Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Nov. 14, 1994

Monday, Nov. 14, 1994 — After 35 years, WICO-AM’s Bill Phillips has retired as the host of “Party Line.” William Prettyman, who purchased the popular radio station from Phillips in 1981, made the official announcement by reading a letter from Phillips live on the air. “The early-morning call has become increasingly difficult to respond to,” […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967 — Salisbury officials were forced this week to answer a simple question: Who is the Mayor when the Mayor is gone? Mayor Dallas Truitt was out of the state for a week on business. According to City Charter, the City Executive Secretary takes the place of an absent Mayor. Col. Charles […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995 — From his hospital bed, Salisbury Mayor W. Paul Martin Jr. vetoed the controversial landlord licensing ordinance the City Council passed last week. Martin, 75, a patient in the Coronary Care Unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, is being treated after suffering chest pains. City Clerk Brenda Colegrove said she had […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985

Thursday, Oct. 24, 1985 — Broken off by vandals two years ago, the Mason-Dixon “Middle Point Marker,” located 6.5 miles west of Delmar on the north side of Route 54 will finally be replaced this week. The effort is a joint project between the Maryland and Delaware boundary commissions. Placed 217 years ago, the surveyors […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Oct. 17, 1960

Monday, Oct. 17, 1960 — Salisbury’s $665,000 bond improvement issue was purchased by the Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co. of Baltimore. The average interest on the 24-year bond will be 3.38 percent. The city will use the money to buy the old Campbell Soup plant property — just down the street from the new […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Oct. 11, 1968

Friday, Oct. 11, 1968 — Advertisements for the 35 stores on Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza have a new marketing and advertising campaign that now refers to the shopping area as the “Golden Plaza.” The West Main Street area is now closed to traffic and is undergoing a renovation that will convert it to a pedestrian mall. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Oct. 3, 1977

Monday, Oct. 3, 1977 — The last baby was born at the old birthing ward of Peninsula General Hospital and the first baby was born in the new Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center. Denise Renee Heller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Heller of Salisbury, will go down in the history books as the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Monday, Sept. 26, 1983

Monday, Sept. 26, 1983 — Windmill-like mechanisms designed to circulate stagnant water have been installed in Johnson’s Pond, thanks to an Ocean Pines inventor and city Public Works employees. Peter Freeman, an aeronautical engineer, came up with the idea in the 1970s and his devices were installed in several lagoons in the Berlin-area development. The […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1990

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1990 — Peninsula General Hospital has entered a new era in general surgery as the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed at the medical center. Drs. Steven Crenshaw and Dr. David Walker, assisted by Drs. Andrew Forgash, Walter Lischick, Craig Schaeffer, Phil Insley Jr. and John Bartkovich removed a patient’s gall bladder through […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1973

Wednesday, Sept. 5. 1973 — • Wicomico County’s Board of Education has issued a new dress policy, reminding its 9,000 students that mid-drifts, tank-top-type shirts and styles that feature bare backs are strictly prohibited. Another no-no, according to school administrators, are any see-through garments. Parents this week received mailed letters from the school system, reaffirming […]