Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 26 highlighted ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with visits to Dorchester County’s vaccination site and Hoopers …
Submitted photo/Office of the GovernorPriorities have been established for COVID-19 vaccinations, with health-care workers among those first line. ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Dec. 16 …
Government
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 …
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 …
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Environment
GOLDSBORO — Environmental activists and artists were on the job over the weekend, from Goldsboro and Cambridge to Mexico and Colombia. WorldWide Hope, founded by Cambridge resident Gray …
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland. The response crews have cleared oily …
Cops and Courts
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 …
Around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, Stations 40, 60, 70 and Talbot Co. paramedic 94 were alerted for a report of a working dwelling fire at 24358 Deep Neck Road in the Royal Oak area. Chief 40 (Jones) …
Kent County
DOVER — While increased safety in high-crime areas might be one benefit of the city installing LED lights, there are also other positives, such as affordability and uniformity.
LEWES — The “grab-and-go” approach has been a rousing success in filling the void of the traditional Lenten fish fry in the age of COVID-19.
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware decreased for the sixth day in a row, reaching its lowest level since last October. The Delaware Division of Public …
Sussex County
DOVER — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Monday, easing restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated individuals can …
DELMAR — A 22-year-old Delmar, Maryland, man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
DOVER — Delaware’s two senators joined six other members of the Democratic caucus and all 50 Republicans in blocking a minimum-wage vote Friday.
New Castle County
GEORGETOWN — Two Georgetown-based nonprofits were huge beneficiaries of philanthropy during last week’s Do More 24 Delaware campaign — the First State’s 24-hour period of giving geared to help nonprofits raise more money and engage new donors.
WILMINGTON — As part of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine equity initiatives, the state is attempting to hone in on underserved communities who do not have the most reliable internet access, or …
DOVER — Recent COVID-19 trends continue to show positive signs, with the state hitting its lowest hospitalization total in more than five months. Data from the Delaware Division of Public …
Wicomico County
City of Salisbury residents can now apply for funding to help with delinquent utility bills in conjunction with needing rental assistance. Approximately $90,000 is available through …
The Ward Foundation will hold the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival virtually this year on April 23-25, in lieu of the regular in-person event at the Ocean City …
Wicomico County Council members have unveiled their roster of 21 citizens to thoroughly examine and possibly rewrite the document that governs county operations.   Fourteen people have been …
Dorchester County
Dorchester's Country Churches
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 …
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 …
CAMBRIDGE — On Friday, Dorchester residents woke to the sound of chainsaws and axes, as neighbors began clearing debris from the previous day’s ice storm. Branches heavy with ice cracked …
Somerset County
MILFORD — KSI is selling tickets for its “Spring Raffle” giving one lucky person a chance to win a “Night on the Town” prize package valued at $309 while a second winner …
ANNAPOLIS — Forty-one Main Street programs across Maryland are sharing $7 million for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with Main Street Princess Anne receiving $140,316. The …
WESTOVER — District 3 no longer has a representative on the Somerset County Board of Education after longtime member Robert T. “Bobby” Wells of Princess Anne resigned midway through …
News
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.
Local residents and many others in the Mid-Atlantic region faced frozen conditions over the weekend, as Winter Storm Tabitha hit the area with ice accumulations of up to half an inch. Tree branches, …
Dorchester Banner/Dave RyanParticipants prayed during a candlelight vigil Friday evening on Washington Street, remembering Rodrick Russ, who was killed in October of 2020. Mr. Russ’s image was …
Submitted photo/DCHDDorchester County Health Department staff members gathered for a photo during a recent COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Hyatt Resort. CAMBRIDGE — As COVID-19 vaccines …
CAMBRIDGE — On Monday, the City Council heard the first reading of Ordinance 1171, which would provide a city tax credit of up to $2,500 for active, certified members of the Cambridge Police …
Submitted photo/DCSOOn Jan. 27, Robin Herman (Regent) and Gale Jackson (Vice Regent) of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Great Choptank Parish, delivered stuffed animals to the …
Screenshot/Dave RyanCambridge’s WHCP radio hosted an online presentation and community forum on Jan. 26. Station Manager Mike Starling, top, led the discussion as Dorchester County Health …
CAMBRIDGE — In two separate incidents this week, Cambridge Police Department officers were assaulted. In one, a juvenile punched, kicked and spat on officers, while in the other, a dog attacked …
SUBMITTED PHOTO/RFC, Matt Lewis, Brandon StaceyOn Jan. 24 at 8:02 a.m., area fire companies responded to 5639 Beach Haven Road East for a working fire. The incident required a second alarm, bringing …
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner is currently holding its inaugural Stars of the Banner contest.Stars of the Banner is a contest that allows readers to nominate and vote on their favorite …