Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, April 25, 1970

Saturday, April 25, 1970 — In a visit to Salisbury this week, R. Sargent Shriver, the former Ambassador to France and Kennedy Family member, said he is still undecided on whether he will run for governor. Shriver had breakfast at Johnny’s & Sammy’s and then engaged in a news conference held in the cafeteria at […]

Mayor’s budget focuses on safety, neighborhoods

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day has submitted a $62.37 million fiscal 2020 spending plan that leaves city property tax and sewer rates untouched from the current year. Total annual spending would increase by $879,000; the city is on course to have spent $61.49 million by the close of the fiscal year on June 30. The city’s […]

One On One, April 18, 2019: Airport Manager Dawn Veatch

Dawn Veatch, Manager of the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, talks about the airport’s upcoming Wings & Wheels event and outlines plans that will help develop the facility into an economic driver for the region.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, April 18, 1979

Wednesday, April 18, 1979 — Anita Gale Taylor of Salisbury was the first runner-up in the state Veterans Of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day Queen Contest held in Parkville, Md. Miss Taylor represented Salisbury VFW Post No. 194 and was the winner of the District Title. The 15-year-old James M. Bennett Senior High School sophomore is […]

Culver’s budget includes no tax hikes, funds education

County Executive Bob Culver has sent a fiscal 2020 budget to the County Council that leaves property taxes untouched, fully funds the school board’s operational needs and awards county employees a 2 percent pay hike. Even more so than in most budget years, the spending proposal that would take effect on July 1 was drafted […]

One On One, April 11, 2019: Dr. Donna Hanlin

Wicomico Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Hanlin joins us to discuss the school system’s FY 2020 budget needs, progress on her “Achieve 2022” strategic plan and challenges facing students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, April 11, 1961

Tuesday, April 11, 1961 — Operators of Salisbury’s 10 leading restaurants revealed today that they have quietly abandoned all segregation. The policy went into effect several weeks ago. Two restaurants, Reads and Woolworth, had taken similar action earlier, at the urging of the Mayor’s Bi-Racial Commission.Commission Chairman John T. Webb said it was part of […]

PRMC slowly buying up surrounding properties

Peninsula Regional Medical Center officials are gradually buying up properties that surround their campus with the goal of establishing a long-term footprint and improving security. The local health care giant has purchased at least eight business properties that front Route 13, extending south from its main hub. Officials have also purchased several houses along streets […]

Wicomico schools facing fall start-date decisions

Wicomico County schools officials haven’t decided whether they’ll change class start-dates in light of the General Assembly’s overturning of a policy to open schools after Labor Day. In a political blow to Gov. Larry Hogan and state Comptroller Peter Franchot, the legislature voted last week to override the governor’s veto of a bill that will […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: April 4, 1969

Friday, April 4, 1969 — In a shocking turn of events influenced by a local taxpayers group, the Wicomico County Council has unanimously vetoed its own $3.4 million capital improvements spending plan. On Monday, the National Taxpayers Coordinating Commission filed a petition containing 3,346 signatures that would essentially block the capital bond purchase by forcing […]