BREAKING NEWS: Superintendent Dr. Mitchell takes leave of absence

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester Banner learned Tuesday morning that Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. The Board of Education also announced that Beth Wilson had been appointed Administrator-In-Charge of Public Schools. Dr. Mitchell served in her post for more than a year of a four-year term. She was […]

39th Feast-I-Val brings foodies and tourists

CAMBRIDGE — Not every region has a distinct — and distinctly delicious — local cuisine. But the Eastern Shore does. Members Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, Inc. (RFC) offered steamed crabs, barbecued chicken, crab soup, local watermelon, tomatoes, corn and more at the 39th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val. The event is one of RFC’s main fundraisers. It […]

Planners eye Dorchester’s future

CAMBRIDGE – It’s a simple enough question – What will Dorchester County be in the future? – but the answer is complex. That’s why local leaders are gathering information, opinions, and public comment as they begin a Comprehensive Plan Update. “We want as much input as we can get,” Planning Commission member Ralph Lewis said […]

Comprehensive Plan: Citizens shape county’s future

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Four of the seven Planning Commission members at the July 24 Open House in Hurlock included: (seated, from left) Ralph Lewis, Jerry Burroughs, William Giese Jr., and Jeff King.

HURLOCK — At long last the 1996 Dorchester County Comprehensive Plan is being revised and the County Council promises transparency in the process. Most elected officials hear complaints and sometimes they nod, smile, and promise action. In the case of the current revision the promise is public input and it looks like they are keeping […]

Hogan, officials open new wharf

CAMBRIDGE – Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley greeted the crowd on hand July 17 for the dedication of the new deep water wharf at Governors Hall by quoting her church, saying “if we all do a little bit we can get a lot done.” The reconstruction of the wharf near Sailwinds Park was funded by the Maryland […]

Taste of Cambridge attracts praise, tourists

CAMBRIDGE – This year’s Taste of Cambridge was a delicious success, organizers and visitors said, as Poplar and Race streets were filled with locals and tourists enjoying the traditional crab-cooking contest. “I’m sure we have more than 2,000 people here,” Katie Clendaniel said. Ms. Clendaniel is executive director of Downtown Cambridge, organizers of the festival. […]

When an animal ‘pays it forward’

EAST NEW MARKET – After 25 years of practicing veterinary medicine, I can honestly say that occasionally I am humbled. The last week of June 2018 was one such week. Being a veterinary practice owner isn’t for the faint of heart. We have good intentions of healing pets and helping their owners, but we have […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tilghman VFC, Dorchester watermen raise ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT – “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect charged with attempted murder of CPD officer

CAMBRIDGE – In a statement released late Monday morning, the Maryland State Police (MSP) said a suspect has been charged with attempted murder of a Cambridge police officer. The incident occurred early Thursday morning, when a resident of St. Clair Avenue called police to report that her son was chasing his naked girlfriend down the […]

Local voters chose November’s candidates

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Board of Elections has posted preliminary results from the June 26 primary vote. All 43 precincts are included in the count. Turnout was low, at 25.52 percent overall – 30.95 percent of Republicans and 21.09 percent of Democrats voted in their parties’ races, choosing the candidates who will face off […]