News
ANNAPOLIS (CNS) -- The Maryland General Assembly operated like never before in 2021 but still passed significant measures that included a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 relief plan, historic police …
BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland Medical System has recruited a physician with deep roots in addressing healthcare inequities over a career spanning nearly three decades, and lived …
CAMBRIDGE — An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Tavaar T. Chester. A Cambridge man has been charged with first-degree murder and other offenses related to the case.On Oct. 24, …
Maryland transportation officials have recommended building a new Chesapeake Bay bridge at the site of the existing two spans that cross between Annapolis and Kent Island. The project will cost …
Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings ended their pandemic season — seven games this spring — at home against Easton on Friday. They fell to the visitors, …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced its newest partnership with Maryland-based, Route One Apparel, headquartered in …
PRINCESS ANNE — When former University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks bowler Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) suffered a heartbreaking loss to Nebraska along with her teammates at the 2017 …
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
CAMBRIDGE — Mayor Andrew Bradshaw said Thursday afternoon that the opening of the city’s Downtown Promenade, originally planned for today, will not be held until a later date. The move …
CAMBRIDGE — Three are dead after an early-morning fire in an apartment at 404 High St. Rescue Fire Company received its first alarm, reported by a neighbor, at 12:26 a.m., and responded with …
CAMBRIDGE — On March 11 shortly before 2 p.m. the Cambridge Police Emergency Response Team, along with detectives and K-9 units of Cambridge PD, executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a home …
On March 6, at approximately 10:24 p.m., Cambridge Police were dispatched to the rear parking lot behind the 300 block of High Street regarding an attempted robbery and assault. Upon arrival, …
Neighbors
VIENNA — The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with …
CAMBRIDGE — Two churches and local volunteers have joined to create a homeless shelter offering a range of assistance and services, while leaders look to future needs of those going through a …
CHURCH CREEK — “Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have,” Benjamin Franklin once said. That might mean Dorchester County has some conscientious and …
Things to Do
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 …
Diners filled Poplar Street last summer and fall, as restaurants moved their

Poplar Street to be Downtown Promenade

CAMBRIDGE — Poplar Street will have a new look starting April 1 — no cars, and more tables. “We are pleased to announce that …
Schools
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 …
CAMBRIDGE — “This doesn’t happen everywhere,” CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore Jeff Breslin said on March 30. “The STEM programming is just a …
CAMBRIDGE — Amy Stoops of Hurlock Elementary was named Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2021-2022 in a ceremony at the Hyatt Resort on Tuesday. She was joined by First Class …
Opinion
Opinion
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 …
The following is the full text of a letter dated March 1 from Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. to the Dorchester County Council, regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. I am writing …
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 …