Hyatt will host 2019 Santa Swim on Dec. 14

CAMBRIDGE — The ever-popular Santa Swim for 2019 will once again be hosted by The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. The Santa Swim will be held on Dec. 14, with the on-site registration beginning at 9:15 a.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus leading the way to the river at 10 a.m. […]

U.S. restores Swan Island using dredge material

CAMBRIDGE — An island in Somerset County, just south of Dorchester, has been restored in large part by the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), using dredge material. Once in danger of being washed away, the island now has restored land and habitat. The restoration of Swan Island, part of Martin National Wildlife Refuge on Smith […]

Meals til Monday honors volunteers

VIENNA — There are hundreds of children in Dorchester County who can’t be sure where their next meal is coming from over the weekends, when they don’t eat in school. Or maybe we should put that in the past tense, because while they might not have known in the past, now they can count on […]

Residents, officials meet after Neck District floods

NECK DISTRICT — Days after the highest tides in years cut off access to many homes along Twin Point Cove, about 12 miles west of Cambridge, residents sat down with County officials to discuss ongoing efforts to get state and federal help to combat future flooding and shoreline erosion. “This is a problem that won’t […]

Tri-City Little League threatened by lack of volunteers

HURLOCK — Due to the lack of volunteers, Tri-City Little League may not exist for the upcoming 2020 Tee-ball, baseball and softball season, a statement from the league said last week. The Board of Directors’ message follows. “For the past several years, we have been asking for volunteers to step up and get involved with […]

Delice speaks about Turkish-Syrian fight

CAMBRIDGE — “A professor came in and spoke to me,” restaurant owner Adam Delice said, remembering how the man criticized recent actions by Turkey, Mr. Delice’s home country. “I was very upset.” He recalled the discussion while sitting in the Cambridge Diner, one of five eateries he owns — another in Easton, and three in […]

Bay Bridge delays: MDOT explains, Hogan demands

CAMBRIDGE — At Tuesday’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council, representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation gave a comprehensive update on the agency’s activities and goals. Among the information they shared was an explanation of the maintenance work continuing on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The job involves replacing sections of the bridge’s deck, which […]

County sets Halloween hours

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council decided unanimously that Halloween will be observed by county residents on Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger. “This policy will not supersede prescheduled times and dates set by municipalities,” a statement from the council said. “Residents living outside town limits should follow […]

Habitat Choptank dedicates homes

CAMBRIDGE — Habitat for Humanity Choptank dedicated two homes in Cambridge in the month of September. On Sept. 7, family, friends, public officials, and Habitat homebuyers, board, staff, and volunteers gathered in Cambridge to dedicate Habitat Choptank’s 81st home with homebuyer Lakesha Beasley. Two weeks later, on Sept. 21, invitees, family, and friends gathered again […]

Flooding soaks land, homes in county

CAMBRIDGE — Tropical Storm Melissa and a hunter’s moon combined over the weekend to create widespread flooding in Dorchester County and throughout much of the Chesapeake region. The National Weather Service reported that the storm’s winds had pushed water into the bay, contributing to the event. Melissa is far out in the Atlantic, and there […]

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