Lindsay, Howard to fill key Salisbury positions

Mayor Jake Day this week spoke with confidence about local men hired to fill two positions in the city. Kevin Lindsay is the new Neighborhood Relations Manager and Everett Howard Jr. was named Director of Housing and Community Development. Howard had been interim director since April. Lindsay, 41, was case manager at Goodwill for the […]

Big changes in store for Downtown parking garage

The Downtown parking garage has a fresh, colorful look now that about a dozen banners are hanging along the Circle Avenue side. More will be added on Division Street, to enliven the building. “It really does brighten it up. It catches your eye. One person told me it gave them chills, that they were so […]

Salisbury Skatepark’s second phase open for use

Salisbury Skatepark’s second phase has been completed and city officials and local skaters opened the park with a ceremonial lap on Tuesday. Phase 2 adds over 4,000 square feet of surface and includes a curved quarter-pipe, ledges, rails, and other features. “The Salisbury Skatepark Committee members and I have been working on this project for […]

Bubba the Bison put down at Salisbury Zoo

Bubba, the American Bison who lived at the Salisbury Zoo since he was 4 months old, has died. The 25-year-old bison was euthanized after having problems with mobility that worsened, leading to rapid decline in his health, according to Mary Seemann, who handles marketing and development at the zoo. Bubba was born on July 12, […]

Salisbury Folk Festival preparations in high gear

As the National Folk Festival draws closer to opening in Salisbury, filling the city with music and dance Sept. 7 to 9, there is a need for volunteers to help the event run smoothly, since 60,000 to 80,000 people are expected to attend. About 800 volunteers are required and can sign up individually or with […]

Community mourns retired firefighter David Insley

When David Allen Insley Jr. died Sunday, the world lost an admirable man, those who loved him said this week, for his good-heartedness, his commitment and humility. “I always wanted to be just like my father. Even now, I’m still trying. I don’t know if I’ll ever make it, but I try every day of […]

Gov. Hogan tours Salisbury’s Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday visited Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. Led by Charles A. Robertson, President and CEO of the company, the governor and local elected officials toured a cruise ship projected to be completed in August. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has filed a Notice of Intent to participate in the Hogan administration’s More Jobs for Marylanders program, which […]

Hogan tours school, Chesapeake Shipbuilding

An upbeat Gov. Larry Hogan was greeted at North Salisbury Elementary School Monday morning by cheering, applauding children arranged in a semi-circle, waving Maryland flags and eager to see him. Casual in khaki pants and a purple plaid shirt, the governor beamed as he walked through the front door and began shaking hands with each […]

Veteran John Tull is named Salisbury Fire Chief

Assistant Salisbury Fire Chief John Tull has been named the new Fire Chief, replacing Rick Hoppes. Tull, who has 26 years of experience with the city department, was chosen from about 40 applicants and confirmed by City Council members during a special session on Monday, said Council President Jack Heath. “I’ve known John for quite […]

Salisbury council gives final budget approval

Salisbury’s recently passed $60.9 million FY19 budget is, Mayor Jake Day said,  “one of proudest in our city’s history.” “It continues to invest in our youth and focuses on ending homelessness, reducing crime. It takes our economy seriously and investing in our economy. It’s not just about politics. “I’m as pleased with it now as […]