Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Snooze . . . you lose! I cannot comprehend — why some of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. (on both sides of the aisle) cannot foresee the many serious problems those caravans nearing our southern border will cause. Especially, for those (legal) citizens residing in the areas. What a difficult, and possibly dangerous confrontation […]

Pfeffer probes departures; Council rejects exit interview idea, 3-2; UPDATE on how members voted; Lt. Marvel resigned today

Dorchester County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer (District 4)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was sent to the Banner shortly after this week’s edition was completed. In the interest of informing our readers promptly of Dorchester County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer’s concerns and suggestions, we are publishing it online. UPDATE – Acting County Manager Donna Lane has confirmed the vote was as follows: In favor […]

Town Square, March 6, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. ENCOURAGEMENT: Camilla Lewis, changing the world, so proud of […]

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Three quit EMS; Acting director introduced

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services lost three of its leaders this week. The Dorchester Banner learned this morning that Lt. Dan Elbing resigned. During the day, anonymous sources informed the Banner that two others had left the agency. At the county council meeting tonight, the board confirmed that Lt. Michael Dempsey and Special […]

Council is asked to increase funding for animal welfare

Cammie Lewis

CAMBRIDGE — Volunteers concerned with the welfare of animals in Dorchester updated the county council Feb. 19 on their activities. Cammie Lewis, Troi Lynn and others first spoke to the board on Feb. 5, after seeing a dog left outdoors in cold weather. At the Feb. 19 meeting, Ms. Lewis told council members that she […]

County opposes oyster restrictions

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Bobby Whaples of the Dorchester County Seafood Harvesters’ Association asked for the council’s support on Feb. 19.

CAMBRIDGE — Watermen asked for and received on Feb. 19 the Dorchester County Council’s opposition to new proposals for restrictions on oyster harvesting. Bobby Whaples of the Dorchester County Seafood Harvesters’ Association told members of the council that his group is fighting many bills under consideration in Annapolis. “There are 27 bills that are against […]

There’s no room in politics for personalities, vendettas

For the past several years, the Dorchester County Council has managed to put some very qualified experienced individuals in key department head positions. From all appearances, things seemed to be doing well and Dorchester County was running smoothly. People outside were, again, looking at us on a positive basis. Then it happened. An election with […]

Watch out Dorchester – there’s a new county council regime!

By Thomas Hutchinson I have often said that if you want good, free entertainment then attend a local government council meeting. Some days you just never know what you might get. Last week, I attended the Feb. 5 Dorchester County Council meeting and I got my money’s worth of entertainment…unfortunately it’s at the expense of […]

February is Outdoor Show Month

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Members of the Dorchester County Council, during their meeting on Feb. 5, declared February to be National Outdoor Show Month. They are seen with show committee members and Miss Outdoors 2018 Jordan LeCompte, Little Miss Outdoors Evelai Hurley and Little Mister Outdoors Michael Willey III. The 2019 event will take place Feb. 22 and 23.

CAMBRIDGE — February was proclaimed National Outdoor Show Month during the Feb. 5 meeting of the Dorchester County Council. The annual event will be held for the 74th time on Feb. 22 and 23, at the South Dorchester School. A delegation of organizers, show royalty, and their families were present at the council meeting to […]

Town Square, Jan. 30, 2019

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Readers had a lot to say after reading the […]