Planners eye Dorchester’s future

CAMBRIDGE – It’s a simple enough question – What will Dorchester County be in the future? – but the answer is complex. That’s why local leaders are gathering information, opinions, and public comment as they begin a Comprehensive Plan Update. “We want as much input as we can get,” Planning Commission member Ralph Lewis said […]

Watkins, Nathanson in Aug. 19 concert

OXFORD — Ashley Watkins, flutist, and Denise Nathanson, cellist, will be presenting a concert Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford. The church is excited to share these incredibly talented musicians. Ashley was intrigued with musical instruments as a young child, growing up in Cambridge. She quickly progressed […]

Suicide Bridge Restaurant keeps getting bigger

SECRETARY — When Dave Nickerson decided to open a small restaurant on Cabin Creek near Secretary, in 1983, he was looking for a venue to feature prepared dishes of the local fish, crabs and oysters that his company, Cambridge-based Kool Ice & Seafood Company, sold over the counter. He saw the potential for realizing his […]

Swim to Oxford Ferry highlights clean water

CAMBRIDGE — Herve Hamon and Michael Keene want you to know that the Choptank River’s water is clean and healthy. But actions speak louder than words, so the men did something to demonstrate how safe the river is. On Sunday, the pair hopped off the floating dock at the city’s marina at about 10:50 a.m., […]

WWII Liberty Ship visits Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – The Liberty Ship “John W. Brown” docked at the city’s wharf by Governor’s Hall on Saturday afternoon, escorted up the Choptank River by a fleet of small boats and welcomed by a crowd lining the waterfront. The Second World War-era ship will be in town until Aug. 11. Seeing a 441-foot vessel pull […]

DCTC SkillsUSA Chapter gets national recognition

CAMBRIDGE — The SkillsUSA chapter at Dorchester Career and Technical Center has been named one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” for 2018, the only Maryland school to win this coveted designation. The school is also one of eight finalists for one of SkillsUSA’s top national awards. One of the […]

Model builder Hughes keeps history alive

CAMBRIDGE – When Lee Hughes first picked up woodworking tools as a young boy in Andrews, it must have seemed like a natural thing to do. After all, his father was a waterman, and the men in the village were all good with their hands, so putting together model workboats fit right in. Now, several […]

Cambridge honors top officers

CAMBRIDGE – Chief Mark Lewis took the evening of July 31 to honor a group of Cambridge police officers who were deemed to exhibit service that went above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony and dinner took place in the new American Legion Post 91 on Sunburst Highway in this city. Honored in […]

Condon girls’ ‘Giving Garden’ shares love

RHODESDALE – Jaden and Cailey Condon are just 12 and 11, but that hasn’t stopped them from reaching out to neighbors with food from their garden. And from their hearts. “We want them to know they are loved,” Cailey said on Friday. The daughters of Jodie and Billy Condon, the girls live on the family […]

German students tour Dorchester businesses

CAMBRIDGE — A group of German college students spent last week touring businesses in Dorchester County, in an ongoing exchange program between Dorchester County and our “sister” county of Dueren, Germany. The students and a supervisor are selected to continue their studies by looking at the American way, and in this case, the Dorchester County […]