HVFC Auxiliary donates to Wreaths Across America

HURLOCK — The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary supports a local group whose mission is to have a wreath on every grave for the 2nd year. Lynn Riley came in spoke with the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary initially in 2018. The total donated in 2018 was $825. That will sponsor 55 wreaths, with 27 […]

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 21, 2019

We need an assault weapons ban – NOW In his letter last week (Aug. 14), Bill Patchett said no laws will stop an evil person from killing others, and that we’ll have to leave it to God to rid our world of evil people before mass killings will stop. He is wrong. If you follow […]

Planning continues for new Hurlock library

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council and the public attending the Aug. 6 meeting heard an update on the Hurlock library project. They learned that the existing building, constructed in 1999, has served the town well, but is too small to meet current needs. Branch Manager Sara Sears said, “The Hurlock Library is […]

Letter to the Editor: Few or majority?

I am a Navy veteran who sailed and served (like thousands of others) his country honorably. Risking life and limb protecting our nation, its citizens, their freedoms, rights and privileges. Also, all our flags recognized world-wide, and what they did in the past and presently represented. The colors: Red for the blood lost for the […]

Hurlock fire building could serve as community center

HURLOCK — In his report at the July 8 Hurlock town meeting, Mayor Michael Henry noted he has completed all the requirements for the Academy of Excellence and will officially graduate in September. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) is a founding partner of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a voluntary certificate training program […]

Habitat dedicates 80th home

HURLOCK — On June 1, family, friends, public officials, and Habitat homebuyers, board, staff, and volunteers gathered on Jackson Street in Hurlock, to dedicate the home of Habitat’s 80th homebuyer, Ashley Cephas. Ashley Cephas has worked hard to get to where she is, and it hasn’t always been easy. She’s a single mom of two […]

Fall Fest volunteer retires after 20 years

HURLOCK — For over 19 years Hurlock resident Maria Bona contributed time and considerable talent to organizing vendors for the town’s annual Fall Festival. The job is, according to many, similar to herding cats. The time has come for this dedicated volunteer to leave Hurlock and move to Monkton, on the Western Shore where she […]

Company donates wash of fire truck

HURLOCK — Washing a car is not such a difficult or complicated task. But how about a tower truck? A couple of years ago the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. (HVFC) purchased a million dollar tower truck or aerial platform. The tower reaches about 100’ in the air, is a huge piece of equipment, and not […]

Hurlock Police Chief Hutton retires

HURLOCK — On Friday, the Town of Hurlock announced the retirement of Police Chief Les Hutton. “Today is a bittersweet day as we watch Police Chief Les Hutton ride off into the sunset,” the town’s statement said. “Chief has decided that after 40 years in this job, it’s time to enjoy life and spend it […]

Hurlock recognizes outstanding service

HURLOCK — Recognition for outstanding service to the community was front and center at the May 12 Hurlock Town Council meeting. Mayor Michael Henry noted that May 13-18 was national Police Week and May 15 was Police Day. In 1962 Pres. Lyndon Johnson declared Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of peace officers killed in […]