Maryland Senior Trooper suspended without pay after grand jury indictment

SALISBURY — A Maryland State Trooper has been suspended without pay after a recent indictment by a grand jury in Wicomico County. Senior Trooper Jordan Monk is facing charges of …

SALISBURY — A community center in Salisbury has expanded its programming with a grant from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. A May 29 ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Newton Street …
FRUITLAND — Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse touted the importance of agriculture to the Delmarva peninsula during a recent chamber luncheon at Adams Taphouse in Fruitland. …
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Wes Moore has vetoed a bill that could have impacted Maryland’s local journalism industry in the future. House Bill 1258, if signed, would have ended a requirement …
News
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and the Eastern Shore Long Term Recovery Committee were honored as the Innovative Program of the Year at the National …
GOVERNMENT
DOVER—The General Assembly unanimously passed a more than $6.1 billion state budget bill for fiscal year 2025 Thursday, representing a year-over-year growth of roughly 9.3%. The House of …
GOVERNMENT
DOVER — The recommendations of the Retiree Healthcare Benefits Advisory Subcommittee are continuing to make way in the General Assembly, as one of the latest proposals passed the House of …
sussex council,
GEORGETOWN — Four residents alleging health impacts from the Inland Bays and Millsboro Wastewater Treatment plants urged county action, like well testing, during a tense public comment session …
Cape Henlopen Schools, referendum
LEWES — Precluded from increasing the tax rate after two failed votes, the Cape Henlopen Board of Education began the process of developing the fiscal 2025 tax rate last week, a process that is …
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Humane Society of Wicomico County wants larger facility to care for animals

SALISBURY — The Humane Society of Wicomico County is looking to move away from its current facility on county-owned property to a site less than a mile away off Goldman Lane. The proposed …

Salisbury University celebrates 2024 graduates during ceremonies

SALISBURY — Some 1,274 graduates received their degrees during Salisbury University’s annual Spring Commencement, Wednesday-Thursday, May 22-23, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. …

Wicomico County voters could decide form of county government for second time

SALISBURY — Wicomico County voters could be tasked this November with deciding what form of county government will exist in the future, nearly 20 years after a similar vote created the current …
Neighbors

Memory of patriot who served Somerset Militia to be honored during ceremonies June 8

SALISBURY — On April 19, 1775, British soldiers marched into the Massachusetts townships of Lexington and Concord, planning to disarm colonial farmers and tradespeople. Instead, the …

Diocese of Wilmington announces Eucharistic Congress: 'The Eucharist: Source and Summit' this fall

The Diocese of Wilmington has announced an upcoming major spiritual event — the Eucharistic Congress — scheduled for October 5, 2024, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean …

Community Players announce auditions for last show of season

Community Players of Salisbury’s last show of the 2023-2024 season will be the classic Cole Porter Musical “Kiss Me Kate” from June 21 to 23 at Wicomico High School Auditorium. …
Business

Telewire, Inc. launches program to backup Microsoft 365 for local businesses

Telewire, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider, has announced the launch of...

Salisbury officials open Unity Square to the public with ribbon-cutting ceremony

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury’s new community gathering spot recently held its first official event. City of Salisbury officials and other dignitaries marked the opening of Unity …

Salisbury leaders discuss proposed land annexation for apartment building

SALISBURY — A proposed apartment building in Salisbury is drawing concerns from some city council members about whether it will be considered for affordable housing. Three properties …

Salisbury University could expand further downtown with proposed $100 million performing arts center

SALISBURY — Salisbury University officials have announced plans to further expand downtown, with a $100 million performing arts center that could open within five years. If approved by …

National retail chain holding final closing sale at mall in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A national retail chain with a location at The Centre At Salisbury is holding a going-out-of-business sale. Express Inc. is closing its Express Factory store at the mall …
Things to do

TidalHealth to host National Cancer Survivors Day celebrations

Cancer survivors across Delmarva are invited to attend one of TidalHealth’s many National Cancer Survivors Day...

Tickets on sale for all-you-can-eat crab feast July 27

Nothing says summer on the Lower Shore like feasting on steamed crabs!

Memorial Day ceremony at Wicomico Civic Center coming up Monday

Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.
Sports
WILMINGTON — Chuck Coker has always been proud to be Ed Coker’s son. Coker knows how much his dad is respected around Delaware for the endless hours he’s devoted to helping …
Delaware South won a pair of games to reach the Carpenter Cup softball finals only to fall a run short in the title game on Wednesday afternoon. Lehigh Valley (Pa.) scored twice in the first …
NEWARK — Jonathan Tyndall’s senior season pretty much ended as soon as it started. In Lake Forest High’s football season opener, the veteran quarterback not only broke the …
Opinion
OPINION
Veterans in Delaware face a variety of challenges after serving in the military. These challenges include increased risks for substance abuse disorders, mental illnesses, suicide, chronic pain and trauma, as well as unstable housing and unemployment.
OPINION
With increasing numbers of poor and hungry residents in the First State, how can our legislators tackle the issue? Should there be funding for free breakfasts and lunches at schools? Should they be given to all kids, regardless of their family’s financial status? What other laws could be written to thwart food insecurity?
OPINION
Hunter Biden was convicted June 11 of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018, when, prosecutors argued, the president’s son lied on a mandatory gun purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs.
OPINION
I am a citizen of Dover, and on June 10, I observed a Dover City Council meeting. During the meeting, there was a discussion on the topic of censuring a councilman named William Hare for an ethics violation involving him allegedly stalking a city employee.
OPINION
Remember those chain letters we all received from time to time not so long ago? You know, the ones that demanded us to copy and send that very letter to a specified number of recipients or else something unpleasant or even drastic could happen?
OPINION
The recent news that state House of Representatives Republicans had blocked the effort to provide no-excuse absentee voting has shocked me. Though I’m aware that national Republicans work every day on voter suppression tactics, I hadn’t expected Delaware Republicans to follow this alarming trend.
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