Coronavirus
Maryland residents are trickling into pharmacies across the state for the few available doses of the new and improved – epidemiologists say – Covid-19 vaccine.   Maryland …
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 …
Government
When the final mail-in and provisional votes were tallied Friday, Republican James Winn had defeated Democrat Brad Gillis by for an at-large seat on the Wicomico County Council. Winn prevailed by …
Julie Giordano, a 40-year-old public schools English teacher and political newcomer, will be sworn in as Wicomico County Executive on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the school in which she teaches. The …
During summer and fall campaigning, the most-intense battles for Board of Education seats involved the at-large contests, where four people vied for two seats. Two contenders are leaders in the …
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Environment
Plastic bags given at retail stores and restaurants in Salisbury will become a thing of the past under a new ordinance that won preliminary approval from the City Council on Monday night. The ban …
The city of Salisbury has been honored as a Silver-Level Sustainable Maryland municipality by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. Salisbury was one of 17 Maryland …
Cops and Courts
A deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested following complaints of sexual assault from a woman he detained while on the job, according to the Sheriff’s …
Salisbury is set to launch a recently developed predictive policing project in which artificial-intelligence software can forecast when and where crimes might occur. The city’s Information …
Kent County
Member Exclusive
The end of a 16-month path to meeting nationally endorsed law enforcement standards means now living up to them. Because the Capitol Police Department has begun operating under the policies of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, its officers will be utilizing them daily.
SEARORD - A 52-year-old man died from injuries suffered when hit by a vehicle while walking on Norman Eskridge Highway Thursday, authorities said.
The Food Bank of Delaware will hold three large drive-thru mobile pantries this month.
Sussex County
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.
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 …
New Castle County
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 …
DOVER — Delaware State Police have identified Bruce E. Wright, 33, of Dover, as the person who died as a result of a shooting incident March 24 in the Capitol Park community. Authorities …
Wicomico County
The 11-year-old Salisbury hero who saved his 2-year-old sister when their apartment caught fire just before Thanksgiving was honored by Mayor Jake Day, the fire department and governor’s office …
The New Year's Eve Ball Drop is back in Downtown Salisbury. It’s time to ring in the New Year with the 9th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, presented by Gillis Gilkerson. From live …
Mountaire Farms presented the 76th annual Salisbury Christmas Parade, hosted by the Salisbury Jaycees and the city of Salisbury on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Salisbury Jaycees partnered with the city …
Dorchester County
Hunting violation Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged state Department of Agriculture Secretary Andrew J. Bartenfelder Sr. with a bird hunting violation in Dorchester County. Police …
CAMBRIDGE – This year’s Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade went off without a hitch Saturday, after a rainy morning cleared up for the annual event. Crowds lined High, Poplar …
SALISBURY - On Nov. 30, after a three-day jury trial presided over by the Honorable Kathleen L Beckstead, chief judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Damon Hall, 26, of Cambridge, was …
Somerset County
GEORGETOWN — After collecting data for more than two years about ammonia and particulate matter emissions from chicken houses the Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA) reports little variation in …
PRINCESS ANNE — Winter Commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in the William P. Hytche Arena. Admittance starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:50. In …
PRINCESS ANNE — The Waters Edge Condominium Association in Crisfield is proposing the construction of additional shoreline restoration projects and is seeking a grant for design from …
News
An important artery into Downtown Salisbury is closed to traffic through Jan. 10 in order to make necessary repairs. The South Division Street bridge closed last week for painting and repairs, …
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Governors Challenge this December, during which 110 teams will come to Wicomico County to compete in the region’s premier high school basketball …
Martin Schwartz is the kind of man who awakens at 2 a.m. with radiant ideas. “Drives my staff crazy,” the Halethorpe, Md., resident said with a laugh during a recent conversation with …
William Ahtes, the developer known as the “Grandfather of Downtown Salisbury,” is being remembered as a visionary and gentleman with a good heart who was deeply devoted to the …
The evidence-based Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign is expanding to Delaware and Maryland with the help of funds raised through Lainey’s Lap of Love, a fundraising 5K held Oct. 23 …
Carroll Street, the busy link between Route 13 and the Riverside traffic circle, is getting the first step of a planned makeover that will tie together five important bikeways in …
Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes had a comfortable lead over her Republican challenger Donna Bradshaw in District 37A, the minority-majority district that includes portions of Wicomico and Dorchester …
Republican Julie Giordano, a 40-year-old public schools English teacher and political newcomer, held the early lead for County Executive on Tuesday, with mail-in votes still to be counted. Ernie …
Four new members are poised to join the Wicomico County Council, based on early election results released Tuesday. Democrat Shanie Shields appears likely to join Republicans James Winn, Jeff …
Lower Shore voters are returning incumbents to their seats in the House of Delegates and electing one newcomer following Tuesday’s election. Here are the results with 50 of 56 precincts …