Newcomb, Nichols speak on road closure

CAMBRIDGE — County Council President Jay Newcomb (District 1) and Member William Nichols (District 2) spoke Jan. 5 about the closure in December of Corkran Cemetery Road near Rhodesdale in North Dorchester.At the Dec. 15 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, it was revealed that the road had been improperly closed after a request by […]

Bridge delay costs Dorchester $500,000

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County will have to repay $500,000 to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration after a delay of years in repairing Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Director of the Department of Public Works Dave Edwards said during the County Council’s Jan. 5 meeting that he had learned the state expects the money for […]

Request by Council Member Nagel leads to improper closing of public road

CAMBRIDGE — At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Dorchester County Council, it was revealed that a road near Rhodesdale had been improperly closed after a request by Council Member Libby Nagel (District 5). Corkran Cemetery Road, most of which is unpaved, is in District 4, represented by Council Member Lenny Pfeffer. Director of the Department […]

Adkins resigns as county manager

CAMBRIDGE – County Manager Keith Adkins will step down in late December. He informed other county leaders in an email on Friday morning. “This morning I submitted my resignation letter to Council. Per county rules and regulations, I have provided 30-day notice so my last day of work will be Dec. 21,” Mr. Adkins wrote. […]

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 […]