Town Square, May 15, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Readers congratulated Rip Cornish after the Banner published an […]

We need to make things better

I began substituting in the spring of 2010. Over that time, I have seen a decline in respect and conduct among some students. It is out of control. Let me interject here, most students are not the problem and much of the conduct is mirroring society. Having said that, we have responsibilities. I will address […]

Letter to the Editor: Where’s the support?

I am absolutely baffled at the lack of support our school system, as a whole, has for our children. My children have had several occurrences when they have been bullied this year and yet it continues every day for students throughout the entire county. We hear over and over how Dorchester County has a 0 […]

Not for Sissies!: Reminiscing about positive memories

Remember when as a kid you used to go visit your Grandparents and have dinner? After dinner everyone would sit around and listen to your grandparents talk about the ‘good ole days.’ Inevitably you would hear Grandpop’s story about walking 5 miles in the snow to get to school. And that was after milking the […]

Town Square, April 17, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Cambridge government leaders are considering action on the vacant Academy […]

Town Square, April 10, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Banner reported on Superintendent of Dorchester County Public […]

Town Square, April 3, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Beloved local figure and triathlon race director Gerry Boyle […]

Getting old is definitely not for the faint of heart

Jackie Jones Vickers

In the early 70s, my Father went to Dr. Walter Gunby on Franklin Street in Cambridge. One day, while waiting for Dad, I walked up to the receptionist, Mrs. Gunby, the Doc’s wife: in the 70s a physician’s office, usually meant a husband/wife team. The wife was the receptionist, made appointments, did the billing, answered […]

Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Snooze . . . you lose! I cannot comprehend — why some of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. (on both sides of the aisle) cannot foresee the many serious problems those caravans nearing our southern border will cause. Especially, for those (legal) citizens residing in the areas. What a difficult, and possibly dangerous confrontation […]

Pfeffer probes departures; Council rejects exit interview idea, 3-2; UPDATE on how members voted; Lt. Marvel resigned today

Dorchester County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer (District 4)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was sent to the Banner shortly after this week’s edition was completed. In the interest of informing our readers promptly of Dorchester County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer’s concerns and suggestions, we are publishing it online. UPDATE – Acting County Manager Donna Lane has confirmed the vote was as follows: In favor […]