County chooses: Mostly Republican, mostly incumbents

CAMBRIDGE – A strong early-voting turnout combined with Election Day ballots on Nov. 6 provided Dorchester’s choices: mostly Republican, and mostly incumbents. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford were overwhelming favorites in the county on their way to re-election, getting 74.7 percent of the vote in Dorchester. Democratic challengers Ben Jealous […]

Police briefs Aug. 1, 2018

BURGLARY AND TRESPASSING: HURLOCK — On July 29, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6129 Palmers Mill Road, Hurlock for a report of an individual standing in the roadway blocking traffic and kicking vehicles. Upon arrival deputies located the suspect Bryan Scott Chance, 35, sitting on the front porch of the residence […]

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Watermen help raise the sunken ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT — “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

Report sightings with DolphinWatch app

SOLOMONS ­— Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are asking Marylanders to report dolphin sightings in the Chesapeake Bay this Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer. Whether from land or sea, porpoise spotters can download the free Chesapeake DolphinWatch app for iPhone and Android and report the time and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tilghman VFC, Dorchester watermen raise ‘Lady K’

COOK POINT – “When we got the call, it was 4:21 a.m. It was blowing a gale.” That’s how Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company Captain Nick Craig remembered the incident that began on Saturday morning. Todd Haddaway’s “Lady K” was taking on water fast at the mouth of the Choptank River, after breaking a board […]

Four young ladies introduced to society

EASTON — On June 2, four young ladies of the Mid-Shore area donned beautiful white gowns and bright smiles as they were introduced to society during the second Pearls of the Eastern Shore Debutante Cotillion sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Theta Omega chapter. • Kalyn Marie Hopkins, a 2018 graduate of Colonel […]

Ham radio operators practice and compete

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Easton Amateur Radio Society (EARS) sponsored Emergency Preparedness Day on Friday in Great Marsh Park. The ham radio operators – more on that “ham” later – were set up and ready to go by 2 p.m., when they began to take part in a 24-hour Field Day exercise, organized annually […]

Artificial reef is set off Tilghman Island

TILGHMAN ISLAND — The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA Maryland) added 170 concrete reef balls to a new artificial oyster reef off Tilghman Island over the past month, doubling the size of the reef. The statewide angler organization is building the reef as part of its efforts to improve the Bay for the benefit of […]

Gov. Hogan opens the new Dover Bridge

PRESTON — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a group of state and local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 13, to open the new Dover Bridge. The structure carries MD 331 over the Choptank River, connecting Talbot and Caroline counties. The bridge opened to traffic on June 12. This $65.4 million project replaces the existing […]