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Dorchester County

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  • Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step

    Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step
    Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...
  • BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition

    BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is all about brand-new this month. Two weeks after premiering David T. Little's Baltimore-inspired "Charm," the BSO is set to premiere another commissioned work — "Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan," by James...
  • 1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty

    1 in 4 Baltimore residents living in poverty
    About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, a one-year increase of more than 20 percent, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the recession officially ended in June 2009, a federal survey...
  • Food manufacturer opens location in Cambridge

    A Canadian company is launching a food manufacturing operation on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the state announced Monday. Protenergy Natural Foods Corp., based in the Toronto area, has leased a building in Dorchester County that had been used by food...
  • Edward L. Walls Sr.

    Edward L. Walls Sr., a retired decorated career Army officer and bluegrass banjoist, died Tuesday of leukemia at Easton Memorial Hospital. The lifelong Centreville resident was 74. Born in Roberts, Queen Anne's County, Mr. Walls was raised in...
  • Baltimore's vacancy rate stabilizing

    Baltimore's vacancy rate stabilizing
    Housing vacancies increased at a faster rate along much of Maryland's Eastern Shore over the last decade than in the nation as a whole, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baltimore's supply of vacant homes, though,...
  • Baltimore County average teacher salary is lowest among large systems

    Baltimore County average teacher salary is lowest among large systems
    Baltimore County's average teacher salary is the lowest among large school systems in Maryland, but its two top officials are some of the highest-paid, according to data collected by the state. On average, teachers in the county earn $60,272 — less...
  • Prison system unlocks help for Maryland's environment

    Prison system unlocks help for Maryland's environment
    Here, recycling is the name of the game. Copper and aluminum obviously, but also steel, brick and even seemingly worthless nuggets of concrete from demolished buildings find their way to new and productive uses. Grasses are planted to protect critical...
  • Suspensions high in Baltimore County

    Suspensions high in Baltimore County
    Baltimore County reported the highest suspension rate of any Maryland district apart from the Eastern Shore in the last school year, despite its efforts to focus on discipline that doesn't require students to miss classroom time. About 10,000 students...
  • Watermen charged with oyster violations

    An Eastern Shore watermen faces up to $28,000 in fines for multiple oystering violations in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Thursday. Officers charged Joshua T. Tieder, 23, of Taylors Island with 13 counts of possessing...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature around 49 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. FROM LAST NIGHT... Teen boy killed when...