Oyster prices plummet as hesitant diners stay home

With several hours of daylight to spare, Ronnie Robbins and his son, Jason, had already docked their 36-foot deadrise workboat on Hooper’s Island and started unloading their briny cargo. Into the bed of a waiting pickup went 20 bushels of oysters dredged from the bottom of the Honga River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Once again, […]

Harris may have tried to take a gun onto House floor

Congressman Andy Harris has made national news again this week. U.S. Capitol Police officials confirmed Friday that they are investigating a Thursday incident in which the 1st District Maryland Republican attempted to carry a concealed firearm into the U.S. House Chamber. According to a report first published by HuffPost, Harris set off newly installed metal […]

Harris explains absence during impeachment vote

When the U.S. House of Representatives debated President Trump’s second impeachment on Wednesday, it was Maryland’s Steny Hoyer who gave the concluding speech. “This is about our country, our Constitution, and our democracy,” Hoyer said. “These votes will be inscribed on the roll of history, a record of courage and of our commitment to country […]

Local lawmakers return to work in General Assembly

Lower Shore lawmakers who headed back to Annapolis this week will be asked to introduce legislation for Salisbury and Wicomico County and also seek answers for failing septic systems and better internet accessibility. And the Maryland General Assembly, which convened Wednesday, faces what state Sen. Mary Beth Carozza calls a “tough, hard budget year” due […]

Andy Harris facing criticism over election challenge

Facing calls to either resign or face censure from his colleagues, the Republican U.S. Congressman who represents Salisbury and Wicomico County has found himself increasingly embattled in the wake of Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Hours after the Wednesday attack that has consumed the nation, 1st District Rep. Andy Harris of Baltimore County argued […]

Year in review: The stories we’ll remember from 2020

In the most-challenging year in a generation, our community managed to remain bonded, focused and on the move. While there was abundant sadness and angst all around, there were also stories of promise and hope, as people rallied, groups united and our community showed how deeply it is willing to work to carry on. Through […]

Salisbury mourns native son retired Sen. Paul Sarbanes

Salisbury native son Paul Sarbanes, who represented Maryland for 30 years in the U.S. Senate as a leader of financial regulatory reform and drafted the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal as a congressman, died Sunday night in Baltimore. He was 87. Born in Salisbury on Feb. 3, 1933, he […]

Friends, colleagues remember Sen. Sarbanes

“I grew up with Tony Sarbanes as my Vice Principal and one of my early role models, so I was prepared to like Paul Sarbanes from the start. I remember him so well, serving on the House Judiciary Committee that handled the Nixon impeachment. He was so impressive with his knowledge of the facts, his […]

Proactive steps have kept SU open during health crisis

When Salisbury University students returned to campus in August for the first time since being sent home abruptly last March as a precaution against Covid-19, SU President Dr. Charles Wight made them a promise: The university would do its best to let them stay there through the end of the semester in December.  This week, […]

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 […]

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