When an animal ‘pays it forward’

EAST NEW MARKET – After 25 years of practicing veterinary medicine, I can honestly say that occasionally I am humbled. The last week of June 2018 was one such week. Being a veterinary practice owner isn’t for the faint of heart. We have good intentions of healing pets and helping their owners, but we have […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tilghman VFC, Dorchester watermen raise ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT – “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect charged with attempted murder of CPD officer

CAMBRIDGE – In a statement released late Monday morning, the Maryland State Police (MSP) said a suspect has been charged with attempted murder of a Cambridge police officer. The incident occurred early Thursday morning, when a resident of St. Clair Avenue called police to report that her son was chasing his naked girlfriend down the […]

Local voters chose November’s candidates

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Board of Elections has posted preliminary results from the June 26 primary vote. All 43 precincts are included in the count. Turnout was low, at 25.52 percent overall – 30.95 percent of Republicans and 21.09 percent of Democrats voted in their parties’ races, choosing the candidates who will face off […]

Council backs conservation move

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 June 19 to send a letter to the state supporting the creation of the Tubman Rural Legacy Area. Commissioner William Nichols (District 2) was absent. The decision came after a public hearing on the matter, which attracted a standing-room-only crowd of property owners who backed […]

UPDATE: MSP reports man wounded attempting to run down CPD officer

CAMBRIDGE – A Maryland State Police (MSP) investigation into an officer-involved shooting last night is continuing. No charges or names were released as of Sunday afternoon. A statement from the MSP said the suspect is a 27-year-old man from the Cambridge area. He was driving a car reported to have been stolen when he attempted […]

Preliminary results are in for Dorchester vote

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Board of Elections has posted preliminary results from Tuesday’s primary vote. Overall, 40 of 43 precincts, or 93.03 percent of the ballots, were included in the numbers. Turnout was low, at 25.02 percent overall – 30.40 percent of Republicans and 20.65 percent of Democrats voted in their parties’ races, choosing […]

Celebration of Temple B’nai Israel’s new building

EASTON — Rabbi Peter Hyman led the Saturday night service on June 9, at Temple B’nai Israel in Easton, which was attended by 200 people. Many were members of the Temple B’nai Israel congregation. But there were also a large number of men and women from the wider community, as well as members of the […]

Gov. Hogan opens the new Dover Bridge

PRESTON — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a group of state and local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 13, to open the new Dover Bridge. The structure carries MD 331 over the Choptank River, connecting Talbot and Caroline counties. The bridge opened to traffic on June 12. This $65.4 million project replaces the existing […]

County mulls Rural Legacy Area

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County Council decided unanimously to schedule a public hearing to consider the creation of a Tubman Rural Legacy Area. The concept was proposed during the board’s regular meeting June 5 by The Conservation Fund’s Maryland Director Bill Crouch. As conceived, the area could comprise 28,000 acres, and would “extinguish,” […]