Making sense of the census

CAMBRIDGE — What if you knew an easy way, that only took 10 minutes, for you, as an individual, to bring more money to your community, to improve schools and infrastructure, to foster economic development and create jobs, and to support vital public services? Victoria Jackson-Stanley knows how. As Mayor of Cambridge, and as the […]

Government, health, private groups respond to COVID-19 threat in Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE — Local groups representing government agencies, health services and private organizations have announced responses to the spread of COVID-19, with many cancellations and postponements of events. The Dorchester Banner has compiled a list of these announcements, though it remains a good idea to check on the availability of services in this quickly developing situation. […]

Dorchester angler nabs record Longnose Gar

DORCHESTER — A Hurlock fisherman is the new Maryland state Chesapeake Division record holder for longnose gar, with a catch that weighed 18.3 pounds. Samson Matthews, 22, was fishing for blue catfish with a friend March 2 near El Dorado Bridge along Marshyhope Creek. After about 10 minutes of fishing in 20 feet of water […]

Voters meet three District 1 candidates

CAMBRIDGE — Three women vying to become the Democratic Party’s candidate to run against U.S. Representative Andy Harris in November outlined their views and goals at a meeting with voters in Cambridge. Rep. Harris, a physician, has represented Maryland’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011. The district encompasses the Eastern […]

Kyla Diggs is 2020 Miss Outdoors

GOLDEN HILL – Kyla Diggs was crowned the 2020 Miss Outdoors at the National Outdoor Show on Friday. Kyla will attend many events throughout the coming year, representing the show, its activities and values. Little Miss and Mr. Outdoors are Genevieve Tyler and Irving Cumberland IV. This year’s champion muskrat skinners are husband and wife […]

Group seeks to restore cemetery

HOOPERSVILLE — Two men and a growing band of volunteers are working to restore the Anchor of Hope Cemetery on Hoopers Island. Donald Willey began seeking solutions to the continuing loss of the graveyard due to erosion. About three weeks ago, he got in touch in with his friend Eddie Dean, who joined the project […]

Council, sheriff, state’s attorney oppose new gun restrictions

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Council members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to oppose bills under consideration in the State Legislature that would restrict gun ownership and use. They did so at the request of Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. “There have been numerous gun laws introduced in Annapolis this year, I read them, and they’re just […]

DCS will help seniors with mounds of mail

CAMBRIDGE — In a “paperless society,” many of us still battle piles of unopened mail piling up on the kitchen counter or dining room table. Seniors, in particular, find dealing with mail and bills particularly daunting. Many are unable to determine what is important and what is junk. Others just can’t face the reality of […]

2020 Miss Outdoors contestants attend tea

GOLDEN HILL – Seven contestants vying for the title of 2020 Miss Outdoors attended a tea Sunday afternoon at South Dorchester School. The pageant and many other events will take place there on Feb. 28 and 29 The event highlights the lifestyles of South Dorchester, especially the traditional reliance on hunting, fishing and trapping. Crafts […]

Galbraith in race to ‘Flip the First’

CAMBRIDGE — Allison Galbraith aims to “Flip the First,” as her campaign literature puts it, as she has declared her candidacy in the Democratic primary election for the District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The post is currently occupied by Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican. Already active in Democratic Party work in […]