Coronavirus
A new state-run Covid-19 testing site opened this week at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, adding another option for people who think they may have contracted the highly contagious coronavirus. As …
Covid-19 cases are beginning to decline at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional where the number of patients rose as high as 120 at one point during the recent surge, but dropped to around 70 this …
Government
Salisbury officials plan to crack down on dirt bike riders who are known for performing dangerous maneuvers on city streets, including wheelies and weaving in and out of traffic at high speed. At …
BALTIMORE — Eligible payees (retirees and beneficiaries) of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System will notice a boost in their monthly allowance beginning in July as the 2022 …
A city parking lot sitting between Route 50, West Main Street and the Wicomico River is set to become the site of affordable housing in Salisbury’s Downtown. On Monday night, City Council …
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Environment
ANNAPOLIS (CNS) — Sweeping climate change legislation won final passage through the Maryland Senate Thursday, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk in time for …
It was Australian biologist Bill Mollison who advised, “If you only do one thing, collect rainwater.” Experts at Lower Shore Land Trust would say that’s excellent advice, as …
Cops and Courts
Mark A. Tyler of Salisbury is the new magistrate of the First Judicial Circuit, succeeding Robert E. Laird Jr. who retired after 16 years of service. Magistrate Tyler will …
Wicomico State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes will seek a second term as the county’s top prosecutor. Appointed to succeed Matt Maciarello in 2017 and then elected in 2018, Dykes is a …
Kent County
DOVER—Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Da’Jour Deshields of Dover for attempted robbery and offensive touching stemming from an incident on Saturday. Authorities said …
NEWARK—Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Old Baltimore Pike on Saturday night. According to Delaware State Police, a 2019 Honda Ruckus moped, driven by a …
DOVER — State legislators voted to expand veterinary care, punish forgers of vaccination cards and celebrate Delaware’s older citizens, among other actions, last week.
Sussex County
DOVER — Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in men and women combined in the U.S. Bayhealth Colorectal and General Surgeon Assar Rather says that “prevention is …
A transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Delaware residents, according to a report by the American Lung Association released Wednesday.
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Michael Marquardt, CEO of Global Kompass Strategies Inc., has been named the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s …
SUN Behavioral Delaware will host its next virtual Professional Education Series seminar April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
LAUREL — Faedra Parker, 36, of Laurel, was arrested on burglary and related charges following an incident on Sunday, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior …
Wicomico County
Blood Bank of Delmarva has announced a blood emergency, as school spring breaks and holiday travel have caused an alarming drop in donations over the past month. As  of the second week of May …
Salisbury resident Jay Copeland didn’t make it into American Idol’s Top 5 the evening of Sunday, May 8, but that didn’t dampen the loyalty of dedicated fans who continued to praise …
Maryland law establishes 47 election districts across the state, each one represented by a senator and three delegates. In District 38, for example – which land-wise encompasses most of the …
Dorchester County
EASTON – After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's transitions pharmacist, Melanie Chapple, has returned to the Cambridge Senior Center to …
ANNAPOLIS - On May 4, I had the opportunity to attend the Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid …
In a recent Dorchester Banner Town Square column, some citizens expressed their outrage at the ousting of Mike Diaz as head of the Dorchester County Department of Recreation & Parks. One person …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — Street Fest, the ribbon cutting to the Election House and the unveiling of the Samuel Chase marker at the courthouse that were all scheduled for the last Saturday in May were …
CRISFIELD — The contract for structural and building envelope renovations to the former Tawes Armory will go to Delmarva Veteran Builders which submitted the lower of two bids opened by the …
CRISFIELD — It Takes a Village to Help Our Children Inc. received no bids for construction of its proposed 8,500 sq. ft. after-school facility on Asbury Avenue. At one time the new building …
News
Poplar Hill Mansion celebrated the early 1800s history of Salisbury with the return of its annual festival. The daylong event included War of 1812 re-enactors Chesapeake Independent Blues, music and …
Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is partnering with the Greater Salisbury Committee and Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce to host forums for citizens to …
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Carolyn “Lyn” Ringer Lepre as the next president of Salisbury University. Lepre, currently the interim president of …
Three finalists to succeed Donna Hanlin as Wicomico County Schools Superintendent have been announced by the Board of Education. Over the next week, school board members will continue to gather …
The Salisbury Zoo’s new baby Andean bears now have names – Raymi and Inti. Twin sons mother Chaska and father Pinocchio, the cubs were named in the zoo’s tradition of selecting …
Salisbury officials on Monday night gave preliminary approval to a $70.9 million spending package for fiscal 2023 that includes some fee increases, but maintains the current property tax rate of …
Escalating real estate values in Wicomico County, federal pandemic aid and a projected bounceback in income tax revenues have allowed Acting County Executive John Psota to propose a fiscal 2023 …
Jay Copeland made quite a splash on TV’s “American Idol” Monday evening. Dressed in a resplendent pink suit and white button-down shirt, the 23-year-old Salisbury native was …
When the state legislature approved Wicomico County voter’s request to switch the longtime state-appointed Board of Education to a popularly elected body, one concern was too few people would …
Considering that only one of the 13 members of the Eastern Shore Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly is a Democrat, it’s Republicans who will be the main actors in 2022’s Mid- and …