News
ANNAPOLIS — The state’s initial conclusion in a multi-year study on a possible new Chesapeake Bay crossing has led planners to the current site, Kent Island. The Tier I Draft …
NECK DISTRICT — Beckwith United Methodist Church is one of the larger Methodist churches of Dorchester County. It is in the Neck District, in between Cambridge and Hudson, to the west.It …
On Feb. 17 at approximately 8:24 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the 700 block of Washington Street in reference to a 19-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the face. The victim …
CAMBRIDGE — Members of the City Council voted unanimously on  Feb. 23 to establish permanently the last week of February as “Cambridge Movement Remembrance Week.” It’s …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
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Sports
CAMBRIDGE — It was a long time coming, but the pandemic-abbreviated football season finally began on Friday. The Vikings (1A) opened their seven-game, spring season with a 27-6 win over …
College athletes could be allowed to profit off of their name, image and likeness, and would be better protected under a bill that passed the Maryland House of Delegates this week. HB0125 and its …
Maryland legislators have begun to discuss regulation of the state’s newly approved legalized sports betting market, which includes mobile wagering. Early debates in both chambers have …
Business
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 …
Submitted photoDELCO Packaging owner David DeLuca, left, and his son Dominic, center, presented personal protective equipment to Cambridge Rescue Fire Company First Assistant Chief Brad Walters. …
Cambridge
Unity-Washington United Methodist ChurchWe are looking for vendors for our upcoming Spring Fair Fundraiser event put on by the Ignite Youth Group at Unity-Washington UMC on March 20. The cost per …
CAMBRIDGE — What can I say about this man, Greg Meekins? He’s like a father, a big brother, and mentor to me and so many others:Gregory Meekins is a native of Cambridge. He is the third …
CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Public housing is supposed to be a solution to homelessness, not a cause of it. But in Crisfield, a city of 2,600 on the Chesapeake Bay, the housing authority is one of the …
Neighbors
CRISFIELD — When the first hard frost of mid-fall kills vegetation, it marks opening season of hunting for Ed Smith, 72, of Fairmount and Philip Goldsborough, 73, of Crisfield.They slash their …
VIENNA — Shirley Jackson joined an exclusive group last week, when she was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens’ Hall of Fame. The honor was achieved after many years of community …
Submitted photo/Nabb Research CenterAfter 1864, churches across Delmarva cemented themselves at the heart of African-American communities, with many congregants who were formerly enslaved. Under the …
Things to Do

Dorchester joins Chesapeake Country All-American Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Feb. 16 the designation of 34 National Scenic Byways and 15 …

Dorchester joins Chesapeake Country All-American Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Feb. 16 the designation of 34 National Scenic Byways and …
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 and 20 for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. For details and to register, visit cbmm.org/oystergarden.

Learn to start your own oyster garden

ST. MICHAELS — This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed …
Schools
Dorchester County Public Schools community,Our efforts for safely bringing students back in classrooms continue, although with a few interruptions from Mother Nature. Masks can’t hide the …
SHILOH — “Congratulations to a group of very special young people,” a statement from Dorchester County Public Schools said last week. The North Dorchester High School students who …
WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden’s $130 billion school reopening plan focuses on making schools safer for teachers and students, although returning to school remains a contentious and difficult issue.
Opinion
Opinion
America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures ...
Guest opinion
Since leaving the Cambridge City Council in January, I have been busy with several projects that include coordinating the Covid-19 vaccination process for my wife and me, which has been successfully …
Council members: How do we dispose of hazardous waste? First, let me thank you for the single stream recycling now available in the county. It has been a long time coming, and makes it so much …
We respectfully ask that you prioritize funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration activities in your fiscal year 2022 President’s Budget Proposal.
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 …
The Dorchester Banner welcomes readers' views on topics of public interest. Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always …