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The central character in the bitter disputes between the County Executive and County Council in recent years hasn’t been a person -- it’s been the Wicomico County Charter. The product of a … more
Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota said he has spent his first weeks in his post working to stabilize county department head positions, fill senior vacancies and prepare for budgetary … more
The first Wicomico County Executive, Rick Pollitt, and his successor, the late Bob Culver. It was 20 long and confusing years ago that Wicomico County’s government was turned upside down and 18 … more Wicomico County Council Vice President John Cannon talks about the various issues confronting county government, lists plans for the continuing … more Wicomico Director of Administration Jon Psota will continue serving as Acting County Executive for as long as the next two years, following a 5-2 vote of … more
Two weeks ago, the Wicomico County Council set a Sept. 14 deadline for applicants to the vacant County Executive position, so it could discuss next steps when it convened again on Sept. 15. When … more
Wicomico County is finishing up a seventh straight week without a council-selected County Executive in place, some movement in the process to replace the late Bob Culver is expected early next week. … more The Wicomico County Council spent most every week of at least the last four years fighting with County Executive Bob Culver. Now, with Culver gone from … more
In a meeting in the Civic Center's Midway Room, the Wicomico County Council meets to select a new County Executive. The Wicomico County Council is expected to meet in a public session on Friday at … more
Q. Why did Dr. Rene Desmarais ultimately decline his appointment? A. In a statement, Desmarais -- who works as a cardiologist for the Peninsula Regional Medical Group -- said he had concluded … more
Council President Larry Dodd: (In voting on Carl Anderton's nomination) "I hate to do it, but the chair votes nay." Councilwoman Nicole Acle: "Our county has come to a crossroads. We can … more
Dr. Rene Desmarais. Wicomico County’s leadership crisis reached a new level of drama on Monday when the just-appointed successor to late County Executive Bob Culver formally declined the post. In … more
Greater Salisbury Committee CEO Mike Dunn address a crowd Monday in front of the Government Office Building in Downtown Salisbury. Insisting they were alarmed by the process -- and not the actual … more
Salisbury’s top two business advocacy groups will host an unprecedented public meeting Monday morning on the steps of the Government Office Building to address a governmental leadership fight in … more It was a stunning decision that caused those seated in the socially distanced, mask-wearing Civic Center audience to audibly gasp: The Wicomico County … more
The seven members of the Wicomico County Council will meet in a special legislative session Thursday evening to interview possible successors to the late Bob Culver as County Executive. Councilman … more
Clockwise from top left: Michele Ennis, Carl Anderton, Rene Desmarais, Joe Holloway. After planning to conduct its screening in private, the Wicomico County Council on Wednesday released the names … more
Circuit Court Judge Matt Maciarello addresses the socially distanced crowd gathered Tuesday at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to honor County Executive Bob Culver. The county's leader since … more
Michele Ennis, the appointed but never confirmed Finance Director for the Wicomico County government, left her post last Wednesday. The county’s former Human Resources Director, she was at the … more
While our community mourns the loss of Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, it’s important to take time to celebrate his accomplishments and his dedication to our county. Bradley Gillis. During … more
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