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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police and fire report from Hurlock Council meeting

HURLOCK – At the April 22 meeting of the Hurlock Town Council, Police Chief Les Hutton reported incidents from April 9-22 included: One assault on Charles Street; one theft on north Main Street; one theft on south Main Street; three canine scans; three warrant services; a juvenile closed with witness retaliation; a runaway closed with […]

Oldest Hurlock American Legion recruit is 87

HURLOCK — In 1932 the American Legion formed the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) to teach the children of veterans the principles of “justice, freedom and democracy” and to help prepare the youth for success. Little did the founders think that in 2019 an 87-year-old recruit would be inducted into the organization. But Giovanni […]

Remembering Dorchester, April 3, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago The body of Lance Cpl. Michael DiGenno, who was killed in action on March 11 in Vietnam, is due to arrive today via Dover Air Force Base. A mass will be observed on Tuesday morning at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Secretary, with […]