City’s Fitzwater Street reopened ahead of schedule

The westbound lane of Fitzwater Street between West Main and Hill Street that had been shut down to repair a collapsed sewer pipe was reopened to traffic ahead of schedule.  The work on the sewer line coincided with the beginning of the $5.5 million overhaul of Fitzwater Street that will include upgrading the rest of […]

Salisbury begins new look at its zoning codes

Salisbury officials are working to overhaul the city’s outdated zoning code that was first written in 1983 and includes 236 sections with multiple subsections and cross-references. “It’s cumbersome to say the least,” City Planner Anne Roane told City Council members at a recent work session. More importantly, the current code lacks the tools to achieve […]

Salisbury presents state task list to local lawmakers

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day on Tuesday presented the city’s legislative and budget wish list to members of the Eastern Shore Delegation before they head to Annapolis in January. For the fourth year, city officials hosted a lunch meeting with local members of the Maryland General Assembly to outline priorities, including establishing a tax differential and […]

SU set to honor 741 fall graduates this weekend

Some 741 graduates receive their degrees during Salisbury University’s 94th-year Fall Commencement on Saturday at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. During the ceremony, the SU Alumni Association presents its annual Faculty Appreciation Awards. This year’s recipients are Drs. William Campbell (Nursing) of the College of Health and Human Services, Anjali Pandey (English) of the […]

Fitzwater Street work begins; traffic affected

The long-awaited overhaul of the Fitzwater-West Main Street corridor is under way, including the emergency repair of an aging sewer line that collapsed the week before Thanksgiving. A temporary bypass was installed until the damaged section of pipe is replaced, said Rick Baldwin, an engineer with the city’s Department of Infrastructure and Development. Meanwhile, the […]

Salisbury city audit finds welcome spike in surplus

Salisbury ended fiscal year 2019 with a $9.8 million surplus – a $2.4 million increase from 2018 – but officials will now have to use some of it to cover $815,000 in unbudgeted fire department expenses.  City Council members got both the good and bad news during a Monday night work session, and Mayor Jake […]

Photo Gallery: Mayor & council sworn to new terms

In a public event held Monday night at Salisbury Fire Department Station 16, city Mayor Jake Day and the five members of the City Council were sworn to new terms. All six elected officials faced the voters earlier this month and will fill terms extending until 2023.

Another Downtown mural wins wide acclaim

A freshly painted brick wall, one side of Delmarva Veteran Builders’ new home at 120 East Market St. in Downtown Salisbury, has been transformed into a work of public art. Delmarva Veteran Builders owner Chris Eccleston offered just one guideline for the mural he hired Brandon Bell and Deserea Martin to create that now graces […]

Jim Ireton offers heartfelt farewell in departure

Jim Ireton, an outgoing Salisbury City Council member and former two-term mayor, gave an emotional farewell to city employees, friends and family during Monday night’s council meeting. “Thank you, Salisbury,” he said. “Thank you so much for the opportunity to be everything I thought I could be.” Ireton, 49, who has been active in local […]

Downtown vigil to mark anniversary of Officer Bull Hudson’s passing

The anniversary of the passing of Salisbury Master Police Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson will be marked with a vigil, scheduled Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. on the Downtown Plaza. Friends and former co-workers will hold resiliency memorial and candlelight vigil. Nov. 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the popular police officer’s passing. The Downtown Salisbury […]