News
HURLOCK — Hurlock Council President the Rev. Charles Cephas is looking to lead the town as mayor after the November elections.Hurlock needs more businesses, he said, and must upgrade its water …
NECK DISTRICT — A long-running struggle came to an end on July 22, when Neck District Volunteer Fire Company leaders, joined by state and local officials, unveiled the VFC’s new cell …
CAMBRIDGE — A months-long dispute regarding the possible closure of Corkran Cemetery Road was resolved Tuesday evening, when the County Council voted 4-1 to keep the dirt byway open.Libby …
CAMBRIDGE — On July 19 around 10:25 p.m., Cambridge Police received a call to respond to the Emergency Room at UMSMC at Dorchester in reference to a male subject who had arrived by vehicle with …
NEW YORK, New York — Gloria Richardson, a civil rights pioneer who was active in Cambridge and nationally in the early 1960s, died at her home in New York City on July 15. She was 99. Ms. …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE — On Wednesday, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal Jerome Stover and retiring varsity football head coach Gaven Parker announced the appointment of a new leader for the …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball program has gained two more signees for the upcoming season. Junior college transfers Lamont Sanders and Kohen …
PRINCESS ANNE — University of Maryland Eastern Shore senior infielder Dillon Oxyer (Pasadena, Maryland) earned Player of the Week honors (July 12-18) from the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball …
Business
PRINCESS ANNE – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension, in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC, is hosting an Ag Showcase at the UMES Research and Education Farm on Stewart Neck Road …
PRINCESS ANNE — A hemp variety screening trial involving more than 50 varieties is the focus of a tour this Friday, July 30 on the University of Maryland Easter Shore campus. The event, set to …
Cambridge
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 …
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 — 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 …
Neighbors
NEWARK — Delmarva Power customers facing challenges paying their energy bills can take advantage of the millions of dollars now available as the annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program …
 Erick Sahler illustrations spanning nearly 40 years of professional creativity are featured throughout July in the “RETROspective: Erick Sahler” exhibit, open through July 31 at the …
CAMBRIDGE — For decades, the marine railway at Cambridge’s Yacht Maintenance boatyard has transported many historic vessels. The most recent is the WWII, P-520 USAAF crash boat hauled out …
Things to Do

Books in the Belfry: Do audio-books count?

CAMBRIDGE — One of the most “philosophical” questions I receive at the library from time to time is whether …

Billie Eilish, Lizzo to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this …

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 …
Schools
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club presented College Scholarship Awards to two young women from Dorchester County last week, Ja Nae Smith, a resident of Cambridge and a Cambridge-South …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland students ages 12-17 that get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be entered for a drawing where they could win a $50,000 scholarship to cover full-time tuition and fees at a …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages …
Opinion
Opinion
In summer 1964, I started surfing on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. At that time, we had to park in the grassy median between the highways and walk across and down the embankment to get to …
Delawareans are blessed with not one but two nearby bays that are homes for delicious blue crabs: the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Delaware Bay to the east. While we need not get into a debate …
They say the world around us is returning to normal, but really, what is “normal” anymore? Words like “Zooming” and “social distancing” are now a regular part of …
The following open letter, dated July 1, to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Chief of Engineers and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott …
Throughout the last 10 years, Congressman Andy Harris has been a dangerous mix of ineffective and radical. During his entire tenure in office he has passed one bill, renaming a post office. However, …
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 …