I read an article in The Star Democrat which reported Comptroller Peter Franchot’s comments during an interview on Aug. 18. To Comptroller Franchot, if elected as the governor of Maryland, …
The following is an open letter from Dorchester County Recreation & Parks Director Mike Diaz to the Dorchester County Council. COVID Mitigation Strategy for Recreation & ParksDorchester …
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
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 …
Seeds running for Hurlock mayorI, Janet Seeds, am running for the Mayor of Hurlock. Being a 33-year resident of Hurlock, I have witnessed numerous changes. Throughout the years, I have been quite …
So what can the plight of a little cafe tell you about the state of the American economy and the changing face of work? A lot, as it turns out.The other week, the bistro where my family and I have …
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Sometimes I write to inform and convince and sometimes I write to create a record. As this issue appears to be baked into our society, I do not see that what I write will change many, if any, minds. …
Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members and Gold Star families. It is beyond obvious to say that these have …
By David Brandolph Building an adequate retirement nest egg is challenging enough. Imagine leaving your job and later being unable to find the pension owed to you or the retirement savings plan …
Here is the Question of the Day: Competitors and crew on the Fishbone reeled in their lines and headed to rescue people from a nearby …
It is really a sad time — when the County Council can pull their ambulance out of a volunteer station without one word to the chief, president, or anyone in that station. No communication about …
We are urged to avoid blaming or shaming those who are avoiding being vaccinated against COVID-19, so we might be able to lure some of them into being vaccinated. Nonsense! We’ve learned …
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.-2) are calling on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee …
In summer 1964, I started surfing on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. At that time, we had to park in the grassy median between the highways and walk across and down the embankment to get to …
Delawareans are blessed with not one but two nearby bays that are homes for delicious blue crabs: the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Delaware Bay to the east. While we need not get into a debate …
They say the world around us is returning to normal, but really, what is “normal” anymore? Words like “Zooming” and “social distancing” are now a regular part of …
The following open letter, dated July 1, to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Chief of Engineers and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott …
Throughout the last 10 years, Congressman Andy Harris has been a dangerous mix of ineffective and radical. During his entire tenure in office he has passed one bill, renaming a post office. However, …
Most of us can remember the first time we experienced a live performance. Maybe it was the beat of the bass drums as we stood hip-high to our parents along the parade route, the brass almost …
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 …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
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 …