Special tax district sought for big-ticket developments

Salisbury officials are eyeing tax incentives for properties in the Downtown area to help spur development of apartment and hotel projects in the city’s core. Known as HORIZON – or a Hotel Or Residential Incentive Zone – it can stimulate new development by offering property tax abatements that lower the amount of taxes owed for […]

Cadet Firefighter saluted for Narcan training program

Salisbury Fire Department Cadet Firefighter Seth Tayman has received the “Right Care When It Counts” award from Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System, Fire Chief John Tull announced. Tayman received this award for the creation of a Narcan training program he implemented within the Wicomico County Public School system.   Last year, Tayman was participating […]

Salisbury named among ‘Best Cities to Live’

Salisbury was ranked as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report which looked at 150 metro areas in the country. The city came in at 90 out of 150 in the publication’s annual listing. It also was ranked 26th in the Best Places to Retire […]

Delmarva Power charging station opens Downtown

A new Delmarva Power Electric Vehicle Charging Stations is energized and open for charging in Salisbury. Located in the city’s Parking Lot No. 15 at 218 West Market St, the smart chargers are part of the company’s EVsmart Program, which provides customers with the rebates, tools and information to help them go electric. Salisbury’s charging […]

Salisbury promotes new ‘Shop Local’ campaign

The city of Salisbury and the Office of Business Development have launched “Shop Local Salisbury,” a campaign to encourage the support of local businesses, many of which are continuing to struggle due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Choosing to buy local, even for something as small as a cup of coffee, can mean the world […]

Criminal Justice Task Force gets going, refines its agenda

A new task force charged with improving relations between the public and the Salisbury Police Department as well as recommending policy and procedural changes held its first meeting to begin reviewing how the department operates. The city’s new Criminal Justice Reform Task Force comes in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement following the […]

Worker treated for chlorine exposure at city water plant

A Salisbury Water Treatment Plant employee was treated at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional after he was exposed to a chlorine leak on Thursday. City officials said the Water Operator at the Paleo Water Treatment Plant identified a gaseous chlorine leak after he entered the chlorine cylinder room to swap out an empty chlorine cylinder as part […]

Salisbury will update its rules on sidewalk dining

Salisbury City Council members agreed to advance a plan to update rules for outdoor restaurant seating which has allowed operators of some eateries to stay in business during the Covid-19 pandemic. Several Downtown restaurants, including Mojo’s, Mogan’s Oyster House and Roadie Joe’s, have opened or expanded existing outdoor seating since they were allowed to reopen […]

Parsons Cemetery receives state preservation award

Members of the Parsons Cemetery Advisory Committee gathered recently at the cemetery to accept a surprise award from Preservation Maryland. The Community Choice Award, although unexpected, provides a public and welcome affirmation of the committee members’ loving stewardship of the historic cemetery located in the heart of one of Salisbury’s oldest residential areas.  It’s hard […]

Salisbury’s West Main Street open for Downtown traffic

A four-year makeover project for West Main Street is close to wrapping up with traffic now flowing all the way from Mill Street to Route 13 after the section once known as the Downtown Plaza was reopened. “It’s open — with an asterisk,” said Amanda Pollack, Salisbury’s Director of Infrastructure and Development. “It’s still a […]

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