Harris skips vote on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the U.S. House of Representatives debated President Trump’s second impeachment on Jan. 13, it was Maryland’s Steny Hoyer who gave the concluding speech. “This is about our country, our Constitution, and our democracy,” Hoyer said. “These votes will be inscribed on the roll of history, a record of courage and of […]

Pittman is now acting chief of Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A member of the Cambridge-South Dorchester Class of 1991 has been appointed Acting Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.Yogananda D. Pittman moved into the post after the resignation of former chief Steven A. Sund following last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The appointment was met […]

Newcomb, Nichols speak on road closure

CAMBRIDGE — County Council President Jay Newcomb (District 1) and Member William Nichols (District 2) spoke Jan. 5 about the closure in December of Corkran Cemetery Road near Rhodesdale in North Dorchester.At the Dec. 15 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, it was revealed that the road had been improperly closed after a request by […]

County Council denies RFC request for PPE

CAMBRIDGE — A request from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company for personal protective equipment (PPE) from Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services was denied by the County Council on Jan. 5 by a vote of 3-2. Members voting against the request were Council President Jay Newcomb (District 1), Libby Nagel (District 5) and William Nichols (District 2). […]

Bridge delay costs Dorchester $500,000

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County will have to repay $500,000 to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration after a delay of years in repairing Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Director of the Department of Public Works Dave Edwards said during the County Council’s Jan. 5 meeting that he had learned the state expects the money for […]

Aubree Burton, 16, seeks kidney donor

CAMBRIDGE — A local girl needs help from her neighbors as she seeks a kidney donor.Aubree Burton, 16, saw her life change overnight in early December. Not feeling well, she went to her regular physician, who ran some tests that revealed abnormal kidney function. “She was admitted on Dec. 7” to University of Maryland Hospital […]

Bradshaw takes oath, is Cambridge mayor

CAMBRIDGE — Andrew Bradshaw took the oath of office on Monday in front of Dorchester County Circuit Courthouse, as he officially became mayor. He replaces Victoria Jackson-Stanley, who served three terms in the post.“What an exciting time,” Mayor Bradshaw said to the crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn. The group included supporters, members of the […]

Billionaire gives $20M to UMES

PRINCESS ANNE — An unprecedented donation of $20 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is being considered in part for benefiting students unable to pay for higher education. MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and novelist who in her divorce settlement in 2019 to Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos left her with $35 billion, announced the disbursement […]

Message Wall: Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Neck District […]

Request by Council Member Nagel leads to improper closing of public road

CAMBRIDGE — At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council, it was revealed that a road near Rhodesdale had been improperly closed after a request by Council Member Libby Nagel (District 5). Corkran Cemetery Road, most of which is unpaved, is in District 4, represented by Council Member Lenny Pfeffer. Director of the Department […]