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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Diaz for Board of Education

I am an instructional assistant at South Dorchester School K-8 and I am certain the best choice for the Dorchester County Board of Education District 1 is Mike Diaz. In my experience as an educator, I have seen the decline of our education system with the effects of increased poverty and trauma on our students […]

Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2020

Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools W. David Bromwell released the following letter on April 29. Dear Parents and Caregivers:As you know, State Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon, announced that the school closure will continue through May 15. In collaboration with State Health Officials and the Governor, Dr. Salmon will continue to assess the situation and […]

Letters to the Editor: April 22, 2020

Shore Health preparationsI reached out to Patti Willis, a friend who is a senior vice president at the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, because I had been receiving questions from many people concerned about how ready the medical and hospital community was for illnesses here due to COVID-19.Below is her response to me that […]

Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2020

Only in DorchesterMost of us, at some time or other, have made the statement, “only in Cambridge or only in Dorchester County,” generally not said in a positive way. Frankly, I don’t care where you are from, you have, probably, made the comment about your community.I would like to share an “only in Cambridge/Dorchester County” […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]