News
After a polarizing 2020 presidential election and a worldwide pandemic, Maryland lawmakers are rethinking how to conduct voting.The General Assembly is considering multiple pieces of legislation that …
ANNAPOLIS — As of April 2, there were officially 11 days left in the legislative session for 2021. This week, the Senate debated House Bill 670 - Police Reform and Accountability Act of …
CAMBRIDGE — The city is mourning the loss of another young man to violence, after the shooting Monday evening of Dajour Sorrell. The 22-year-old Cambridge man was hit by gunfire near the …
By Stephen Rideout It is hard to know where to start this report or how long the report may be. It is about County Council and the article that I saw in one of our local newspapers. Early in the …
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department is asking the public to provide assistance in locating a suspect in a fatal stabbing that took place in October of 2020.Ryshon Kelly is wanted in …
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Sports
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 …
PRINCESS ANNE — Former University of Maryland Eastern Shore football standout and Hawks Hall of Famer Gerald Irons passed away on April 1, 2021, at the age of 73, due to complications of …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had two representatives on a list by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) recognizing Pioneers in Women’s Sports. Maryland …
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
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 — “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 …
SALISBURY — In the fight against COVID-19, it is clear to many that it will take a group effort to find the way out.Salisbury University students Jack Lenox and Katelin Stella-Breeding saw a …
Opinion
Opinion
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 …
It’s Sunshine Week (March 14-20), the national celebration of open records and transparency. We have also just passed the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many of us were …