CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council introduced the fiscal year 2020 budget during its Tuesday, April 16, meeting — the first of three sessions.

CAMBRIDGE — Downtown Cambridge honored the late Carol Levy Ruark, known by many in Cambridge as a Main Street original, with the Marjorie A. Lednum Award.

EASTON — The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s and local owner/operator Mike Meoli recently pledged $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

EASTON — John Dillon, chairman of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Board of Directors, has announced his resignation from the board, effective immediately.

CAMBRIDGE — The late A. Bartlett Giamatti said it best when he declared baseball was designed to break one’s heart.

ANNAPOLIS — Local lawmakers and state officials expressed condolences over the death of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch.

ANNAPOLIS — Both chambers of the General Assembly have voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 298 creating oyster sanctuaries in five tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.

CAMBRIDGE — Sophomore Maddie Pleasants tossed a no-hitter — her second this season — and Cambridge-South Dorchester High’s softball team gave her just enough offense in the right spots during a 7-1 victory over Washington Friday, April 5.

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge Rotary will be hosting its eighth annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Dinner at the American Legion Post 91 in Cambridge Friday, April 5.

EASTON — The 24th annual Spring Chesapeake Home Show, sponsored by APG Chesapeake and The Dorchester Star, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway (U.S. Route 50), Easton.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., announced Friday, March 29, the Department of Homeland Security will allocate an additional 30,000 H-2B visas for the remainder of fiscal year 2019 to applicants who have held H-2B status in at least one of the past three fiscal years.