News
CAMBRIDGE - The Commissioners of Cambridge have rescheduled an annual goal setting session that had to be postponed earlier this month. The City of Cambridge’s annual goal setting session …
Employed for 16 years with a state social service agency, Rhodesia Jackson could have been given a pass on devoting her free time to helping others. So, too, could Joyce Opher and Lynnette Wongus …
Fatal car crash Deputy State Fire Marshals are working alongside the Maryland State Police Crash Team to investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision in Wicomico County. The Westside VFD along …
CAMBRIDGE - A Dorchester County man has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars in the murder of his father. Douglas McKnight, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of …
SALISBURY - The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus released a statement on Jan. 24 in response to Congressman Andy Harris (R-1) Jan. 19 press release, in which he called for a moratorium on windmill …
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Sports
Moore welcomes Tiafoe On Jan. 26, Gov. Wes Moore welcomed Maryland native and tennis star Frances Tiafoe and his family to Annapolis.  “It’s an honor to meet Prince …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in 2020 came with as much hand-wringing as intrigue regarding how to use the talented Heisman Trophy finalist. The …
The Philadelphia Eagles are playing for another Super Bowl title because they weren’t afraid to make difficult decisions following a disastrous 2020 season. Just three years after hoisting the …
Business
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering a change in the tolerance limits for undersized male hard crabs from five crabs per bushel and 13 crabs per barrel to six …
Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc. has moved its day-to-day operations to the offices of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce building at 306 High St. “We are very excited to have a …
Cambridge
As a result of the curfew issue that has been a concern of many over the past month or so, I have heard from an increasing number of people about other concerns for juvenile delinquency, …
CAMBRIDGE – State prosecutors on Jan. 26 dropped second-degree assault charges against Cambridge City Council President Lajan Cephas. The charges stemmed from a November dispute with Charles …
CAMBRIDGE – The City of Cambridge’s Temporary Juvenile Curfew went into effect Wednesday, Feb. 1, and will expire June 30. The move applies to juveniles younger than 16, …
At 6 p.m. Friday, it was 44 degrees in Cambridge, but it felt colder in Cannery Way. That was one of the entrances to the Second Annual Ice & Oyster Festival that brought two days of sparkle …
Neighbors
On the first Saturday of 2023, kids packed The Harbor Center conference room at 204 Cedar Street in Cambridge, but not to watch movies or cartoons. The youngsters, along with siblings, moms, dads, …
For almost 15 years, two women have patrolled the eight streets in Vienna as code enforcers, bringing law and order to this quiet town on the Nanticoke River. Each Monday is set aside for them to …
TRAPPE - Habitat for Humanity Choptank is now a certified Housing Counseling Agency through the Department of Housing and Urban Development and can now better meet the needs of the community, …
Things to Do

Books in the Belfry: Spotlight on special collections

CAMBRIDGE - If you’ve visited the Dorchester County Public Library, you’ll know that we have more than just books – …
Lee Reece will lead a comic book class.

Registration now open for February classes at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts presents a varied lineup of classes and workshops for February, including: Youth Introduction to …
A photo-artistic montage featured in The Changing Chesapeake, Tom Payne’s “Tangier Abandoned” presents a fantastical depiction of Tangier Island underwater, which may become Tangier’s eventual fate.

'The Changing Chesapeake' set to open at CBMM on March 1

ST. MICHAELS – The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s exhibition, "The Changing Chesapeake," will open to the public on …
Schools
Dorchester County Community, As we’ve reached the midpoint of the school year, I wanted to take the opportunity to look ahead and share information from Dorchester County Public Schools that …
BALTIMORE – At the Jan. 25 board meeting, the Maryland State Department of Education released an update to 2021-2022 school year English language arts and mathematics assessment data, …
CAMBRIDGE - This spring, the University of Maryland Extension will hire the second cohort for “Creating Leadership and Professional Development Through Extension Internships” for summer …
Opinion
Opinion
Mace’s Lane community, This is an important update related to upcoming home basketball games. Starting this week, and for the remainder of the season, there will be four tickets allocated to …
Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Copyright 2023 Tom Purcell. Distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Groundhog Day cannot come soon …
The ecological health of the nation’s largest estuary remains stuck at a low level, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Annapolis, Maryland-based environmental group graded the bay’s overall vitality a D-plus, the same lackluster mark it got in 2020. ...
I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred recently. One of your neighbors experienced a water leak and was not able to find the main water shut off valve in the house. It turned out the …
Dear Dorchester County Community, Recent disturbances at a very few Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School sporting events have been unacceptable and have created …
During this holiday season, I am truly thankful for my family, friends, and being able to serve as your state senator for District 37. Although I will be vacating my seat at the end of 2022, I have …
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