Native of Cambridge named acting chief of U.S. Capitol police

WASHINGTON — A member of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s class of 1991 has been appointed acting chief of the U.S. Capitol police.Yogananda D. Pittman moved into the post after the resignation of former chief Steven A. Sund following last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The appointment was met […]

Grant program aims to help Delaware, Maryland contract poultry growers

DOVER — Delaware and Maryland on Monday jointly announced a new grant program to assist contract poultry growers impacted by COVID-19. Because growers are technically contract employees, with the chickens owned by poultry companies, they are not eligible for federal Coronavirus Food Assistant Program funds. The program announced Monday is designed to benefit individuals who […]

Md. deals with tornado, flooding, winds

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The sun — and local residents — peeked out from behind the clouds late this morning, as Tropical Storm Isaias moved past Dorchester County and up the East Coast. A tornado warning is in effect until 4 p.m. today. A tornado touched down in Mardela Springs in Wicomico County around 7 a.m., […]

Tropical Storm Isaias takes aim at Delmarva

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Public safety officials and area residents are casting a wary eye southward as Tropical Storm Isaias prepares to move up the East Coast. Probability cones have been plotted narrow and straight along the coast for days, forecasting high winds and 3-5 inches of rain on Delmarva. The National Hurricane Center continues to […]

Cambridge firm develops new COVID-19 test

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Biotechnology firm IES Life Sciences has responded to the global pandemic by refocusing its research from autoimmune to contagious diseases. Originally founded to research respiratory diseases such as the flu, the Dorchester Innovation Center startup recently applied for a patent for their new COVID-19 test. “Because our testing platforms can be used […]

Maryland governor lifts Stay-at-Home order

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to […]

Outdoor activities allowed, schools closed for remainder of year in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Marylanders will get some relief from quarantine, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that because of progress made in the battle against COVID-19, some outdoor activities will be allowed. These include fishing, boating, golf, tennis and camping. Parks and beaches will also be open for walking and […]

Maryland Gov. Hogan acquires 500,000 test kits from South Korea

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday afternoon the receipt over the weekend of 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from South Korea. The delivery means the state now has more kits than the top four other states combined. Gov. Hogan said, “We’ve been doing everything in our power” as his administration searched for weeks in […]

Maryland public schools closure extended until May 15

ANNAPOLIS — Superintendent of Maryland Public School Dr. Karen Salmon announced at a press conference Friday afternoon that she was extending the closure of the state’s public schools until May 15. In the meantime, educators will consider plans for summer and online programs to help keep students safe from infection by the COVID-19 virus. “State […]

Gov. Hogan orders masks worn in Maryland stores, mass transit

ANNAPOLIS, Md — On Wednesday afternoon, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring the use of masks or face coverings while shopping in any retail establishment. This includes, he said, “grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores, or when riding on any form of public transportation.” Workers in the stores are also required to […]