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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. This week, many local folks were grateful for the […]

Watermen help raise the sunken ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT — “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

Report sightings with DolphinWatch app

SOLOMONS ­— Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are asking Marylanders to report dolphin sightings in the Chesapeake Bay this Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer. Whether from land or sea, porpoise spotters can download the free Chesapeake DolphinWatch app for iPhone and Android and report the time and […]

Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour July 21

CAMBRIDGE — With over 1,700 miles of shoreline and 600 square miles of land, Dorchester County hosts a rich and diverse history. The Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour on July 21, takes you through these landscapes and waterscapes. Choose from the Metric Century (66 miles), Half Century (52 miles), Ragged Point Ride (32 miles) […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tilghman VFC, Dorchester watermen raise ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT – “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago The most expensive construction project ever undertaken by the town of Hurlock is nearing completion. It is the $1.25 million sewer system that will serve the town plus four of its major industries. After months of digging, clearing land and installing pipe, the project is about […]

Council commends Rickwood’s service

CAMBRIDGE — The members of the Dorchester County Council on June 19 issued a commendation praising Capt. Michael Rickwood upon his retirement after 25 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office. They were joined in thanking the captain by State Sen. Addie Eckardt (R-37), who presented him with a proclamation from the Maryland Senate, and […]

Where has civility gone?

I must preface this writing by stating, it is not political nor does it have anything to do with our First Amendment right of “Freedom of Speech.” It has one purpose and one purpose only. “How do we talk to and treat each other?” For those who have forgotten or, perhaps, never knew what “Civility” […]

Town Square July 4, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. – Editor MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE: Thank you […]

Local voters chose November’s candidates

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Board of Elections has posted preliminary results from the June 26 primary vote. All 43 precincts are included in the count. Turnout was low, at 25.52 percent overall – 30.95 percent of Republicans and 21.09 percent of Democrats voted in their parties’ races, choosing the candidates who will face off […]