Police and Fire briefs, July 8, 2020

Heroin and Cambridge menOn June 25, at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle at the High’s Dairy Store in Trappe. Deputies observed several criminal indicators and a K-9 scan was initiated.K-9 Buc of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office gave a positive alert to the scan and a […]

Chip Fleming, visionary agro-entrepreneur

LINKWOOD — In the late 1970s, a group of farmers came together to form the American Agriculture Movement in an attempt to organize a strike to raise awareness of the importance of the American Farmer. Some of these farmers drove their tractors all the way to Washington, D.C. to protest, blocking traffic, and creating significant […]

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 […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]