Council OKs $183K Criminal Intelligence Network grant

CAMBRIDGE — At the Dorchester County Council’s meeting Tuesday evening, members voted unanimously to renew a Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network program grant for Fiscal Year 2021. The request for approval came from Nancy Shockley of the Local Management Board. The grant totals $183,380. Funds would be used for a program coordinator, at $6,996, and the […]

County Council opposes removal of medivac

CAMBRIDGE — At their Aug. 4 meeting, Dorchester County Council members voted unanimously to fight the possible defunding of Maryland State Police Aviation’s Trooper 6 medivac helicopter. The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised on Treasurer Nancy Copp, Governor Larry Hogan and Mr. Franchot, met on July 22 and by a vote of 2-1 approved […]

UPDATED: Harrell shares details on virus fight

Testing at Walmart three days a week CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Health Officer Roger Harrell shared the latest numbers in the local COVID-19 battle on Tuesday evening. The meeting and public comments were conducted via teleconference, to maintain safe distancing. Mr. Harrell said the total tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dorchester since the […]

Dorchester extends Local State of Emergency

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously April 14 to extend by 30 days the Declaration of Local State of Emergency and Executive Order was issued March 23. The original declaration was “to provide the County Council the necessary powers and resources to combat the threat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on […]

Local State of Emergency declared

CAMBRIDGE — A Declaration of Local State of Emergency and Executive Order was issued in Dorchester County on March 23, 2020 in order to provide the County Council the necessary powers and resources to combat the threat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on public health and the safety and welfare of our citizens. This Declaration […]

Still no confirmed COVID-19 in Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE — As of 10 a.m. today, March 24, Dorchester County still does not have any reported cases of a positive COVID-19 test result, a statement from County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer (District 4) said. “The Dorchester County Public Schools are doing great things with their food drop off locations,” the statement said. “They have […]

County Council writes to oppose new gun restrictions

Dear Senator Eckardt and Delegates Adams, Mautz and Sample-Hughes: I am writing on behalf of the Dorchester County Council to express its support of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and to seek your assistance to preserve citizens rights under this amendment. The Second Amendment states that, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary […]

Letter: Council urges local delegation to oppose gun restrictions

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the Dorchester County Council decided unanimously Feb. 18 to oppose new restrictions on gun ownership and use under consideration in the state legislature. The following letter was sent to the local delegation on Feb. 20, and released for publication. Dear Senator Eckardt and Delegates Adams, Mautz and Sample-Hughes: I am writing […]

Council, sheriff, state’s attorney oppose new gun restrictions

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Council members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to oppose bills under consideration in the State Legislature that would restrict gun ownership and use. They did so at the request of Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. “There have been numerous gun laws introduced in Annapolis this year, I read them, and they’re just […]

County IT hacking probe continues

CAMBRIDGE — As Tuesday’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council got underway, President Jay Newcomb (District 1) gave an update on the Jan. 27 hacking of the local government’s information technology system. Data and some of the system’s functions have been locked by the digital hacking, and are being held for ransom. Payment has been […]