Dorchester Banner seeks your help with survey

CAMBRIDGE — As your community newspaper, we have enjoyed a close, personal relationship with our readers and have appreciated feedback so freely shared with us over the years. That’s why we’re excited to launch a new survey today to learn more about what you like and want in your newspaper. We strive to bring you […]

Town Square, Sept. 11, 2019

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Dorchester County Council’s 3-2 decision to remove discussion […]

Nichols, Newcomb, Nagel: No to livestream

CAMBRIDGE — At the Sept. 3 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, the suggestion that meetings be livestreamed — shared online as they occur — was denied repeatedly. The reason, Council President William Nichols (District 2) said, was that if citizens are interested in council proceedings, they should attend the meetings in person. Livestreaming is […]

GNWA gives $10K to college students

CAMBRIDGE — The Grand National Waterfowl Association (GNWA) presented a $10,000 donation to the Grand National Educational Trust (GNWET) to provide scholarships to qualified Dorchester County undergraduate students. “The 14 students currently receiving four year scholarships and the Trustees of Educational Trust want to express our sincere thanks to the Grand National Waterfowl Association for […]

Radio system under review

CAMBRIDGE — At the Aug. 20 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, Director of Emergency Services Evdokia Rahilly reported that work continues on improving the county’s radio system. Used by emergency responders, school buses and the department of public works, the network has been under renovation for years and the job is not yet complete. […]

Chesapeake College presents strategic plan

CAMBRIDGE — Chesapeake College President Cliff Coppersmith delivered to the Dorchester County Council on Aug. 20 copies of the institution’s latest strategic plan. He also took the opportunity to formally introduce the Cambridge Center’s new Campus Director Brandon Hesson. “I’m really excited to have joined Chesapeake College and help them,” Mr. Hesson said. “Initially, I […]

Two Saturdays remain to tour Handsell

VIENNA — Only two more Saturdays remaining to tour Handsell House during the “Summer Saturdays Celebration” Aug.24 and Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. An NHPA Trustee will be there to greet you at 4387 Indiantown Road. The Chicone Village at Handsell was created to celebrate the history and culture of the First […]

Planning continues for new Hurlock library

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council and the public attending the Aug. 6 meeting heard an update on the Hurlock library project. They learned that the existing building, constructed in 1999, has served the town well, but is too small to meet current needs. Branch Manager Sara Sears said, “The Hurlock Library is […]

Care and Share supports Empowerment Center

CAMBRIDGE — Recently, board members of the Care and Share Fund Inc. of Dorchester County donated to the Cambridge Empowerment Center located in the Octavene H. Saunders building at 615B Pine St. in Cambridge. Operated by The Pine Street Committee Inc, it is the committee’s goal to work with local government, organizations, businesses and individuals […]

Bestpitch Ferry Bridge needs work

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 5-0 July 16 to explore ways to repair the Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Located on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the wooden span was built in 1946 and is now in poor condition. County Manager Keith Adkins said, “On June 28, I received an email from Rosemary Hodges […]