Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 24, 1975

Friday, Jan. 24, 1975 — Congressman Paul Sarbanes, who recently gained national stature for his work on the House Judiciary Committee concerning the Watergate affair, was in Salisbury this week to address the Salisbury Jaycees and present local businessman W. Thomas Hershey with the Jaycees’ highest honor. In a dinner held at the Elks Club, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980 — A minor blaze at the W.T. Grant store on Cypress Street has turned into a major issue in Salisbury. Fire Chief Frederick A. Williams said Conrail maintenance employees working on the railroad tracks that cross Route 50 at Cypress Street prevented him and a responding fire engine from reaching the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1989

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1989 — Shore legislators were headed to Annapolis and declared the state budget and monitoring Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s overspending desires as their top priority. State Sen. Lewis Riley said that while the state has many needs, “Can we afford it?” must be the political refrain. Riley said the state Spending Affordability […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 3, 1969

Friday, Jan. 3, 1969 — The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce has released its Economic Scoreboard for 1968 and reported two business indices topped $1 billion. Check clearances for the year hit $1,060,523,944.29, or about $88,000 more than 1967. Bank deposits for 1968 were recorded at $1,064,682,237.85, or about $90,000 more. The figures also show that […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997

Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 — Twelve members of Beth Israel Synagogue volunteered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Food Service Department at Peninsula General Medical Center so that several Christian employees could be home for the holiday. This is the third year that synagogue members have worked overnight at the hospital. Rabbi Herbert […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Dec. 20, 1968

Saturday, Dec. 20, 1968 — Joseph James Bartholemy, the 21-year-old murderer of Wicomico Sheriff Samuel Graham and Jail Turnkey Albert L. Kelly will learn in 10 days whether he will be sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. State’s Attorney Alfred T. Truitt confirmed Friday that he had been instructed to appear in Charles County […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990

Thursday, Dec. 13, 1990 — The Wicomico County Board of Education announced that vocational classes now held at the Applied Technology Center on Morris Street will move to Parkside High School. The vo-tech center will close within three years and move into an addition that will be built at Parkside. The center will be converted […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Dec. 6, 1970

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1970 — An estimated 20,000 spectators attended Saturday’s Jaycees Christmas Parade, making it the largest such event in the city’s history. Crowds lined the streets from Riverside Drive and through town, all the way to Poplar Hill Avenue, where the parade disbanded. The large crowds were attributed to ideal weather — sunny […]

Today In Salisbury’s History — Monday, Nov. 29, 1965

Monday, Nov. 29, 1965 — William Brittingham, 37, owner of Brittingham Construction Co. in Salisbury, was killed in a car crash on a portion of new Route 50 that had just been completed. Gov. Millard Tawes is due in Salisbury on Friday to formally open the new road. Brittingham was in a car that was […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Nov. 15, 1986

Saturday, Nov. 15, 1986 — The Salisbury City Council is looking for someone to replace one of the board’s longest serving and most important members. Norm Conway won election this week to the Maryland House of Delegates and will give up his 13-year perch on the council. The council will make the appointment. Those under […]