News
A little more than a decade ago, Air Force Veteran Eugene Brown, now 75, held a well-paying position in a bank, a job he loved. He’d driven a company car and set his own schedule, balancing …
No, you’re not going crazy. The current six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season, set in 1965, begins June 1 and runs through November 30. But if you have a recreational boat on the Eastern Seaboard …
EASTON – After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's transitions pharmacist, Melanie Chapple, has returned to the Cambridge Senior Center to …
ANNAPOLIS - On May 4, I had the opportunity to attend the Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid …
In a recent Dorchester Banner Town Square column, some citizens expressed their outrage at the ousting of Mike Diaz as head of the Dorchester County Department of Recreation & Parks. One person …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Little League season is well underway, and so are the skills of local softball players. Olivia Fischer was an RBI machine on April 28, driving in six on three hits to …
Winds of change swept through the scholastic basketball scene in 1963, the MPSSAA admitted Black schools into the State athletic organization, a long overdue inclusion. Black schools had their own …
The Delmarva Shorebirds stormed back for an Opening Night 9-6 victory over the Fredericksburg Nationals on Friday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Shorebirds exploded late with five runs in the …
Business
EASTON – GoGlass is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Delmarva.  The company was started in 1982, founded by Larry Linderer as Salisbury Glass Company using a startup of $30,000 in home …
MIDDLETOWN — Regardless of whether you’re running a race or searching for a business, you look for an opening, make a move and push for a win. That’s what the owners of Elite …
Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE - The Fraternal Order of Police, Cambridge-Dorchester Lodge #27 Inc., is attempting to build a lodge for local officers. Member officers from Cambridge PD, Hurlock PD, the Dorchester County …
ANNAPOLIS - Last Friday, Mace’s Lane Middle School launched a new state-of-the-art weapons detection system for all staff, students and parents entering the building. This system was funded …
Last month, I wrote about the City Council considering our current trash collection contract and the possibility of bringing the service back into the city as the manager. I did not realize that City …
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan announced April 27 that more than $200 million in financing tools and new programs will be made available to create new affordable housing opportunities in the …
Neighbors
In 2021, artist Miriam Moran brought her artistic inspiration to the Cosby Avenue community with a mural outside the Mount Morah New Life Ministries building at 1024 Cosby Avenue in …
SALISBURY — Scouring through historical records can be a time-consuming task for a researcher or eager amateur historian. The complexity of the topic being investigated can help or hinder …
Maryland Day is the anniversary of when the first European settlers landed in Maryland. They disembarked from ships called the Ark and the Dove and landed on St. Clement’s Island in St. …
Things to Do
2021 Members’ Show entry by Lynn Cegelski

Spectrum: Annual Members’ Show and Sale at DCA

CAMBRIDGE - It is time to prepare for the Annual Members’ Show and Sale at Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open …
Azaleas give us marvelous displays of color in the garden this time of year, but please don't forget to look after them once the blossom has gone.

Gardening in Dorchester: Caring for azaleas after they’ve flowered

Do your azaleas look particularly gorgeous this spring? I imagine it has something to do with the inordinate amount of rain we've had …
Stephen Philip Harvey

Spectrum: DCA welcomes the Stephen Philip Harvey Octet

On Saturday, May 7, Dorchester Center for the Arts will welcome the Stephen Philip Harvey Octet to the George B. Todd Performance Hall …
Schools
Harvesting Hope Youth and Family Wellness Inc., in partnership with the Dorchester County Health Department, Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, Dorchester County Economic Development, and …
CAMBRIDGE - Philip Albert, a 21-year teaching veteran of Dorchester County Public Schools, has been named the county’s Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023. Mr. Albert, a mathematics and …
WYE MILLS - Earth Data, Inc., based in Centreville, recently offered a free workshop to students participating in Chesapeake College’s TRiO Student Support Services. The program is a federally …
Opinion
Opinion
My wife, Sheryl WuDunn, and I were at a conference last week on addiction, and I come away scared. If you’re not frightened of fentanyl, you’re not paying attention. It’s a synthetic opioid that is cheap and deadly, and it’s hard to overstate its impact.
I’ve frequently tried to explain this and it never seems to sink in. But here goes anyway: 1) The idea of a waterfront development is not a new concept. Nor is it the first time the public …
Confessions of an environmental studies prof: When I ask my university students to name the best ways to save the Chesapeake Bay and the planet, and they answer, “Don’t eat meat,” I realize I might have gone a bit overboard or perhaps not put enough emphasis on “industrial” when I talk about industrial meat.
Recent cold weather aside, spring is in full swing, and this year is definitely one to celebrate. As flowers begin to bloom and birds begin to nest, we are pleased to return to many of our favorite …
The bay is dead. Long live the bay. That declaration derives from 15th-century England — “The king is dead. Long live the king” — assuring the public an orderly succession. And reminding them that change is inevitable.
He had cleaned out his locker, so he could go home and kill himself. He squeezed out the front door of his junior high school, carrying a pile of books, two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a …