CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day. All offices will reopen Thursday, Dec. 26.

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council elected new leadership and announced the new head of the Department of Public Works (DPW) at a meeting in the council chamber in Cambridge on Tuesday.

Christmas poinsettias available for a donation of $15 each. For details or questions, contact Christ Episcopal Church office 410-228-3161, email:

SALISBURY — Twenty-two jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline counties recently graduated in the 106th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

CAMBRIDGE — Earlier this fall, the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) in collaboration with the Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge hosted a conference on “Transition Trauma in the Older Adult.” Dr. Diane Martin, Ph.D., Director of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Educa…

EASTON — Agricultural scientists are ringing the alarm as saltwater flooding along the Eastern Shore delivers an increasingly acute threat to humanity’s most vital necessities: viable farmlands and clean drinking water.

VIENNA — Emergency personnel rescued a 72-year-old man who fell from his tree stand near Vienna on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3. Emergency responders used an off-road vehicle to evacuate Larry Birchfield from the stand off in the woods west of Elliott Island Road south of Vienna.

You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue.

HURLOCK —A fire that began in one vehicle destroyed another vehicle and damaged a home on River Road in Hurlock late Wednesday, Nov. 20. The fire began in the engine compartment of the first vehicle, a 2010 Kia Sportage, and spread to a 2007 Kia Sportage and a single family dwelling, accordi…