Wicomico Landfill expansion needs raise concern

As plans continue for expansion of the Wicomico County Landfill, informational meetings will be planned, with time for resident input. Meetings were suggested by Assistant County Administrator Weston Young, at a recent County Council meeting, especially since misinformation recently circulated in the community. Residents who live on the west side of the county received letters […]

Pirate’s Wharf moves forward with $820K grant

Once approved by the Wicomico County Council, a $820,000 federal grant will be used to make lovely, lush Pirate’s Wharf – characterized as a jewel in the county — a relaxing and recreational park. “We don’t intend to over-develop this place. It’s a beauty in a natural setting. Our hope would be to keep it […]

Wicomico dealing with overnight storm flooding

Tropical Storm Michael brought the expected high winds, heavy rains and anticipated flooding to Wicomico County overnight Thursday and into Friday. Flooding was visible in areas where it has become accustomed in recent years: the Canal Woods complex and neighborhood, Route 13 north of Priscilla Street, Salisbury City Park, down Nanticoke and Pemberton roads, and […]

SU International Center named for Dudley-Eshbach

Salisbury University today spotlighted the global vision of President Emerita Janet Dudley-Eshbach by remaining its Center for International Education in her honor. “The opportunity to learn and live in another country was an extremely important, formative aspect in the development of my own values and intellectual growth,” Dudley-Eshbach said. “Because I firmly believe that higher […]

Forums to test Executive, Senate contenders

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Salisbury Committee and Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Salisbury University will host two forums for candidates for Wicomico County Executive and Maryland State Senate for District 38. The events will be in the Wicomico Room in the Guerrieri Student Union at Salisbury University. At 7 […]

Work under way on Morris Mill Dam repairs

County work to rehabilitate Morris Mill Dam is finally under way, after being delayed because of recent heavy rains. The $1.4 million project, mandated by the Maryland Department of the Environment, will take about one year and close South Division Street between Morris Mill Road and Emily Drive. A detour will be on Route 13 […]

Route 50 speed lowered for 60 Foot Road construction

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has temporarily reduced the speed limit on U.S. Route 50 at Sixty Foot Road in Wicomico County. The seed limit through this 1.5-mile-long active work zone has dropped from 55 mph to 45 mph.  MDOT SHA recently began a project to improve safety at this intersection by […]

Wicomico will keep Wor-Wic Scholarship Program going

The Wicomico County Council agreed not to discontinue the Wicomico Economic Impact Scholarship program implemented two years ago and allow it to be replaced by a new state program, at least until details of that program are certain. In a meeting last week, Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic’s Vice President of Enrollment, Management and Student Services, urged […]

County to re-examine Connelly Mill offer

As discussion continues about the county accepting a donation of 234 acres off Connelly Mill Road, there are concerns about surface mining and environmental liability. When Assistant County Administrator Weston Young recently met with the County Council, he was instructed to complete a cost benefit analysis if the stormwater ponds on the property were dug […]

Anti-opioids program’s success continues

Two years after being launched, Wicomico County’s Community Outreach Addictions Team, recognized nationally for its design and collaboration, has been pronounced successful. When COAT began in 2016, there were 264 opioid overdoses treated at the emergency room at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, which collaborated with the team. In 2017, total opioid overdoses dropped to 192. […]