Airport water: Seemingly easy solution not so easy

At the start, it seemed like a routine problem with an easy solution: Wicomico County’s airport needs a new water system; the city of Salisbury has a tower filled with water just 2 miles away. Run a waterline 1.6 miles south from Wor-Wic Community College, down Walston Switch Road. The county would install the 12-inch […]

Governments holding their meetings live via Internet

Local officials are turning to technology as a way to keep themselves and the public safe from the spread of Covid-19 while also maintaining transparency and public access as required under state law. The councils, boards and commissions in Salisbury, Fruitland, Delmar and Wicomico County are now either live streaming meetings or using teleconferencing to […]

Henson Foundation gives $250,000 to aid health crisis

The Richard A. Henson Foundation is contributing $250,000 to assist Lower Shore nonprofits impacted by Covid-19 to relief funds created by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Funding will be shared between the two organizations with each receiving $125,000. “Core to our mission for the Henson […]

Culver presents conservative budget for Wicomico

Uncertain where the economy is headed and what the fiscal effects of the coronavirus epidemic will be, Wicomico County’s executive leadership team has drafted a straight-forward spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in July. The budget, presented in a webcast held from the Government Office Building on Friday, calls for $153.25 million in […]

Rick Pollitt leaves post as Crisfield City Manager

Former Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, who was defeated for a third term in 2014, has resigned from his most-recent governmental post as Crisfield’s City Manager. Pollitt had announced in February that he needed to step away from the post and take personal time; he later submitted his resignation in mid-March. Crisfield Mayor Barry Dize […]

Wicomico executive branch facing open posts, questions

Wicomico County’s executive branch problems are mounting, and the growing list of staffing questions and County Council spending roadblocks are beginning to hamper some county functions. With the announcement that county Director of Administration Wayne Strausburg would soon retire, and Strausburg’s deputy, Assistant Director Weston Young, is departing in two weeks, the list of challenges […]

Wicomico schools would increase spending 3.78%

The Wicomico County Board of Education has approved a $236.98 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which increases total spending by $8.6 million, or 3.78 percent. The budget is essentially flat to the state’s Maintenance of Effort spending number, which is determined through a formula that ensures a school system is adequately funding public […]

Census forms in the mail; officials urge attention

While the world is practically on lockdown to help slow down the spread of coronavirus, Salisbury and Wicomico County officials hope residents will use part of their confinement time to fill out their 2020 Census forms.  The forms were mailed out last week to homes all over the country in advance of National Census Day […]

Delmarva Power projects seek to improve reliability

Delmarva Power is energizing two major substation projects in the Salisbury area this year, part of the company’s ongoing efforts to deliver safe and reliable service for customers across the Eastern Shore. The new Beaglin substation and upgraded Fruitland substation will enhance electric service for more than 21,000 customers across Wicomico County. “To provide customers […]

Bob Culver will seek treatment for liver cancer

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver confirmed Monday that he has been diagnosed with liver cancer and will seek treatment and possibly an organ transplant. Culver, 67, first broke the news on Thursday, when he informed county department heads and other key employees. He made clear on Monday that he will not step down and will […]