Salisbury Zoo seeks input on naming baby bear

The Salisbury Zoo wants help naming its new Andean bear cub that was born Jan. 11 to mother Chaska and first-time father Pinocchio from Ecuador. The public can go to salisburyzoo.org to vote on one of four names suggested by Pinocchio’s caregivers in Ecuador. These names are native Quichua, a native language in Peru, Ecuador, […]

Camp Hope moves homeless to indoors sheltering

Last week’s storms and heavy winds damaged tents at Camp Hope, the Lake Street area where Salisbury officials were housing the homeless to limit exposure to the Coronavirus. Mayor Jake Day and Housing and Homelessness Manager Christine Chestnutt announced that the Lower Shore Continuum of Care, through the Somerset County Health Department and the Seton […]

City opens Camp Hope to shelter the homeless

The Coronavirus outbreak has triggered an influx of homeless individuals in the Salisbury community, so city leaders have established an outdoor camping area to house the people in need. “We have asked all people to stay in their homes,” said Mayor Jake Day, “but the homeless have no place to shelter in place.” Named Camp […]

Salisbury budget facing challenges brought by virus

Salisbury’s cash flow is expected to take a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic, but it isn’t likely to bring city operations to a halt, Mayor Jake Day said during a presentation of his proposed $64.7 million budget for fiscal 2021. “I don’t think we’ll be in crisis mode,” he said. Since the start of the […]

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 […]