Rabies clinic scheduled in wake of sick animal reports

In response to two rabid animals being found in Salisbury this week, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer a rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats. It’s planned for 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road. No other animals will be vaccinated. The cost is $10 […]

Culver’s budget includes no tax hikes, funds education

County Executive Bob Culver has sent a fiscal 2020 budget to the County Council that leaves property taxes untouched, fully funds the school board’s operational needs and awards county employees a 2 percent pay hike. Even more so than in most budget years, the spending proposal that would take effect on July 1 was drafted […]

Lawmakers reflect on ‘controversial’ 2019 session

During the 2019 Maryland legislative session, Delegate Carl Anderton, R-38B, was a new appointee to the House Appropriations Committee, presenting a “whole new learning curve in a great session overall,” the legislator said, summarizing the three-month term. “A lot of the committees had a kind of a lulling start but on Appropriations, we jumped right […]

Wight inaugurated as SU’s ninth President

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Wight was inaugurated as Salisbury University’s ninth president on Wednesday, during a festive ceremony including state officials, student and faculty performers, and SU shared governance representatives. For the first time, Wight officially outlined his priorities for the University: ensuring educational accessibility and affordability, building on SU’s culture of diversity and inclusion, being […]

Nanticoke Road on course to open by summer

Five months after a rain-laden storm caused flooding that washed out about 1,000 feet of Nanticoke Road, work is continuing to repair it, with tentative plans to reopen around Memorial Day. Jason Smith, area engineer for the SHA in Salisbury said the contractor, David A. Bramble Inc. in Chestertown, is “heavily working on it right […]

Wicomico schools facing fall start-date decisions

Wicomico County schools officials haven’t decided whether they’ll change class start-dates in light of the General Assembly’s overturning of a policy to open schools after Labor Day. In a political blow to Gov. Larry Hogan and state Comptroller Peter Franchot, the legislature voted last week to override the governor’s veto of a bill that will […]

Poplar Hill drug treatment center dead for now

Plans to transform the former Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit into a detoxification center have stopped, after the service provider that was interested, Connections Community Support Programs, officially withdrew. “They were our only official bidder, although there have been about a half-a-dozen that showed interest,” Assistant County Administrator Weston Young told the Salisbury Independent late Tuesday. […]

Delmar’s Shane Morton is Teacher Of The Year

Delmar Elementary School’s Shane Morton, a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, was named the 2019-20 Wicomico Teacher Of The Year on Thursday night at an annual banquet at The Fountains in Salisbury. Morton, a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in her 23rd year, strives daily to provide learning opportunities for her 4- and 5-year-old students that engage the interest of children, […]

Sixty Foot Road intersection on track for spring opening

The State Highway Administration project to erect new traffic signals at Sixty Foot Road in Pittsville, with left turn arrows on both the eastbound and westbound sides of Route 50, is progressing well and is expected to be completed soon. The $3.14 million undertaking began last August, following many accidents during the years, several fatal, […]

Wicomico session on opioid center proposal is April 16

The Wicomico County Council will hold a public session April 16 to discuss a proposal about which they are clearly skeptical — an opioid treatment center that would be located on the former site of the Poplar Hill Pre-Release Center in Quantico. In an at-times testy encounter last week with top state officials appointed to […]