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 […]

Medical campus job takes big step with ‘topping off’

CAMBRIDGE — The “topping off” of University of Maryland Shore Medical Campus at Cambridge on Sept. 20 marked an important milestone in the construction progress for UM Shore Regional Health’s state of the art, freestanding medical facility that will serve Dorchester County and the surrounding area. While the COVID-19 pandemic precluded a traditional public celebration […]

Police and fire briefs, Oct. 21, 2020

Two charged in murderOn Oct. 11, the Salisbury Police Department responded to the area of Lakeside Drive in Salisbury for a human body located in Johnson Lake. The body was that of a deceased Caucasian female.The woman was later identified as Trisha Lyn Parker. Further investigation revealed that Parker’s death appeared to be suspicious, a […]

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 […]

Johnston is NCAA Woman of the Year finalist

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Salisbury University field hockey standout Arielle Johnston was named Oct. 15 as one of the nine finalists for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Nine finalists, three women from each NCAA division, were selected for their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. Johnston is only the second […]

Church bulletin, Oct. 21, 2020

Faith Baptist FellowshipWednesday Bible Study/Prayer at 7 p.m. Sunday School for Adults – 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. Join in-person and on Facebook LIVE at faithwalking.net. Listen from church parking lot on 88.9 FM.The church is at 1312 Race St. Call 410-221-5104. Old Trinity ChurchOld Trinity Church has regular Sunday services […]

DCA honors presidents at 50th reception

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts recognized several past presidents during the October Second Saturday Reception marking DCAs 50th Anniversary. Senator Addie Eckardt was on hand to present citations from the Governor, the Senate, and the entire Eastern Shore delegation. Additionally, citations from the Governor and from the Senate were presented to Georgie Feldman […]

Hogan, Carney: Poultry grants are coming to contract farmers

HURLOCK — On Monday, morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) was joined by Delaware Governor John Carney (D) at Russ Stevens’ farm near Waddells Corner, where they announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program “will provide some direct and much needed assistance for our Maryland […]

Greensboro Elementary School closes after COVID results

DENTON — Greensboro Elementary School will be closed to students and most staff for a two-week period, Oct. 19-30, an announcement from Caroline County Public Schools said Sunday. Principal Dawn Swann said in a letter to parents, “This is being done in an effort to reduce the opportunity for spread of the virus, and because […]

Cambridge elections: Record is set with almost 3,000 votes cast

Mayor Jackson-Stanley and Bradshaw head to runoff; Incumbent Cannon falls to Cephas CAMBRIDGE — Preliminary results from Saturday’s city election were released at 11:53 p.m., as a total of 2,939 citizens voted in the mayoral race and 2,787 on commissioners. “This more than triples the turnout from the 2016 election,” a statement from the city […]