Henry Funeral Home goes Purple

CAMBRIDGE — The Henry Funeral Home staff is a partner in the “Dorchester Goes Purple” campaign which has the desire to raise an awareness of the ever-increasing use of opioids, heroin and other drugs in our area. The staff trusts that we must be aware that the “Awareness starts at Home.” “As a community business, […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]

Patriot Point: Offering healing to warriors

TAYLORS ISLAND – If a visitor didn’t know the kind of place this is, he or she could probably figure it out – young and muscular men in civilian clothes talking to older men wearing shirts and baseball caps that say things like, “Combat Wounded”. Then the visitor spots a leg brace or a scar […]

Sept. 6 declared Dist. 6 Champions’ Day

HURLOCK — The seats were filled with special guests at the Sept. 10 Hurlock Town Council meeting. The room rang with the chatter of young people, eager to receive special recognition. Mayor Michael Henry struck the gavel — silence. Sept. 10, 2018 was declared Tri-City Little League Girls Softball Team District 6 Champions and Maryland […]

Choptank stone joins UGRR site in Canada

OWEN SOUND, Ontario – There’s now a little bit of Dorchester County in Canada. A delegation traveled to the Emancipation Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario, in early August. They presented a Choptank River stone to the Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum, to be part of an exhibit marking the northernmost stop on the […]

Warfield is finalist for Md. Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE – Dr. Karen Salmon, state superintendent of Schools, Aug. 31 announced the names of seven finalists for 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year. “Maryland’s teachers play a vital role in the lives of our students—educating, encouraging, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Being chosen as a Teacher of the Year […]

City’s police will start youth athletic league

Capt. Justin Todd

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department announced last week that there would be a new PAL in town — the Police Athletic League. The group will be oriented towards middle-school aged children, with the goal of fostering understanding among youth and law enforcement. “It’s definitely a positive thing,” Capt. Justin Todd said. “We plan on […]

Capt. John P. Eckardt USN to speak Sept. 11

EASTON — The Navy League Eastern Shore Council (NL ESC) proudly presents Capt. John P. Eckardt USN (Ret.) as the Navy League Keynote Speaker on Sept. 11, at the Talbot Country Club. Capt. Eckardt will speak on “The Price of Our National Defense.” He graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (1985) and the U.S. Naval […]

Eutsey recalls her days aboard the ‘Brown’

CAMBRIDGE — “Rosie the Riveter” was a fictional icon of women’s contributions to the United States’ industrial effort during the Second World War — but a local woman is the real thing. Georgia Eutsey was a welder at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, where she worked on the Liberty Ship “John W. Brown.” The cargo ship […]

WWII Liberty Ship visits Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – The Liberty Ship “John W. Brown” docked at the city’s wharf by Governor’s Hall on Saturday afternoon, escorted up the Choptank River by a fleet of small boats and welcomed by a crowd lining the waterfront. The Second World War-era ship will be in town until Aug. 11. Seeing a 441-foot vessel pull […]