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By John Fritze | January 23, 2012
President Obama will travel to Cambridge on Friday to address the House Democratic issues conference, The Sun has learned. The three-day Democratic conference begins Wednesday and is similar to the Republican retreat held in Baltimore last week. Vice President Joe Biden will also address the group, the White House has said. Obama last came to Maryland for an official event in July. He spoke to University of Maryland students in a town hall setting at College Park during last year's debt limit debate.
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From Sun staff reports | February 22, 2014
The inaugural Choptank Bridge Swim is no mere dip in the pool. The open-water endurance event May 10 in Cambridge consists two swim options - 1.6 and 3.6 miles - along the banks of the Choptank River and between the Choptank River Bridge and the Choptank River Fishing Pier. Registration opened last week and will cost $60 until April 30, then $85 through May 9. Race-day registration of $85 will be available if the event has not sold out. Check-in and race-packet pickup will be on race day at the Dorchester County Visitors Center, adjacent to Sailwinds Park.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A small group of protesters seeking an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy met Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers arrived on the Eastern Shore for an annual policy retreat. The protesters, organized by a group affiliated with CASA de Maryland, are pressing for legislation that would create a path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The GOP is holidng a three-day meeting in Cambridge, Md. In a break from past statements on the issue, House Republicans are expected to discuss an immigration proposal at the meeting that would allow some of those immigrants to become citizens.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be difficult for his party. In a 20-minute pep talk that echoed themes he sounded during his recent State of the Union address, Obama told lawmakers in Cambridge attending an annual retreat that he needs their help on those twin goals, despite his recent emphasis on working around Capitol Hill on other issues.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, 100 Heron Blvd. at U.S. 50, Cambridge 21613; 410-901-1234; chesapeakebay.hyatt.com. Rates vary, depending upon season. The resort has a Spring Fever promotion with rates starting at $159 per night from April 1 to June 10. Children under age 18 stay free. Restaurants Blue Point Provision Company, Hyatt Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, 410-901-6410. With views of the River Marsh Marina, the restaurant serves local catch, including rockfish, oysters and crabs.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
The state fire marshal's office is asking the public for help investigating a series of arsons at vacant homes within a half-mile of each other in Cambridge. A fifth blaze broke out early Friday after a spate in March and April. Thirty firefighters, including crews from four neighboring towns on the Eastern Shore, fought the fire at a home under renovation in the 400 block of High Street starting about 12:35 a.m. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set on the second floor of the home and caused $25,000 in damage.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
A century-old skipjack oyster boat capsized during a race on the Choptank River near Cambridge on Saturday, throwing 10 people into the water and sending one of its owners to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. The 42-foot boat, Ida May, was leading the race and closing in on the finish line when it was caught in a strong gust of wind as it was turning and was knocked over, according to Mary Sue Gladden, the wife of co-owner Gordon Gladden. "They're large and they're heavy and they have a flat bottom," Gladden said.
NEWS
October 5, 1995
CAMBRIDGE -- With a casino company already interested in this Eastern Shore city, the mayor convened a task force yesterday to study the pros and cons of legalized gambling.Mayor David J. Wooten Jr. said he is "adamantly opposed" to casinos, but wants to hear from a broad cross-section of city residents. "I see [casinos] as something that could alter the landscape of the city and county for a generation," he said. "I want to have as many facts as we can."Officials of Harveys Casino Resorts have told Cambridge officials they want to build a dockside casino and hotel on the Choptank River off U.S. 50.
NEWS
August 31, 2007
On Wednesday, August 29, 2007, SHIRLEY M. CAMBRIDGE-HANF (77) of Church Creek, MD, formerly of Baltimore, passed away at the Mallard Bay Care Center . Survivors include a brother, Earl H. Robinson and wife Maxine of Baltimore; niece Lynn M. Robinson of Baltimore; nephew Michael L. Robinson and wife Anna Tsao of Baltimore, and close friends William and Betty Harrison of Church Creek. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A., in Cambridge.
NEWS
December 30, 1990
The Dorchester County Jail remains a painful symbol of Maryland's racial struggles of the early 1960s, when it housed many civil rights demonstrators. Now it again stands as a serious political problem in Cambridge and its surroundings. Key members of Historic Cambridge Inc., wish to preserve the 107-year-old Romanesque Revival building and turn it into a cornerstone of the city's own architectural revival.However noble the intentions of preservationists, local opponents seem unlikely to give in easily, if at all. As County Commissioner Lemuel D. Chester sees it, "The jail has some memories I'd just as soon not think about."
