County chooses: Mostly Republican, mostly incumbents

CAMBRIDGE – A strong early-voting turnout combined with Election Day ballots on Nov. 6 provided Dorchester’s choices: mostly Republican, and mostly incumbents. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford were overwhelming favorites in the county on their way to re-election, getting 74.7 percent of the vote in Dorchester. Democratic challengers Ben Jealous […]

The Dorchester Garden Club’s Heron Garden

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2020, has a long history of service and community involvement to the Dorchester County community. This is the second in a series of articles to highlight the 5 civic improvement gardens that the club’s members are actively engaged in to help protect […]

Early voting is strong in Dorchester County

CAMBRIDGE – It’s hard to say if the contentiousness of national politics is the cause, but early voting turnout locally has been strong. The Dorchester County Office Building at 501 Court Lane in Cambridge is the only polling place for early voters. “It’s a good turnout. It’s almost as much as during our presidential elections,” […]

‘Retribution for Florence’ at Millie’s Nov. 2

DORCHESTER — The Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians are seeking retribution for Hurricane Florence. For the first time in 26 years the Annual Native American Festival, scheduled for Sept. 15 & 16, 2018 was canceled due to impending Hurricane Florence. A lot of time, effort and money had been invested in pulling the event together. The […]

Shore economic growth talks are Oct. 26

WYE MILLS — SVN Miller, KRM Development and RAUCH inc. announce the inaugural SED Talks – Shore Economic Development conference to be headlined by Secretary Mike Gill, Maryland Department of Commerce during Maryland Economic Development Week. The event will be held at Chesapeake College Todd Performing Arts Center on Oct. 26: 8:30 a.m. – Continental […]

Ben Jealous urges action, change

CAMBRIDGE – The general election won’t be until Nov. 6, but it was a blue wave on Academy Street on Sunday evening, when Democratic Party activists gathered to hear gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous and others speak. The event attracted a full house, with many participants coming from other Lower Shore counties. “We’ve been one of […]

Bed bugs close central library for treatment

CAMBRIDGE – Bed bugs have made a nationwide comeback in recent years, and they have hit local libraries, requiring their temporary closure. “On Oct. 1, a regular maintenance check for bed bugs revealed that both the Cambridge and Hurlock branches of the Dorchester County Public Library have bed bugs,” a statement from library administrators said. […]

County hosts annual triathlon

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County welcomed athletes from around the world — as well as several local competitors — to the 2018 Ironman Maryland triathlon. Todd Burns of Arlington, Va. and Maggie Walsh from Littleton, Colo, prevailed, taking the top honors with finish times of 8:48.16 and 9:27.52, respectively. The event saw 1,700 athletes representing 48 […]

Lighted Boat Parade on the Choptank

CAMBRIDGE — As many are aware Dorchester County went purple during September to bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and to encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. The Dorchester Goes Purple’s campaign “Awareness Starts at Home” reminds us that home is the heart of our community, and that the community where […]

Kelly Distributors supports local craft breweries

EASTON — America’s independent beer distributors are small businesses that deliver beer to store shelves and restaurants in communities across the country. They help brewers of all sizes and from all over the world to grow by bringing their product to retailers, who can provide consumers with unprecedented choice and variety, especially as new craft […]