News
DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this September.  The multi-Grammy award winning singer  …
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 …
As Delaware’s General Assembly is poised to continue debate on legalizing recreational marijuana this session, the Delmarva region is seeing changes in how it is regulating the drug. After …
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously May 5 to increase tuition and dormitory fees for the 2021-22 academic year, following a freeze on tuition and fees …
POPLAR ISLAND — In the Chesapeake Bay, the muskrat is a valuable partner in an ambitious project to restore a remote island under siege. It’s helping turn sediment scooped from Baltimore …
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Sports
With a “Play ball!” from player Cheyanne Shrieves, the Lower Shore’s first season of Challenger Little League got underway Saturday, May 8. An Opening Day ceremony kicked off the …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had six women, four men and two women’s relay teams make the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s All-Time Indoor Track & …
EASTON — The YMCA of the Chesapeake will offer Rock Steady Boxing at the Easton Family YMCA at Washington to support residents of the Mid-Shore with Parkinson’s disease. “April is …
Business
CRISFIELD — The J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake will be back this year but not on the third Wednesday in July. Danny Thompson, a Clam Bake committee co-chair and executive director of …
Special to Dorchester Banner/Brent BurkhardtNatalie Ruark checks water clarity at Hoopers Island Oyster Co. docks on Tedious Creek in Crocheron CAMBRIDGE — Hoopers Island Oyster Co. has initiated …
Cambridge
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 — The city was hit by multiple shootings from the evening of May 2 to the following morning, as reports came into the Cambridge Police Department of four separate incidents. The …
CAMBRIDGE — On April 19, members of the Cambridge City Council heard police officers tell of missing pay raises and an understaffed police department, leading to few new officers and trouble …
CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police arrested four men in connection with the fatal shooting of Da’Jour Sorrell on April 5 in Cambridge.The accused are identified as Da’Yon Lofland, …
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

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 …
Submitted photos/Main Street Gallery  “Homegrown Chordophones” by Paul Clipper will be displayed in May and June at Main Street Gallery in Cambridge.

Chordophones are planned for Main Street Gallery

CAMBRIDGE — This spring, Main Street Gallery in Cambridge will show the joyful, playful and uniquely beautiful hand-made …
Author of "The Man Grave," Christopher Salerno is this year's Poet-in-Residence for Salisbury's Poetry Week.

Salisbury to hold annual Poetry Week

The fourth annual Salisbury Poetry Week will return this week.  Salisbury Poetry Week is a celebration of both the written and …
Schools
    State data shows multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools across Maryland. There are currently 43 schools experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Maryland Department …
Some college students have experienced difficulty adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, facing elevated rates of stress and/or anxiety. “During June 24–30, 2020, U.S. adults …
CAMBRIDGE — Mace’s Lane Middle School was closed to in-person learning on Monday, after a COVID-19 outbreak. Superintendent of Public Schools W. David Bromwell made the announcement …
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 …