County to aid DCS meals program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 on June 2 to fill a need at Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS), which has seen funds cut 60 percent for its senior meals program. DCS President and CEO Santo Grande had asked at the council’s previous meeting for help in feeding the area’s elderly. […]

Cannon withdraws support for city charter amendment

CAMBRIDGE – In a surprise move Monday evening, City Commissioner Dave Cannon (Fourth Ward) withdrew his support for a controversial charter amendment that would have given the city council control of hiring and promotion of municipal employees. Mr. Cannon had voted April 8 with commissioners La-Shon Foster (Third Ward) and Donald Sydnor (Second Ward) to […]

Council speaks on Dennis resignation

SECRETARY — The president and members of the Secretary Town Council sent a statement to the Dorchester Banner last week, in response to former Mayor Melissa Dennis’ announcement of her resignation [“Dennis has resigned,” Dorchester Banner, June 26]. Ms. Dennis and her family are moving to a neighboring county. The statement from the town officials […]

Director retires from public library

As of July 1, 2019, Frances Cresswell will be retiring from her position as Director of Dorchester County Public Library. Her retirement is well-deserved after a long and illustrious career spanning 18 years at Dorchester County Public Library. After leaving her post at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Ms. Cresswell joined the managerial […]

‘Thrive’ enhances lives, health

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner presented “Thrive,” an event celebrating senior life after 55, on Saturday. In partnership with Delmarva Community Services (DCS) and MAC, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, the event came to Dorchester for the first time. Thrive was sponsored by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Dozens of vendors and information […]

QUICK UPDATE: Dennis resigns, Kay’s to stay

DORCHESTER – Following is an update on today’s developments in the county. More details will be in the Banner’s June 26 edition. Tomorrow’s edition has already gone to press. Secretary Mayor Mel Dennis announced her resignation today. Her full statement was, “Another chapter of my life closed today as I turned in my resignation as […]

Census 2020 prep begins

CAMBRIDGE — April 1, 2020 is Census Day, and officials from the federal to the local level are preparing for the count, taken every 10 years. Jillian Cordova and Brittany Palmer of the United States Census Bureau spoke to members of the Dorchester County Council on June 4, telling them of the efforts already underway. […]

City, state, Ironman honor Boyle

CAMBRIDGE — His race is run, but Gerry Boyle will not be forgotten in this town. The community activist, entrepreneur and Ironman race director was honored Friday with a ceremony at Sailwinds Park, where his family received proclamations in his honor and heard testimonials praising his contributions to the sport and the city. “His spirit […]

Music Festival returns to Cambridge on June 13

CAMBRIDGE — One of the most unusual and delightful evenings of this year’s Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival will take place in the second week at Christ Church in Cambridge on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. when oboist Peggy Pearson and pianist Diane Walsh join forces in a recital. This pairing of instruments and artists is […]

IRONClub Maryland announces new board members

CAMBRIDGE — IRONClub Maryland – the advocacy organization founded in 2014 by Gerry Boyle and Amanda Fenstermaker to support IRONMAN endurance events in Dorchester County – announced the appointment of six new board members. They are: Dion Bank, Susan Banks, John Burtman, Jason Chance, Natalie Chabot and Emma Diaz. “We are excited to welcome this […]