Delegate Carozza unseats Sen. Jim Mathias

In a tight race, Maryland Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, a Republican, unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Jim Mathias by a slim margin both statewide and locally. In the three Lower counties, the 57-year-old Ocean City resident won with 53 percent or 24,370 votes. Mathias received 47 percent with 21,530 votes. In Wicomico County, Carozza received 8,488 […]

Gov. Hogan tours Salisbury’s Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday visited Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. Led by Charles A. Robertson, President and CEO of the company, the governor and local elected officials toured a cruise ship projected to be completed in August. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has filed a Notice of Intent to participate in the Hogan administration’s More Jobs for Marylanders program, which […]

Hogan tours school, Chesapeake Shipbuilding

An upbeat Gov. Larry Hogan was greeted at North Salisbury Elementary School Monday morning by cheering, applauding children arranged in a semi-circle, waving Maryland flags and eager to see him. Casual in khaki pants and a purple plaid shirt, the governor beamed as he walked through the front door and began shaking hands with each […]

Hogan’s budget is good news for local projects

Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed $17.7 billion, FY19 budget is being praised by local officials and state lawmakers as being written with the Lower Shore in mind, a testament to the strong relationship among Salisbury, Wicomico County and state. “We are ecstatic,” Mayor Jake Day told the Salisbury Independent this week. Hogan included $500,000 for downtown […]

Gov. Larry Hogan: Common sense needed in paid sick leave debate

Last year, I was proud to be the first Republican governor in the United States to put forward a statewide plan to expand paid sick-leave benefits to workers. It was a common-sense proposal to strike a much-needed balance between providing benefits hard-working Marylanders deserve and not hurting our economy, killing small businesses or laying off […]

Governor, PRMC unveil new heat, power system

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday unveiled the new Combined Heat and Power system for Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and announced the launch of a $5.5 million CHP grant program, the state’s largest to date, which will be administered by the Maryland Energy Administration. Hogan was joined by MEA Director Mary Beth Tung, as well as […]

In Salisbury visit, Hogan applauds economy

Following hearty applause for his remarks at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, filming of a Ravens promotion and photos with constituents, Gov. Larry Hogan was in hurry to get his next stop at Matech Inc. But when Clinton Wilmer, a local man who had been jailed for distributing drugs, and homeless for years, […]