City decides to demolish 507 Race Street

CAMBRIDGE — The City Council decided unanimously on May 24 to demolish 507 Race St. The building had sustained partial collapses the previous two days, resulting in the closure to traffic on the 500 block, after engineers and the Department of Public Works deemed it unsafe. The council also voted to appropriate $250,000 to pay […]

ESLC updates county on Cannery Park job

CAMBRIDGE – After seven years of planning and fundraising, the Cannery Park project is underway, members of the Dorchester County Council learned during a presentation on May 15. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Director of Conservation Katie Parks-White told the commissioners that the multi-purpose plan is taking shape in the center of town, with some of […]

Locals learn, share views on new bridge

CAMBRIDGE — If you live on the western shore, it might sound like a good idea. To Eastern Shore residents, maybe not. Local citizens and officeholders attended a meeting on Thursday at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, where they spoke to officials from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and viewed informational panels regarding proposed new bay […]

UPDATE: Partial collapse of 505 Race St.

CAMBRIDGE – Traffic using the 500 block of Race Street will be diverted while structural engineers determine the stability of 505 Race St., which partially collapsed Tuesday evening, a statement from City of Cambridge Associate Director of Economic and Community Development Brandon Hesson said on Wednesday morning. “A small section of the South wall collapsed inside […]

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 […]