Despite mast controversy, skipjack Somerset has a new life

The Somerset, one of the iconic skipjacks of Deal Island, Chance and Mount Vernon, has a new owner and a new captain. The boat had been owned by Capt. Walt Benton of Mount Vernon for decades until his death last June. Benton dredged oysters each fall with a five- or six-man crew. Upon his death, […]

‘Focus on Health’ marks 300 episodes on PAC 14

Some celebrate their big 3-0, but not many get to celebrate their big 3-0-0. Recently, PAC 14’s “Focus on Health” series, produced by Salisbury University’s School of Nursing, reached a special milestone with its 300th episode. Since it first aired in 2002, “Focus on Health” has opened dialogue about medical conditions and prevalent health care […]

Spencer Wiersberg saluted as a hometown hero

Spencer Wiersberg, a Fruitland police officer who died Sunday after a nearly year-long battle with an aggressive form of bone cancer, is being remembered as a hometown hero who won awards in his brief career and touched the hearts of family, friends and strangers. “He was just an amazing kid,” said Fruitland Police Chief Brian […]

Services set Saturday for publisher Larry Jock Jr.

Lawrence John Jock Jr., 58, former President and Publisher of The Daily Times and owner of the Coastal Fisherman newspaper in Ocean City, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Born in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Maureen Kelly Jock and the late Lawrence John Jock Sr. He graduated from Kean University in New Jersey, […]

Former Commissioner Floyd Bassett Jr. dies at 86

Floyd Francis Bassett Jr., 86, died at home on Burbage Road in Berlin on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Born in Asbury Park, N.J., his parents were the late Floyd F. Bassett Sr. and Antoinette “Anne” Bassett. He was raised in Ocean City on 42nd Street, where the family lived above the Party Market general store, […]

Photo Gallery: New Year’s Eve 2020 in Salisbury

Downtown Salisbury rang in the New Year – and a new decade — with the seventh annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop last Tuesday night, presented by Gillis Gilkerson.  The night was filled with live music by AMP Studios and the Tops Cut Off DJ Team, plus special guest acts, giveaways and confetti at midnight. […]

First babies of 2020 welcomed at PRMC

At Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the first babies of 2020 were determined to make the year memorable right from the start. Ebony Snell of Berlin gave birth to the first boy of 2020 at PRMC, born at 5:16 a.m. on New Year’s Day, a bit sooner than expected. His due date was Jan. 9, and […]

Stunned community mourns Dr. Iggy DiNardo

The community remained in shock and filled with sadness this week with the passing of one of Salisbury’s most beloved physicians, Dr. Ignatius Loyola “Iggy” DiNardo. A partner in the Drs. Huddleston and DiNardo internal medicine practice in Salisbury, DiNardo and his family were flying to Mexico on Dec. 22 for a Christmas vacation, when […]

Brice Stump: The Christmas Tale of Potato and Turnip

A special kind of Christmas gift came early to Katie Howard. This year she is able to tell a tale about three cats — Potato, Turnip and Kale — and how a three-year mystery that brings tears to her eyes was solved. Pets, as most of us know, often make a sweet transition to becoming […]

Photo Gallery: Newtown Holiday Tour 2019

The magic of the winter holiday season is associated with the warmth of friendship, community, nostalgia and anticipation during the darkest, coldest season of the year, making the winter holiday season a perfect time for festive historic house tours. Hence, the 2019 Newtown Holiday Tour of Homes was held earlier this month in one of […]