DNR gets funds for sturgeon research

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been awarded more than $700,000 in federal funding to study and monitor the endangered Atlantic sturgeon. The money will be used over three years to continue the department’s tagging and tracking of fall spawning Atlantic sturgeon in the Nanticoke River and Marshyhope Creek. Until recently, Maryland’s […]

Car goes to top teacher Zinnel

Hertrich Automotive Group joined DCPS’s kickoff for the new school year to present Teacher of the Year Charlene Zinnel with a Kia Sorrento for her use during the year. Michael McCauley, general manager of Hertrich Honda Kia in Easton, presented Ms. Zinnel with her sweet new wheels. Hertrich also took the opportunity to announce their […]

MLMS block party welcomes students

CAMBRIDGE — Who says kids aren’t excited about school? There were loads of smiles and plenty of energy Aug. 28 when students and their families attended Mace’s Lane Middle School’s Welcome Back Block Party. Held at the corner of Cosby and Greenwood avenues, the event featured music, dancing, games, face painting and a special contribution […]

Public tours new North Dorchester High School

SHILOH — Members of the North Dorchester community had their first chance on Saturday to tour their new high school, and the verdict is in. “Stunning!” “Impressive!” “Remarkable!” “These are just some of the comments from the first members of the community to tour their new North Dorchester High School,” a statement from the Central […]

Meeting eyes roles of board, superintendent

CAMBRIDGE — Dozens of local citizens turned out Aug. 8 at Dorchester Career and Technology Center, to hear a presentation by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE). The meeting was moderated by MABE Executive Director Francis Glendening and Director of Board Development Molly Young. Present at the meeting, which included a question-and-answer session, […]

Students learn about financial literacy

CAMBRIDGE — It’s never too early to learn how to stretch a dollar. Students in the third, fourth and fifth grades attending the summer program at Mace’s Lane Middle School got some real-world lessons in following a budget and paying bills on July 31. Katie Welcher and Linsey Woolsoncraft, employees at Provident State Bank’s Cambridge […]

Stover is the Vikings’ new principal

CAMBRIDGE — Jerome Stover has taken over as the new principal of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. He spent last year as principal of Maple Elementary, and several years previously at C-SD in a variety of capacities, including vice principal. Mr. Stover said during a July 23 interview that he will focus on restorative practices for […]

$6.2M in nursing grants awarded

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that nearly $6.2 million was awarded for 17 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at nine Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II). The FY 2020 Competitive Institutional Grant awards include one-year planning grants, three- year full implementation grants, […]

Cornish Park hosts science lessons

CAMBRIDGE — “Put some dirt in your pancake!” Rachel Plescha told a group of children seated around a picnic bench at Cornish Park on Saturday. But never fear, it wasn’t a recipe, at least not for eating. She was showing young scientists how to create seed balls out of absorbent bits of paper, dirt and […]

Council invited to visit summer reading program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council were invited to visit New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to see for themselves the work being done there for local children. Executive Director Theresa Stafford extended the invitation during the council’s meeting on June 2. She said her group is a non-profit organization that provides after-school […]