County moves to preserve Hicks House

By Dave Ryan Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE — County Council members voted unanimously Jan. 8 to accept a $40,000 state grant to help preserve the Hicks House. The building at 317 Appleby Ave. in Cambridge was once the home of Gov. Thomas Holliday Hicks. The building was divided into five apartments, and fell into disrepair. It […]

Neck District VFC posts upcoming activities

CAMBRIDGE – The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company has announced upcoming projects and a success for one of their members. Leaders of the company wrote in a recent statement that Charles Lewis has received his certification for Rescue Technician Vehicle Machinery Extrication. “Congratulations to our brother and thank you, Charles, for your dedication.” […]

County probes Center Market payments

By Dave Ryan Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE – Local government purchases from Center Market are under review following a 3-2 vote at the County Council’s Jan. 8 meeting. Vice President Jay Newcomb (District 1) moved to pay bills, except for those from the market, which he wanted to “put on hold” until prices can be compared […]

C-SD beats Easton, 63-62

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Keshawn Potter takes the winning shot in Cambridge-South Dorchester's victory over Easton on Thursday.

CAMBRIDGE – A new chapter was written on Thursday in the decades-long rivalry between Cambridge-South Dorchester and Easton high school’s boys’ basketball program, when the C-SD Vikings beat the Warriors 63-62. But this time, it wasn’t just what happened, it was how it happened. With the Easton men ahead by two points with 12 seconds […]

Shoal Creek Manor: Gone but not forgotten

CAMBRIDGE — Today, there is nothing left of Shoal Creek Manor, the home or John Woolford and Gov. Charles Goldsborough. This plantation house was built around 1750 and once stood on nearly 400 acres in East Cambridge. Originally it was part of the Choptank Indian lands, and was purchased from the Indians by the Ennalls […]

Shore groups call for Harris’ support of HR-1

KENT ISLAND — On Jan. 3, at noon, Indivisible groups from Dorchester, Kent/Queen Anne’s and Worcester counties, plus Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, Talbot Rising and Together We Will — Delmarva, will be holding their first coordinated joint demonstrations of the year at Congressman Andy Harris’ Kent Island district office, 100 Olde Point Village, Suite 101, […]

Shore Democrats to demand Harris support for bill

KENT ISLAND — On Jan. 3, at noon, Indivisible groups from Dorchester, Kent/Queen Anne’s and Worcester counties, plus Lower Shore Progressive Caucus, Talbot Rising and Together We Will — Delmarva, will be holding their first coordinated joint demonstrations of the year at Congressman Andy Harris’ Kent Island district office, 100 Olde Point Village, Suite 101, […]

Hurlock receives workplace safety award

HURLOCK — At the Dec. 10 Hurlock council meeting town manager John Avery announced that Hurlock was one of only 14 2018 recipients of the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company’s Premier Partner workplace safety award. The company offers workman’s compensation insurance for about 10,000 Maryland employers. Mr. Avery said he is very proud of the town’s […]

BREAKING NEWS: Goldman out as county manager

CAMBRIDGE – The members of the Dorchester County Council terminated the employment tonight of former County Manager Jeremy Goldman. The 3-2 vote took place in closed session. This was the second meeting of the current board following their swearing-in two weeks ago. Though they did not reveal how the vote went out of public view, […]

County Council members take oaths

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the current Dorchester County Council were sworn into office on Dec. 4. Newly elected Libby Nagel (District 5), Lenny Pfeffer (District 4) and Jay Newcomb (District 1) took their places alongside re-elected Ricky Travers (District 3) and William Nichols (District 2). The board’s first order of business was to elect its […]