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
A small group of protesters seeking an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy met Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers arrived on the Eastern Shore for an annual policy retreat. The protesters, organized by a group affiliated with CASA de Maryland, are pressing for legislation that would create a path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The GOP is holidng a three-day meeting in Cambridge, Md. In a break from past statements on the issue, House Republicans are expected to discuss an immigration proposal at the meeting that would allow some of those immigrants to become citizens.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard will be enforcing a 500-yard perimeter around a waterfront hotel in Cambridge this week to protect an event for House Republicans. House Republicans are expected to gather an annual retreat at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina on the Choptank River starting Wednesday. The security perimeter will begin at 3 a.m. Wednesday and remain until 1 p.m. Friday. In addition to the 500-yard perimeter in the waters around the hotel, the security zone will also affect water traffic underneath the bridge that carries Route 50 over the river, the Coast Guard said.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
CAMBRIDGE — This historic Eastern Shore city offers a glorious view of the Choptank River, but its working waterfront is a forlorn place. The once-thriving tuna canneries are long gone, and a failed port now sits at the mouth of Cambridge Creek, hosting occasional concerts and weddings. Cambridge officials are pushing a plan to revitalize the waterfront by redeveloping that parcel. They hope an Annapolis developer's plan for a $50 million mixed-use development will attract retirees and young professionals, as well as upscale stores and restaurants, and boost the city's long-struggling economy.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | September 26, 2013
  Et cetera Aponte, Bangs among Endurance Festival winners Pedro Aponte , 41, of Lutherville won the Bugeye Classic at the 10th annual ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival on Saturday at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge, finishing the 1.2-mile swim, 25-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 52 seconds. Holly Bangs , 28, of Timonium was the top female finisher, with a time of 2:30:22. Jonathan Shinnick , 40, of Towson won the Swimfest, a 2.4-mile event, in 55:52.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
Benita H. Low, a retired private school educator and museum docent, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Roland Park Place. She was 97. The daughter of Clifford Milburn Holland, an engineer for whom New York's Holland Tunnel is named, and Anna Coolidge Holland, a homemaker, the former Benita Davenport Holland was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1925, a year after her father's death, Mrs. Low and her family moved to Cambridge, Mass., where she...
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
A century-old skipjack oyster boat capsized during a race on the Choptank River near Cambridge on Saturday, throwing 10 people into the water and sending one of its owners to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder. The 42-foot boat, Ida May, was leading the race and closing in on the finish line when it was caught in a strong gust of wind as it was turning and was knocked over, according to Mary Sue Gladden, the wife of co-owner Gordon Gladden. "They're large and they're heavy and they have a flat bottom," Gladden said.
NEWS
July 25, 2004
THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS ago yesterday, militant activist H. Rap Brown gave his infamous speech urging Cambridge blacks to riot against their oppressors. "I don't care if you have to burn him down and run him out," he said. "You'd better take over them stores. The streets are yours. Take 'em." The incident followed four years of racial violence and unrest in the Eastern Shore town. When fires erupted in the city's black neighborhoods during that hot July of 1967, white firemen refused to enter -- at least not without police escort.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 20, 2003
A warehouse fire that quickly spread to several other buildings - some containing chemicals - forced the evacuation of hundreds of Cambridge residents last night, said Wayne Robinson, director of emergency management for Dorchester County. The evacuation of a half-mile area surrounding the blaze began shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene at 6:30 p.m. Firefighters reported that barrels with flammable liquids exploded throughout the night, said Bruce McWilliams, spokesman for the county.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
The state fire marshal's office is asking the public for help investigating a series of arsons at vacant homes within a half-mile of each other in Cambridge. A fifth blaze broke out early Friday after a spate in March and April. Thirty firefighters, including crews from four neighboring towns on the Eastern Shore, fought the fire at a home under renovation in the 400 block of High Street starting about 12:35 a.m. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set on the second floor of the home and caused $25,000 in damage.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
The Maryland Economic Development Corp. expects to fall short next year on payments to investors who bought the bonds that funded the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a state-owned golf resort hotel and conference center on the Eastern Shore. Known as default, a failure to meet bond payments may increase investor scrutiny of MEDCO, a company created by the General Assembly to aid economic development throughout Maryland, experts say, but it will not affect the state's credit rating.
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