Continuing the fight for rights and opportunities

Like many of you, my last few days have been consumed by a wide range of emotions. I am saddened by the violence that is flaring up across the country. I am angry that people of color continue to be targeted for assault by a police force that should be protecting them. I am tired […]

NAACP: We must eliminate disparities that harm us all

The following viewpoint was submitted by the local Presidents of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Between 1920 and 1938, the NAACP flew a flag outside its offices that read “A Man Was Lynched Yesterday” to mark the lynching of Black people in the United States. It is a shame on our […]

Public rises to occasion, supports Public Relief Fund

A rising tide lifts all boats. On the Eastern Shore, this is an image that rings true. But in the most challenging times, the question we must ask ourselves is — what about those without a boat? As communities, here on the Shore and around the globe, share in the devastating impacts of the Coronavirus […]

Tom Taylor: Words do mean things, so listen carefully

In this ever litigious society, people have to be all too careful in what is said, read, and embedded in any dealings with other human beings. Words do mean things and words do mean things. There used to be a time when context clues and reading comprehension used to be able to be used to […]

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 […]