Locals learn, share views on new bridge

CAMBRIDGE — If you live on the western shore, it might sound like a good idea. To Eastern Shore residents, maybe not. Local citizens and officeholders attended a meeting on Thursday at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, where they spoke to officials from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and viewed informational panels regarding proposed new bay […]

UPDATE: Partial collapse of 505 Race St.

CAMBRIDGE – Traffic using the 500 block of Race Street will be diverted while structural engineers determine the stability of 505 Race St., which partially collapsed Tuesday evening, a statement from City of Cambridge Associate Director of Economic and Community Development Brandon Hesson said on Wednesday morning. “A small section of the South wall collapsed inside […]

Teams walk all night to fund cancer fight

CAMBRIDGE — This year marked the 22nd anniversary of Relay for Life of Dorchester County, Md.’s fundraising efforts to find a cure for cancer. The group is a nonprofit organization, part of the national Relay for Life movement. “Last year, they raised $85,000” throughout the 2017 calendar year, the relay’s Community Development Manager Ashley Webb […]

Remembering Dorchester, week of May 16, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 42 years ago The Maryland Fisheries Administration has proposed to reclassify 961 acres of Choptank River bottom from natural oyster bars to public clamming bottom in an area between Todds Point and Castle Haven Point. In a letter to Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Fisheries Administration chief Robert Rubelmann said, […]

Edmonds fights for recovering mother, Army

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A soldier expects to fight for his country. But sometimes, he fights for his mother. PFC Diontaye Edmonds, a member of Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Class of 2012, is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. While he works as a “91 Bravo,” or light-wheeled vehicle mechanic, there is another task that is his […]

Shortage of pickers is creating hardships

HOOPERS ISLAND – It could be a tough season for one of Dorchester County’s traditional industries. A shortage of visas for temporary foreign workers has restricted or, in some cases, halted the work of crab picking houses and associated businesses. Now, individuals, companies and entire towns are facing a significant loss of income. All this […]

BREAKING NEWS: Cambridge Classic still on for Saturday, despite weather

Allen Nelson announced Thursday that in spite of blustery weather over the previous few days, with more in the forecast, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta will be held as scheduled on Saturday.

By Dave Ryan Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE – It takes more than a little rain to stop this crew.  Though many events scheduled for the Eastern Shore this weekend have already been canceled, that’s not the case for the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta. “We’re going,” Cambridge Powerboat Racing Association Vice Commodore Allen Nelson said on Thursday […]

Cambridge Classic Regatta is May 19-20

CAMBRIDGE — The country’s longest-running powerboat races happen right here in Dorchester! This year marks the 108th Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta May 19-20 on the Choptank River. Some of these boats reach speeds up to 170mph! The fleet ranges from the classic Jersey speed skiffs turning on their sides and going airborne at 70mph […]

Officers get new ballistic vests

CAMBRIDGE – The city’s police officers are safer today. Chief Mark Lewis and several of his officers announced on Monday a safety grant provided by the Spirit of Blue Foundation. The money has been used to buy 13 new, modern ballistic vests valued at $20,969. “We’re just excited to be able to qualify for this […]

C-SD graduate Wade in NBC’s ‘Timeless’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It’s always good to see a local man do well, but wow! Josh Wade, a member of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Class of 2009, appeared Sunday evening in the two-hour, season finale of NBC’s series “Timeless.” In a nod to luck, or maybe fate, the episode featured Harriet Tubman, who […]