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 […]

Council wants more info on old mall site redevelopment

Salisbury City Council members agreed to further explore a financing plan for the former Salisbury Mall property, which is slated for single-family houses, apartments and commercial space on the 80-acre site that has been vacant for more than a decade. The owner, Crossroads Salisbury LLC, a Bethesda, Md.-based developer, is interested in using tax increment […]

Nancy Mitchell: Ode to the Round About and Spire

Salisbury Poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell wrote the following poem for Thursday’s dedication of the Riverside Drive Roundabout. — Editor. Ode to the Round About and the Spire Within Oh, dream come true, oh vision made Manifest, conceived in the matrix Of intelligence, imagination and grit You now exist in plain evidence: Asphalt, cement, mortar and […]

Julia Glanz: A greater story to tell in city roundabout

Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz gave the following address at the ribbon-cutting held Thursday for the new traffic circle in Downtown Salisbury. — Editor. Good morning, everyone! Thank you all for taking a few moments out of your day to join us – whether that’s here, in person, or online – we’re grateful to have […]

Salisbury Police introduce restructuring plans

Salisbury City Council members agreed to move forward with a restructuring plan for the Police Department with the goal of better efficiency, budget savings and more emphasis on community policing. The department will test the plan over the next year, Col. Dave Meienschein said during a Monday evening work session. Council members said they particularly […]