News
DUNDALK, Md.— More than 1,000 small businesses have sought emergency federal loans to stay afloat following the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and closure of much of the Port …
SALISBURY — MAC’s 2024 Virtual Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Conference, “Dementia: Navigating the Journey,” will be held Wednesday, April 24. CEU registration …
HURLOCK – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is beginning construction on a $1.1 million project to install new bicycle-pedestrian facilities in Dorchester …
TRAPPE – Habitat for Humanity Choptank is one of 26 organizations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to receive direct federal resources for projects as a result of efforts by U.S. Senators Chris …
CAMBRIDGE – With spring now in full swing, road work can resume and the city announced Friday a tentative schedule for road resurfacing in April. This year, the annual paving project will …
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Sports
NEWARK — Ryan O’Connor is Delaware’s most experienced quarterback. But he knows he’s not the Blue Hens’ only current QB who’s proven he’s capable of …
Maryland shutdown State tournaments for high school sports during World War II and regular season play was limited. However, Crisfield High School teams were back in full swing in 1947 governed by a …
Washington College Athletics Registration for the Annual Ed Athey Golf Tournament is now open. To register, visit washcoll.edu/giving/golf. Annual Preston Run/Walk Online registration …
Business
Three Hundred and Fifty Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce members gathered to wine, dine, and be inspired at the Hyatt lChesapeake Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. The 78th Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner attendees represented a crossroads of the local community. State, County, Cambridge, and Hurlock officials were on hand. So, too, were those from the ranks of large and small businesses, agriculture, service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE -- Almost two years after becoming Cambridge City Manager in April 2022, Tom Carroll submitted his resignation due to differences over the direction of the Cambridge Harbor waterfront development project.
ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers are moving toward consensus on changes to Maryland’s juvenile justice system, discussing how to address crime by children ages 10 to 12 and get them into …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Democratic-led legislature passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future in 2021, vowing to pour billions of dollars into the state’s public schools to …
CAMBRIDGE – If Dorchester County had a Boat Builders Hall of Fame, Neck District natives Captain Jim Richardson and Harold Ruark could have been picked. These local legends’ legacies …
Neighbors
CAMBRIDGE – Before we get to sharing our exciting upcoming events schedule with you, here’s a quick reminder about our updated hours of operation at the Cambridge Branch …
CAMBRIDGE – From March 21-24, the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Theater Department delighted audiences and demonstrated that musical theater is alive and well with their performances …
Dorchester Chamber of Commerce 78th Annual Meeting and Dinner Keynote speaker, Wendy O’Sullivan, Superintendent for the Chesapeake National Gateways and Water Trails program, announced that Cambridge had been among six cities selected for a Chesapeake Gateways Community pilot program.
Things to Do
Located behind the historic Waugh Chapel UMC on High Street, Cambridge Community Garden begins its ninth season April 27.

Cambridge Community Garden starts ninth season April 27

Behind historic Waugh Chapel AME Church on High Street, an urban oasis of greenery and neighborly spirit has been flourishing since …
Dorchester County Public Library staff members model free protective eclipse eyewear a the Main Branch circulation desk. From left, Miss Emma, circulation clerk, and Miss Iliana, Head of Circulation. The glasses are available at both the Cambridge and Hurlock Branches.

Get eclipse eyewear for free at Dorchester County Public Library

Protective eyewear is available for viewing the eclipse on Monday, April 8, free to the public at both the Cambridge Branch at 303 Gay …
Painting by Jose Ramirez

Register now for spring classes at DCA

CAMBRIDGE – Registration is open for the spring session of classes at DCA. Offerings include:  Stained Glass for …
Schools
CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Public Schools Board of Education announced last week that as part of the process to select the next superintendent of schools, there will be a series of …
Katelyn Robinson, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Maple Elementary School, has been named the Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2024-2025. A graduate of Cambridge-South …
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education announced March 18 that Tyonna Perkins from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School is one of the winners of “The 24: Maryland's …
Opinion
Opinion
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.
The 446th session of the Maryland General Assembly has started, and a critical issue demands our collective attention. It is disheartening to learn that some of our local Eastern Shore representatives, influenced by special-interest groups like the Fraternal Order of Police, plan to challenge the Child Interrogation Protection Act, a vital law passed in 2022 to safeguard the due process rights of our young people.
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