Cambridge Council discusses shootings, fireworks: No curfew

CAMBRIDGE — In a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridge City Council considered responses to a series of late-night disruptions in the city, several nights of which included fireworks, sometimes used as weapons. At a meeting last week, council members considered imposing a curfew on individuals under the age of 18. No vote on […]

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 […]

Egide plant suffers $1M damage

CAMBRIDGE — One of the city’s major employers sustained severe damage in a July 1 fire. Egide USA’s factory suffered an estimated $1 million loss in a three-alarm fire first reported at 5:21 p.m. At that time, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. (RFC) were dispatched for a commercial building fire at 4 Washington […]

Town Square, July 5, 2020

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.Many Cambridge residents have lost sleep in the last week, […]

Cambridge struggles with fireworks attacks

CAMBRIDGE — “Our firefighters are being assaulted,” Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley said during a City Council conference call on Thursday afternoon.It’s not only firefighters, either — police officers have been in the line of fire in recent nights, as storms of fireworks have been ignited in the streets of the city.Police patrols and firefighters responding to […]

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 […]

Police and fire news, June 24, 2020; Fire marshal probes arson

Working Structure FireAt 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a “Reported Working Structure Fire” at 5380 Airey’s Road in Cambridge. Units arrived at a two-story vacant house with fire showing.Crews made quick work advancing 500 feet of attack line to the to extinguish the fire. Overhaul was completed […]

Police and fire briefs: RFC responds to building fire

CAMBRIDGE — At 1:10 a.m. on Friday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a fire alarm activation at 815 Chesapeake Drive (LWRC International) in Cambridge. Chief 1 arrived on location with audible/visual alarms sounding and established command. He gained entry, noted smoke and quickly upgraded the assignment to a commercial building […]

Police, Fire and EMS briefs, May 20, 2020

$5K reward for vandal infoA reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal(s) who damaged the memorial monument for Corpsman Ruiz. “The monument has been restored,” a statement from the Federalsburg Police Department said. “Now let’s get the bad guys.”Call 410-754-8966 or message the […]