Letters to the Editor, Jan. 20, 2021: A call for Rep. Harris to resign

The following is an open letter from the several Democratic Central Committees, including those of Dorchester, Caroline and Talbot counties, to the Maryland Congressional Delegation. Penalize Rep. HarrisIt is with a heavy heart and sincere disappointment that we draft this message to you. While disagreement and compromise are essential to the functioning of any democratic […]

Message Wall: Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Neck District […]

Hogan: National Guard to assist vaccinations

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Dec. 16 announced the reactivation of the Maryland National Guard to support state and local health officials in the efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. “With vaccine distribution now beginning in our state, we have finally reached a turning point. We are able to see the sun rising on […]

Hogan announces virus health, economic moves

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Dec. 8 announced a series of additional COVID-19 health and economic relief initiatives to help struggling Maryland families and small businesses. He was joined by Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and Housing Secretary Kenneth Holt. “We continue to take constant actions on a daily basis to fight this virus from […]

Gov. Hogan announces new restrictions

ANNAPOLIS — With widespread community transmission across the state and surging COVID-19 metrics across the country, Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced immediate actions to prevent overburdening the state’s healthcare system and to keep more Marylanders from dying. “We are in a war right now, and the virus is winning,” Gov. Hogan said. “Now more […]

Hogan: ‘Wear the damn masks’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is facing increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections, as the weather cools and people spend more time indoors. Rural counties, including Dorchester, are among those with the highest rates. “Maryland is reporting a seven-day average positivity rate of 6.45%, a slight decrease from yesterday, while total hospitalizations have increased by 47 to a […]

Hogan, Carney: Poultry grants are coming to contract farmers

HURLOCK — On Monday, morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) was joined by Delaware Governor John Carney (D) at Russ Stevens’ farm near Waddells Corner, where they announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program “will provide some direct and much needed assistance for our Maryland […]

Message wall, Oct. 14, 2020

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home. The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows:Miss Outdoors […]

Schools can begin fall sports on October 7

ANNAPOLIS — Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Oct. 7.Dorchester’s Superintendent […]

Bromwell: Schools to begin reopening in October

CAMBRIDGE — Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell released a video statement on Friday afternoon, announcing that in-person instruction will begin during October. “We are still in Phase 1.5,” Mr. Bromwell said, “with small groups returning to school over the next several weeks. But we will begin to move to Phase 2 of […]