Patriot Point: Offering healing to warriors

TAYLORS ISLAND – If a visitor didn’t know the kind of place this is, he or she could probably figure it out – young and muscular men in civilian clothes talking to older men wearing shirts and baseball caps that say things like, “Combat Wounded”. Then the visitor spots a leg brace or a scar […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

Farm Life: The Barnyard

Over the course of many years I have usually started my day by going out the back door of the farmhouse and walking into the barnyard to begin the work day. The barnyard at home has not changed a great deal over time, simply because the inhabitants have not changed a great deal over time. […]

Cold Weather Shelter makes plans to expand

CAMBRIDGE – Local activists are cooperating to expand the city’s Cold Weather Shelter, as they prepare to serve the homeless this winter. “What we hope to do in three to five years is develop a campus on the Salvation Army property,” the Rev. Robert White said on Friday. “We’re looking at more family services and […]

Sept. 6 declared Dist. 6 Champions’ Day

HURLOCK — The seats were filled with special guests at the Sept. 10 Hurlock Town Council meeting. The room rang with the chatter of young people, eager to receive special recognition. Mayor Michael Henry struck the gavel — silence. Sept. 10, 2018 was declared Tri-City Little League Girls Softball Team District 6 Champions and Maryland […]

Creative community shines at Showcase

Now in its 42nd year, Showcase celebrates our creative community, and will be held this Sunday, from noon – 5 p.m. Rain or shine, and admission is free. This outdoor art walk and street festival features fine art and crafts, music and dance, maritime heritage, and a variety of tasty treats and sweets along historic […]

ESHC joins Dorchester Goes Purple

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center is displaying purple to raise awareness of opioid abuse.

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Hospital Center has joined other local organizations and employers to bring awareness of the growing opioid abuse crisis faced by individuals, families, health care providers, and law enforcement on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. By lighting the facility and campus with purple hues, symbolizing the struggle taking place across the […]

Cambridge church intentionally burned

CAMBRIDGE – The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is actively seeking help from the public for information leading to the identification of the person or persons who intentionally set fire to a Cambridge church early the morning of Sept. 11. At approximately 7:26 a.m. that day, Rescue Fire Company was alerted to respond to the […]

Collison to manage Lewis store

NECK DISTRICT — The John Lewis General Store, a venerable watering hole in the countryside west of Cambridge known as the Neck District, is to reopen on Oct. 1, after a hiatus of two years, under new management, new ownership and a new name. On Thursday, Jacob Collison, 22, will leave his job as a […]

State, Dorchester FOP endorse Councilman Satterfield

CAMBRIDGE – The Fraternal Order of Police is behind Dorchester County Councilman Don Satterfield in the upcoming election for Dorchester County District 1. Councilman Satterfield recently received endorsements from both the FOP Cambridge Lodge No. 27 Inc., the local lodge for Dorchester County, and the Maryland State FOP which has more than 70 other lodges […]