Greg Bassett: Change is good, but sometimes not

Last week’s story on the Downtown parking garage generated some surprising reaction. In a community that hates change –- but which desperately needs change – people suddenly are feeling sentimental about the four-story concrete and brick parking lot structure in the heart of Salisbury. I received several notes about the crepe myrtle and dogwood trees […]

Big changes in store for Downtown parking garage

The Downtown parking garage has a fresh, colorful look now that about a dozen banners are hanging along the Circle Avenue side. More will be added on Division Street, to enliven the building. “It really does brighten it up. It catches your eye. One person told me it gave them chills, that they were so […]

One On One, June 7, 2018: Mayor Jake Day

Mayor Jake Day, speaking from the site of the new Downtown Amphitheater which is under construction, talks about the upcoming National Folk Festival.

Peninsula Insurance will consolidate to Pa. office

Peninsula Insurance, a presence in Downtown Salisbury since 1960, will close July 2, causing 40 people to lose their jobs as the parent company consolidates services into a headquarters office in south-central Pennsylvania. Eric Crouchley, president of the business, declined comment, but referred inquiries to Jeff Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for […]

Salisbury Festival will return Downtown this June

The Downtown Salisbury Festival — presented by Pohanka of Salisbury — returns to Downtown Salisbury this June 8 through 10, complete with carnival rides, great food, arts and entertainment and more. This year the action will take place along East Market Street, with all new carnival rides. From funnel cakes, to oyster fritters — there […]

Salisbury presents busy capital spending plan

Salisbury’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2019 to 2023, described as a “snapshot into the next five years’ existing and anticipated capital needs, and the funding needed to make them a reality,” was passed on first reading by the City Council last week. The detailed document begins with an introduction by Mayor Jake Day. “Take a […]

Senators help break ground for Salisbury amphitheater

Under a cloudy sky, Mayor Jake Day, joined by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, dug shovels into a pile of dirt and tossed it into the air on Friday, officially breaking ground for the new Riverwalk Amphitheater. “This is an incredible moment. Give your mayor thanks,” a beaming Cardin said, leading applause […]

Ugly Pies brings beautiful desserts to Downtown

Don’t let the name The Ugly Pie fool you. The new bakery at 501 West Main St. across from Brew River has an inviting atmosphere, with little tables, a sofa, flat-screen TV and bookcase lined with interesting titles – the perfect place to settle down with a slice and steaming cup of coffee. The are […]

Worcester Economic head to join Salisbury developers

Devreco and Gillis Gilkerson has hired Meredith Mears to serve as the development company’s Chief Development Officer. Mears now serves as as Director of Worcester County’s Economic Development Department, but will leave that position at the end of the month. Devreco Principal Bradley Gillis said the timing of this partnership is ideal for all parties […]

Photo Gallery: 2017 Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade

The Salisbury Jaycees have announced the following winners of the 71st annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, sponsored by Mountaire Farms: Best High School Marching Band – Crisfield High School Best Commercial Entry – Macey Holyak Photography Best Non-Commercial Entry – National Parks Service – Assateague Island Best Youth Entry – Wicomico County Public Schools/Fruitland Primary School Best […]