Larry Dodd to lead Wicomico County Council

The Wicomico County Council on Tuesday reshuffled its leadership, naming Larry Dodd as Council President and making John Cannon the Vice President. Dodd, a Republican who represents District 3, was chosen by acclamation by the seven members. Cannon, a Republican elected at-large by voters, had served as Council President for the last five years. Dodd […]

Culver forecasts tax hike depending on state actions

County Executive Bob Culver hit on a sour note last week during a public input session for Wicomico’s capital spending plans. In a meeting held last Tuesday night at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center that was dominated by requests for funding of Mardela High School rebuilding and renovations, Culver suggested that imminent pressure on […]

Wicomico capital spending hearing is Nov. 19

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver will host a public hearing on the fiscal 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Program on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Flanders Room of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. The forum begins at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to present their comments and questions. Culver and his staff will consider the […]

McHugh, Miller are elected to Pittsville Commissioners

Pittsville residents elected two Town Commissioners in the municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Sean McHugh and incumbent Commissioner Bethany Miller received the highest number of votes and won seats on the board in the at-large election. McHugh received 150 votes and Miller got 143. McHugh will replace Commissioner Ted Farlow who decided not to […]

State approves funding to extend water to airport

The state Board of Public Works agreed last week to secure funding for the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport’s Water Main Extension Project. Through a combination of grants and a low-interest loan, Wicomico County will receive $4.4 million toward the project, according to County Executive Bob Culver. More than 6 miles of 12-inch pipe will be laid […]

Four vying for two seats in Pittsville election

Salisbury is not the only Wicomico County municipality holding an election next week — voters will also go to the polls in Pittsville.  Four candidates have filed to run for two town commissioner seats in Pittsville’s election scheduled for Nov. 5.  The four-year terms of Commissioners Ted Farlow and Bethany Miller are set to expire […]

Open Space grants to aid Field 7 1/2 project

Wicomico County was recently granted funds through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Program Open Space for projects at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex and Schumaker Park. Program Open Space provides financial and technical assistance to local subdivisions for the planning, acquisition and/or development of recreation land or open space areas. The Henry S. […]

Day briefs county on festival economic performance

This year’s National Folk Festival had a $45 million total economic impact on the area and drew 153,911 unique visitors to the event, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day told Wicomico County Council members on Tuesday. “That’s a good weekend in our community,” he said. The recently released economic impact numbers are from a study by the […]

Lobbyist hiring comes as surprise to County Council

Some long-building tensions came spilling into public last week, as evidenced by a barking match between Wicomico’s County Executive and Council President. The drop that made the governmental cup runneth over pertained to County Executive Bob Culver’s decision to hire a lobbyist to aid the county’s business in Annapolis, and his apparent failure to tell […]

Kirwan Chairman to speak in Salisbury on Tuesday

The leader at the center of a controversial effort to improve state public education – and find ways to pay for such improvements – will be in Salisbury on Tuesday to discuss the initiative. Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, Chairman of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, will address a community forum at Wor-Wic […]