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 […]

Town Square, March 6, 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. ENCOURAGEMENT: Camilla Lewis, changing the world, so proud of […]

Town Square, Feb. 27, 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. Speculation has begun around the state that Maryland Gov. […]

There’s no room in politics for personalities, vendettas

For the past several years, the Dorchester County Council has managed to put some very qualified experienced individuals in key department head positions. From all appearances, things seemed to be doing well and Dorchester County was running smoothly. People outside were, again, looking at us on a positive basis. Then it happened. An election with […]

Watch out Dorchester – there’s a new county council regime!

By Thomas Hutchinson I have often said that if you want good, free entertainment then attend a local government council meeting. Some days you just never know what you might get. Last week, I attended the Feb. 5 Dorchester County Council meeting and I got my money’s worth of entertainment…unfortunately it’s at the expense of […]

Md. farmers committed to protecting Bay

Within the past few weeks, agriculture has seen some major wins in Washington. The 2018 Farm Bill was passed in the House and Senate, and has now been signed by President Donald Trump. Prior to that, a trade agreement had been arranged between the United States, Canada, and Mexico — just in time for harvest […]