News
REHOBOTH BEACH — A fin whale, or a finback whale, that beached on Sunday morning south of the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Delaware Seashore State Park did not survive, Nikki LaVoie, …
LEWES — In the last week, there have been 83 suspected overdoses from a yet-to-be-confirmed drug mixture in Sussex County, with concentrations of cases in the …
District 37B State Delegate Tom Hutchinson had planned a relaxing respite, a Miami cruise, to unwind after the busy legislative session concluded.
Come for an evening with the stars. The 2024 Stars of the Banner Celebration returns to Cambridge with live music, good food and fun. This free, public celebration is presented by the Dorchester Banner …
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Jake Day visited several state-sponsored projects in Dorchester County on Wednesday as part of the agency’s Day Trips tour across Maryland.
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Sports
NEWARK — The Delaware football team won’t have to go far to face its newest opponent. UD announced that it will play a 2028 game at Maryland as it begins to play as a Division I FBS …
CAMBRIDGE – The tradition of boat racing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is deep. In the early 1900s, Lou Barrett Jr. and Alfred I. DuPont talked on DuPont’s yacht, the Alicia, after …
CAMBRIDGE – At Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s home meet April 10, the men earned a win, with a score of 160.5 points. They were followed by Parkside, 67; James M. Bennett, 55.5; …
Business
Nashville, Tennessee-style chicken restaurant Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken & Wings is opening in Dover's Capital Station later this year, according to R&R Commercial Realty.
DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce will host its premier networking event, the Sunset Business Mixer July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover …
Cambridge
SALISBURY — Due to the worldwide Microsoft outage, all Maryland courts, offices and facilities will be closed to the public today but will remain open for emergency matters. All clerks’ …
The wide-open Cambridge city election set for Oct. 19 is just over three months away, and candidate filing forms are available now. All five City Council seats and the at-large mayor position …
DOVER — The National Weather Service warns heat index, or “feels like” temperatures in Kent and inland Sussex counties in Delaware, and Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline …
During an emergency, people dial 911 or a trusted friend or family member. But what if you can’t even reach a phone in those moments? Emergency monitoring services like TidalHealth …
Neighbors
PRINCESS ANNE — Pure Word Bible Church hosts its annual free giveaway of school supplies Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon or as long as supplies last. There will be 75 backpacks …
MILFORD – Long time Milford resident is coming back to town to share her story through a newly published book. Tommye Staley lived in Milford for 41 years where she was a teacher a Milford High …
Felton guitarist and singer Quade Gannon is ready to make his dreams come true on a famous stage adjacent to his hometown. He will round out the final night of the Delaware State Fair, as one of the opening acts for the Turnpike Troubadours. The concert is July 27 at 7 p.m. at the M&T Bank Grandstand.
Things to Do

‘Hope Streets’ closes Dover roads to let children play

Dover Hope Zone’s “Hope Streets” program is closing certain city streets for 90 minutes every Wednesday, giving kids a safe …

Central Delaware NAACP to host voter education series

The central Delaware branch of the NAACP has announced a two-part series, “Voter Vibes: Learn the Process and Meet the …
A monarch butterfly feeds at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek in Dagsboro.

Delaware Botanic Gardens to offer ‘Butterflies and Blooms’

Learn to identify the butterflies most common to the area at a free “Butterflies and Blooms” class offered by the Eco Club of …
Schools
A revision to a policy regarding the standards of controversial issues in classrooms was debated during a Milford School District board of education meeting July 15, but the topic was ultimately tabled, so more information can be gathered.
Following several weeks of upheaval, a revamped Dorchester County Board of Education featuring new leadership and two new members met Thursday, July 18 during its regular monthly meeting. On June 3, Vice President Susan Morgan submitted her resignation followed by President Mike Diaz stepping down on June 28.
TOWNSEND — The 2024 Town of Townsend School Supply Drive for the upcoming school year is ongoing.
Opinion
Opinion
The members of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association are deeply concerned about the potential consequences of Maryland House Bill 1258 on local journalism.
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.
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