Aid, volunteers desperately needed for Salisbury shelter

Walter Davidson is a man with a low-key, calm demeanor backed up by an immovable conviction that he has been called upon by God to devote his personal time to serving the needs of one of society’s most vulnerable populations – those who have no place to call home. It is a huge task, but […]

Salisbury Police Officer steps up to help family in need

On Halloween night this fall, Salisbury Police Officer Chris Sipple was one of three officers who responded to a call to check out a report of a small child crying inside a pickup truck with two adults asleep in the truck. Cpl. Keith Newcomer and Officer 1st Class Chris Denny accompanied Sipple to the truck, […]

$8.6 million Route 13 project is completed

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has completed sidewalk and stormwater facility improvements on Route 13/South Salisbury Boulevard. The $8.6 million project provides critical stormwater management upgrades as well as safer vehicle and pedestrian access in this busy stretch of Route 13 between South Boulevard and Calvert Street. “The completion of the U.S. […]

Salisbury records fourth flawless city audit

Salisbury’s annual audit report shows the city to be in a favorable financial position. This year’s audit is the fourth in a row with no findings or recommendations for improvement. A “no-note” audit indicates that the financial machine within the city is functioning well, and internal controls are effective and being followed, said City Administrator […]

Tom Stevenson to retire from Salisbury government

Field Operations Director Tom Stevenson has announced that he will retire shortly after the new year, bringing an end to his 32-year career with the city of Salisbury. In his time with the city, he has served in numerous capacities, including five years as City Administrator. “Tom will be sorely missed for so many reasons,” […]

Salisbury moves to purchase Truitt Street Center site

Salisbury officials are moving forward with the purchase of the Truitt Street Community Center property and agreed to advance $100,000 for it while waiting for a state grant. On Monday night, City Council members gave preliminary approval to a budget amendment to appropriate the funds for the purchase of the property from Devreco so the […]

While on deployment, Day receives promotion to Major

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, who is currently deployed with the Army in Africa, was promoted from Captain to the rank of Major during a ceremony on Monday near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, by Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora. Day’s wife, Liz, his parents Randy and Debbie Day, and City Administrator Julia Glanz joined by Zoom for […]

Downtown Salisbury tax incentives win city approval

A new program that offers tax incentives for Downtown apartment and hotel projects won unanimous approval from the Salisbury City Council on Monday. Horizon – or a Hotel Or Residential Incentive Zone — can stimulate new development by offering city property tax abatements that lower the amount of taxes owed for a specified period of […]

City looks for new ways to boost home ownership

Salisbury City Council members began looking at ways to boost home ownership in the city where less than 30 percent of houses are owner-occupied. During a Monday evening work session, the council listened to presentations about the work Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County and Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service are already doing in Salisbury and […]

Salisbury Main Street project declared complete

After four years of construction dust, noise, street closures and general inconvenience, Salisbury officials celebrated the competition of the Main Street revitalization, including the reopening of the former Downtown Plaza. The work is “one of the biggest projects in Salisbury’s history and what I believe to be the single-most and transformative work to happen in […]

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