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 […]

Feast is rescheduled

The Hurlock American Legion Shrimp and Crab Feast that had been scheduled for Sept. 15 has been postponed until Sept. 22 from 3-7 p.m. Pre-sold tickets will still be honored on the new date and anyone who already purchased tickets for Sept. 15 but it unable to att3end on the 22nd will be reimbursed by […]

FLORENCE UPDATE: Shelter at Chesapeake College

CAMBRIDGE – Though Hurricane Florence has made landfall in the Carolinas, the Dorchester County Department of Emergency Management (DEM)  is urging residents to remain vigilant through the weekend, a statement from the DEM said Wednesday. Continued rainfall and impacted tides could cause dangerous flooding conditions throughout the county. This includes areas of Dorchester that don’t historically experience […]

Neighborhood revitalization partnership celebrated

CAMBRIDGE — Once blank chalkboards are now filled with resident’s hopes, dreams and aspirations for themselves and for the future of the Historic Pine Street Neighborhood in Cambridge. The chalkboard project was central to the purpose of the Community Resource Fair that took place on the lawn of Waugh Chapel on Aug. 22. The event […]

Town of Secretary asked to back drug awareness

SECRETARY — Former president of Dorchester County’s chamber of commerce, William Christopher, and Sheriff James Phillips offered a joint presentation at the Aug. 21 Secretary commission meeting. They spoke about the upcoming Drug Awareness campaign, Dorchester Goes Purple set for the month of September, and asked for the town’s support. According to The Herren Project, […]

Groove City Culture Fest celebrates unity

CAMBRIDGE — Pine Street was packed Saturday, with locals and visitors, music and vendors, taking part in the Groove City Culture Fest. The event celebrated Black culture, reviving a summer tradition from the 1970s and 80s. “For three days, we would have a big festival around Calvin Mowbray Park,” Lynette Wongus remembered. Ms. Wongus was […]