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. […]

Work aims to protect electrical lines in flood areas

NECK DISTRICT — Delmarva Power has been raising electrical transformers that sit on the ground in residents’ yards by almost two feet in part of the Neck District, in a bid to reduce the chance of blackouts during flooding and prepare for more severe weather linked to climate change. Work on 13 so-called padmount transformers […]

Residents, officials meet after Neck District floods

NECK DISTRICT — Days after the highest tides in years cut off access to many homes along Twin Point Cove, about 12 miles west of Cambridge, residents sat down with County officials to discuss ongoing efforts to get state and federal help to combat future flooding and shoreline erosion. “This is a problem that won’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navy vets open home to wounded troops

BAR NECK — Warriors’ Rest has opened on Bar Neck west of Cambridge. The site serves wounded troops, offering them a chance to recuperate, to hunt, and to relax in the rural surroundings. Don and Carol Shipley own and operate Warriors’ Rest, an 80-acres farm on Beckwith Creek in the Neck District. After long careers […]

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 […]

Neck District VFC posts upcoming activities

CAMBRIDGE – The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company has announced upcoming projects and a success for one of their members. Leaders of the company wrote in a recent statement that Charles Lewis has received his certification for Rescue Technician Vehicle Machinery Extrication. “Congratulations to our brother and thank you, Charles, for your dedication.” […]