Letters to the Editor, Oct. 14, 2020

Dorchester Square developmentThe following letter, dated Sept. 29 from Fairchild Properties, LLC President Charlie Fairchild to Cambridge Planning & Zoning Division Manager Pat Escher, shares details of a proposed development at Dorchester Square, including construction of a Tractor Supplies store. Ms. Escher,Dorchester Marketplace. LLC is pleased to submit Phase 2 of Dorchester Marketplace, located in […]

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 7, 2020

Examining housingCambridge housing was cited as the top issue by virtually every candidate in recent League of Women Voter forums where each candidate was provided a platform to answer questions from the community. There are no simple solutions. The League of Women Voters left a report on Cambridge housing in 1969 in the time capsule […]

Letter to the Editor: Examining Cambridge housing

Cambridge housing was cited as the top issue by virtually every candidate in recent League of Women Voter forums where each candidate was provided a platform to answer questions from the community. There are no simple solutions. The League of Women Voters left a report on Cambridge housing in 1969 in the time capsule opened […]

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 30, 2020

Dear Candidates, Judges, and Elected Officials: Citizens have been receiving their ballot since Saturday. We learned this morning the voter mailing list included 51 names of ineligible people under the age of 18.We will be sending a letter out to all 51 asking each to destroy the ballot. I spoke to John at TrueBallot this […]

Answering Commissioner Foster

By Barbara Knepp The city election for Cambridge is now seven weeks away. Are you ready to vote on Oct. 17.• Are you registered to vote?• If you moved in the last year, have you updated your address with the Dorchester County Board of Elections?What’s your plan?• Do you plan to mail in your ballot?• […]

Letter to the Editor: Replying to the census is critically important

We have been hearing about the census now for months. Although we cannot get the federal funding we deserve without it; as of July, only 58.2 percent of Dorchester County residents had responded to the census. That means we are giving up millions of dollars for schools, hospitals, emergency responders, and more. School lunches are […]

Commissioner Foster’s statements sow doubt on electoral process

Cambridge’s election for five commissioners and the mayor will be held on Oct. 17 at Chesapeake College. With only nine weeks to go, social media and local publications are already filled with declarations, campaign websites, ZOOM meetings, and Facebook pages dedicated to the candidates. Yard signs are popping up and “meet the candidate events” have […]

Guest opinion: Address to C-SD Class of 2020

Hello, and thank you Talayasia [Young, Senior Class President], that was incredibly kind, and you should be proud that you are the President of the amazing, dare I say it legendary, Cambridge-South Dorchester class of 2020.My name is John Handley. I am only here because Oprah had a last minute booking for the Tonight Show […]

Guest opinion: There is no 911 for Law Enforcement

When I started in Law Enforcement back in the late 1980’s we carried a .38 caliber, six-shot revolver and a total of 18 rounds of ammo. We did not have Tasers, we carried Mace, not pepper spray and we had a wooden night stick and one pair of handcuffs. Our radio only had a few […]

Letter to the Editor: Mail-in voting is the most secure

As we look forward to our Cambridge city election on Oct. 17, we have some unusual conditions for which we must prepare. For example, we do not know how COVID-19 is going to hit Cambridge in the fall. All scientists and medical professionals are telling us that our country will most likely be inundated with […]