Letter to the Editor, ‘Regarding the H-2B Visas’

At Rippons Bros. Seafood, we pride ourselves on providing Maryland with delicious and affordable seafood. But as the busy summer season draws closer, our business is threatened by a severe shortage of American labor and a cap on the number of H-2B seasonal worker visas. The federal H-2B program allows businesses to hire seasonal workers […]

Dorchester schools need more money

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook’s remarks to the Dorchester County Council on May 1. BREAK-OUT QUOTE: “Our teachers are going next door to our surrounding Eastern Shore counties such as Talbot, Caroline, and Wicomico.” – Katie Holbrook Speaking up for Dorchester’s teachers By Katie Holbrook Good […]

Town Square for May 2, 2018

  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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. – Editor REJECTION: Great decision [“East New Market […]

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. – Editor SUBSTANDARD: I agree there are a lot […]

Letter to the Editor, April 18, 2018

Dear Readers: I know that the opportunity to hear a report on the survey of the condition of Cambridge streets is something that does not excite many of you. It may even make your eyes glaze over; but I wanted to let you know about it, as the poor condition of our streets and the […]

Town Square for week of April 11, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Naloxone is an opioid overdose-reversal drug available in Maryland […]

Town Square for week of April 4, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.The following comments are in response to a threat made […]

Town Square for week of March 28, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. – Editor Death penalty for drug dealers? UNFAIR: I […]

USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?” Childhood hunger is a persistent problem in many parts of rural America. This especially so during the summer when school is out […]

Holcomb calls for collaborative effort

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan President of Dorchester Educators Katie Holcomb read a statement to the board, backed by other members of the teachers’ group.

Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holcomb during the March 7 Board of Education meeting held to discuss recent disruptions in county public schools. Good evening board members, superintendent Dr. Mitchell, Directors, ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight as the president of Dorchester Educators, speaking on behalf […]