Company donates wash of fire truck

HURLOCK — Washing a car is not such a difficult or complicated task. But how about a tower truck? A couple of years ago the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. (HVFC) purchased a million dollar tower truck or aerial platform. The tower reaches about 100’ in the air, is a huge piece of equipment, and not […]

Hurlock Police Chief Hutton retires

HURLOCK — On Friday, the Town of Hurlock announced the retirement of Police Chief Les Hutton. “Today is a bittersweet day as we watch Police Chief Les Hutton ride off into the sunset,” the town’s statement said. “Chief has decided that after 40 years in this job, it’s time to enjoy life and spend it […]

Stack earns state chiefs’ highest honor

CAMBRIDGE — Calvin Stack Jr.’s 50 years of service to the people of Cambridge and Maryland have not gone unnoticed. On Thursday, with colleagues and family members in attendance, Mr. Stack accepted the Chief Leslie B. Thompson Award from Jeff Thompson (no relation) of the Maryland Fire Chiefs’ Association. “This is the highest award that […]

Council marks Correctional Officers’ Week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council on May 7 issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11 as Correctional Officers’ Week. In the board’s meeting room to accept the honor was Director Joey Hughes and several of his officers from the county’s Detention Center. “Corrections today is different than it used to be,” Mr. Hughes said. He […]

Two men are charged with murder

CAMBRIDGE — Two Cambridge men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of Michael Clarence Wheatley Jr. At approximately 12:37 a.m. on May 1, officers from the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) responded to 610 Pine St. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, they observed someone […]

Police and fire report from Hurlock Council meeting

HURLOCK – At the April 22 meeting of the Hurlock Town Council, Police Chief Les Hutton reported incidents from April 9-22 included: One assault on Charles Street; one theft on north Main Street; one theft on south Main Street; three canine scans; three warrant services; a juvenile closed with witness retaliation; a runaway closed with […]

Jail and correctional officers graduate

SALISBURY — Twenty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline counties graduated in the 104th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by J. […]

Remembering Dorchester, April 3, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago The body of Lance Cpl. Michael DiGenno, who was killed in action on March 11 in Vietnam, is due to arrive today via Dover Air Force Base. A mass will be observed on Tuesday morning at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Secretary, with […]

Zoning Appeals: No VFC cell tower

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Chris Hauge held up a board with signatures of a petition opposed to the construction of a cell tower on Md. 343.

CAMBRIDGE — The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company will have to keep looking for funding sources, after learning Thursday that they will not be allowed to place a new cell tower on their property – AT&T will get the job, at another site. The Board of Appeals made the unanimous decision after hearing […]

Police and fire briefs, March 20, 2019

A realistic, toy hand grenade caused concern in Hurlock.

Police respond to report of possible grenade HURLOCK — Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a possible grenade outside of a vacant home in Dorchester County March 15. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a vacant home in the 4700 block of Skeet Club Road in […]