Library Director assails government interference

The outgoing Executive Director of the Wicomico Public Library blamed interference by certain County Council members and, at times, intimidation and bullying, as the reason for her recent resignation. “I just feel like the county government needs to get out of the way and let the Library Director run the library along with the Board […]

Small groups of students return to Wicomico schools

At long last, small-group instruction and services have begun in Wicomico County Public Schools. Students returned to the Parkside High School CTE wings again, with physical distancing and mask wearing, on Wednesdays. Students in AM CTE classes were welcomed back for targeted instruction, services and activities, including Special Education, math tutoring, English Language Learner support, […]

City, county make ambitious transportation requests

Several projects at the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport top the Wicomico County Council’s wish list as counties make their annual pitch to the Maryland Department of Transportation for funding for roads, airports and other projects they deem to be priorities. “As one of only two commercial service airports with daily scheduled airline service in the State, […]

Library Director cites county struggles in planned exit

Ashley Teagle, Executive Director of the Wicomico Public Library, will leave Oct. 23, after less than two years on the job. Her decision to accept a new position with a regional library system was based in part on ongoing funding struggles and tension between the library and county officials. “It’s been a frustrating time,” she […]

Psota named Acting County Executive through 2022

Wicomico Director of Administration Jon Psota will continue serving as Acting County Executive for as long as the next two years, following a 5-2 vote of the County Council on Friday. Council President Larry Dodd declared the seven-member body was unable to reach a consensus on who the successor to the late Bob Culver should […]

Proposed gas pipeline has its supporters and foes

With only a handful of large employers and Maryland’s highest poverty rate, Somerset County has come up empty for years in its efforts to attract a natural gas pipeline, which county officials view as the key to unlocking its economic potential. Now, though, a pipeline is just a few regulatory steps away from construction in […]

Wicomico Council to discuss executive process Friday

Two weeks ago, the Wicomico County Council set a Sept. 14 deadline for applicants to the vacant County Executive position, so it could discuss next steps when it convened again on Sept. 15. When Tuesday’s meeting came, however, no discussion occurred. Council President Larry Dodd confirmed that two applications had been submitted in the search […]

Anderton reapplies for County Executive post

Wicomico County is finishing up a seventh straight week without a council-selected County Executive in place, some movement in the process to replace the late Bob Culver is expected early next week. Back on Aug. 28, after its original choice for executive forfeited the appointment nomination, the County Council set this Monday as the deadline […]

Maryland Elections Board encourages mail-in voting

The Maryland State Board of Elections reminds Marylanders that receiving their 2020 ballot by U.S. Mail is free and more convenient for the voter than receiving their ballot by email.  Due to Covid-19, all Marylanders are encouraged to vote by mail and must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or their […]

SU donates 30 laptops for Pinehurst students’ use

When the threat of Covid-19 forced Baltimore City Public Schools students to adapt to online learning, some in the Promoting Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence program at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School lacked the technological resources needed to continue connecting with their teachers.  Maryland Delegate Talmadge Branch, a Salisbury University alumnus representing the city’s 45th Legislative District, […]

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