Mill Street/Carroll Street circle construction nears

Construction of a roundabout at one of Salisbury’s busiest intersections is expected to get under way soon, eliminating traffic signals and – city officials hope – improving overall conditions at the end of busy Riverside Drive. The work should start in September, so motorists can expect to see lane shifts in the area, but there […]

Agnes the bison dies after 19 years at Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo has announced the passing of its 19-year-old female American bison, who was euthanized on Thursday. Known to her keepers as Agnes, she was born on Aug. 15, 2000, at the Salisbury Zoo. The Salisbury Zoo has been exhibiting this keystone mammal species for more than 50 years and has a long history […]

Mayor Day to announce his re-election bid Tuesday

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will kick off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a public event on the Downtown Plaza, followed by a fundraising reception at Roadie Joe’s Bar & Grill. Day, a former City Council member who was elected mayor four years ago, points to the numerous programs and infrastructure projects that have gotten […]

Communities confronting ‘Sunny Day’ flooding woes

As floodwaters rose last year, so did records across the Chesapeake Bay region. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report, shows that rising seas are inducing a particular type of increased flooding around the country. The phenomenon, known as high-tide or “sunny day” flooding because of the absence of rainfall as a trigger, struck […]

Food vendors selected for 79th National Folk Festival

The 79th National Folk Festival has gathered together a varied group of food vendors offering a mouth-watering assortment of selections guaranteed to satisfy tens of thousands of hungry festivalgoers. When the festival returns to Downtown Salisbury the weekend of Sept. 6-8, it will feature a variety of regional and ethnic foods, as well as classic […]

Salisbury Mall site has new owner, redevelopment plans

A development of single-family homes, apartments and commercial space is planned for the old Salisbury Mall property – land that Mayor Jake Day described as being a “wasteland” for more than a decade. “This is a site that has brought us no value over the years,” he said. “It’s an empty, empty, barren piece of […]

In its 10 years, 3rd Friday has changed Salisbury

In 2009, a small group of volunteers and city officials launched what they hoped would be an event to showcase Salisbury’s Downtown and help drive its rebirth as a place to shop, eat and have fun. “It was literally just a labor of love,” said Jim Ireton who was elected mayor a few months before […]

City government mourns passing of Howard Landon

Just two years after retiring, Howard T. Landon, 73, died last week. An Upper Fairmount resident, he  worked for the city of Salisbury for 50 years, last serving as Deputy Director of Operations. Landon passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Coastal Hospice in Ocean Pines. Born March 1, 1946, his parents were the late […]

Folk Festival names its Marketplace artisans

The National Folk Festival has announced the talented artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2019. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase handmade creations from 30 of the finest artists and craftspeople from Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional […]

More advances planned for city’s Riverwalk

Salisbury’s Riverwalk, which has undergone a transformation in the past couple of years, will get two new features designed to attract people to the city’s Downtown waterfront: a dog park for pets and their owners and a labyrinth to promote peace and conflict resolution. The city is partnering with SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate […]