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, […]

Choptank waterfront group planning development

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council heard an update from Jeff Powell of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWD) on May 7. The group is working to formulate plans for purchasing and developing the site now occupied by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the former Dorchester General Hospital. “It is […]

North Dorchester Class of 2019 play is praised

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council commended on April 2 the cast and crew of North Dorchester High School’s senior class play, “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical was performed in early March. Lenny Pfeffer (District 4) read, “Whereas directors Lisa Rank, Sabra Steward and Adam Wilson have worked diligently to produce the […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council issued a proclamation April 2, declaring April to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For All Seasons, Inc. Executive Director Beth Ann Langrall and Sexual Assault Advocate Roshonda Bolden received the proclamation. “The reality is, it’s here in our community,” Ms. Langrall said. For All Seasons is a […]

Dorchester is ‘Storm Ready’

CAMBRIDGE — Local residents can rest a little easier, knowing that Steve Garvin and his crew are trained, prepared and on the job. Mr. Garvin, emergency management planner in the county’s Department of Emergency Services, received Storm Ready Certification from the National Weather Service Office in Wakefield, Va., during the April 2 meeting of the […]

UPDATE: Nagel is charged with electioneering

Libby Nagel

CAMBRIDGE – County Council Member Libby Nagel (District 5) has been charged with electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place. The single charge was filed on March 13, regarding an incident that occurred on Oct. 25, 2018. Former County Council members Tom Bradshaw and Don Satterfield each filed a letter of complaint with the […]

Nichols, Nagel, Newcomb: No on voluntary exit interviews

County Council Member Lenny Pfeffer (District 4)

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Council Members William Nichols (District 2), Libby Nagel (District 5) and Jay Newcomb (District 1) rejected on March 19 a motion from Lenny Pfeffer (District 4) to conduct voluntary exit interviews of workers leaving county government. Mr. Pfeffer and Ricky Travers (District 3) were in favor. The move came after the […]