News
TODDVILLE — On June 9, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street for a reported school bus in a ditch. Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus …
CAMBRIDGE — John Michael Ingersoll Jr. was found guilty June 7 of the first-degree murder of corrections officer and Vienna resident Gregory Collins in 2001. The trial took place in Circuit …
OCEAN CITY — Over the past several months, seven assault suspects — including five from Cambridge — have pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the Worcester County Circuit …
CAMBRIDGE — A group of Dorchester Citizens have come together to establish a Ballot Issue Committee that was formally approved June 4 by the Maryland State Board of Elections. “The group …
EASTON — In the past several months few weeks, more than 1,000 individuals have received COVID-19 vaccines through the Mobile Vaccination Program conducted by University of Maryland Shore …
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Sports
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host the Hawk Basketball Academy for the sixth summer, July 12-14 on the UMES campus in the William P. Hytche Athletic …
The Delmarva Shorebirds have announced their official promotional schedule for the 2021 season at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The 25th season of Shorebirds baseball is highlighted by nine fireworks …
With a “Play ball!” from player Cheyanne Shrieves, the Lower Shore’s first season of Challenger Little League got underway Saturday, May 8. An Opening Day ceremony kicked off the …
Business
COLLEGE PARK — New start-up and potential aquaculture farmers will soon have use of an online business planning tool that will provide foresight into their likelihood of success. Matt Parker, …
CAMBRIDGE — When a classic restaurant reopens in downtown Cambridge this month, it will do so with a new twist.Longtime owners, Amanda Bramble and Tim Wright, of Jimmie & Sook’s have …
Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE — Veterans’ organizations, elected officials, active service members and the public honored on Memorial Day the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in the nation’s …
WASHINGTON — Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week announced 16 additions to the National Park Service’s National …
CAMBRIDGE — On May 9, the city was hit by two violent incidents. In one, a woman was shot, while in the other, a man was stabbed. A report from the Cambridge Police Department said that at …
CAMBRIDGE — The city was hit by multiple shootings from the evening of May 2 to the following morning, as reports came into the Cambridge Police Department of four separate incidents. The …
Neighbors
CHURCH CREEK — The site of the home of Ben Ross – Harriet Tubman’s father – has been found in Dorchester County. Harriet Tubman would have lived there as a child in the …
NEW CASTLE — Like any parent, Jeanne Eskridge, of Townsend, wanted it all for her son, Brian. After graduating from high school and completing a job-training program, Ms. Eskridge sought a …
CHURCH CREEK — The site of the home of Ben Ross – Harriet Tubman’s father – has been found in Dorchester County. Harriet Tubman would have lived there as a child in the …
Things to Do

Books in the Belfry: Do audio-books count?

CAMBRIDGE — One of the most “philosophical” questions I receive at the library from time to time is whether …

Billie Eilish, Lizzo to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this …

Scaled down National Folk Festival in Salisbury promises a ‘very full lineup’

The National Folk Festival will return to Downtown Salisbury this fall, but visitors can expect to see a scaled-down event as the city …
Schools
SHILOH — Local and state educators and dignitaries held North Dorchester High School’s Dedication Ceremony on June 3, marking the official opening of the new school. Though the modern …
CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. “Our plan is to …
CAMBRIDGE — The administration of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School announced on May 24 that Acting Chief of the Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman would be the Commencement Speaker for the …
Opinion
Opinion
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 …
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 …