Did judge use wrong charter to decide Wicomico government hiring dispute?

A retired Dorchester County judge was supposed to solve the months-long hiring and approval dispute between the Wicomico County Executive and County Council. But in a ruling recently handed …

Mountaire Farms will present the 77 th Annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, hosted by the Salisbury Jaycees on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade in partnership with the City …
Presented by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Beacon at Salisbury University, and the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, the 36th Annual Southern Delmarva Economic …
Declaring himself not “a politician by any means,” Randy Tayor was sworn in last Monday evening as the 30th mayor of Salisbury, pledging to increase government transparency and citizen …
News
The Senate Finance Committee voted 17-10 Tuesday to advance to the full Senate the nomination of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to be the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
Member Exclusive
It’s his own personal wildlife refuge — a 10-by-10-foot room with one door and no windows. The spot is Don Fountain’s eye on the world, packed with all things turkey.
Two TidalHealth employees, Angel Adams and Sarah McConnell, were named Team Members of the Month for November.
The 22-member Fruitland Police Department’s newest K-9 member is an 18-week-old bloodhound named Boone. According to Police Chief Krah Plunkert, the K-9 will fill an essential role: …
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Wicomico Presbyterian Church in Salisbury for Judith Kiepe “Judy” Jackson. A well-known philanthropist and community arts …
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Salisbury mayor's election now official: Randy Taylor wins by 50 votes

Randy Taylor was declared the official winner of the Salisbury mayor’s race on Friday, prevailing by a total of 50 votes. Taylor received 1,150 of 3,174 total votes cast. Megan Outten …

Randy Taylor extends lead in Salisbury mayor's race

Randy Taylor was leading in the Salisbury mayor’s race by 56 ballots after votes were counted Tuesday night. On Thursday, following the first round of absentee counting, Taylor’s …

Randy Taylor is election night leader for Salisbury mayor

Randy Taylor, a 58-year-old Camden Avenue resident who centered his campaign on questioning Downtown parking and redevelopment decisions, was elected Tuesday as Salisbury’s mayor. Taylor …
Neighbors

Today In Salisbury's History: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 -- As it begins its third year of operation, Access 26 — Wicomico County’s public access channel — is facing a funding crisis fueled by local …

Win cash prizes in MAC’s Deck the Halls holiday decorating contest

MAC’s Deck the Halls holiday decorating contest and silent auction returns with entries accepted beginning Thursday. It’s a great way to get started on your holiday decorating. Just …

Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1968 -- Just in time for Christmas, Castleberg’s Jewelers in the Wicomico Hotel building is holding a sale on portable television sets. A Westinghouse 19-inch …
Business

Palmer Gillis honored with Salisbury Chamber Hall of Fame Award

The recent 2023 Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and Wicomico County Tourism Annual Awards Luncheon was a celebration of the individual, business and organizational achievements of 2023. An …

Salisbury Stars contest presents the best of shopping and service

What’s the best place to get seafood? Or subs? Where are the best festivals, fine dining, and financial institutions? These answers and more are found in the 2023 Stars of Salisbury …

Maryland's cannabis administration receives pushback on licensing timeline

Some potential cannabis businesses are criticizing the tight turnaround to obtain new licenses to grow, process or distribute marijuana, after the Maryland Cannabis Administration …

Trapping bid packets available for public lands in the tri-county area

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting bids for the 2023-2024 trapping season at several Wildlife Management Areas and other public lands in Somerset, …

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce seeking nominees for annual awards

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate business and organizational excellence at its Annual Awards Luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Wicomico Civic Center. Festivities begin at …
Things to do

Ben’s Red Swings cleanup day is Saturday, Nov. 25

The annual Ben’s Red Swings cleanup day in Salisbury City Park will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Please …
The Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre will present live performances of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 1 to 3 at Wicomico High School.

Lively ‘Nutcracker’ returns Dec. 1-3 to delight Salisbury audiences

What hasn’t already been said about the world’s most famous ballet? It’s everywhere during the holiday season — but what keeps …

3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury features Harvest Festival theme 

Visit Downtown Salisbury for the November 3 rd Friday event and enjoy a Harvest Festival theme Friday, Nov. 17. The free event …
Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78, second in the NL West during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (90-72, second in the NL East during the regular season)Philadelphia; Monday, 5:07 p.m. …
Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78, second in the NL West during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (90-72, second in the NL East during the regular season)Philadelphia; Monday, 8:07 p.m. …
High school football
CAMBRIDGE – They got back to C-SD at 1:30 a.m., but they returned with a victory. The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School varsity football team traveled to Sykesville in Carroll County …
Opinion
Like many, the 100-plus members of the Greater Salisbury Committee have been watching with interest the goings on of late with the Wicomico County government. Specifically,  regarding the …
Dr. Beth Cohen is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. This was first published by The Conversation . By Dr. Beth Cohen Though tobacco use is declining …
Editor of the Independent: I am pleading with the Salisbury Mayor and City Council to stop the “Vision Zero” plan, which has already ruined College Avenue, Fitzwater Street and is …
I watched County Executive Julie Giordano’s mostly hype and histrionic news conference on Aug. 2, in which much of her presentation was hard to understand if not completely incoherent. She …
Actor Charles Durning’s D-Day memories were so painful that, for decades, he suppressed them. Drafted at age 20, ...
Tom Horton is a columnist for the Bay Journal, where this was first published . He teaches writing and environmental topics at Salisbury University. I’m nothing gaudy, devoid of charisma, …
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