News
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Parks are completing 15 projects with the assistance of a new grant program of the Friends of Maryland State Parks, improving trails and habitats and enhancing …
SALISBURY — On Sept. 14, the Honorable K. Dean, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Tyrone Camper, 32 years of age, of Cambridge, to 24 years imprisonment in the …
ANNAPOLIS — Archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 10, and continues through Jan. 31, 2022, said officials from the Maryland Department of Natural …
PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. The exercise will occur …
BALTIMORE — U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher sentenced Tavon Dwayne Banks, age 37, of Cambridge, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE — In Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s first regular-season game of the 2021 fall season, the Vikings beat the visiting Snow Hill Eagles. The game was marred by penalties …
TAYLORS ISLAND — The Taylors Island Boat Docking Challenge 2021 took place on Aug. 30, bringing a uniquely Chesapeake-style sport to this bayside community. The event has become an annual …
Sticking it out through the weekend heat and thick rough -- and outlasting a second-round charge by the runner-up C.G. Anderson -- Denny Scot held on to his lead to win the Green Hill Country Club …
Business
CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce were joined by elected officials and guests Saturday at Sailwinds Park to celebrate the Chamber’s 100 years of business advocacy …
CAMBRIDGE — President of Fairchild Properties LLC Charlie Fairchild announced on Saturday plans to build around 300 homes in Cambridge. The development will be called The Tides at Rivermarsh, …
Cambridge
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 …
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 …
Neighbors
EASTON — The Departments of Social Services in Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties recently hosted an appreciation event for area foster parents at the Talbot County …
ANNAPOLIS – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and Maryland’s State Service Commission today opened nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards. …
CAMBRIDGE — The Third Annual Day of Resilience on Sept. 11 commemorated the theme, “Honoring our Ancestors by Reconnecting with Our Roots”. The event had proved to be so popular, it …
Things to Do
Presented by ShoreRivers, the Wye River Band will perform an end-of-summer concert at the Shaw Bay Raft-Up Concert near the mouth of the Wye River, Saturday, Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m.

Shaw Bay Raft-Up concert with The Wye River Band Saturday, Sept. 11

Celebrate the end of summer with the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper and the Wye River Band at the Shaw Bay Raft-Up Concert on Saturday, Sept. …
Ophthalmologist and surgeon Dr. Patricia Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe in 1981, to make cataract removal faster, easier, more accurate, and less invasive. Dr. Bath’s invention has improved the sight of millions worldwide.

Smithsonian posters honor women inventors

CAMBRIDGE — Throughout American history, women with diverse backgrounds and interests created inventions that changed lives …
The 1888 racing yacht Elf, shown here, is the flagship for the 10th Elf Classic Yacht Race, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. With an 11 a.m. start from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the event will take place exclusively on the Miles River, offering spectators at CBMM an unparalleled view of some of the most beautiful, classic sailing yachts.

Sept. 18 brings 10th Elf Classic Yacht Race to St. Michaels

The Elf Classic Yacht Race returns to the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, Sept. 18, with the traditional yacht race taking place again …
Schools
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 …
PRINCESS ANNE - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is the recipient of over $200,000 in grants to implement the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement …
Opinion
Opinion
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 …
So what can the plight of a little cafe tell you about the state of the American economy and the changing face of work? A lot, as it turns out.The other week, the bistro where my family and I have …
Sometimes I write to inform and convince and sometimes I write to create a record. As this issue appears to be baked into our society, I do not see that what I write will change many, if any, minds. …
Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond obvious to say that these have …
By David Brandolph Building an adequate retirement nest egg is challenging enough. Imagine leaving your job and later being unable to find the pension owed to you or the retirement savings plan …