Town Square for Sept. 25, 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 viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Editor’s Note: This month, “Dorchester Goes Purple” to raise […]

ESHC joins Dorchester Goes Purple

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center is displaying purple to raise awareness of opioid abuse.

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Hospital Center has joined other local organizations and employers to bring awareness of the growing opioid abuse crisis faced by individuals, families, health care providers, and law enforcement on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. By lighting the facility and campus with purple hues, symbolizing the struggle taking place across the […]

Letter to the Editor: Colvin is a proven leader

Did you know that Andy Harris has a Master’s degree in Health Science from Johns Hopkins University? That, coupled with his medical degree, ensure that he is well-educated on the health needs of the people that he serves. What is astonishing are the decisions that he makes as a Congressman which refute his educational background […]

Letter to the Editor: Dorchester Goes Purple

We are one week into Dorchester Goes Purple and the support has been outstanding so far. If you are still among those that are wondering what all the Purple is about we hope this email will help. If you are already on board, we hope this will give you more ideas on how to increase […]

Dorchester Goes Purple frequently asked questions

This is a follow up to last month’s article on Dorchester Goes Purple (DGP) with the objective to provide answers to several questions that have been raised regarding the program. Q: Why Purple, are you not Redskins fans? A: The project is fashioned after Project Purple, the nonprofit organization Chris Herren founded to help break […]

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 forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. MEMORIES: Interesting article [Remembering Dorchester, Aug. 29]. I was […]

Perry recalls addiction

CAMBRIDGE – “I was injured at work,” Shantay Perry recalled in a conversation with the Banner. “I got a prescription for pain pills.” That’s how addiction starts for many – legal drugs prescribed by a doctor for a valid reason – later developing into an illegal habit. This month, The Dorchester Banner has joined many […]

Heroin overdose leads to man’s arrest

CAMBRIDGE — On May 26, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, Cambridge Police Department and Dorchester County E.M.S. responded to 211 Killarney Road, Cambridge for a reported overdose. Upon arrival they found a 30-year-old male unresponsive. The police and E.M.S. administered Narcan and were able to revive the victim. Based on information received […]

Town Square for week of April 11, 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. Naloxone is an opioid overdose-reversal drug available in Maryland […]

Sheriff Phillips briefs council on illegal drug initiative

Dorchester County Sheriff James Phillips updated the County Council on his office's fight against illegal drugs.

CAMBRIDGE – During the Dorchester County Council’s meeting on Oct. 10, Sheriff James Phillips updated the public on law enforcement efforts associated with county’s designation as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Dorchester joined the program on Oct. 1, having been affected by the nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction. Sheriff Phillips told the council members […]