Nancy Mitchell: Ode to the Round About and Spire

Salisbury Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell wrote the following poem for Thursday’s dedication of the Riverside Drive Roundabout. — Editor. Ode to the Round About and the Spire Within Oh, dream come true, oh vision made Manifest, conceived in the matrix Of intelligence, imagination and grit You now exist in plain evidence: Asphalt, cement, mortar and […]

Julia Glanz: A greater story to tell in city roundabout

Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz gave the following address at the ribbon-cutting held Thursday for the new traffic circle in Downtown Salisbury. — Editor. Good morning, everyone! Thank you all for taking a few moments out of your day to join us – whether that’s here, in person, or online – we’re grateful to have […]

Salisbury Police introduce restructuring plans

Salisbury City Council members agreed to move forward with a restructuring plan for the Police Department with the goal of better efficiency, budget savings and more emphasis on community policing. The department will test the plan over the next year, Col. Dave Meienschein said during a Monday evening work session. Council members said they particularly […]

Salisbury landlords file lawsuit on rent restrictions

Landlords in Salisbury, Baltimore City and Howard County are suing those jurisdictions over new laws that prohibit rent increases during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying they are unconstitutional. “While well-intentioned in their efforts to protect financially-vulnerable tenants during an intensely difficult time, the Acts are too blunt an instrument to pass constitutional muster and will visit […]

Salisbury roundabout dedication is Thursday

The roundabout at the intersection of Riverside Drive, West Carroll Street and Mill Street in Downtown Salisbury has been completed and is open to traffic. The hope is the circle will help to alleviate traffic congestion in the area. There will be some occasional lane closures today, July 28, to allow for the installation of […]

Salisbury parking enforcement resumes Aug. 3

The city of Salisbury Parking Enforcement Division has announced that it will officially resume normal parking enforcement in the Downtown area effective beginning Monday, Aug. 3. On March 28, in the early days of the State of Emergency, Mayor Jacob Day declared that all non-permit municipal parking would be free of charge in order to […]

Salisbury mourns former Council President Smith

Whatever the project before her, former Salisbury City Council President Louise Smith would quietly and methodically rise to the challenge, never complaining or seeking personal glory. On Tuesday, Smith died at her home at Mallard Landing in Salisbury. She had celebrated her 80th birthday on April 16, and shortly after that came her cancer diagnosis. […]

Applications open for Summer Work Program

The city of Salisbury’s 2020 Summer Youth Work Program will still be held this year, with a few changes and additional safety measures. The city’s Neighborhood Relations team has worked hard to formulate a program that will be both safe and beneficial for program participants. All applicants from the spring application period will still be […]

Justice Reform Task Force receives ample applications

Salisbury officials have stopped accepting applications for its new Criminal Justice Reform Task Force ahead of the original June 30 deadline after they were overwhelmed by the response. In the first few days, 215 applications were submitted by people interested in serving on the task force, said Acting Mayor and City Administrator Julia Glanz. “We’ve […]

BLM: Salisbury ‘will be on the right side of history’

Salisbury officials on Friday unveiled a sign declaring Broad Street as Black Lives Matter Boulevard, a move that City Administrator Julia Glanz said is just one step on the way to permanent change. “For far too long, government at every level has stood silently watching movements come and movements go, preferring not to take positions […]