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 […]

Wicomico executive branch facing open posts, questions

Wicomico County’s executive branch problems are mounting, and the growing list of staffing questions and County Council spending roadblocks are beginning to hamper some county functions. With the announcement that county Director of Administration Wayne Strausburg would soon retire, and Strausburg’s deputy, Assistant Director Weston Young, is departing in two weeks, the list of challenges […]

School funding leads General Assembly issues

As they head back to Annapolis this week, Lower Shore lawmakers will be asked to tackle issues ranging from how to fund education priorities recommended by the Kirwan Commission to whether Salisbury should control liquor licensing inside city limits. The Maryland General Assembly, which convened Wednesday, also faces what state Sen. Mary Beth Carozza calls […]

2019 Year In Review: More progress, vital transitions

The year 2019 once again was a year of progress and transition in Salisbury and Wicomico County, with an array of quality-of-life initiatives gaining steam in an overall-positive business and retail economy. Folk Festival a success  Blue skies and temperatures in the low 80s evidently were the secret to a significant boost in attendance at […]

Opinions diverge in Wicomico Attorney ordeal

Who should serve as County Attorney isn’t exactly a burning issue within the citizenry of Wicomico County, but it is the centerpiece debate at the heart of the legislative-executive dysfunction under way in the Government Office Building. A layman’s reading on the County Charter is pretty clear. As adopted in 2004, the Charter says the […]

Congressman Harris blasts Trump impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. 1st, voted against both articles of impeachment that were approved Wednesday against President Trump. “Today was a sad day for our republic and for our Constitution,” Harris said in a statement late Wednesday. “Congress passed the articles of impeachment on a purely partisan vote by Democrats — with no support […]

State DNR survey records rockfish declines

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the results of the young-of-year striped bass survey, which tracks reproduction of the species in Chesapeake Bay. The 2019 juvenile striped bass index is 3.4, below the 66-year average of 11.6. The young-of-year striped bass survey measures the annual spawning success of the state fish, commonly known […]

Salisbury Mayor’s Race: Day and King battling it out

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and his opponent in the upcoming city election, Wayne King, set out decidedly different visions for the city during a debate in which King hurled accusations and biting remarks at the incumbent. On the stage last week at Salisbury University, King, who identifies himself as a conservative Republican, tried to paint […]

Council District 5: Angela Blake vs. Shawn Jester

Angela Blake, who was appointed to the Salisbury City Council in February to replace R. Hardy Rudasill, will face opposition from Shawn Jester for the District 5 seat. The city’s nonpartisan election will be held Nov. 5. Originally from Galena in Kent County, Blake studied at Salisbury University and stayed in the city where she […]