SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach: ‘We’ve become more diverse, more inclusive, more compassionate’

It was way back in October when Salisbury University made the announcement that Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach would step down this June. No one saw it coming. The plan, the university said then, was that Dudley-Eshbach would take a sabbatical, during which she’ll be an adviser to the university and new president, and then return to […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, June 14, 1979

Thursday, June 14, 1979 — The Spring Hill Annex of the Wicomico County Health Department on Route 50 was reopened after an infestation of bats forced the building’s closure last week. County Health Officer Dr. John Buchness said an exterminator was called in to deal with the situation. He said five of the bats were […]

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.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, June 6, 1948

Sunday, June 6, 1948 — Six days of continuous rain have waterlogged fields and already done millions of dollars in damage to the Shore’s tomato crops. Ripened strawberries are rotting in the fields as pickers are unable to traverse the muddy conditions. The planting of cantaloupe, watermelon, corn and potatoes — major crops for the […]

Wicomico year-out revenues likely to be lower

Wicomico County County Council President John Cannon delivered the bad news at a work session last Friday: Property tax revenues would likely be lower than expected next fiscal year and the council would have to make $411,197 in expected cuts. “We spent a solid week reviewing what the perceived final property tax amount should be,” […]

Push on to increase Wicomico schools funding

There’s a push on to increase funding for Wicomico County’s schools and those driving the effort are new to the game. For well over three decades — with the exception of a few years here and there — decision-making for school spending has followed a script of sorts: Step 1 — The seven members of […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, May 31, 1988

Tuesday, May 31, 1988 — Wicomico County residents will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to pay their property taxes this year as the County Council has approved a 10-cent rate increase. The budget totals $45.4 million and includes $2 million in new funding for the Board of Education. The tax rate […]

One One One, May 31, 2018: Delegate Carl Anderton

Delegate Carl Anderton, a Delmar Republican representing District 38B, give us his report on the 2018 version of the Maryland General Assembly and talks a little about the upcoming political season.

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, May 24, 1973

Thursday, May 24, 1973 — Seven handguns were among items stolen when the Montgomery Ward Store on South Salisbury Boulevard was burglarized Tuesday night. Police Chief Leslie Payne said detectives already have suspects in mind and arrests are imminent. The thieves were believed to have entered through the Auto Center on the southwest side of […]

One On One, May 24, 2018: County Councilman Marc Kilmer

Wicomico District 2 Councilman Marc Kilmer talks about charter amendments approved by the County Council that will be on the November ballot and why the alterations are needed.