SunX producing pandemic supplies at lab

CAMBRIDGE — SunX Analytical Founder Barry Pritchard realized before the quarantine his company was in a unique position to alter their production capabilities to also manufacture hand sanitizer. With both the equipment and a reliable supply of key ingredients, he was able to quickly shift gears to meet the critical needs for disinfecting rubs. “While […]

Population shows healthy spawning stock

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains […]

Police and fire briefs: RFC responds to building fire

CAMBRIDGE — At 1:10 a.m. on Friday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a fire alarm activation at 815 Chesapeake Drive (LWRC International) in Cambridge. Chief 1 arrived on location with audible/visual alarms sounding and established command. He gained entry, noted smoke and quickly upgraded the assignment to a commercial building […]

Letter to the Editor: Pingley for Congress

The Democratic primary election for the District One House of Representatives seat has honed down to two candidates now that Allison Galbraith has dropped out of the race. Jennifer Pingley, RN, who hails from Cecil County, is one of the candidates. If she wins, she will go on to run against Rep. Andy Harris in […]

DoCo Health Department shares details on Safer at Home advisory

CAMBRIDGE — A statement from the Dorchester County Health Department last week provided guidance on Governor Larry Hogan’s Safer at Home plan. The move aims to move Maryland forward in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement follows:As of May 15, the Stay at Home order was replaced by a Safer at Home public […]

Congratulations to Mr. Stevens on his 100th birthday!

CAMBRIDGE — This coming Saturday, Herman Jackson Stevens will turn 100 years old. Well known in this area as a civic and community leader he was also the owner of The Daily Banner. On Saturday friends and family are invited to drive by his home at 21 Algonquin Road to wave, shout or blow their […]

Fugitive arrested, charged with murder

BALTIMORE — State Police and members of a fugitive task force, assisted by Baltimore Police Department officers, on Saturday arrested a fugitive wanted for the murder of a Baltimore County man whose body was found three weeks ago in Dorchester County. Maryland State Police have charged James A. Reddick, Jr., 29, of Baltimore, with first […]

Seniors celebrate last day with a tour of photos, memories

CAMBRIDGE — May 20 was special, the last official day of school for the Dorchester County Public Schools Class of 2020. But they didn’t get there alone. Students, families and friends faced the challenges of social restrictions, and created a unique celebration for that afternoon, something all could enjoy as they marked the successful completion […]

UPDATED: Harrell shares details on virus fight

Testing at Walmart three days a week CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Health Officer Roger Harrell shared the latest numbers in the local COVID-19 battle on Tuesday evening. The meeting and public comments were conducted via teleconference, to maintain safe distancing. Mr. Harrell said the total tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Dorchester since the […]

School discipline: Be less reactive, more restorative

Maryland’s current school discipline practices are ineffective at mitigating behavioral challenges in the classroom. Many schools are still turning to suspensions and expulsions, also known as exclusionary discipline, in response to student behavioral challenges. These practices often punish offenses harshly without regard to the type or severity of problem behaviors. They stem from the nationwide […]