Developer unveils new plans for Downtown beer garden

Plans to build a luxury apartment building and a beer garden along Salisbury’s waterfront are proceeding following the sale of two city properties to developer Bret Davis. “We feel like we’re going to make a positive impact,” Davis said as he unveiled plans for the site on Monday. The 49-unit apartment complex and beer garden […]

Mayor Jake Day departing for U.S. Army deployment

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is leaving next week for an overseas deployment with the U.S. Army that will take him to the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Day, a Captain with the Maryland Army National Guard, will be away for up to 10 months. He will leave City Administrator Julia Glanz […]

Leonora Dillon named Salisbury Zoo Director

After serving in an acting capacity for the past four months, Leonora Dillon has been named Director of the Salisbury Zoo. Dillon had worked as the Zoo’s Education Curator since 2008, until she was tapped in February to succeed Ralph Piland, who resigned.Dillon was one of a half-dozen applicants from across the country who wanted […]

Daily ‘Mayor TV’ report is a must-see during health crisis

It’s 5 p.m. in Salisbury and on any given day, a couple thousand or so people are tuning into what has become a valuable link to information, social interaction and even humor in a world turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nicknamed “Mayor TV” or “The Jake Show” by regular viewers, the daily coronavirus […]

New Salisbury traffic circle on track for June opening

Construction of a new traffic circle at the end of Riverside Drive is nearing the end, with work expected to wrap up there in about a month. Motorists will see paving work start there in the next couple of weeks, said Amanda Pollack, the city’s director of Infrastructure and Development, in a PAC-14 interview. Less […]

Salisbury Zoo seeks input on naming baby bear

The Salisbury Zoo wants help naming its new Andean bear cub that was born Jan. 11 to mother Chaska and first-time father Pinocchio from Ecuador. The public can go to salisburyzoo.org to vote on one of four names suggested by Pinocchio’s caregivers in Ecuador. These names are native Quichua, a native language in Peru, Ecuador, […]

Camp Hope moves homeless to indoors sheltering

Last week’s storms and heavy winds damaged tents at Camp Hope, the Lake Street area where Salisbury officials were housing the homeless to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. Mayor Jake Day and Housing and Homelessness Manager Christine Chestnutt announced that the Lower Shore Continuum of Care, through the Somerset County Health Department and the Seton […]

City opens Camp Hope to shelter the homeless

The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered an influx of homeless individuals in the Salisbury community, so city leaders have established an outdoor camping area to house the people in need. “We have asked all people to stay in their homes,” said Mayor Jake Day, “but the homeless have no place to shelter in place.” Named Camp […]

Salisbury budget facing challenges brought by virus

Salisbury’s cash flow is expected to take a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic, but it isn’t likely to bring city operations to a halt, Mayor Jake Day said during a presentation of his proposed $64.7 million budget for fiscal 2021. “I don’t think we’ll be in crisis mode,” he said. Since the start of the […]

Bill to increase city alcohol permit input clears assembly

A bill that restructures the county’s liquor licensing board has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly and now awaits the governor’s signature. The measure is a compromise between Salisbury and Wicomico County leaders after the city sought to create its own licensing board – a move that created controversy and didn’t have the […]

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