City candidates release financial disclosures

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day amassed $52,375 in campaign contributions for his re-election bid, an amount that is more than double his $24,910 election war chest in 2015, according to a recent financial report. The lengthy list of donors to Day’s campaign reads like a who’s who of prominent Salisbury residents and businesses. By comparison, Day’s […]

Ceremony marks Powell Building renovation

Gillis Gilkerson, the Salisbury-based general contracting and development firm, joined community leaders in breaking ground Monday for construction to start on The Powell Building redevelopment at 218 West Main St. in Downtown Salisbury.  The 45,000-square-foot, five-story, historic structure is being redeveloped to include 20 apartments and 10,000 square feet of commercial and retail space on […]

Salisbury mayoral forum is 6 p.m. tonight at Salisbury University

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Greater Salisbury Committee and PACE at Salisbury University are hosting a forum this evening between Mayor Jake Day and Mayoral challenger Wayne King. This forum is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. at Salisbury University, in the Guerrieri Student Union, Wicomico Room. […]

School commission’s ideals applauded, costs decried

Wicomico County public schools would have to spend an additional $83.2 million over a 10-year period to meet the goals of a state panel charged with improving education. The county’s contribution to that effort would be an extra $9.4 million over the decade, beginning in 2020. State coffers would finance the remaining $73.8 million Wicomico […]

City’s own alcohol licensing plan advanced by council

Salisbury City Council members are advancing a plan for the city to establish its own liquor licensing board, which they said will remove the licensing responsibility in city limits from a county board they see as being too political and lacking transparency. The move also would allow business owners to get all of their necessary […]

Thousands participate in Sea Gull Century bike tour

The 31st annual Sea Gull Century bicycle tour dre thousands of cyclists to the Lower Eastern Shore on Saturday. Under breezy weather conditions and cloudy skies, participants rode in either the traditional 100-mile Assateague century, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and a glimpse of wild ponies, or the 64-mile Princess Anne metric route, […]

Salisbury marks new sewer plant’s achievements

After more than a decade of struggling to bring its wastewater treatment plant up to compliance, Salisbury officials celebrated the completion of a new plant that has significantly dropped nitrogen and phosphorous levels discharged into the Wicomico River. “Our long municipal nightmare is over,” Mayor Jake Day told state and local officials at a ribbon […]

Spider monkey passes at Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo has announced the death of its 39-year-old male black-handed spider monkey, “Benny.” Zookeepers found him deceased in his exhibit last weekend. He was popular with Zoo visitors.  Born Oct. 26, 1979, at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the Salisbury Zoo acquired Benny in November 1990. He sired one offspring, Amy, in 1994; she currently […]

Big donation boosts Salisbury’s Bark Park

Salisbury’s furry four-legged residents will soon have their own place to romp and play with each other and their human companions along the city’s Riverwalk. On Tuesday, officials with SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate presented Mayor Jake Day with $15,125 for the new Downtown Bark Park near the Brew River restaurant. In July, the city and […]

Salisbury takes steps to form own liquor control system

Salisbury City Councilman Muir Boda has called for the city to establish its own liquor licensing board following allegations hurled on both sides as to how a license was granted for the National Folk Festival. “It’s controlling our own destiny,” Boda told the Salisbury Independent on Tuesday. City officials have been considering such a move […]