News
ANNAPOLIS – Two recent studies by Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists highlight spawning challenges that striped bass, also known locally as rockfish, face in the Chesapeake …
BALTIMORE – Troy Deneau of Dorchester County discovered the second $5 million top-prize winning scratch-off in the  50 Years!   game. Mr. Deneau stopped by lottery headquarters with …
Battling childhood poverty is not a new idea. It is a familiar topic of concern for the seventy plus community members and local officials gathered to hear Gov. Wes Moore at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center Monday, February 12. But Moore’s fresh approach in his proposed ENOUGH Act got their attention and some support.
Dorchester County Public Schools Superintendent W. David Bromwell, Jr., has decided against seeking reappointment when his current term concludes in July 2024, the Board of Education announced on Friday, February 16.
WICOMICO -  Acting State Fire Marshal Jason M. Mowbray is issuing a call for Marylanders to check their smoke alarms and have an escape plan …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County Herschel Johnson Youth Basketball and the Police Athletic League released the following game results last week. JUNIOR DIVISION Score by …
Dover Downs Results Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024   1st - Clm 7500 Pace $6,000 7-Feherty (Ti Tetrick) 3.00 2.20 2.10 1-Trey's Charlie (Ge Napolitano Jr)   5.00 2.80 …
LANDOVER – Cambridge-South Dorchester High School boys earned the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Region 1A East Track and Field Championship on Friday, finishing with 91 …
Business
BALTIMORE – The  Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation on Feb. 5 announced the availability of 2024 annual report and personal property tax return filings and extension …
Two Democratic senators on an investigations panel have questioned the loyalty of four major American consulting firms, accusing them of withholding information subpoenaed by Congress regarding their work for Saudi Arabia.
Cambridge
From the start of his journey May 4, 1996, Tony Cohen was struck by the enormity of it. After extensive research on the Underground Railroad, he began a trek to follow it, starting in Sandy Spring.
CAMBRIDGE — One day wasn’t enough to officially welcome downtown’s second Harriet Tubman mural. The two-day event drew delighted visitors to Cambridge from New York, Delaware, …
Looking back, it almost seems that Araminta Ross had been unconsciously training her entire youth, absorbing the skills tapped into by her future self, freedom seeker Harriet Tubman.
As Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWDI) advances its mission to develop Cambridge Harbor, we plan to keep the public informed on our progress and what you can look forward to in the coming …
Neighbors
CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Chapter 1278 AARP held elections in December 2023, with new officers installed at the January meeting for the 2024-2026. Outgoing President Bonnie McCollister …
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday at Chesapeake College with several individuals featured in the Maryland Public Television documentary, …
She is known to posterity as Harriet Tubman, freedom fighter. But her lifelong contributions extend far beyond that singular, though stirring, description to include soldier, spy, healer, women’s suffragist and community advocate. She was active until her 1913 death at age 91.
Things to Do
2024 Miss Outdoors Contestants with reigning queen, from left, Madison Schuyler, 24, Katelyn Masden, 18, Karis Diggs, 18, Maggie Blake, 18, Skye Adshead, 21, Sydney Hughes, 19, Ashlee Kapela, 18, Nevaeh Cannon, 20, Laila Insley, 17

Miss Outdoors Pageant Prep Underway

What some consider the National Outdoors Show’s crowning moment highlights the event’s opening night, Friday, February 23. …
"With a Child's Heart" Quilt by Casandra L. Allen

Spectrum: ‘Celebrating Black Achievement, a Community Exhibition’

CAMBRIDGE – In honor of Black History Month, the Dorchester Center for the Arts recognizes Black American artists who have …
On Jan. 23, the Friends of the Library made their annual donation to the Dorchester Library. Pictured here in the children’s section of the Cambridge branch from left to right are Susan Klise and Patty Kaczmarek of the Friends and Maya Rogowski, Julie Kennedy and Liana Sewell, library staff. The funds donated were raised through the Friends’ Second Saturday book sales, memberships, and donations. To give to the Library, and/or the Friends, go to Dorchesterlibrary.org/support. All donations are tax deductible and support programming and collection enhancement at both branches of our Dorchester library. This year’s Friends’ donation is going towards the 2024 Summer Reading Program for the youth of Dorchester.

Dorchester Arts & Leisure

CFF’s 2024 Festival Dates The Chesapeake Film Festival is now open for submissions on Film Freeway for its 17th edition. …
Schools
SHILOH – Students at North Dorchester Middle School will take part in the Maryland School Survey during regular school hours Friday. The survey will ask students about topics such as student …
PEP Family Resiliency Program The PEP Family Resiliency Program is a free eight-week online program for Dorchester County Public Schools parents and caregivers of children ages 5–18. …
CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County Public Schools last week announced the finalists for the selection of Teacher of the Year and First Class Teacher of the Year for the 2024-25 school year. DCPS …
Opinion
Opinion
Last week's Viewpoint page featured an open letter submitted by the Maryland House Republican Caucus expressing their concerns that a juvenile sex offender convicted of second-degree rape …
When the opening day of the 2024 Maryland General Assembly session was called to order, Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes was the speaker pro tempore in the Maryland House of Delegates, the second-highest position for a member of the House Democratic Caucus.
The 446th session of the Maryland General Assembly has started, and a critical issue demands our collective attention. It is disheartening to learn that some of our local Eastern Shore representatives, influenced by special-interest groups like the Fraternal Order of Police, plan to challenge the Child Interrogation Protection Act, a vital law passed in 2022 to safeguard the due process rights of our young people.
From the editor
Reporters and editors in our Delmarva offices have been working on a special series about Harriet Tubman that kicks off Sunday.
Maryland has become the latest state to exercise its authority to better protect public health against transportation pollution. The Maryland Department of the Environment has approved the Advanced Clean Trucks rules to reduce emissions from new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in the state.
Friday was a great day for those of us who live in Cambridge and Dorchester County. What I have mentioned in past Cambridge Matters and has been going on here behind the scenes showed itself at the …
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