Letter to the Editor, Jan. 22, 2020: Why I will not vote Democrat

I read an article in a local newspaper on Dec. 29 by Steven Roberts, who writes columns, entitled “How Would Jesus Vote?” The Christians who read the article must look at that question very seriously and the platforms of the Republican and Democrat parties to see how they line up with God’s Word. Here are […]

Person jumps from Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland State Police’s Medevac helicopter searched Sunday for a person who jumped off the Bay Bridge as emergency personnel tried to convince the person to come down. The victim apparently survived the jump, but went under the surface of the Bay and was not seen to resurface, in an incident reported by […]

Council names January Mentoring Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council proclaimed January as Mentoring Month. Reading from the proclamation, Council Member William Nichols (District 2) said, “We recognize the selfless individuals who devote their time, energy and expertise to ensure that future generations of Americans are better prepared to lead their communities.” He said mentoring groups help […]

Student Success Conference draws 100

CAMBRIDGE — More than 100 people, including students, parents, presenters, and volunteers, gave up their Saturday to participate in the Student Success Conference at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center. The event was organized and led by Voncia Molock, the 1984 valedictorian from North Dorchester High School and currently senior manager of IT Operations and Support at […]

Childhood hunger affects many in county

CAMBRIDGE — This is Childhood Hunger Awareness Week, the local volunteer group Meals til Monday announced. The organization collects and distributes bags of nutritious food to many students in Dorchester County. “There are over 1,000 food-insecure children in Dorchester County Public Schools,” a statement from the group said. “Meals til Monday helps nearly half of […]

Another chance to bag a wild hen or gobbler

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Aging simulation class is offered

CAMBRIDGE — As a community service, AHEC and the ESHC Auxiliary are offering a session of ASST training on Jan. 22, from 9-11 a.m. and “Ethics for Social Workers” from 11 a.m.-noon at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center, 5262 Woods Road in Cambridge. ASST is based on the success of the GAIT (Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

RFC responds to rollover

CAMBRIDGE – At 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, Dorchester Central dispatched units for a motor vehicle collision on Bayly Road and Governor’s Avenue in Cambridge, firefighter Kevin Carr reported. Rescue 1-1 arrived on location with one vehicle off the road on its side. Firefighters confirmed there no entrapment, the driver had self-extricated. Chief 1-2 established command […]