April 9 Message Wall: Sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner will continue to post updated lists of announcements through the week. […]

Shore Health preps tents at emergency entrances

EASTON — The tents installed outside UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the emergency departments at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton may soon be in use for patient assessment, Dr. Walter Atha, regional director, Emergency Medicine for UM Shore Regional Health announced on Thursday. According to Dr. Atha, depending on […]

Salisbury man threatening suicide shot by troopers

SALISBURY — Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday morning after troopers were called to the home of an armed man allegedly threatening suicide. The man is identified as Rick Howell, 59, of the 27000-block of Sunbury Court, Salisbury. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. […]

Dorchester confirms eight cases

CAMBRIDGE — As the number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 is increasing, Dorchester County Health Department will release a daily weekday report instead of announcing each individual case, a statement from the agency said on Wednesday evening. The Health Department is reporting eight total confirmed cases in the county. Of the eight cases, there is […]

Dorchester has fifth case of COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Health Department announced on Tuesday evening a fifth diagnosed case of COVID-19 in the county. The individual is a female in her 30s with no underlying medical conditions, the statement said. She has been directed to self-isolate at home. A contact trace investigation is underway. The Health Department will continue to […]

Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2020

Thank you from MidShore Meals til Monday As the Director of MidShore Meals til Monday, I want to thank the community for the outpouring of support for our program. During normal times our organization sends home weekend food for about 500 Dorchester County school children through our “backpack” program.Since the COVID-19 crisis closed our schools, […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 8, 2020

Arson arrestInvestigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office were alerted to an incident that occurred at Dart Manufacturing Facility on 1000 Industrial Park Drive in Federalsburg on March 31st around 2 a.m. The investigation revealed an employee at the facility intentionally set a fire in a confined space above the ceiling of the office […]

Cambridge Classic has been postponed

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Canada — The Hydroplane Racing League (HRL), presented by Reliable Diamond Tool, announced on Thursday that its first event of the season in Cambridge, Maryland has been postponed. The race, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta, had been set for May 16 and 17. The regatta is the oldest powerboat race in North America. It […]

Hands and Hearts for neighbors

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County student Becca Brault, a 4-H club member, spent last weekend sewing more than 50 masks with her mother Christina. The cloth protective gear is being donated to local health care providers to supplement their supply as they work to treat victims of COVID-19. Ms. Brault wrote online that the project exemplifies […]

Message Wall: Neighbors sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner will continue to post updated lists of announcements through the week. […]