Shortage of pickers is creating hardships

HOOPERS ISLAND – It could be a tough season for one of Dorchester County’s traditional industries. A shortage of visas for temporary foreign workers has restricted or, in some cases, halted the work of crab picking houses and associated businesses. Now, individuals, companies and entire towns are facing a significant loss of income. All this […]

Holbrook requests more school funding

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook asked the members of the Dorchester County Council on May 1 to imagine a school system lacking teachers, in need of books, and with trash strewn about for lack of custodians. Then she said that could be the reality next year. Her remarks came during a public hearing […]

Fun Dog Show May 12

submitted to dorchester banner/Susan lester The Rev. David Jones, retired of Cambridge, is pictured with his Bernedoodle puppy, Patch. The 1-year old dog is part Bernese mountain dog and poodle.

CAMBRIDGE — Show off your loveable, fabulous, talented, cuddly, crazy dog. You know there is no other like it and you can show him off at the Fun Dog Show, May 12. The Hawaiian-themed show will be held rain or shine right on the beautiful Choptank River at Sailwinds, Governors Hall. Registration begins at 9 […]

Choptank River Lighthouse opens May 1

submitted to dorchester banner/Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation Choptank River Lighthouse volunteer “keepers” gather around a model of the Lighthouse after one of two recent training sessions. Pictured are (standing, from left) Beverley Lake, Tom Wilson, JoAnne Baker, Ann Franz, Paul Harrison, Harriet Leap, and (kneeling, from left) Valerie Goff and Maureen Kincaid.

CAMBRIDGE — Visitation season at the Choptank River Lighthouse on Long Wharf in Cambridge begins on May 1 and runs through the end of October. “This is going to be our biggest and best season yet,” promises Cassie Burton, the president of the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, a community nonprofit group that works to promote the […]

Legislators discuss 2018 session topics

CAMBRIDGE – County business leaders heard a summary from local legislators April 18, when State Senator Addie Eckardt (R-37) and Delegates Johnnie Mautz (R-37B), Chris Adams (R-37B) and Sheree Sample-Hughes (D-37A) spoke at the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce’s monthly lunch. Two topics of particular interest to the group were a proposed minimum wage hike to […]

Cambridge renters tell of poor conditions

CAMBRIDGE – City commissioners heard from landlords and tenants April 5, when a discussion during the council’s meeting aired problems regarding substandard housing. Landlords had heard about a city proposal to inspect properties on a regular basis, and several rose to speak against the idea. Eugene Martinetti said, “As a property investor in Cambridge, I […]

Calls for Bradford House security, repairs

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Members of the Dorchester County Senior Council called for improvements at Bradford House during their meeting on March 26. In front from the left are Pat Simmons, Constance Elliott, Charlotte Lankford and Chairman Dwight Cromwell. In back from the left are Daniel Henry, David Owens and Wendell Foxwell. Member Mary Turner was not present.

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County Senior Council called for improvements in maintenance and security at the Bradford House during their meeting on March 26. The 122-unit building at 701 Race St. offers rent-adjusted Section 8 housing for senior and disabled citizens. “Things are in dire need of repair,” Council Chairman Dwight Cromwell said. […]

Sheriff’s Office arrests three for cocaine, weapons

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner/DSO Some of the drugs and cash seized March 27 by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are seen here. Three men were arrested.

CAMBRIDGE — On March 27, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force assisted by members of the Maryland State Police, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Cambridge Police, Hurlock Police, Easton Police, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, D.E.A., Homeland Security Investigations, Talbot County Narcotics Task Force, Talbot County […]

Emily Wittstadt, Dorchester’s ‘Bear Lady’

Dorchester Banner/Paul Clipper Emily Wittstadt with her latest muskrat fur bear creation. It takes 14 muskrat pelts to make one bear, and they all have different personalities, according to Ms. Wittstadt.

Every year, the National Outdoor Show in Golden Hill has a live auction to help fund the event, and each year the signature item in the auction is a handmade muskrat fur teddy bear. If you’ve never been, it’s easy to make jokes about a muskrat fur plush toy, but when you get up close […]

BREAKING NEWS: ND student threatens shooting, is released to parents

PRESS RELEASE Dorchester Sheriff’s Office ∙ 829 Fieldcrest Rd ∙ Cambridge, MD 21613 ∙ 410-228-4141∙ Fax: 410-228-8669 For Immediate Release Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018   On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 a deputy from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 15 year old male student from the North Dorchester High School after he slammed […]