News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Andy Harris (R) was one of 21 House Republicans who voted against legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol …
CAMBRIDGE — On June 16 at 12:15 a.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Greenwood Avenue and Camelia Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male …
DOVER — Legislation to ban untraceable and undetectable firearms is now before Gov. John Carney after it passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 125, approved by the Senate 13-8 after passing …
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The physical demands of firefighting, coupled with the time it takes to maintain active status, mean that bringing new members into the Rescue Fire Co. isn’t getting …
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to …
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Sports
LANDOVER — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s John Condon is a Region 1A State Champion, after posting a time of 10:06.42 in the 3,200-meter run on June 18 at the Prince …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host the Hawk Basketball Academy for the sixth summer, July 12-14 on the UMES campus in the William P. Hytche Athletic …
The Delmarva Shorebirds have announced their official promotional schedule for the 2021 season at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The 25th season of Shorebirds baseball is highlighted by nine fireworks …
Business
COLLEGE PARK — New start-up and potential aquaculture farmers will soon have use of an online business planning tool that will provide foresight into their likelihood of success. Matt Parker, …
CAMBRIDGE — When a classic restaurant reopens in downtown Cambridge this month, it will do so with a new twist.Longtime owners, Amanda Bramble and Tim Wright, of Jimmie & Sook’s have …
Cambridge
OCEAN CITY — Over the past several months, seven assault suspects — including five from Cambridge — have pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the Worcester County Circuit …
CAMBRIDGE — Veterans’ organizations, elected officials, active service members and the public honored on Memorial Day the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in the nation’s …
WASHINGTON — Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week announced 16 additions to the National Park Service’s National …
CAMBRIDGE — On May 9, the city was hit by two violent incidents. In one, a woman was shot, while in the other, a man was stabbed. A report from the Cambridge Police Department said that at …
Neighbors
CHURCH CREEK — The site of the home of Ben Ross – Harriet Tubman’s father – has been found in Dorchester County. Harriet Tubman would have lived there as a child in the …
NEW CASTLE — Like any parent, Jeanne Eskridge, of Townsend, wanted it all for her son, Brian. After graduating from high school and completing a job-training program, Ms. Eskridge sought a …
CHURCH CREEK — The site of the home of Ben Ross – Harriet Tubman’s father – has been found in Dorchester County. Harriet Tubman would have lived there as a child in the …
Things to Do

Books in the Belfry: Do audio-books count?

CAMBRIDGE — One of the most “philosophical” questions I receive at the library from time to time is whether …

Billie Eilish, Lizzo to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this …

Scaled down National Folk Festival in Salisbury promises a ‘very full lineup’

The National Folk Festival will return to Downtown Salisbury this fall, but visitors can expect to see a scaled-down event as the city …
Schools
TODDVILLE — On June 9, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street for a reported school bus in a ditch. Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus …
SHILOH — Local and state educators and dignitaries held North Dorchester High School’s Dedication Ceremony on June 3, marking the official opening of the new school. Though the modern …
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. “Our plan is to …
Opinion
Opinion
Most of us can remember the first time we experienced a live performance. Maybe it was the beat of the bass drums as we stood hip-high to our parents along the parade route, the brass almost …
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 …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
Different parts of America are bearing witness to varying changes in the climate. For example, the mid-Atlantic region, as known all too well for those living on the Delmarva Peninsula, is subject to …
​Across our great country, the American people have always stepped up to protect those species that are threatened because they know it is not right to let anything be lost forever, whether you …
In summer 2006, my husband Chris sought emergency medical treatment at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for severe chest pain. While he was on the operating table for a routine cardiac …