Safety modifications begin at Sixty Foot Road

The State Highway Administration has begun a $3.14 million project at Route 50 and Sixty Foot Road that will include installing traffic lights with left turn arrows on both the eastbound and westbound sides of Route 50. New lights will replace blinkers currently in place. The intersection has been the site of many accidents during […]

OC deli eyes opening eatery at Sby Airport

Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen, offering traditional old-world favorites, is expected to open at the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport in October. Airport Manager Dawn Veatch said this week that the paperwork hasn’t yet been signed, so she couldn’t comment in detail, but she would be pleased to have the deli businesses operating there. This would be the […]

Wicomico school leaders prepare for school year

Leadership teams are in place in all Wicomico County Public Schools, which will open for most students on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Administrative teams for each school and program in Wicomico County Public Schools are listed below, with changes underlined. Students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 will attend school on Sept. 4. (Exceptions: All grades […]

‘American Song’ readies for Mississippi assignment

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that the first modern riverboat in U.S. history is nearly complete. Last week, American Song, under its own power, moved from the East Outfitting Basin at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury to the yard’s outfitting bulkhead for the final outfitting touches. Anticipation is growing as American Song is set […]

Fresh Start designed to get school year off right

Backpacks, back-to-school supplies, haircuts – even hot dogs – will be given away at the first Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Community Back-to-School Event on Sunday, Aug. 26. Set for noon to 5 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Fresh Start will also provide information about community services and prizes. Some 4,000 students […]

Wicomico Libraries director leaving for Carroll County

Wicomico County Public Libraries Executive Director Andrea Berstler will be leaving her position in October to head the library system in Maryland’s Carroll County. The announcement was made by officials in Carroll County. In an email circulated to community business leaders, Berstler said her final day in Salisbury will be Oct. 13. She will begin […]

Wicomico Revenue Cap’s impact is examined

The county’s 19-year-old Revenue Cap and its possible link to precarious public school rankings was discussed at a forum hosted by the Greater Salisbury Committee and BEACON this week. Mike Dunn, Greater Salisbury Committee CEO, and Sarah Guy, Associate Director of Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, or BEACON, presented details to about 40 people […]

Poplar Hill Camp eyed for live-in opioids rehab facility

As plans develop to transform the defunct Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit into a live-in rehab center for those addicted to opioids and other drugs, Wicomico County Council members will tour the facility and, in weeks to come, meet with Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center under Gov. Larry Hogan. Council members […]

Advocates working to build home for veteran

In months to come, when a newly built house in Sharptown is finished, the keys will be ceremoniously presented to a family of three, who will live there without the burden of a monthly mortgage payment. That family, comprising a 26-year-old veteran who served as a foot soldier in Afghanistan, his wife and their 3-year-old […]

New President named to succeed Bell at UMES

The University System of Maryland has announced the appointment of Dr. Heidi M. Anderson as the next president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, effective Sept. 1. Anderson replaces Dr. Juliette Bell, who stepped down July 1. Former Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim recently was appointed to lead UMES on an interim basis. Anderson, […]