Coronavirus
The war against Covid-19 ramped up this week with the announcements that a mass vaccination site will open soon at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and that 49,600 doses of the new Johnson & …
With several hours of daylight to spare, Ronnie Robbins and his son, Jason, had already docked their 36-foot deadrise workboat on Hooper’s Island and started unloading their briny …
Government
Salisbury City Council members are considering a plan that would cap fees paid to food delivery companies such as UberEats, Door Dash, Grub Hub and Postmates a way to help restaurants struggling …
The stretch from February through June is normally the busiest time for Wicomico’s County Council, as the seven members make hard decisions about spending on big-ticket projects, prepare for …
Though the Wicomico County Council has yet to select a citizen’s panel to scrutinize its County Charter, council members already have a long list of changes they’d like to see …
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Environment
Salisbury, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, has awarded $75,000 in grants for environmental projects within the city. Two local organizations are expected to receive funding for …
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland. The response crews have cleared oily …
Cops and Courts
A Virginia man faces felony charges of negligent manslaughter related to his role in a motor vehicle accident last April that led to the death of a well-liked Wicomico …
A former Salisbury man who once operated a well-known printing business and served on the Hebron Savings Bank Board of Directors is facing up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to making a …
Kent County
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware decreased for the sixth day in a row, reaching its lowest level since last October. The Delaware Division of Public …
DOVER — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Monday, easing restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated individuals can …
SMYRNA — A 27-year-old Dover man was arrested on criminal and traffic charges following a vehicle stop Saturday, authorities said.
Sussex County
DELMAR — A 22-year-old Delmar, Maryland, man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
DOVER — Delaware’s two senators joined six other members of the Democratic caucus and all 50 Republicans in blocking a minimum-wage vote Friday.
LEWES — A 51-year-old Lewes man was charged with a seventh-offense DUI after allegedly driving a motor vehicle he stole from a Jiffy Lube, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
New Castle County
GEORGETOWN — Two Georgetown-based nonprofits were huge beneficiaries of philanthropy during last week’s Do More 24 Delaware campaign — the First State’s 24-hour period of giving geared to help nonprofits raise more money and engage new donors.
WILMINGTON — As part of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine equity initiatives, the state is attempting to hone in on underserved communities who do not have the most reliable internet access, or …
DOVER — Recent COVID-19 trends continue to show positive signs, with the state hitting its lowest hospitalization total in more than five months. Data from the Delaware Division of Public …
Wicomico County
OCEAN PINES, Md. — The picturesque Worcester County Veterans Memorial will serve as a host venue in late April for “The Wall That Heals” — a traveling exhibit that honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War.
Seventy, 80 or 90 years ago – before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for peaceful …
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE — Reinforcements arrived last week, to help continue the fight against the COVID-19 virus. On March 3, soldiers from the Maryland National Guard pitched in to assist staff at the …
Heroin seizure in QACOn Feb. 21 at approximately 1:16 p.m., troopers at the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack received a 911 transfer describing an erratic driver who had reportedly struck an …
GOLDSBORO — Environmental activists and artists were on the job over the weekend, from Goldsboro and Cambridge to Mexico and Colombia. WorldWide Hope, founded by Cambridge resident Gray …
Somerset County
MILFORD — KSI is selling tickets for its “Spring Raffle” giving one lucky person a chance to win a “Night on the Town” prize package valued at $309 while a second winner …
ANNAPOLIS — Forty-one Main Street programs across Maryland are sharing $7 million for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with Main Street Princess Anne receiving $140,316. The …
WESTOVER — District 3 no longer has a representative on the Somerset County Board of Education after longtime member Robert T. “Bobby” Wells of Princess Anne resigned midway through …
News
The city of Salisbury is opening the application period for a Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant Program for eligible businesses within the Main Street designated area. The program, made possible …
Because of concerns related to an uptick in Coronavirus cases, the 33rd annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast -- normally held in December --  has been rescheduled to spring. The event …
Salisbury University will deliver most classes on campus for the fall 2021 semester.  In a campuswide letter distributed Wednesday, President Dr. Charles Wight said that the SU …
One of the primary arteries for commuter traffic on the city’s West Side will soon have a different look and feel. Upgrades to the Fitzwater-Parsons Corridor began in late 2019, with the …
It was a moratorium that may have saved countless lives in the Delmarva region, keeping residents in their homes through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “While evictions always raise public …
Jana Potvin has returned to lead Salisbury’s Department of Field Operations, following a national search. Potvin, a civil engineer, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and …
Keeping renters in their residences has been a priority for nearly a year in Maryland.   Tenants have been protected as a result of the pandemic. An emergency order issued last March by …
Live theater will be moving into Downtown Salisbury as soon as this spring when the Milton Theatre opens a satellite location on the third floor of the City Center. The theater, called Revival, is …
Four teenagers sit in a smallish room with black walls, leaning forward to stare at the only bright light in the room – a computer screen. In front of them is a blog post written by the late …
Zorro, the long-horned gentle giant that attracted a devoted following among customers at Wright’s Market, has died at the age of 18. “He became a landmark,” said owner Charles …