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 […]

Town Square for March 7, 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 A FIGHT: There was a fight at […]

We made cars safer now we need to aim at guns

I’m playing bridge with the ladies at the Yacht Club: North bids one no-trump, pass, one heart, transfer. We’re chatting about gun control. East is against it. “It’s like cars, you can’t tell people they can’t drive cars,” she says. “And cars kill as many people every year as guns do.” She’s right. According to […]

A walk in the woods

It was a chilly November morning, the rising sun sloshing light on the tree tops. Larry Walton and I were about half a mile into the woods that line the Nanticoke River near Vienna, when he wrappped his arms around a great old Atlantic white cedar. That tree species once shaded thousands of acres of […]

Reform on Tap faces opposition

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

Just when we thought the Annapolis political bosses couldn’t be any more ham-handed in their tactics…this. House Bill 1316, introduced by Delegates Warren Miller (R-Howard County) and Ben Kramer (D-Montgomery County) would actually set up a Task Force to consider stripping my Office of our responsibility to regulate Maryland’s alcohol industry. This, in obvious response […]