The city’s successful Summer Youth Employment Program will continue again this year and organizers will accept applications for 30 paid positions from now through April 14. Mayor Jake Day and the City Council, in partnership with Junior Achievement and the Greater Salisbury Committee, created the program last summer to provide teens in Salisbury with the […]
Mayor Jake Day will forward the Route 13 Corridor Plan, titled “Transforming U.S. 13 into Salisbury Boulevard,” to the City Council this week. The plan is the result of a study and design charrette conducted by the city’s Planning Department at Day’s direction. One of Salisbury’s busiest arteries for automobile traffic, the Route 13 Corridor […]
When Jake Day was on the Salisbury University campus last week announcing the “Buy a Home, Build a Business” program, he had conversations with students already interested in staying in town and launching companies. “We talked to some students looking to start a restaurant. Most young people are interested in products. One is creating a […]
Go ahead, take a deep breath. The air in Salisbury is pure enough to enjoy it, so fresh it contributed to the city being named ninth-cleanest in the country, on a list published by Realtor.com. Research, completed by a Realtor.com team, determined the 10 cleanest cities, in order from first to 10th. They are Naples, […]
Against a lively guitar tune, the popular “I Love Salisbury” video opens with a pink heart, arched lines inside representing the ocean and flying seagull, below the words Dear SBY.
Shared and replayed thousands of times, the video is the first in an upcoming series, designed for the enjoyment of the public, and as a way for Mayor Jake Day to share messages.
Ground was broken at the Salisbury Zoo last week for a new William E. Morgan Conservation Center, located between the flamingo and tropical bird exhibits In the Tropics Trail. Planned is a 1,300-square-foot structure “standing in the same footprint as the old building,” which was a visitor center, explained Mary Seemann, director of marketing and […]
Salisbury’s Acting City Administrator Julia Glanz has been hired as the new City Administrator. Mayor Jake Day, who requested the City Council approved the hiring, said the decision was made after much discussion and consideration of other candidates. “We had many applicants,” Day told Salisbury Independent. “I reviewed 29 applications. Many more came in, well […]
A few months ago, Pastor Martin Hutchison was looking at the big, red brick house at 306 Newton St., visible from the Community Gardens he started. Built in the 1920s, it had been in foreclosure, vacant and boarded up, a problem for the city for years, with its squatters who damaged it and left messes. […]
WeHeartSBY held its second-ever awards event last week at Headquarters Live. Just like the first year, the event was a Salisbury Love Fest. About 100 or so people crammed into the old firehouse bay were people clearly in love with Salisbury — the community, the people, the infrastructure, the problems, the challenges, the opportunities that […]
In an upbeat atmosphere punctuated by laughter and applause, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot vowed to continue blurring party lines as they work together, and answered a series of revealing questions. Participating in “A Conversation,” hosted by the Greater Salisbury Committee and held at Headquarters Live on Monday, Hogan and Franchot were seated […]