News
• Cambridge Ghost Walk Oct. 23, 29, 30: Take a walk down Haunted High Street in Historic Cambridge — the most haunted street in Maryland. Hear about the ghosts who haunt and strange events …
PRINCESS ANNE — University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s 4-H STEM Festival returns this year after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The free event will take place Nov. …
• Dorchester County — The Dorchester County Council announced on Oct. 5 that Halloween will be observed by county residents on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. for children 12 and under. …
CAMBRIDGE — On Oct. 14 at approximately 3:10 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Cross Street and Schoolhouse Lane in reference to shots fired. Officers canvassed the area and …
HURLOCK — Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veterans’ Affairs George W. Owings III brought news and encouragement to members of Hurlock American Legion Post 243 on Oct. 15, …
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Sports
FEDERALSBURG — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings’ 13-year streak as 1A East champions ended Friday in Caroline County, with a 16-14 Colonel Richardson win. The Vikings came …
The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently held its annual 5K Run/Walk for Wor-Wic, along with the 2021 Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge, at the college campus in Salisbury. The Wicomico …
SALISBURY — The Wicomico High School Indians (2A) beat the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings (1A) on Friday, 28-7. The win was WiHi’s first over Cambridge in several seasons, …
Business
NEW CASTLE — On Oct. 19 the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) welcomed a new Board member as Commission Vice Chairman Samuel E. Lathem administered the Oath of Office to Theodore W. Becker of Lewes, Delaware, prior to the bi-state agency’s monthly meeting. Commissioner Becker replaces Jim Ford who resigned in late July. On October 13, the Delaware State Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination. His term extends to July 1, 2022.
DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Delaware Thunder Professional Hockey Club on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. The event was held at the Centre Ice Arena on the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Chamber members and friends joined CEO/President Charles F. Pens, Sr., and his team to celebrate the relaunching of Central Delaware’s number one sports franchise.
Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE — State’s Attorney for Dorchester County William H. Jones announced on Oct. 14 that Tramaine Thomas had been sentenced by Dorchester County Circuit Court Judge Brett W. Wilson …
CAMBRIDGE – On Friday, Aug. 13, Pastor John Cornish opened his doors at St. John’s Holiness Church as an opportunity for community members to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for the first …
CAMBRIDGE -- The Cambridge Woman’s Club will hold the Gala Bazaar this October. The event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sycamore Cottage located at …
CAMBRIDGE — The Groove City Black Heritage & Culture Group held its 3rd Annual Groove City Culture Fest on Aug. 21 and 22.The festival had gained so much interest over the previous month …
Neighbors
No one was prepared for the havoc COVID-19 wreaked in the months after public health officials declared a pandemic and civic leaders directed everyday life be brought to a standstill. UMES senior …
The Magi Fund will hold an all-new holiday concert, “A MAGIcal Christmas,” for one performance only 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 in the 2,000 seat Emmanuel Church Auditorium on Beaglin Park …
VIENNA — Visitors to Dorchester County’s largest living history event will enjoy hands-on interaction with a variety of activities on October 9 at the 10th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree …
Things to Do

Enjoy sights and sounds of fall at Blackwater NWR

CAMBRIDGE — Experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge by participating in a guided birding …

Celebrate all things oyster in St. Michaels

ST. MICHAELS — Get ready to celebrate the Bay’s favorite bivalve at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s OysterFest, …
Student volunteers from the left are NDHS Ava Collins and Curstin Carpentere; CSDHS John Condon, Alexia Bair, Rotarian Phil Reed, CSDHS Sam Shifler, Gabe Smith and Deen Wright. Absent from picture  Karis Diggs and James Wooten.

Inaugural Duck Race Festival takes off

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge, Rescue Fire Company and Cambridge Main Street held their first Duck Race Festival on …
Schools
PRINCESS ANNE - NOAA, through its Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions recently renewed an agreement that will provide $30 million in grants over five years to support …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore moved a step closer to meeting President Heidi M. Anderson’s goal of being a “Top 10” historically black institution …
Dorchester County students, staff, parents, community:In more ordinary times, the end of our second week of the new school year might seem a little early for a review and assessment, but these are …
Opinion
Opinion
I read an article in The Star Democrat which reported Comptroller Peter Franchot’s comments during an interview on Aug. 18. To Comptroller Franchot, if elected as the governor of Maryland, …
The following is an open letter from Dorchester County Recreation & Parks Director Mike Diaz to the Dorchester County Council. COVID Mitigation Strategy for Recreation & ParksDorchester …
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
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 …
Seeds running for Hurlock mayorI, Janet Seeds, am running for the Mayor of Hurlock. Being a 33-year resident of Hurlock, I have witnessed numerous changes. Throughout the years, I have been quite …