News
REHOBOTH BEACH — A fin whale, or a finback whale, that beached on Sunday morning south of the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Delaware Seashore State Park did not survive, Nikki LaVoie, …
LEWES — In the last week, there have been 83 suspected overdoses from a yet-to-be-confirmed drug mixture in Sussex County, with concentrations of cases in the …
District 37B State Delegate Tom Hutchinson had planned a relaxing respite, a Miami cruise, to unwind after the busy legislative session concluded.
Come for an evening with the stars. The 2024 Stars of the Banner Celebration returns to Cambridge with live music, good food and fun. This free, public celebration is presented by the Dorchester Banner …
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Jake Day visited several state-sponsored projects in Dorchester County on Wednesday as part of the agency’s Day Trips tour across Maryland.
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Sports
NEWARK — The Delaware football team won’t have to go far to face its newest opponent. UD announced that it will play a 2028 game at Maryland as it begins to play as a Division I FBS …
CAMBRIDGE – The tradition of boat racing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is deep. In the early 1900s, Lou Barrett Jr. and Alfred I. DuPont talked on DuPont’s yacht, the Alicia, after …
CAMBRIDGE – At Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s home meet April 10, the men earned a win, with a score of 160.5 points. They were followed by Parkside, 67; James M. Bennett, 55.5; …
Business
A civil engineering and planning consultant outlined a proposal regarding rules for marijuana retail in Dover city limits Tuesday, but officials decided to defer the discussion after some debate.
The approved site plan for the 226-lot development of Stratus Estates in Georgetown was granted an extension by Sussex County Council on Tuesday.
Cambridge
While serving on the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance or "Handsell" Board, Betsy Malkus felt greatly honored to work with and help research the family history roots of the late Shirley Jackson, “one of Dorchester’s true treasures,” Malkus said. Jackson’s family tree had already been traced to an ancestor who had been enslaved at the Handsell plantation. While looking at her tree, Malkus spotted ancestors who had served in the Civil War. Her knowledge of that topic was limited, but Malkus promised Jackson that she would continue searching to find any ancestors who had served.
CAMBRIDGE — During the week prior to May 25, the Cambridge Police Department was made aware of an unsanctioned/unauthorized event that was named “Freaknik” by its creators that was …
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) last week announced the 2023 CPD Officer of the Year, Corporal Jed Wooters and his K9 partner Leo. During the 2023 calendar year, it was …
CAMBRIDGE - Community members were nominated and approved to serve on the Citizens Search Committee for a new city manager during the Monday, May 20, City Council meeting. David Deutsch, acting …
Neighbors
The Mental Health Association in Delaware has extended its services south, adding a location at the Milford Wellness Center.
Retired Cambridge Police Chief Russell Wroten led the force for 30 of his 38 years of service. He not only holds the record for the longest to serve as chief locally, but in the U.S. overall. On …
For women and girls of a certain age, sanitary pads and tampons aren’t luxury items; they’re necessities for functioning at work, school, and home. And like everything else, their cost continues climbing. For many, the ongoing need to purchase these must-have feminine hygiene products can be a nuisance and a budgetary challenge, especially for those suffering from fibroids and heavy monthly periods.
Things to Do
You can see this interactive map by visiting SalisburyZoo.org, scroll down, and click on the map.

Salisbury Zoo interactive map wins award at Delmarva GIS Conference

The Salisbury Zoo’s interactive map, which allows visitors to see where they are in the Zoo while...

Poets’ Corner celebrates Pride on June 13

During the June Poets’ Corner event, set for Thursday, June 13, community members...

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to host free Vacation Bible School

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 115 St. Peters St., in collaboration with St. Alban’s Episcopal Church...
Schools
Food-insecure Delaware students are one step closer to receiving free school meals after the Delaware House of Representatives unanimously approved a bipartisan proposal Tuesday.
Board of Education meeting The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an open session Thursday at 4:30 p.m. After the start of the open session, the board will meet in closed …
A high school athlete is recovering from apparent cardiac arrest this week at Lake Forest High School. The school, in a news release, said a 15-year-old collapsed on the football field during a passing drill at a non-contact practice just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Opinion
Opinion
The members of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association are deeply concerned about the potential consequences of Maryland House Bill 1258 on local journalism.
I am a concerned Ocean Pines, Maryland, citizen who is appalled by the unsightly litter along our roads and waterways in our otherwise beautiful Eastern Shore. It’s time to actually do something to deal with this issue.
The Alabama Supreme Court, citing Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, has ruled that the frozen embryos used in IVF (in vitro fertilization) are children and entitled to all the protections …
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 …
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 …
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.
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