News
CRISFIELD — The Lower Somerset County Ambulance and Rescue Squad is having another blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at the station. Station 8 is working with the Blood Bank of …
WESTOVER — An increase in two of Somerset County’s five pay scales in response to an increase in minimum wage left out not only executive level employees but uniformed deputies and …
PRINCESS ANNE — For the 2019 armed robbery and assault of a clerk at the Westover Dollar General a 25-year-old Delaware man was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. Timothy Dwan Jarvis, of …
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area that will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.
CRISFIELD — Unable to hire a superintendent for the water and wastewater department, the city has contracted Singh Operational Services of Willow Street, Pa., on a monthly basis, to manage the …
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Volleyball
SHILOH — Coaches at North Dorchester High School have named their varsity and junior varsity squads for the upcoming season.“We had two great days of try-outs,” a statement from the …
Sports briefs
The Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board will offer the following activities. For more information, call 410-228-5578 or visit on-line @dorchesterrecreation.org• Indoor Soccer ClinicThe …
Minor League Baseball
SALISBURY — The Delmarva Shorebirds announced on Feb. 18 their 2021 schedule featuring 60 home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium with Opening Night slated for Tuesday, May 4. Recently, the …
Business
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
Because of concerns related to an uptick in Coronavirus cases, the 33rd annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast -- normally held in December --  has been rescheduled to spring. The event …
Crisfield
CRISFIELD — In September 2016 — nearly 2½ years after its groundbreaking — Crisfield’s skyline became dominated by a pole topped by three propeller- like blades towering 315 ft. from the …
Former Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, who was defeated for a third term in 2014, has resigned from his most-recent governmental post as Crisfield’s City Manager. Rick Pollitt. Pollitt had …
Neighbors
'Living' Black History

Gregory Meekins: Leadership over decades

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 …
Dorchester's Country Churches

Beckwith Chapel named for early settlers

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 …
GERI Award

Shirley Jackson honored for community service

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 …
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 …
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 …
Fort Frederick offers self-guided activity booklets, historical information, self-guided walking tours, hikes and more. There’s stuff to do at home or at the beautiful park in scenic western Maryland.

Try some good food and a bad movie!

Cooking lessonsOnline: umd.zoom.usMarch 5 at 11-11:30 a.m.Join a free adult 30-minute cooking lesson from the kitchen with healthy …