Salisbury infrastructure improvements continuing

Two major infrastructure projects on Main Street and the Riverside traffic circle are wrapping up, but Salisbury’s ambitious plan to improve infrastructure will continue over the coming months and year. Street and stormwater improvements, pedestrian and bicyclist safety measures and a dog park are all in various stages of development, said Amanda Pollack, the city’s […]

Significant restorations are under way Downtown

Downtown Salisbury will see the continuation of exciting development and redevelopment projects with trendy new apartments, retail spaces and a restaurant expansion. Among them is the long-awaited completion of the former Vernon Powell Shoes building on the Downtown Plaza that has had its upper floors converted to 20 apartments, some of which are expected to […]

County airport remains a jewel with potential

Recent leadership changes in the county government and Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport have done nothing to stall ambitious plans to further polish the 1,000-plus-acre complex into an economic jewel. Three years ago, County Executive Bob Culver and his deputy, Wayne Strausburg, hired airport guru Dawn Veatch as part of an effort to better-tap the airport’s potential […]

Wor-Wic planning for our future educational needs

Economically successful communities possess a specific roster of essential entities: a quality hospital, a diverse retail presence, a progressive public schools system, an economically resilient manufacturing sector, a convenient airport with passenger and cargo service, an emerging urban core and a well-regarded research university. To support all of those things, a strong community college is […]

Salisbury Rising Q&A: TidalHealth’s Steven Leonard

Dr. Steven Leonard was named in 2017 to succeed Dr. Peggy Naleppa as head of the Peninsula Regional Health System. Part of the system’s senior leadership team, Leonard’s promotion was timed right as the Peninsula’s health care conglomerate was about to undertake a massive expansion, with the addition of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, McCready […]

Salisbury Rising 2020: Covid response was fast, unified

Back in March, when no one was sure what the Coronavirus would really do, the Salisbury community quickly tapped into all of its business, health care and governmental leadership channels. The goal was quickly determined: Preserve public health by slowing the spread of the virus and mitigate the pandemic’s economic toll. In Salisbury, the leader […]

What you need to know about 2020 voting

Voters will have a few options if they want to take part in the Nov. 3 general election, but elections officials strongly favor one of them as a way to avoid long lines at voting centers and to reduce the spread of Covid-19 among voters and poll workers.  “Please consider the mail-in ballot process,” said […]

Maryland hoping to thwart ‘train wreck of an election’

Maryland residents who plan to vote in the General Election on Nov. 3 will be facing some unique challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as recent changes within the U.S. Postal Service that could delay delivery of mail-in ballots. Concerns about “the impending train wreck of an election” were voiced by Comptroller Peter […]

Hidden evidence at center of Salisbury police probe

Dual investigations into the conduct of officers in the Salisbury Police Department and a prosecutor in the Wicomico State’s Attorney’s Office that could unravel more than 600 criminal cases have their roots in an electronic device that vanished nine years ago.  According to documents filed in state District Court, three officers assigned to a 2011 […]

Inside the front lines of the Covid-19 fight at PRMC

In the battle against Covid-19, an elite few are on the front lines at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “This is a warship – only essential, multifunctional, cross-trained personnel are on board,” said Dr. Yashvir Sangwan, an interventional pulmonologist and Medical Director of the Covid-19 unit. The Covid-19 unit is a designated area where providers treat […]