Payton takes over at Choptank Elementary

CAMBRIDGE — Twenty-eight years ago, Choptank Elementary’s new Principal Laretha Payton began her education career as a kindergarten teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While she has had successful forays into both middle and high schools, she is happy to be back in an elementary school where it all began, an announcement from the Dorchester County […]

Robinson, Abt are county’s top teachers

CAMBRIDGE — Congratulations to Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Cherie Robinson and First Class Teacher of the Year Hannah Abt! Ms. Robinson teaches aspiring educators at Dorchester Career and Technology Center and Ms. Abt has classroom of energetic pre-kindergarteners at Choptank Elementary School. These two outstanding teachers represent the great work being […]

Dorchester readers’ Thanksgiving wishes

CAMBRIDGE — Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful for the blessings of life, and residents of Dorchester County took the opportunity to send good wishes to one another. While for most, it’s a time for family, friends, football and food, there are those who are still on duty serving others: Police officers, firefighters, emergency […]

Meals til Monday honors volunteers

VIENNA — There are hundreds of children in Dorchester County who can’t be sure where their next meal is coming from over the weekends, when they don’t eat in school. Or maybe we should put that in the past tense, because while they might not have known in the past, now they can count on […]

Skipjack race is Saturday

CAMBRIDGE — The 23rd annual Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race will be held on the Choptank River in Cambridge at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. This event, which is hosted by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee, will include a parade of boats and the race. It features skipjacks that were originally built in 1886 to the Nathan of […]

Dictionaries delivered to county 3rd graders

The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently completed its annual “Dictionary Project,” delivering dictionaries to approximately 400 Dorchester County 3rd graders. The program, which began under the leadership of Roger Harrell, Club president in 2003-2004, has run continuously for 16 years. During those years, close to 6,500 dictionaries have been presented to students, some whom do […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

Dorchester students improving at faster rate than state average

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County students’ results in the latest Maryland state assessments show an improvement generally exceeding that of the state.Progress was particularly marked in Dorchester County’s middle schools, with the aggregate increase in the number of students at level 4 or 5 in grades 6 through 8 reaching 7 percentage points. South Dorchester K-8’s […]

Town Square, Aug. 29, 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 Dorchester County Board of Education announced on Aug. […]

Superintendent Mitchell out, returns to job

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. It lasted less than a week. On Monday morning, the Board of Education published a statement saying, “Dr. Diana Mitchell has returned and resumed her duties at Dorchester County Public Schools. Welcome back!” In the interim, […]