Sheriff Mike Lewis: Support the Mexico border wall

I support President Trump’s recent address to the American people regarding the need for the immediate funding and construction of a border wall, and in the past I have called on members of Congress from across the country to support funding and construction of that wall. We live in a country that was built by […]

Jackie Fritch was a true believer in supporting peace

“Activism in the pursuit of peace was not something Jackie Fritch did, it’s who she was,” said John Wright, minister at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury. Fritch, who was a longtime member of that congregation, died Saturday, July 20. She was 86 years old. Wright, who was her minister for 10 years, struggled to find […]

Gains Hawkins: We must build a Smart Community

I knew from the outset that the odds of my securing the District 3 open seat on the Wicomico County school board were unlikely.  The process wasn’t going to be a job interview, but rather a political appointment and the Republicans with a 4-3 majority had the votes. Council President John Cannon’s muddled management of […]

A gift from Dad: The Magic Portal

When I was a boy my Dad took me on a short walk to the local public library and led me through the front door of the modest storefront building. I began to explore the children’s room while he revisited the adult reading room to follow his intellectual curiosity and his love of Civil War […]

Meals On Wheels means more than just meals

Two million — can we fathom that number, whether it’s dollars, miles or meals? Probably not. However MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, has done the unfathomable in its Meals On Wheels program — delivering nearly 2,000,000 meals in the four counties of Maryland’s Lower Shore since 1976. Meals On Wheels is a national […]

Sen. Carozza outlines Assembly accomplishments

The 439th Session of the Maryland General Assembly and my first session as a State Senator concluded Tuesday, April 9, at midnight, and adjourned until January 2020. The 90-day session presented a new landscape in Annapolis with new State Senators, Delegates, leadership members and committee chairs, the passing of Speaker Michael Busch, the health challenges […]

Sunshine Week: Public records laws aren’t about the press

Public records laws aren’t about the press. These statutes are in place to help everyday people engage and affect the governmental bodies that make decisions and policies on their behalf. During Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information, it’s especially important to recognize that the people have the power. With that […]

Community has lost 2 respected journalists

Susan Parker and Liz Holland were, for decades, extraordinarily dedicated community journalists for Delmarva Now and The Daily Times. A public reminder of their commitment to this area should accompany their well-deserved retirements — especially during a time in which journalists everywhere are criticized for the important work they do. It is an honor of […]

Departing state Sen. Jim Mathias says farewell

As I write this on my last full day as your State Senator for District 38, I want to thank all my constituents and our neighbors in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties for the privilege of serving you and our Lower Eastern Shore.   My 2018 campaign provided you, the voters of our district, a […]

Greg Bassett: Reporter Mary Corddry left a legacy

Mary Corddry died on Christmas Eve. Probably only a handful of people remember her, but the service she provided several times every week over three decades merits a thorough remembrance. Corddry was the Eastern Shore correspondent for the Baltimore Sunpapers. For many years that made her the most prominent newspaper reporter who covered the Eastern […]