UPDATE: Dorchester comes out after the storm

CAMBRIDGE — The sun — and locals — peeked out from behind the clouds late Tuesday morning, as Tropical Storm Isaias moved past Dorchester County and onwards up the East Coast. A tornado warning is in effect until 4 p.m. today. A tornado touched down in Mardela Springs in Wicomico County around 7 a.m., where […]

Monday Update: Isaias takes aim at Delmarva

CAMBRIDGE — Public safety officials and residents of the Eastern Shore spent the last few days castin wary eyes southwards as Tropical Storm Isaias prepared to move up the coast. Probability cones for days plotted a course narrow and straight along the coast, forecasting high winds and 3-5 inches of rain on Delmarva. The National […]

DNR Fishing Report: Trout and snakehead action in Dorchester

ANNAPOLIS — In the middle Chesapeake Bay, bottom fishing action for both spot and perch can be found at Hacketts and Thomas points on shell bottom and bars, as well as around Eastern Bay, Poplar Island, and the Severn and Choptank rivers. Small bluefish and Spanish mackerel should be moving into the area soon, with […]

Shore worries about loss of MSP Trooper 6 medivac

DENTON — Residents of the Eastern Shore have a new worry about their health, in addition to, or because of, the COVID-19 virus. Early in the pandemic, Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot said the state would not collect taxes from businesses, and even encouraged them to hold onto their cash as the situation developed — […]

Cambridge firm develops new COVID-19 test

CAMBRIDGE — Biotechnology firm IES Life Sciences has responded to the global pandemic by refocusing its research from autoimmune to contagious diseases. Originally founded to research respiratory diseases such as the flu, the Dorchester Innovation Center start-up recently applied for a patent for their new COVID-19 test. “Because our testing platforms can be used to […]

Fishing report: Plenty of species to catch and enjoy in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — This is a marvelous time of year to enjoy Maryland’s outdoors, and recreational crabbing is just one way to get onto the quiet tidal creeks and rivers of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing the Chesapeake Bay is a time-honored tradition. While anglers often set their sights on striped bass there are several other species […]

COVID-19 Statistics

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department updated statistics on COVID-19 cases. For June 29/July 6, they were: Confirmed cases — 186/199Active cases — 6/12Deaths — 5/5Currently hospitalized — 0/0Ever hospitalized — 29/29Released/recovering — 178/185 Age Range0-9 — 510-19 — 1320-29 — 2830-39 — 3840-49 — 3850-59 — 2660-69 — 2770-79 — 1680+ — 8GenderFemale […]

What’s that? A non-indigenous aquatic species

No, it’s not swimming, but it sure is on the move.I’ve recently heard interviewers ask experts, particularly with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic: “What keeps you awake at night?” or, “What do you worry about at 3:00 o’clock in the morning?” The question could well apply to gardening, too, and asked of any gardener. What […]

Fugitive wanted in Dorchester homicide investigation

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police (MSP) and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a fugitive as the investigation continues into the death of a Baltimore County man whose body was found in Dorchester County. The MSP released details of the investigation on Thursday. The fugitive is identified as James Andre Reddick […]

Azaleas: Color to cure the coronavirus blues

As we contemplate an uncertain future amid the coronavirus pandemic, one thing is certain and comforting: The spring and summer flowering of one of the most stunning garden shrubs of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions — azaleas.May may be the best time to see the amazing display of colorful azalea bushes that grace our gardens. […]