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 […]

Cambridge Council discusses shootings, fireworks: No curfew

CAMBRIDGE — In a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridge City Council considered responses to a series of late-night disruptions in the city, several nights of which included fireworks, sometimes used as weapons. At a meeting last week, council members considered imposing a curfew on individuals under the age of 18. No vote on […]

Town Square, July 5, 2020

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 column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Many Cambridge residents have lost sleep in the last week, […]

Four shot in Cambridge early Sunday morning

CAMBRIDGE — An apparent gunfight in the early hours of Sunday morning has left four individuals wounded.The Cambridge Police Department received a call about 4:30 a.m. that there was a large crowd at a block party in the Weaver Avenue area of the city, where the shooting occurred.“Four subjects were shot, two in the arm, […]

Cambridge struggles with fireworks attacks

CAMBRIDGE — “Our firefighters are being assaulted,” Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley said during a City Council conference call on Thursday afternoon.It’s not only firefighters, either — police officers have been in the line of fire in recent nights, as storms of fireworks have been ignited in the streets of the city.Police patrols and firefighters responding to […]

Easton man dies after fleeing MSP traffic stop in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police (MSP) are investigating the death of a Talbot County man who ran from a traffic stop Friday afternoon. He was later found one-half mile away and was transported to the hospital where he died, a statement from the MSP said. The man is identified as Larry D. Ross, Jr., 37, […]

Man charged with attempted robbery, assault, striking police car

CAMBRIDGE — A suspect wanted in Frederick County was arrested in Dorchester County Thursday afternoon. He allegedly committed multiple crimes and struck a police vehicle during his escape from one scene when he was shot at by police, but was not hit, a statement from the Maryland State Police said. The suspect is identified as […]

Major crime is down by 17% in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Even in the midst of a difficult situation for all — the COVID-19 shutdown and quarantine — there can be some good news. “I got data on our major crimes (we call them Part 1 crimes) for the year so far and found that they are down approximately 17 percent, which is really […]

Message Wall: Caring neighbors share ideas and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which […]

Message wall April 17: Neighbors sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: […]