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 …

The Wicomico NAACP is requesting a formal apology from the Salisbury City Council for what the civil rights group called “the city’s historical role in the lynchings of three Black men …
Under threatening skies and occasional rain, the inaugural Maryland Folk Festival kicked off Friday evening in Downtown Salisbury with The Quebe Sisters Band, a western swing group from Texas. …
After two days of inclement weather, the inaugural Maryland Folk Festival resumed Sunday in Downtown Salisbury. Stormy weather on Saturday forced cancellation of all events. The …
News
The Chesapeake Bay could see a boost in status under legislation introduced this summer to designate the region as a National Recreation Area. Sponsored by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. …
The Wicomico County Health Department announced it has successfully completed a review process to maintain national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board. By …
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized Bobby Graves of Salisbury as the third official state record holder for the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in the …
The Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center in Eden will host Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 am until 2 pm. In collaboration with more than a dozen local organizations, this free, …
As part of Perdue Farms’ “Delivering Hope to Our Neighbors” initiative focused on improving the quality of life in our communities through hunger relief, the company teamed with the …
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PAC 14 'One On One' – Salisbury Mayor Jack Heath

Watch PAC 14's "One On One" with Jack Heath Salisbury Mayor Jack Heath discusses his decision to withdraw from the upcoming city election and reviews the long list of infrastructure projects …
Member Exclusive

Salisbury City Council ruled to have violated Public Meetings Act

Salisbury City Council members violated the Maryland Open Meetings Act when they closed a portion of their June 20 work session in order to consult with the city attorney, according to the …
Member Exclusive

Salisbury planning to expand its public art inventory

After more than a year of gathering public input at open-mic community meetings, online surveys and tables at 3 rd Friday events, a plan that will guide how Salisbury solicits, selects and places …
Neighbors

Today In Salisbury's History: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 -- Wicomico County Finance Director Pat Petersen said the county finished the fiscal year with a $3.7 million surplus, even though revenues were short of estimates by …

Salisbury Lions’s donation will aid students

The Salisbury Lions Club recently donated $23,000 worth of magnifiers to Wicomico Public Schools for use by students and teachers. The donation included four Reveal 16 Digital Desk Magnifiers …

Today In Salisbury's History: Monday, Sept. 19, 1988

Monday, Sept. 19, 1988 -- District Court Judge Richard D. Warren has been appointed to fill a new Circuit Court seat in Wicomico County. Warren, 47, said the judicial promotion is in the …
Business

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 …

The Ugly Pie celebrates its new Salisbury location

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and its members joined Shaina Bounds and Heather Hall in the ribbon-cutting celebration of The Ugly Pie’s new location at 829 East William Street in …

Salisbury Chamber to hold Job and Career Fair Oct. 5

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Shore American Job Center are proud to announce the return of the annual regional Job and Career Fair at the Centre at Salisbury. This …

Salisbury, Ocean City Chamber host Maryland's U.S. senators

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce to host both of Maryland’s U.S. senators for a special “Fireside Chat” …
Things to do
The Quebe Sisters Band, a western swing group from Dallas, will kick off the Maryland Folk Festival Friday night in Downtown Salisbury.

It's Maryland Folk Festival Week in Salisbury

The inaugural Maryland Folk Festival kicks off this weekend in Downtown Salisbury with music, dance and other traditional arts across …
James Simmons.

Wicomico Recreation: Meet the animal ambassadors of the Pemberton Park Nature Center

Looking for something to do with the family on the weekend? Visit the recently renovated Pemberton Park Nature Center, open to the …
The stars of “Pathways to Freedom,” front row, from left: Wyatt Amsel, Padma Mano, Maria White and Will Townsend. Back row: Zach Werner, Frank Armistead, Juanita Mallard, Kurt Ludwig and Matt Bogdan.

Community Players delve into Shore history with ‘Pathways to Freedom’

As 18 th century author Jonathan Swift once said: “Everything old is new again.” It was true then and it’s true today. …
Sports
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their sixth straight NL East title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night behind Spencer Strider's major league-leading 17th win …
Cedric Mullins hit a grand slam in the fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-5 to begin a crucial homestand. The Orioles entered the day with a three-game lead over …
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
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, …
Re: “Progress Resists Opposition: Council deflects accusations, approves parking lot sale for planned development” – June 27 Editor Of The Independent In the June 27 …
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