Town Square

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Cambridge City Commissioner LaShon Foster announced her candidacy for […]

Letters to the editor

A Call for Mutual RespectIn response to recent reports of social violence and civil unrest throught our nation, we of the Pine Street Committee, managers of the Octavene H. Saunders Empowerment Center in Cambridge, make this statement. We strongly stand against destructive social disorder, mindless injustice and unwise racism of any kind. Such actions are […]

Town Square, June 24, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Readers had much to say about the “Black Lives Matter” […]

Letters to the Editor

Equity in Dorchester’s public schoolsIn the early fall we feared the spread of COVID-19, a deadly disease for which there is no vaccine. It began as an enemy to humans then became more invasive to United States citizens beginning in January 2020.To survive and protect the health and safety of our community and those around […]

Town Square, June 17, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. PROUD COP: I’m proud to be in law enforcement. […]

Black lives, all lives

As we were marching down Washington Street in Cambridge during the Black Lives Matter march to Spring Valley laston June 7, an angry, young, white woman leaped onto her front porch and screamed at us, “All lives matter, all lives matter, all lives matter.”“What do you say to that?” the woman walking next to me […]

Choosing faith rather than fear

By Faye MeyerWhat’s that ringing? I must have slept longer than usual, for the alarm never goes off. Up way before that happens.The dream — let me get my head straight before I get up. The dream now haunts my waking thoughts. I must get up and will peruse the dream later.I turn on the […]

Town Square, June 3, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. STRESS OF BEING A BLACK PARENT: Just reflecting on […]

Letter to the Editor: Pingley for Congress

The Democratic primary election for the District One House of Representatives seat has honed down to two candidates now that Allison Galbraith has dropped out of the race. Jennifer Pingley, RN, who hails from Cecil County, is one of the candidates. If she wins, she will go on to run against Rep. Andy Harris in […]

School discipline: Be less reactive, more restorative

Maryland’s current school discipline practices are ineffective at mitigating behavioral challenges in the classroom. Many schools are still turning to suspensions and expulsions, also known as exclusionary discipline, in response to student behavioral challenges. These practices often punish offenses harshly without regard to the type or severity of problem behaviors. They stem from the nationwide […]