Council invited to visit summer reading program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council were invited to visit New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to see for themselves the work being done there for local children. Executive Director Theresa Stafford extended the invitation during the council’s meeting on June 2. She said her group is a non-profit organization that provides after-school […]

QUICK UPDATE: Dennis resigns, Kay’s to stay

DORCHESTER – Following is an update on today’s developments in the county. More details will be in the Banner’s June 26 edition. Tomorrow’s edition has already gone to press. Secretary Mayor Mel Dennis announced her resignation today. Her full statement was, “Another chapter of my life closed today as I turned in my resignation as […]

Moveable Feast feeds county’s critically ill

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 on June 4 to sponsor a Community Development Block Grant application by Moveable Feast. “The project itself is home-delivered meals to the critically ill in Dorchester County,” Grants Administrator Brittany Palmer said. “The meals are heart healthy and designed by registered dietitians and chefs to […]

Census 2020 prep begins

CAMBRIDGE — April 1, 2020 is Census Day, and officials from the federal to the local level are preparing for the count, taken every 10 years. Jillian Cordova and Brittany Palmer of the United States Census Bureau spoke to members of the Dorchester County Council on June 4, telling them of the efforts already underway. […]

Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2019

Cambridge CityGovernment Works. What about Dorchester County? I am concerned and dismayed by the recent string of seemingly arbitrary personnel decisions made by the Dorchester County Council, clearly driven by the newest members of the Council, given the voting records. One wonders if they think they will be saving us money by not having any […]

DPW Director Ryan White is terminated

CAMBRIDGE — Director of the county’s Department of Public Works Ryan White said Thursday that he had been let go from his job with the county. Mr. White joins the former leaders of the airport, Emergency Medical Services, economic development and the county manager who have been terminated since the new council took office in […]

Council marks Correctional Officers’ Week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council on May 7 issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11 as Correctional Officers’ Week. In the board’s meeting room to accept the honor was Director Joey Hughes and several of his officers from the county’s Detention Center. “Corrections today is different than it used to be,” Mr. Hughes said. He […]

Behavioral Health shares goals, growth

CAMBRIDGE — Representatives of Mid Shore Behavioral Health presented their annual report to the Dorchester County Council on May 7. Executive Director Katie Dilley and Behavioral Health Coordinator, crisis services, Brigitte Kealy shared information on the group’s growth, the need for their services, and their goals. “Our vision is a rural, behavioral health care delivery […]

Council learns about railroad acquisition

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County might soon become the owner of about 21 miles of disused railroad. Council members heard a presentation from Harry Romano of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) during their May 8 meeting regarding the proposed transfer of the properties to the county. There was no vote taken, and no public comment […]

County and city to eye schools

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously May 8 to join the Cambridge City Council in a joint effort to address issues in public education. Concerns have mounted in recent weeks over incidents of violence and indiscipline in local schools. County Manager Keith Adkins read the motion to form the committee, saying, […]