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 […]

County IT hacking probe continues

CAMBRIDGE — As Tuesday’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council got underway, President Jay Newcomb (District 1) gave an update on the Jan. 27 hacking of the local government’s information technology system. Data and some of the system’s functions have been locked by the digital hacking, and are being held for ransom. Payment has been […]

Work aims to protect electrical lines in flood areas

NECK DISTRICT — Delmarva Power has been raising electrical transformers that sit on the ground in residents’ yards by almost two feet in part of the Neck District, in a bid to reduce the chance of blackouts during flooding and prepare for more severe weather linked to climate change. Work on 13 so-called padmount transformers […]

Times change, but Banner remains on course

CAMBRIDGE — At the end of February, the Banner will vacate its physical office at 103 Cedar St. The newspaper, of course, will continue to publish weekly on Wednesdays with distribution throughout Cambridge and the rest of Dorchester County. The telephone number for the paper will also remain the same – (410) 228-3131 – but […]

Lovie Duncan honored by legislators

ANNAPOLIS — When Auriah Hope “Lovie” Duncan reached out to touch the hand of Harriet Tubman in the Cambridge mural last year, the little girl probably had no idea how many would be affected by her gesture. After all, she was only 3 years old. Michael Rosato’s creation on the outside wall of the Harriet […]

County’s IT system has been hacked; FBI investigates

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County government’s information is under assault. “The county’s IT [information technology] system has been hacked,” Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. told the Banner on Tuesday morning. “It’s a ransomware attack, where they’re demanding payment in Bitcoin.” The response is already underway. “The FBI is involved in it,” the sheriff said. “Some […]

NAACP honors civil Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy were honored Monday at the Dorchester County Branch NAACP Prayer Breakfast. The event was hosted by Elks Lodge #223, and attracted a full house of government officials, community leaders and citizens. “We met some amazing people doing amazing things,” a statement from the Eastern Shore […]

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