Bay Bridge delays: MDOT explains, Hogan demands

CAMBRIDGE — At Tuesday’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council, representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation gave a comprehensive update on the agency’s activities and goals. Among the information they shared was an explanation of the maintenance work continuing on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The job involves replacing sections of the bridge’s deck, which […]

County sets Halloween hours

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council decided unanimously that Halloween will be observed by county residents on Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger. “This policy will not supersede prescheduled times and dates set by municipalities,” a statement from the council said. “Residents living outside town limits should follow […]

Foresters concerned about ECI plans for natural gas

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva foresters are worried about the possible loss of one their biggest markets. Members of the Dorchester County Council heard a presentation Sept. 3 from representatives of the Maryland Forests Association (AFI), who told them that the planned conversion of the Eastern Correctional Institution’s (ECI) energy production from mostly wood chips to natural […]

Nichols, Newcomb, Nagel: No to livestream

CAMBRIDGE — At the Sept. 3 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, the suggestion that meetings be livestreamed — shared online as they occur — was denied repeatedly. The reason, Council President William Nichols (District 2) said, was that if citizens are interested in council proceedings, they should attend the meetings in person. Livestreaming is […]

Radio system under review

CAMBRIDGE — At the Aug. 20 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, Director of Emergency Services Evdokia Rahilly reported that work continues on improving the county’s radio system. Used by emergency responders, school buses and the department of public works, the network has been under renovation for years and the job is not yet complete. […]

Chesapeake College presents strategic plan

CAMBRIDGE — Chesapeake College President Cliff Coppersmith delivered to the Dorchester County Council on Aug. 20 copies of the institution’s latest strategic plan. He also took the opportunity to formally introduce the Cambridge Center’s new Campus Director Brandon Hesson. “I’m really excited to have joined Chesapeake College and help them,” Mr. Hesson said. “Initially, I […]

Hengst reviews Eagleman, Ironman contributions

CAMBRIDGE — The new Race Director of Eagleman and Ironman Maryland, Angie Hengst, introduced herself to members of the county council on Aug. 6. Ms. Hengst assumed leadership of the events following the death this spring of Gerry Boyle. A native of Chesapeake City in Cecil County, she attended graduate school at Horn Point. “I […]

Planning continues for new Hurlock library

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council and the public attending the Aug. 6 meeting heard an update on the Hurlock library project. They learned that the existing building, constructed in 1999, has served the town well, but is too small to meet current needs. Branch Manager Sara Sears said, “The Hurlock Library is […]

Starling discusses ‘Dorchester Goes Purple’

CAMBRIDGE — Mike Starling spoke Aug. 6 to the county council, regarding the “Dorchester Goes Purple” anti-opioid abuse program. Mr. Starling, who is the chairman of the public awareness campaign, said the organization is working to help the public to gain a more complete understanding of the issue of substance abuse and addiction, and in […]

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 […]