Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]

C-SD’s Condon wins state championship

HEREFORD – Some people can run, and that’s fine. But Sarah Condon can race. The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School junior is the 2018 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Cross Country Region 1A state champion, after her 20:52.82 finish on the grueling Hereford High School course. Sarah was about 9 seconds – pretty convincing, in […]

Eagles name October athletes of the month

SHILOH – North Dorchester High School has a new batch of top students, after October’s athletes of the month were named on Oct. 24. “Coaches sent in your names, and the athletic boosters voted,” Athletic Director Dave Morrissette told the assembled students as he announced the recognition. Junior varsity/underclassmen winners received movie passes from Regal […]

Dorchester students improving at faster rate than state average

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County students’ results in the latest Maryland state assessments show an improvement generally exceeding that of the state.Progress was particularly marked in Dorchester County’s middle schools, with the aggregate increase in the number of students at level 4 or 5 in grades 6 through 8 reaching 7 percentage points. South Dorchester K-8’s […]

Town Square, Aug. 29, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Dorchester County Board of Education announced on Aug. […]

Superintendent Mitchell out, returns to job

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. It lasted less than a week. On Monday morning, the Board of Education published a statement saying, “Dr. Diana Mitchell has returned and resumed her duties at Dorchester County Public Schools. Welcome back!” In the interim, […]

DCTC SkillsUSA Chapter gets national recognition

CAMBRIDGE — The SkillsUSA chapter at Dorchester Career and Technical Center has been named one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” for 2018, the only Maryland school to win this coveted designation. The school is also one of eight finalists for one of SkillsUSA’s top national awards. One of the […]

NDHS replacement is still on schedule

Construction Schedule Phase 1: Oct. 2016-May 2017 Site work, geothermal, sports fields Phase 2: June 2017-June 2019 Building construction Phase 3: May 2019-Oct. 2019 Parking lot, bus loop; demolition of existing buildings Phase 4: August 2019-May 2020 Parking lot, site restoration SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has reached 60 percent of […]

School nurses facing challenging times

CAMBRIDGE — “A lot of people think we just give out pills, but that’s not true,” School Health Program Supervisor Carolyn Hallowell, RN said June 19. Ms. Hallowell was speaking to the members of the Dorchester County Council, asking the commissioners to provide as much support as they could to the increasingly complex tasks performed […]

CMS Triathlon group awards scholarships

CAMBRIDGE – Chris Markin, president of the Cambridge Multi-Sport (CMS) Triathlon Group, in Cambridge, recently announced that the scholarship committee has presented awards to four Dorchester County students, graduating seniors from North Dorchester High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. “We are extremely excited to find young scholar athletes who are so committed to their […]