Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2020

Thank you from MidShore Meals til Monday As the Director of MidShore Meals til Monday, I want to thank the community for the outpouring of support for our program. During normal times our organization sends home weekend food for about 500 Dorchester County school children through our “backpack” program.Since the COVID-19 crisis closed our schools, […]

Town Square, April 1, 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. COVID-19 HOMEWORK: It’s way too many people out here […]

Town Square, March 25, 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. COVID-19 SAVE FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL: I just did my […]

Letters to the Editor

City looks for citizens’ views With Odie Wheeler retiring in December, the city manager is in the process of developing his plan for reorganizing the city staff that he will bring to City Council for approval. In the meantime, citizens come to our meetings and let us know where we need to improve. I am […]

Town Square, March 11, 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. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is opposing cuts in environmental […]

Taxes proposed to pay for Kirwan’s education reforms

Maryland legislators are proposing significant new taxes to pay for the Kirwan Commission’s education reform recommendations. Delegates and senators are mulling a new digital advertising tax (SB 2/HB 695) and an expansion of the sales tax to include professional services (HB 1628). Where does that leave Marylanders? Maryland citizens will be left footing the bill […]

County Council writes to oppose new gun restrictions

Dear Senator Eckardt and Delegates Adams, Mautz and Sample-Hughes: I am writing on behalf of the Dorchester County Council to express its support of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and to seek your assistance to preserve citizens rights under this amendment. The Second Amendment states that, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary […]

Read the entire Second Amendment

Those who support the second amendment state that it simply reads, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Supporters never seem to add that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia’s assenting opinion states specifically that there is room in […]

Letter: Council urges local delegation to oppose gun restrictions

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the Dorchester County Council decided unanimously Feb. 18 to oppose new restrictions on gun ownership and use under consideration in the state legislature. The following letter was sent to the local delegation on Feb. 20, and released for publication. Dear Senator Eckardt and Delegates Adams, Mautz and Sample-Hughes: I am writing […]

Town Square, Feb. 12, 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. Citizens responded after threats were made by a juvenile […]