Wicomico council looking to move, cut $2.9 million

Budget time annually brings out the best and the worst in elected leaders. During a roughly 75-day period extending between April and July each year, taxpayers get to see who wants to spend what and who wants to cut which — all while being reminded of where the revenues originate. In Wicomico County, this year’s […]

Roaring Point, Cove Road beaches to reopen Friday

Wicomico County officials will reopen Roaring Point and Cove Road beaches effective the morning of Friday.  Visitors must limit gatherings to 10 people or less and practice social distancing using guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. “We encourage people to get outside, but in a safe and responsible manner,” said Steve Miller, Director […]

Annual Memorial Day ceremony on hold this year

The annual Memorial Day program to remember Wicomico County residents who have died in service to the country will not be held this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We talked about it, but there are a lot of older veterans and we don’t want to take any chances,” said Tony Sarbanes, organizer of the […]

Wicomico voters encouraged to mail in primary ballots

Wicomico County voters will soon begin receiving ballots for the June 2 primary election in their mailboxes. County Elections Director Anthony Gutierrez told County Council members this week that officials are hoping to conduct the primary mostly by mail, but voters who need assistance are welcome to vote at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center […]

Airport water plan wins Wicomico council approval

A state- and county-funded waterline from the water tower at Wor-Wic Community College to Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport has at long last been approved by the Wicomico County Council. Following a series of procedural votes held in a tension-filled meeting conducted online Tuesday night with the seven members interacting remotely, the council voted 5-2 to approve […]

Salisbury airport to receive $18M in stimulus funds

The Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will receive $18.1 million in federal economic stimulus funds as part of Congressional emergency legislation to help airports weather Covid-19. The grant is from the CARES Act which provided $10 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow critical safety and capacity projects to continue during the pandemic, according […]

Information campaign under way on airport water

The recent failure by a single vote to advance municipal water service to Wicomico County’s airport has generated a round of finger-pointing, infused with efforts toward education and explanation. Nearly a month ago, the County Council voted 4-3 to table an intensely negotiated agreement between the city of Salisbury and the county that would see […]

Airport Commission to host PAC 14 forum on Thursday

The Wicomico County Airport Commission will hold a virtual public forum to answer questions about the Salisbury Regional Airport Water Project on Thursday, April 30, from 6 p.m. until all questions have been answered. The forum will be live streamed on PAC 14. Your voice can be heard by either emailing airportwater@wicomicocounty.org at any time […]

Q&A: What you should know about airport water plan

Q. Why does the airport need municipal water? A. A reliable, high-pressure water supply would allow fire suppression systems to be constructed, meaning that new hangars could be built, entrepreneurial start-ups supported and the airport’s languishing Business Park to be further developed. The county could close the airport’s inadequate wells, which now produce water that […]

Culver rebuts council letter asking him to fill top posts

County Executive Bob Culver last week had the advantage of reading some mail meant for him — even before it was sent. And, he was able to publicly answer that letter before it arrived. The Wicomico County Council drafted a letter calling upon Culver to hire — as soon as possible — replacements for the […]

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