In its 10 years, 3rd Friday has changed Salisbury

In 2009, a small group of volunteers and city officials launched what they hoped would be an event to showcase Salisbury’s Downtown and help drive its rebirth as a place to shop, eat and have fun. “It was literally just a labor of love,” said Jim Ireton who was elected mayor a few months before […]

City government mourns passing of Howard Landon

Just two years after retiring, Howard T. Landon, 73, died last week. An Upper Fairmount resident, he  worked for the city of Salisbury for 50 years, last serving as Deputy Director of Operations. Landon passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Coastal Hospice in Ocean Pines. Born March 1, 1946, his parents were the late […]

Folk Festival names its Marketplace artisans

The National Folk Festival has announced the talented artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2019. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase handmade creations from 30 of the finest artists and craftspeople from Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional […]

More advances planned for city’s Riverwalk

Salisbury’s Riverwalk, which has undergone a transformation in the past couple of years, will get two new features designed to attract people to the city’s Downtown waterfront: a dog park for pets and their owners and a labyrinth to promote peace and conflict resolution. The city is partnering with SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate […]

Work to begin on Downtown Salisbury high-rise

Construction will get under way this summer on what will be Downtown Salisbury’s tallest building – a project that some see as both ambitious and visionary. “It will add immense value to Downtown Salisbury and forever alter the skyline,” Weston Young, Wicomico County’s deputy director of administration, said during a groundbreaking ceremony last week. The […]

Broadband improvements slated for Downtown

Plans are under way to install a point-of-presence facility at One Plaza East. Announced by Mayor Jake Day, who was joined by Drew Van Dopp, CEO of  Maryland Broadband Cooperative, and local developer Bret Davis, owner of One Plaza East, the project will allow businesses in every building within Downtown Salisbury to connect with Maryland […]

Rescuers to be honored for Salisbury water rescue

Four nursing home employees will be honored by Salisbury officials after they helped pull a man from a car in the Wicomico River, saving his life. Mayor Jake Day said the men will receive awards at the July 8 City Council meeting, set for 6 p.m. in the Government Office Building. The Anchorage Healthcare Center […]

City treatment plant off state’s scrutiny listing

At long last, the city and Maryland Department of the Environment have announced that the Amended Consent Order against Salisbury’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has been terminated, reflecting the successful start-up of the new plant. While WWTP contributions to nutrient loads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed remain small — declining by 75 percent since 1985 — […]

Town Square is latest Downtown project

Visitors to Downtown who enjoy sampling selections from the crowd-pleasing food trucks will have a prime place to perch and enjoy the view of growing Salisbury, once Phase I of Town Square is complete. The $300,000 project, the first of two phases, will include a seating wall for diners, a wall with a wide cap […]

City Council unanimously approves 2020 budget

The Salisbury City Council on Monday unanimously passed its $62.37 million budget for fiscal 2020 with no new property tax or increased sewer rates. The property tax rate remains at 0.9832 cents per $100 of assessed value. Property and personal taxes will raise $25.8 million in the coming year. “The things we focused on were […]