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Dorchester County

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  • Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore

    Obama establishes Tubman park on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery
    Trapped in a steel cage barely big enough to hold her, the large squirrel was not happy, pawing at the bars and trying them with her teeth. Matt Whitbeck and Cherry Keller of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were glad to see her, though. The furry...
  • Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination

    Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination
    Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations. There are practical advantages to...
  • Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore

    Obama to sign off on Tubman monument on Eastern Shore
    President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation Monday creating a Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on the Eastern Shore, a designation long sought by advocates and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The designation protects the land...
  • Honoring Harriet Tubman

    Honoring Harriet Tubman
    President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil...
  • Tubman getting much-deserved honor

    Tubman getting much-deserved honor
    We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...
  • Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave

    Harriet Tubman park to be on Maryland land she worked as a slave
    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
  • Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty

    Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty
    The operator of an animal rescue has been charged with neglecting nearly two dozen dogs, including three that had to be euthanized, according to the Baltimore County State's attorney's office. Baltimore County police arrested Anthony Joseph Geer, 29,...
  • National Archery in the Schools Program hits the target

    National Archery in the Schools Program hits the target
    John Leck will never forget the look on the face of the paralyzed boy sitting in his wheelchair. When the arrow left the bow that had been strapped onto the eighth-grader's arm, a mixture of wonder and excitement was apparent as he watched it sail...
  • Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

    Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
    Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
  • Md. Forest Service watching two big marsh fires

     
    The Maryland DNR Forest Service is investigating the causes of two wildfires this week that have burned more than 3,500 acres of marshland in Dorchester County. Both fires have been brought under control, but continue to burn."We typically get large...