Natural gas pipeline gains critical wetlands permit in Wicomico County

Despite personal feelings against natural gas as a fuel source the Maryland Board of Public Works was unanimous in granting a tidal wetlands permit that allows the Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. to install a pipeline from Salisbury to Eden. This is the first leg of a plan to bring methane into Somerset County, ending […]

Dodd re-elected Wicomico County Council President

Retired Salisbury firefighter Larry Dodd will continue to lead Wicomico’s legislative branch, having been re-elected Council President by his colleagues Tuesday night. In a 4-3 vote, Republican Dodd was selected to run council meetings and set the board’s agenda for another year. Joe Holloway, a Parsonsburg Republican, was elected the council’s Vice President, also on […]

TidalHealth has a new treatment for Covid-19

TidalHealth has become a regional referral site for the administration of a new type of Covid-19 treatment that drew attention when it was used to treat President Trump.  Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody produced by Eli Lilly & Co., was granted emergency use authorization by the Food & Drug Administration on Nov. 9. Only six hospitals […]

While on deployment, Day receives promotion to Major

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, who is currently deployed with the Army in Africa, was promoted from Captain to the rank of Major during a ceremony on Monday near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, by Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora. Day’s wife, Liz, his parents Randy and Debbie Day, and City Administrator Julia Glanz joined by Zoom for […]

One On One, Nov. 26, 2020: DCA’s Holly Porter

Holly Porter, Executive Director of the Delmarva Chicken Association, joins “One On One” to discuss the reasons for rebranding the former Delmarva Poultry Industry, while also talking about the vital role the chicken industry plays in our communities.

Duyer showed compassion in pursuit of history

The last message I received from Linda Duyer should have set off an alarm bell. Instead it made me laugh. Linda, who made this newspaper better whenever she wrote anything for it, had been hospitalized in the early fall, but still had a list of history pieces lined up to present to Salisbury Independent readers. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Nov. 26, 1999

Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 — Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Joe Ferguson, 53, was named the new manager of the Delmarva Shorebirds. Ferguson has managed the Bowie Baysox, another Baltimore Orioles affiliate for the last three years. Ferguson has been a part of two milestones in Major League Baseball history — he was the catcher […]

Assistive technology can help Alzheimer’s caregivers

Assistive technology is providing more possibilities for those with Alzheimer’s, as well as for their caregivers, by maximizing independence, improving quality of life, easing behavioral problems and reducing caregiver burden. Assistive technology are often common items or tools that help the elderly or disabled do the activities they have always done but must now do […]

Downtown Salisbury tax incentives win city approval

A new program that offers tax incentives for Downtown apartment and hotel projects won unanimous approval from the Salisbury City Council on Monday. Horizon – or a Hotel Or Residential Incentive Zone — can stimulate new development by offering city property tax abatements that lower the amount of taxes owed for a specified period of […]

Eric Morgan to succeed Lyle Hogg as Piedmont’s CEO

Salisbury-based Piedmont Airlines announced that its current President, Eric Morgan, will also become Chief Executive Officer of the wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group. Morgan will succeed the current CEO, Capt. Lyle Hogg, will be retiring at the end of the year. “After nearly four decades in the aviation industry, Lyle has built a […]