Egide plant suffers $1M damage

CAMBRIDGE — One of the city’s major employers sustained severe damage in a July 1 fire. Egide USA’s factory suffered an estimated $1 million loss in a three-alarm fire first reported at 5:21 p.m. At that time, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. (RFC) were dispatched for a commercial building fire at 4 Washington […]

Rideout: Curfew is ineffective, poor use of money

CAMBRIDGE – City Commissioner Steve Rideout (Ward 1) released a statement Monday morning regarding youth and the disruptions occurring in the city. Residents have been disturbed over the previous week by loud fireworks being set off until the early hours of the morning. Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services crews have been insulted and […]

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 […]

Perseverance Swim — Father’s Day 2020

CAMBRIDGE — It all started with a vision: What would it feel like to swim the length of the Choptank River, from its mouth at Tilghman Island, back to Cambridge, all 17 miles of it as the seagulls fly?This, of course, required training and discipline, building up strength and lasting longer in the water; with […]

ESNC, New Beginnings join to teach youth info technology

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Network for Change (ESNC) donated $1,001.52 to New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to buy 25 Raspberry Pi computer science teaching kits, to be used in a coding camp focused on African-American youth. “We’re so grateful to them,” Executive Director Dr. Theresa Stafford said on June 18.“It’s all about community […]

Hambrooks Light is almost gone

CAMBRIDGE — It may be the maritime community’s equivalent of the once beloved Wye Oak, a 400-year-old-plus landmark that had been around so long, until it fell in a windstorm in June 2002, people just expected it to always be there. Time, too, is running out for the Hambrooks Bar Light, or lighthouse as some […]

City protesters demand racial equality

CAMBRIDGE — A series of protests took place in Cambridge on Friday, during Juneteenth observances across the nation remembering the day in 1865 when the last slaves were freed. Local groups gathered in this city, known for its civil rights activism, to call for racial equality. Recent deaths of African Americans, some at the hands […]

$600,000 for historic preservation projects

CROWNSVILLE — The Hogan administration last week announced that 10 projects were recently awarded funds by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, which assists brick-and-mortar historic preservation projects across Maryland. MHT, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, received more than 40 applications for projects competing for $600,000 […]