Remembering Dorchester, week of May 16, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 42 years ago The Maryland Fisheries Administration has proposed to reclassify 961 acres of Choptank River bottom from natural oyster bars to public clamming bottom in an area between Todds Point and Castle Haven Point. In a letter to Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Fisheries Administration chief Robert Rubelmann said, […]

Remembering Dorchester for May 9, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago The Rev. Richard Gensch will be installed as pastor of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. The ceremony will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Preston, with a reception to follow. The pastor of installation will be the Rev. Lawrence R. Lineberger, Salisbury. The guest speaker will be […]

A Century of Service to the Farming Community

I recently sat down with Donald Jones and had a good conversation with him about his family’s history here in Dorchester County, and how farming played the major role in the archives of the Jones’ clan. Their history goes back to John and Elizabeth Howland. John was the 13th signer of the Mayflower Compact and […]

Remembering Dorchester April 25, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago The Cambridge community is “really trying to solve its problems,” a representative of the United States Chamber of Commerce told members and guests of the Cambridge-Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at its 22nd annual dinner in the American Legion home last night. Richard L. Breault told his […]

Remembering Dorchester for week of April 11, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago – The new baseball coach at Mace’s Lane High, Kenny Edgar, says his 1968 club, “is young but shows a lot of promise.” Edgar, former basketball coach at Snow Hill High, is satisfied with his pitching up to date, but questions how many runs the Tigers […]

5th Annual Chicone Village Day at Handsell

dorchester banner/Marci Ryan Photography Daniel Firehawk Abbott will be on hand during the annual Chicone Village Day on April 28.

VIENNA – The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance is sponsoring the 6th Annual Chicone Village Day at Handsell on Indiantown Road in Vienna, Dorchester County from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 28. All are welcome to come to Handsell on this special day designed to honor the history and culture of the Eastern Woodland Native People […]

Forbes names Tubman Byway to national list

CAMBRIDGE – The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway has been named to’s state-by-state list of women’s history landmarks. The online magazine created the list in honor of Women’s History Month in March. “We compiled the best locations across the country that highlight the contributions of women,” the article said. With every state in the […]

Remembering Dorchester for week of March 21

from the files of the dorchester banner The County Jail, which stood to the southeast of the Dorchester County Courthouse from about 1882 until its demolition in 1994, was a Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival style granite structure with brick and terra cotta features. The jail was the work of the Baltimore architect, Charles L. Carson. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago Mayor Osvrey C. Pritchett this morning filed at City Hall for a second four-year term. The mayor, who is a local plumbing contractor, is the third city candidate to file. Earlier Leroy B. Edgar Jr. filed for the First Ward seat on the City Council while […]

Harriet Tubman Organization holds annual dinner

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan HTO President Donald Pinder spoke to the diners, who enjoyed a buffet dinner and musical selections performed by the Sensational Royal Lights.

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc. (HTO) held their annual banquet on Saturday, celebrating their namesake and dedicating themselves to continue her legacy of advancement and equality for African-Americans. HTO Board Member William Jarmon recalled the first banquet, saying that Shirley Jackson had found a Banner article from 1992 covering the event. […]

Remembering Dorchester

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Dorchester County Council Mrs. John A. L. Radcliffe is seen seated on the lawn of her home, “Spocott.” With her is “Aunt” Adaline Wheatley, who was in the family’s employ for many years. Spocott, located in the Neck District, today features a functioning windmill, a schoolhouse and Ms. Wheatley’s house, all restored to their original condition and open to the public.

50 years ago The chairman of the Community Relations Commission in Cambridge, William P. Chaffinch, has announced his group will meet with members of the Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations on March 12, here in Cambridge. The chairman of the commission’s housing committee, Mrs. Montgomery J. Shroyer, in a letter to Mr. Chaffinch, […]