‘Students of the Semester’ awards presented

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (C-SDHS) senior Carrie Price and North Dorchester High School (NDHS) senior Tometeo Cruz-Cruz were presented the Rotary Club of Cambridge Student of the Semester Award for Spring 2019 at a recent luncheon. The two students were introduced by their principals, Dave Bromwell C-SDHS and Lynn Sorrells NDHS. The principals […]

12 SU vocalists featured at Christ Church

CAMBRIDGE — The Christ Church Cambridge Concert Series will present 12 award-winning vocalists from Salisbury University in a program “ From Baroque to Broadway” on May 19 at 4 p.m. Produced and directed by internationally renowned tenor, Dr. John Wesley Wright (associate professor at Salisbury’s Department of Music, Theater, and Dance ) will showcase the […]

Community invited to ‘Walk its halls for the last time’

HURLOCK — In the fall of 1954, several communities closed their small-town high schools and consolidated into the brand-new North Dorchester High School. The first class graduated in 1955. Since then, NDHS has touched the lives of tens of thousands of North Dorchester Countians. In a few weeks the “Class of 2019” will mark the […]

State leads fight against rockfish ‘dead discards’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologists are carefully tagging adult striped bass during the annual spring spawning survey. Following deliberations by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) on the status of the striped bass population along the Atlantic Coast, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources continued its ongoing leadership in striped bass […]

Council marks Correctional Officers’ Week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council on May 7 issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11 as Correctional Officers’ Week. In the board’s meeting room to accept the honor was Director Joey Hughes and several of his officers from the county’s Detention Center. “Corrections today is different than it used to be,” Mr. Hughes said. He […]

Bromwell, Hopkins are finalists for superintendent

CAMBRIDGE – The Board of Education of Dorchester County released a statement at midday Friday, announcing two finalists for the post of interim superintendent of schools. The finalists are current Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal W. David Bromwell Jr., and Lisa Hopkins of Wicomico County. Mr. Bromwell is a native of Dorchester County and a […]

Behavioral Health shares goals, growth

CAMBRIDGE — Representatives of Mid Shore Behavioral Health presented their annual report to the Dorchester County Council on May 7. Executive Director Katie Dilley and Behavioral Health Coordinator, crisis services, Brigitte Kealy shared information on the group’s growth, the need for their services, and their goals. “Our vision is a rural, behavioral health care delivery […]

Council learns about railroad acquisition

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County might soon become the owner of about 21 miles of disused railroad. Council members heard a presentation from Harry Romano of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) during their May 8 meeting regarding the proposed transfer of the properties to the county. There was no vote taken, and no public comment […]

Choptank waterfront group planning development

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council heard an update from Jeff Powell of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWD) on May 7. The group is working to formulate plans for purchasing and developing the site now occupied by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the former Dorchester General Hospital. “It is […]

Blackwater Refuge volunteers recognized

CAMBRIDGE — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently recognized volunteers of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) during National Volunteer Week in celebration of the outstanding contributions they have made to Blackwater NWR during 2018. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the refuge, from staffing the Visitor Center seven days a week, maintaining the butterfly […]