Tavern opened on March 16 in this Talbot County town, offering local ingredients in a cinematic ambiance spiced with movie posters featuring its namesake, Hollywood star Robert Mitchum. The actor once owned property and lived in the town when he wasn’t busy making […]

Council rejects move to limit city auction

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Owner of Foxwell’s Auction Shane Foxwell gestured during his comments to commissioners at the Cambridge City Council meeting on March 5.

CAMBRIDGE – At a public hearing March 5, the Cambridge City Council unanimously rejected Ordinance 1115, which would have allowed Foxwell’s Auction to operate in the Metro building as a special exception. Owners Shane and Buddy Foxwell had opposed the ordinance in a series of meetings. The Foxwells questioned why, after 40 years of operation, […]

Shopping center will soon open

Charlie Fairchild

CAMBRIDGE – The Cambridge Marketplace project has completed the initial stage of its development and is approaching a grand opening in April, Fairchild Properties, LLC President Charlie Fairchild said on Friday. When all construction is completed, probably in 2020, the site will feature stores, restaurants and a Shore Health medical facility. But some businesses will […]

Rotary Club ends the year giving back

submitted to dorchester banner/Hubert Wright Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at Delmarva Community Service are from left: Mike Starling, Lou Jones, Donald Johnson, Jodi Garvin, Pat Neild, Doug Bennett, Roger Harrell, Bill Christopher and Allen Nelson.

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge ended the year following the motto all Rotary Clubs live by “Service Above Self.” Rotarians spent their time serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner to senior citizens at the Delmarva Community Service facility. Then, they were able to sit and share the meal with each other, at a time […]

City Council hears support for auction

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Shane Foxwell of Foxwell Auctions spoke to commissioners during the Cambridge City Council’s meeting on Feb. 12.

CAMBRIDGE – City Council Chambers were packed Feb. 12, when citizens attended to speak in support of Foxwell Auctions. At the meeting, commissioners and the audience heard the first reading of Ordinance 1115, which would allow the business to operate in the old Metro Building as a special exception to the city’s code. Owners Shane […]

Facade program helps homes and businesses

CAMBRIDGE – Now in its seventh year, the Cambridge Façade Improvement Program has helped homeowners and business owners improve the appearance of their buildings to increase property values and contribute to a positive appearance to city residents and visitors. This effort is funded by a Community Legacy grant through the Maryland Department of Housing and […]

RPS ISG International makes philanthropy a fun priority

submitted to dorchester banner/united way Dean Goodwin, Steve Robinson and Brad Sutliffe, RPS ISG International, have partnered with United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to fulfill their corporate social responsibility to the community. In the last six years the Cambridge-based insurance agency has coordinated 12 public and private special event fundraisers, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting United Way’s Imagination Library.

SALISBURY — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a broad term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society in some way, is typically associated with large companies, not small businesses. But as companies of all sizes are quickly learning, social responsibility is a contemporary business imperative. One local company, RPS ISG International, has partnered with […]

Chamber of Commerce aims to keep growing

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan 2017 Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jeff Hubbard passed the ceremonial gavel to 2018 Chairman Lori Nagel.

CAMBRIDGE – Leaders and members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce were joined by local and state officials on Thursday at the group’s 72nd Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner at the Hyatt Resort. Jeff Hubbard, 2017 chairman, said the Chamber had grown to 446 members, and is itself being run like a business. That has […]