Town Square is latest Downtown project

Visitors to Downtown who enjoy sampling selections from the crowd-pleasing food trucks will have a prime place to perch and enjoy the view of growing Salisbury, once Phase I of Town Square is complete. The $300,000 project, the first of two phases, will include a seating wall for diners, a wall with a wide cap […]

City Council unanimously approves 2020 budget

The Salisbury City Council on Monday unanimously passed its $62.37 million budget for fiscal 2020 with no new property tax or increased sewer rates. The property tax rate remains at 0.9832 cents per $100 of assessed value. Property and personal taxes will raise $25.8 million in the coming year. “The things we focused on were […]

County Councilman injured in assault at Salisbury home

An Ocean Pines man was in the Wicomico County Detention Center, being held without bail, charged with assaulting County Councilman Larry Dodd at the elected official’s home last Thursday in Salisbury. Ian Christian Lundberg, 41, of Sandy Hook Road in Berlin, was arrested without incident early Friday at an address on Mount Hermon Road, after […]

GOP makes nominations for County Council seat

Four finalists nominated to fill the Wicomico County Council seat vacated by Marc Kilmer will be interviewed in open work sessions before one is appointed. The county Republican Central Committee received some 20 applications for the seat to represent District 2 and they were narrowed to four: Julie Brewington of Eden, Joseph Collins of Mardela […]

Cannon signals he’ll back Lewis for school board

The Wicomico County Council next week will again vote for an applicant to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Education. Last week, council members voted, but it repeatedly ended in a tie, with three voting for Gains Hawkins and three voting for Tonya Laird Lewis and with Council President John Cannon abstaining each […]

Cuts to Meals On Wheels would hurt region’s seniors

Officials at the Maintaining Active Citizens, known as MAC Inc., are asking legislators for help after the Maryland Department on Aging cut funding for meals for senior citizens — both Meals on Wheels and entrees served free of charge at senior centers. MAC officials learned this month state funds for Senior Nutrition Services would be […]

GOP to present 4 nominees for Kilmer replacement

Members of the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee are reviewing applications for the seat that will soon be vacated by County Councilman Marc Kilmer, who will resign June 15. Central Committee members received more than 20 applications and will reduce the number to four finalists. Those names will be sent to the County Council by […]

War Memorial to be dedicated Monday

The 1955 War Memorial on North Salisbury Boulevard near Priscilla Street, now repaired and upgraded, will be dedicated at a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day. Erected to honor fallen veterans from Wicomico County who served in World War I, World War II or the Korean War, the memorial had fallen into disrepair and […]

School board nominees fall short in council vote

The matter of appointing a new Board of Education member to represent District 3 was returned to the Nominating Commission, after Wicomico County Council members repeatedly reached tie votes at their meeting Tuesday. Council members, at different times during the meeting, nominated and voted for the two candidates – Gains Hawkins and Tonya Laird Lewis […]

Budget concerns impact sheriff’s building timeline

Funding for the county’s new Public Safety Building has been delayed for one year because of concerns by county officials about major impending expenses. “We are now just awarding the design of the building, so in terms of a design-construction schedule, we determined we will not need the second half of the money for the […]