Town Square Aug. 1, 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. Readers responded to Mike Brown’s July 25 letter to […]

Letter to the Editor: Logic from die hard Democrat

To the Editor: Mike Brown’s commentary (“His performance was ‘nothing short of treasonous’”, Dorchester Banner, July 25) needs a response. By reading his articles over the past months a person can see he is a die hard Democrat and it makes no difference what is done in this country for the good if a Democrat […]

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 […]

Trailblazers become Tooth Fairy’s helpers

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Trailblazers 4-H Club assisted the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) in preparing over 700 dental health kits for the Tooth Fairy’s Helper to distribute to children on the Eastern Shore. Each kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, flossers, timer, sticker, and educational material to promote good oral hygiene. The former […]

Dorchester is first to join new apprenticeship program

CAMBRIDGE – Big news – it was announced July 17 that Dorchester County will be the first Maryland county to join the newly expanded Apprenticeship Maryland Program. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford visited the Board of Education Tuesday afternoon, along with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland State Department of […]

Wise and Beard in concert in Oxford Sunday

OXFORD — The Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford, presents Melissa Wise Slacum and Thomas Beard in concert on July 29, at 4 p.m. This will be an afternoon of vocal music featuring classical music, opera arias, inspirational music (hymns, spirituals), Broadway songs, and jazz/blues. Melissa Wise Slacum is a professional soprano, who resides in […]

50th Anniversary Choir reunion

CAMBRIDGE — Mt. Hope Youth Choir will celebrate its 50th Annivesary Reunion at 5 p.m. On Aug. 4 at the New Life Christian Church and Ministries, 923 Phillips St. Coming from the north, south, east and west — former members of the Mt. Hope Youth Choir will reunite after 50 years to fellowship and sing […]

Postcards mailed for Tax Credit Awareness

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is urging Marylanders to consider whether they may be eligible to receive a homeowners’ or renters’ property tax credit and to submit an application before the Sept. 1 deadline. As part of this awareness campaign, last week SDAT mailed 77,544 postcards to low-income Maryland […]

Letter to the editor: ‘Treasonous’

To the Editor: Immediately following Donald Trump’s disgraceful performance during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin July 16, former CIA Director John Brennan called it “nothing short of treasonous.” Mr. Brennan undoubtedly included Trump’s entire week and previous histories of trashing our allies while embracing Putin and other autocratic dictators. All Congressional […]

Fire breaks out at Bay Country Apartments

CAMBRIDGE — Crews from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) were joined by firefighters from other departments on July 18, when a blaze broke out at Bay Country Apartments on Leonards Lane. No injuries were reported during the incident. A statement from RFC said Station 1, along with Trappe VFC and Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services […]