DCPS to close buildings beginning Thursday

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools’ effort to launch Phase 2 of their reopening plan has been interrupted by increasing positivity rates in the county. Superintendent Dave Bromwell announced building closures around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Bromwell’s statement said:“Good evening DCPS families,“This is Dave Bromwell, superintendent of DCPS. Over the last six days, the Dorchester […]

Town Square, Oct. 21, 2020

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 column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Banner reported on Thursday that an employee with […]

DCPS employee tests positive for COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — An employee at one of Dorchester County Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. “I can confirm a member of the DCPS staff has tested positive, but due to privacy concerns we will not share their work location or further information,” Communications and Community Outreach Specialist Valerie Goff emailed in reply to a […]

Town Square, Sept. 30, 2020

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 column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, state officials announced that fall […]

Bromwell: Schools to begin reopening in October

CAMBRIDGE — Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell released a video statement on Friday afternoon, announcing that in-person instruction will begin during October. “We are still in Phase 1.5,” Mr. Bromwell said, “with small groups returning to school over the next several weeks. But we will begin to move to Phase 2 of […]

Three sports seasons will start in February

ANNAPOLIS — For a year in which so much has been different, maybe this isn’t the biggest surprise: Public high schools will have sports after all, just not the way athletes, parents and fans are used to. Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Athletic Director Kareem Otey posted on Friday, “Looks like all three seasons will be […]

Town square, Sept. 16, 2020

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 column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Cambridge residents and guests witnessed the unveiling of a statue […]

C-SD students study, earn Chromebooks

CAMBRIDGE — A group of C-SD students spent time this summer not only acquiring knowledge and skills to help both in and beyond high school, but also earning chances to win a Chromebook,,,and this investment of effort is already paying off. The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education and the Next Generation Scholars program offered virtual […]

Wyatt Foundation, local groups join forces

CAMBRIDGE — The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is at work in Dorchester County, in an effort to optimize cooperation among local non-profit organizations and public schools. While the work extends through elementary and middle schools, it is focused on early childhood education. Jymil Thompson was principal of Mace’s Lane Middle School for three years, […]

Hogan: Public schools can reopen

ANNAPOLIS — In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan authorized public schools to reopen with in-person instruction for the fall semester. He was joined at the conference by Acting Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Dr. Jinlese Chan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. “Today I am announcing […]