Open House at Horn Point Laboratory

CAMBRIDGE — For the 17th year, rain or shine, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to a FREE Open House on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Sustainable Solutions through Science” is this year’s theme. Hands-on exhibits allow visitors to explore the science happening […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]

Certificate of need filed for new hospital in Easton

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) filed a Certificate of Need application this month for the hospital that will replace and relocate Shore Medical Center at Easton. The application was filed with the Maryland Health Care Commission on Sept. 7 and is being reviewed for completeness before being docketed for formal […]

Author meets Elliott Island and falls in love

ELLIOTT ISLAND – Dogwood Ridge Books is rooted in years that Ann Foley spent as a freelance journalist in the Washington, D.C., area. Dogwood Ridge — the name of her business — comes from the high piece of land that runs along Fishing Bay in southern Dorchester County — the remote piece of land where […]

Revival services at Faith Baptist Fellowship

CAMBRIDGE — Revival Services will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 at Faith Baptist Fellowship. Dr. Frank Shelton Jr. says opening night, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., will be perfect for students and youth, and those who lead them to attend, however, every service is open to everyone. Don’t miss a single one. “Frank […]

Town Square for Sept. 25, 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 viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Editor’s Note: This month, “Dorchester Goes Purple” to raise […]

Lighted Boat Parade on the Choptank

CAMBRIDGE — As many are aware Dorchester County went purple during September to bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and to encourage positive decision making to navigate life’s challenges. The Dorchester Goes Purple’s campaign “Awareness Starts at Home” reminds us that home is the heart of our community, and that the community where […]

Rideout named to National PTA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Judge Stephen W. Rideout (ret.) of Cambridge, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for National PTA. Based in Washington, DC, National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, comprising millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. As one of only 25 members […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

ESHC joins Dorchester Goes Purple

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center is displaying purple to raise awareness of opioid abuse.

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Hospital Center has joined other local organizations and employers to bring awareness of the growing opioid abuse crisis faced by individuals, families, health care providers, and law enforcement on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. By lighting the facility and campus with purple hues, symbolizing the struggle taking place across the […]