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 …
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POLICE
FELTON—The Felton Police Department has announced the arrest of 24-year-old Damien Alexander Swift from Dover and 18-year-old Braeden D. Giampietro from Clayton for shoplifting from the Felton …
Meals on wheels, long neck
LONG NECK — Early last week the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club donated $5,000 to its local Meals on Wheels program, managed by Cheer Delaware’s local chapter. The donation came from …
Police
DOVER – A 16-year-old male was shot and injured on Friday, June 14, in the 300 block of Simon Circle, according to the Dover Police Department. The investigation began at 9:49 p.m. on …
President biden
DOVER — On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary operating restriction for the local airspace beginning on June 18 at 10 p.m. and ending on June 20 at 9 p.m. with …
Community
Community unity is growing, reflected in the tomatoes, zucchini, peas, watermelon and other organic produce that has taken root in what had been empty lots in Seaford.
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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
DOVER — The debate is nothing new for Delaware high school sports. And the discussion about whether public and private schools should compete for the same state title isn’t going …
NEWARK — Joshua Devonish knew there wasn’t going to be anything easy about playing in a fledgling football program like Early College’s. The youngster, though, was intrigued by …
PHILADELPHIA — Delaware South bounced back from an opening-game loss to win twice and advance to the second round of the Carpenter Cup softball tournament on Monday. As one of the top two …
Opinion
OPINION
As president and CEO of the Food Bank of Delaware, I applaud the Daily State News for the comprehensive coverage given to food insecurity in Delaware as part of the Seeds of Need series. As grateful as I am, I am also saddened that hunger continues to be such a devastating reality for so many in our state.
OPINION
As flowers bloom and temperatures climb, many are eager to get back outside. But while the sun may be shining, there is a dark side that can make the great outdoors not so great.
OPINION
Close to half of America’s tap water contains PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These “forever chemicals” are in thousands of products, from clothing and cosmetics to cleaning products, and are linked to cancers, liver damage, high cholesterol and asthma.
OPINION
Frank Daniels’ recent Opinion asks us to ignore Donald Trump’s “personality” because it is “policy” that is more important (“Will you vote based on personality or policy?”). But consider this old racket: Some guy slaps you on your back with one hand and picks your pocket with the other.
OPINION
As the 2024 campaign cycle unfolds, strategists, pollsters and political scientists have been closely watching independent voters.
OPINION
Independent voters who live in communities with lots of gun violence are very concerned about gun safety and gun regulations, our research has found. That should not be surprising. But what is surprising is our companion finding: Democrats and Republicans who live in those same communities have views on gun violence and gun regulations that line up more closely with their party leaders’ views than with the experiences of their daily lives.
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