Town Square

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Cambridge City Commissioner LaShon Foster announced her candidacy for […]

Good Samaritan Phillips comes to the rescue

HUDSON — Working in a bucket lifted above the ground by a hydraulic boom has its dangers even in relatively safe conditions. But if a fire starts in the truck while a worker is hoisted aloft — and the mechanism locks so he can’t descend — things could get really bad, and fast.Somebody get George […]

Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to 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 […]

Neck District VFC asks to use boat ramps

NECK DISTRICT — Having a rescue boat is one thing. Using the best way possible to serve neighbors in need requires some cooperation.“As summer approaches and we prepare for boating season. The call volume for our Rescue Boat is increasing more each year,” a statement from the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company said last week. […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 8, 2020

Arson arrestInvestigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office were alerted to an incident that occurred at Dart Manufacturing Facility on 1000 Industrial Park Drive in Federalsburg on March 31st around 2 a.m. The investigation revealed an employee at the facility intentionally set a fire in a confined space above the ceiling of the office […]

Neck District could get cell tower by fall

NECK DISTRICT — In a dramatic turn-around, the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company has won approval from the County to build a cellular transmission tower near its fire station, opening the way to thousands of dollars in income, improved communication for first responders and reliable cell phone coverage for residents of the area. Just a […]

Neck District VFC holds block party

NECK DISTRICT — Members of the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company held a block party on Saturday, as a way to foster new friendships among residents of the area. “Most of the streets within the Neck District are not overly conducive to meeting neighbors other than maybe those on adjacent properties, and even then it […]

Tolley turns 16, joins family tradition

NECK DISTRICT — A young man took a big step recently in his journey of public service. Marcus Tolley turned 16 on July 16, and is now old enough to respond to emergencies and take Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute classes. “I’ve always been interested in firefighting,” Marcus said on Thursday. Well, he gets it […]

Zoning Appeals: No VFC cell tower

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Chris Hauge held up a board with signatures of a petition opposed to the construction of a cell tower on Md. 343.

CAMBRIDGE — The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company will have to keep looking for funding sources, after learning Thursday that they will not be allowed to place a new cell tower on their property – AT&T will get the job, at another site. The Board of Appeals made the unanimous decision after hearing […]