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 […]

NDMS celebrates Veterans’ Day

SHILOH – North Dorchester Middle School’s students and teachers observed Veterans’ Day on Friday with an assembly in the gym, featuring the Owls’ band, choir, step team, poms and flag squad performing in honor of the nation’s armed services. Veterans’ Day, originally marking the end of the First World War, takes place officially on Nov. […]

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 […]

Fugitive returns, then is captured

CAMBRIDGE – A 25-year-old-fugitive ran all the way to Florida, then returned to Dorchester County, where local and state law-enforcement officers found and arrested him. Two other men were arrested in the same incident. On Oct. 25, members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Cambridge Police Department, Maryland State Police Gang Unit, […]

Starbucks store opens, Rosato mural is unveiled

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Artist Michael Rosato, at center left in the gray jacket, was joined by city and county dignitaries for the unveiling of his latest work, “Marsh Song,” at Cambridge Marketplace.

CAMBRIDGE – The local economy took another step forward on Oct. 31, when the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Starbucks store. The business is located in Cambridge Marketplace on U.S. 50, where development is continuing. When that celebration concluded, many of those present took a short walk over to […]

Student advocate is barred, re-admitted to public schools

CAMBRIDGE – Sometimes speaking up can get a person shut down. Julie Yankovich was banned from all Dorchester County Public Schools properties after a contentious March 17, 2017 meeting in which she was acting as an advocate for a student with disabilities. Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights […]

C-SD Vikings beat Easton Warriors, 48-29

CAMBRIDGE – The Vikings finished their regular-season schedule with a 48-29 Friday, over Talbot County rivals Easton High School (2A). Cambridges-South Dorchester’s record climbed to 7-3 after the win, while the Easton Warriors fell to 4-6. Though the final score made the game look almost like a blowout, that tally doesn’t do justice to the […]

Synagogue shooting victims are mourned

CAMBRIDGE – The Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh shocked Americans across the nation and in Dorchester County. On Thursday, a group of pastors and community members gathered in front of Grace United Methodist Church in the late afternoon to mourn the victims of the incident, 11 of whom lost […]

Elks Lodge #223 celebrates 101 years

CAMBRIDGE – Members of Elks Lodge #223 celebrated their group’s 101st anniversary on Saturday, though not with the traditional parade. Rain forced the cancellation of the annual march down Pine Street, but not the performances. Daughters Temple #224 also took part in the celebration, as members marked their organization’s 95th year. “They do so much […]

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 […]