Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 9, 2019

50 years ago Plans for a new Cambridge Public Library building were discussed last night at a meeting of the library directors. Arthur Kamens, president of the directors, asked for a report from F. Hamilton Whipple who is serving as chairman of a New Building Committee. Mr. Whipple told the board he and his committee […]

Church directory, Jan. 9, 2019

Editor’s note: Church listings appear in The Banner’s Wednesday edition. In order to be included in the listings church information MUST be submitted by NO LATER THAN NOON Monday each week. Churches not submitting or contacting the Banner office (410-228-3131; or by e-mail, eyeore@newszap.com or bannernews@newszap.com) will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

CareFirst gives $400K to regional providers

CAMBRIDGE – CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented three Eastern Shore organizations with grants totaling more than $400,000 on Monday. The funds are aimed at improving access to health care for uninsured or underinsured patients, some of whom suffer from substance abuse disorders. The ceremony took place at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC). Director […]

Help celebrate our local Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner will be honoring our local Hometown Heroes for 2019 this spring. Do your part to help us celebrate these Hometown Heroes by nominating friends and acquaintances that you know are deserving of recognition for their contributions to our community. Since our founding in 1897, The Banner’s mission has been to […]

Church bulletin, Jan. 2, 2019

Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church in Cambridge on Sunday are as follows: 9:45 a.m. Early morning Grace. Speaker, Pastor Dan. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Baraca Class. (Baraca Class live on WCEM – 1240 AM). Dr. Hines Class. 11 a.m. Worship. Speaker, Pastor Dan. Wesleyan Activities The Cambridge Wesleyan Church is now offering two […]

Jail and correctional officers graduate Wor-Wic

SALISBURY – Thirty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties graduated in the 103rd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by […]

Town Square, Jan. 2, 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. In our Dec. 26 issue, the article, “Shore groups […]

Locals give to help the needy

CAMBRIDGE – Even with businesses, it’s not always about making money. Sometimes, it’s about giving things away. Volunteers demonstrated that again this year, with their Dorchester Santa Toy Drive. “We are an organization formed by business owners and young community members to support the Salvation Army in bringing joy to family’s lives at Christmas,” a […]

Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 26, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Nearing home on their space odyssey, the Apollo 8 astronauts today readied their portable TV camera for a sixth and final celestial telecast following Christmas Day’s cooking lesson from space. “What we thought we would do today was just show you a little bit about life […]

Church bulletin, Dec. 26, 2018

Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church in Cambridge on Sunday are as follows: 9:45 a.m. Early morning Grace. Speaker, Pastor Dan. Leader, Gail Skinner. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Baraca Class. Sunday School children, guest singers. (Baraca Class live on WCEM – 1240 AM). Dr. Hines Class with Penny Doty. 11 a.m. Worship. Speaker, Pastor […]