Wicomico backs Talkie Communications as rural broadband provider

Wicomico County’s broadband-deprived homes might soon have a new Internet company to provide service. Acting County Executive John Psota has signed a letter of support backing Talkie …

A “significant surge” in Covid-19 cases continues in Wicomico County even as it begins to wane in other parts of the state, Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County, told County …
The newest surge in Covid-19 cases on the Lower Shore has prompted TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury to elevate itself to crisis status.  As a result of significant increases in …
Just before Melvin Harris died five days after Christmas, he lifted his arms and said, “Move over, Moochie,” as though speaking to his beloved wife, who died Nov. 6 last year. He …
News
CAMBRIDGE – Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge announced Friday that its prescribed fire program will begin this month. Prescribed fires are used as a management tool to reduce wildfire risks …
To help Dorchester County grapple with the rapidly spreading COVID-19 omicron variant, the health department has expanded drive-thru testing hours and capabilities. The department’s …
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor on Maryland's Eastern Shore has resigned, weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. Andrew Bradshaw, 32, who was the youngest mayor in …
CAMBRIDGE – Andrew Bradshaw stepped down as mayor of Cambridge on Monday. “Today, I announce my resignation as Mayor of the City of Cambridge. I make this decision after a period of …
More than 15 employees with Earth Data, Inc. in Centreville recently supported the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program, building more than 70 oyster cages. MGO …
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Salisbury on cusp of housing development boom

Salisbury’s new "Here Is Home" housing incentive program – which waives city fees normally charged to developers -- has so far resulted in applications for 2,216 units of single-family …

Salisbury awarded grant for new North Prong Park

Salisbury has been awarded a $200,000 grant that will help to fund ongoing environmental and redevelopment efforts along the North Prong of the Wicomico River.

Salisbury plans 8.9 miles of new bike paths

Salisbury is set to receive funding that will pay for design costs of the remaining 8.9 miles of on-street bikeways in the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. The Maryland Department of …
Neighbors

Chefs for Habitat Gourmet Gala Returns Feb. 19

Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County will be holding its 11th Chefs for Habitat gourmet gala on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Wicomico Civic Center. Voted Coastal Style’s “Best …

Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1962

Saturday, Jan. 20, 1962 -- A shopper in a Salisbury supermarket lost $460 on Friday when sneaky thieves lifted a wallet dangling from a purse on her arm. Mary A. Adams of Kingston in Somerset …

Today In Salisbury's History: Saturday, Jan. 13, 1990

Saturday, Jan. 13, 1990 -- Operating Room nurses were refused a pay raise at a meeting Friday with Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center administrators and were told committees will be set up …
Business

Evans, Mills, Nelson, Whited join Community Foundation Board of Directors

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently announced that Robin Evans, Tyrone Mills, Melody Nelson and Sonya Whited have joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Robin Evans …

CDCC joins Sovereign Beauty for ribbon cutting

DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Sovereign Beauty on Dec. 2. The event was held at 29 W. Loockerman St., Suite B, in Dover. Chamber …

Salisbury's TGM accountants merges with national firm

TGM Group of Salisbury has merged with UHY Advisors Inc.of Columbia, Md., and will continue as a full-service certified public accounting firm based in Salisbury and serving the Mid-Atlantic …

Becker Morgan Group ranks in top 300 architecture firms

 WILMINGTON — Becker Morgan Group has climbed several spots in Architectural Record Magazine’s Top 300 report, ranking 253 nationwide. The 2021 Top 300 Architecture Firms list is …

Extension hosts virtual estate planning workshop for Maryland farm families

COLLEGE PARK — Estate planning for farms is a difficult subject to navigate — families must create a plan of succession for the business, understand the legalities of property …
Things to do

Bundle up and head to Salisbury's 3rd Friday event

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury is the perfect excuse to get bundled up and head out for a night Downtown. This …

Wicomico volleyball academy begins Feb. 2

The Eastern Shore Elite Volleyball Academy Instructional Program is open to young athletes grades K-12. The program will have a new …
Chris English.

Chris English Blues performing at Revival in Salisbury

Chris English’s storytelling and passion for the blues has established himself as a fixture in the local music scene. Catch this …
Sports
PARKTON – Cambridge-South Dorchester High School senior John Condon ended his cross country career as the Maryland 1A State Champion, winning the honor Saturday at Hereford High …
BEL AIR – The Cambridge-South Dorchester Vikings’ football season came to an end Friday at Harford Technical High School, 27-17. The 1A Vikings were playing in the second round of the …
SALISBURY – The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings overcame the adversity of a 3-4 regular season by beating Parkside in Salisbury on Saturday, 24-12. The game was the first …
Opinion
As the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly gets under way, a coalition of environmentally minded lawmakers is expected to propose legislation that would protect 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030 — in keeping with a nationwide movement known as “30 by 30.” As our representatives consider this bill, they should be aware that one of our state’s fastest-growing constituencies stands strongly in favor of nature conservation and climate action: Latinos.
Reunion time! Some drove up, some came downTo hear Dr. King speak in D.C., our hometown.By bus, car and train, many came a long wayAnd arrived on the eve of that wonderful day. We stayed at the …
Can you imagine how effective we could be if it were possible to put someone in the fast lane to Chesapeake Bay stewardship? Helping our family, friends and colleagues understand the value of the natural resources around us is no easy task. The strength of these connections is often directly related to a person’s ability to develop personal ties to nature through a lifetime of meaningful outdoor experiences.
A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is we have plenty of heroes. It’s true that in the internet era, historic figures we once considered …
In the midst of living in challenging times, with COVID-19 precautions in place that are causing changes in most areas of our lives, the Christmas season continues to do what it does best. …
With the second holiday season of the pandemic upon us, many people will have the opportunity to rejoin family and friends for celebrations. The pandemic has kept many of us apart longer than …