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 […]

City’s capital spending plan includes new police cruisers

Mayor Jake Day’s Capital Improvement Plan outlines how Salisbury will fund infrastructure upgrades, police and fire vehicles and building improvements over a five-year period from fiscal 2020 to 2024. The $43 million plan won City Council approval at the Feb. 24 meeting. The money will come from a combination of general fund revenues, bond debt […]

Measure could grow city’s influence on alcohol board

Salisbury and Wicomico County leaders have agreed to a compromise on how liquor licenses are awarded — a move that would stop efforts to create a separate city licensing board. Instead, the Wicomico County Board of Licenses Commissioners would be expanded from three to five members, all of whom would be appointed by the governor. […]

First 8 performance acts named for Folk Festival

The first eight performers signed for this year’s National Folk Festival will bring a wide range of musical styles when the 80th annual festival returns to Downtown the weekend of Sept. 11-13, Tango from Argentina will mix with Sri Lankan dance, traditional music from Ireland and Greece, and American cowboy, blues and jazz at the […]

Exchange firefighters train with Salisbury Department

French firefighters are training, observing and answering calls alongside members of the Salisbury Fire Department this month as part of a tradition dating back to 1993 that has become known as The French Connection. But unlike the 1971 film about heroin smuggling from the French port of Marseilles to New York, these imports are considered […]

Salisbury defends alcohol board control wishes

Salisbury officials and business owners told members of the House Economic Matters Committee that the city needs its own liquor licensing board to help streamline the licensing process and remove obstacles facing local businesses. The Wicomico County Board of License Commissioners, which currently issues liquor licenses within city limits, is too political and its chairman […]

Audit finds Salisbury Police evidence room thefts

Thousands of criminal cases handled by the Salisbury Police Department over the past 23 years could be in jeopardy following the discovery of suspected thefts from the department’s evidence storage room.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is now in the process of notifying parties involved in every criminal case that used evidence stored by […]

Husky dog Ghost saluted for finding stolen zoo sculpture

A dog named Ghost was awarded top honors from city officials for being a very good boy when he found a bronze statue that had been stolen five days earlier from the Salisbury Zoo. The sculpture of a great blue heron was taken from the herb garden near the main entrance to the zoo on […]

Ralph Piland departs as Salisbury Zoo’s Director

Salisbury officials have begun a public search for a new Zoo Director, following the recent resignation of Ralph Piland who had been at the helm since 2013. “It’s a high-profile position so we want public input,” said Mayor Jake Day. The Zoo Director is a mayor-appointed position, but the search will likely involve input from […]

Salisbury alcohol board measure progressing in General Assembly

A bill that would allow the city of Salisbury to establish its own liquor licensing board is still on track to be introduced in the current session of the Maryland General Assembly. State Delegate Carl Anderton said he will introduce it on the city’s behalf as soon as a draft is returned to his office. […]

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