Hogan, faith leaders discuss safe public worship

ANNAPOLIS — The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives convened a workgroup of faith-based leaders across the state representing a broad array of faiths and denominations to discuss the Governor’s vision for reopening the economy based on the criteria outlined in his plan, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” The Faith-Based Workgroup provided a report with recommendations […]

Sen. Eckardt offers reopening guidance

ANNAPOLIS — Beginning May 15, Maryland entered Phase 1 of reopening. Maryland will move from a “Stay at Home” order to a “Safer at Home” advisory. County leaders will have the power to make decisions on the timing. Retail stores can reopen with 50% capacity. Manufacturing can resume with proper safety precautions.Churches and houses of […]

Hogan: Easter Bunny is essential employee

ANNAPOLIS — Finally, some good news about COVID-19.In a press conference on Friday, flanked by state and national flags and senior Maryland officials, Gov. Larry Hogan declared the Easter Bunny as an essential worker. “He therefore will be able to proceed with his hopping across the state delivering Easter baskets to Maryland children,” the governor […]

Hogan closes non-essential facilities

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday morning announced that all non-essential businesses, organizations, establishments and facilities would be closed at 5 p.m. that afternoon. He said the measure was “absolutely necessary to protect the health of Marylanders and to save lives.” Gov. Hogan said while the state was issuing additional measures to cope with […]

State agencies coordinate Coronavirus response

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced last week that Maryland’s State Public Health Laboratory had been approved for testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This means that rather than waiting for test results from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labs in Atlanta, Georgia, people who are suspected to have COVID-19 may be diagnosed […]

Dorchester students tour the Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS — On Feb. 7, nearly 200 students from Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties who participate in the Next Generation Scholars program toured the Naval Academy in Annapolis and participated in a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity focused on space technology for career and college inspiration. This unique educational experience […]

Lovie Duncan honored by legislators

ANNAPOLIS — When Auriah Hope “Lovie” Duncan reached out to touch the hand of Harriet Tubman in the Cambridge mural last year, the little girl probably had no idea how many would be affected by her gesture. After all, she was only 3 years old. Michael Rosato’s creation on the outside wall of the Harriet […]

Spotlight on C-SD’s Rip Cornish

CAMBRIDGE — A local student has had a big week indeed. “Meet Rip Cornish, a freshman at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and a young man about whom you’ll be hearing a lot in the future,” a statement from the school said. On Tuesday, he was part of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s Youth Congress […]

Person jumps from Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland State Police’s Medevac helicopter searched Sunday for a person who jumped off the Bay Bridge as emergency personnel tried to convince the person to come down. The victim apparently survived the jump, but went under the surface of the Bay and was not seen to resurface, in an incident reported by […]

Deer firearms hunting will reopen Jan. 10

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. […]