Hospital Week recognition more important than ever

This has been one of the most challenging years in the history of U.S. health care.  Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Nanticoke Memorial, the McCready Health Pavilion, our Physician Enterprise, and all other hospitals and health centers across the globe, have spent much of 2020 focused on Covid-19. While the nation fights through one of the […]

Sen. Carozza: Support the airport water extension

As a Maryland State Senator representing Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties, I am excited about the growth and development at the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, and have made working and supporting these airport improvement projects among my top priorities. The growth at the airport has been a team effort over the years with the planning and […]

Our lives depend on staying home and doing nothing

Before we took a shine to girls, the young men in my village would pass the long, steamy summer afternoons by throwing dirt clods at one another. Or stones. Or bits of asphalt pried up from the single road that ran through our village. Come autumn, we would “chunk” — that’s country for “throw” — […]

Opinion: Get public water to the airport — and do it now

If you haven’t read the detailed and thorough article in the Salisbury Independent — regarding the joint efforts of the city of Salisbury, Wicomico County, the state of Maryland and the federal government to bring much-needed water to the Salisbury-Wicomico Airport — we encourage you to do so. The headline about those efforts says it […]

Peter Franchot: Marylanders need government’s help

As our state, nation and the world battle the Covid-19 pandemic, there is much fear and uncertainty of what the future holds. We must first and foremost protect public health and I commend Gov. Larry Hogan and his administration for the leadership our state needs at this time to protect our citizens from this deadly […]

Darel La Prade: Our newspaper is your newspaper

In this unique historical moment, when everyone is struggling to understand the definition of “flattening the curve” and how to practice “social distancing,” questions abound and proliferate. Where will you find accurate and credible information about what is happening in our community? Where will you find an explanation of the steps taken by state and […]

Brad Gillis: Let’s lead with honesty, humility and vision

This is an extremely challenging time in our community. We will remember Covid-19 for the rest of our lives, this experience will reshape the world for generations to come. The deadly virus Covid-19 is here, in our community; no sugar-coating the circumstances we are truly joined together in a fight for everything we love about […]

Laura Soper: Small Business Resiliency in wake of virus

Well friends, it’s been one crazy week. As we navigate this maze of mandated shutdowns, social distancing and quarantines, one thing that never fails to amaze me is how our small business community shows resiliency and the ability to adapt through periods of uncertainty. During Gov. Larry Hogan’s news conference last Thursday, he said: “The […]

Carrie Samis: Now more than ever, it’s time to shop local

Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s time to shop small and shop local. Local, family-owned businesses are struggling to adapt to changes nearly hour-by-hour. This rapid flux demands that we all shift quickly. Small businesses operate on thin margins. Their daily operations don’t allow a lot of wiggle room nor do most small businesses operate […]

Erick Sahler: Life at a Salisbury crossroads

Both Andrew Wyeth and Norman Rockwell said they painted their life stories. If you wanted to know them, look at their artwork, they said. Wyeth wandered the Brandywine countryside and coastal Maine, capturing the rural landscapes and its people, and somehow made the mundane seem magical. Rockwell used objects and experiences from his life to […]