Coronavirus
As Maryland health officials cheered a 43 percent drop in new Covid-19 cases last week, they also worry that fewer people are turning out to get vaccinated – a step necessary for the country …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces …
Government
A year after he deployed with the U.S. Army to the Horn of Africa, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is back in town, but it will be a couple more weeks before he returns in an official …
Salisbury officials are proposing a $66.9 million spending package for fiscal 2022 that includes numerous fee increases made necessary after the Covid-19 pandemic depleted several of the city’s …
WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal …
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Environment
Not quite a dozen members of the Wicomico Environmental Trust got up early Saturday morning, April 24, and headed to Downtown Salisbury to catch the Wicomico River at low tide. Two hours later, 10 …
The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent on the cooperation of six states and the District of Columbia, making it difficult to consistently tackle pollution across the estuary.New York, …
Cops and Courts
SNOW HILL — The State’s Attorney for Caroline County was assigned to serve as the special prosecutor in the DWI/DUI case against the former deputy superintendent of the Maryland Natural …
 Condolences and tributes continued to be shared Thursday as the mid-Delmarva community mourned the passing of Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook, who was fatally injured in the line of duty in a …
Kent County
WILMINGTON — Delaware has continued to take its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccines each week from the federal government, but if demand drops further, the state might ask for less supply.
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture received an additional round of funding to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops through USDA’s Pandemic Assis-tance …
DOVER — Following Thursday’s introduction of proposed legislation aimed at curbing Delaware’s eviction rates and strengthening tenant options to contest cases, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 101 sounded optimistic about its chances for success.
Sussex County
LAUREL — A wanted 49-year-old Laurel man was arrested on criminal charges after a vehicle pursuit and eventual apprehension, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper …
DELMAR — Temporary road closures are planned Monday as the funeral of Delmar Police Department Cpl. Keith Heacook proceeds.
LEWES — Beebe Oncology Services and Hudson Fields have partnered for the second year to host the 18th Annual Miracle Mile. The event will be held Saturday, June 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. Last …
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — Kathaleen S. McCormick, a graduate of Smyrna High School, was sworn in for her first term as chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday in a private ceremony at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Thursday recognized the COVID-19 response team from the Delaware Courts’ Judicial Information Center for delivering “innovative, impactful, sustainable and highly efficient business processes and services.”
DOVER — Legislation filed Thursday would require law enforcement officers to wear body cameras and would establish a uniform policy for their use.
Wicomico County
Dr. Clara Small will always remember the day she thought she would end up behind bars. She was teaching a Black History class at Salisbury University when a student, on a Friday afternoon – …
A full police detail funeral will be held on Monday at noon at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church in Salisbury for Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook, who was fatally injured in the line of duty. The …
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore marked the half-way point of construction on its newest classroom building on Friday with “Hard Hat Day,” an event that substituted for a …
Dorchester County
POPLAR ISLAND — In the Chesapeake Bay, the muskrat is a valuable partner in an ambitious project to restore a remote island under siege. It’s helping turn sediment scooped from Baltimore …
CAMBRIDGE — The city was hit by multiple shootings from the evening of May 2 to the following morning, as reports came into the Cambridge Police Department of four separate incidents. The …
DELMAR -- Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon from the serious injuries he received early Sunday in the line of duty, Delmar Police Chief Ivan Barkley said during …
Somerset County
PIKESVILLE — The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams …
PRINCESS ANNE — The Maryland Department of the Environment is expected to formally approve a mitigation plan to protect underwater grasses which may be disturbed during construction of the …
CRISFIELD — An online survey posted by the Greater Crisfield Action Coalition on consumer preferences showed that among the 228 respondents 69% answered that their favorite full-service …
News
Blood Bank of Delmarva is calling on donors to sign up for appointments at local donor centers or pop-up locations due to a shortage of blood. The state of the local blood supply mirrors the …
The National Folk Festival will return to Downtown Salisbury this fall, but visitors can expect to see a scaled-down event as the city emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be three …
Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore will require students and employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to live, learn or work on campus this fall. Friday’s …
SNOW HILL — A long-time law enforcer on the Lower Eastern Shore who for five years has been deputy superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police resigned his number two position after …
Local clinics that were offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine have switched to two-dose Pfizer or Moderna after state health officials last week suspended the use of J&J …
Spring finally sprung last week as 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury was back outside with a huge, masked and socially distanced crowd. Artists and crafters filled the streets, there was live music, …
The family complex that transformed the recreational experiences of thousands of youngsters and adults over the past decade has new ownership. NAI Coastal and Gillis Gilkerson Principal Brad …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Archaeologists in Maryland say they believe they have found the homesite of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman's father. The homesite of Ben Ross was found on property …
Near the end of his life, prominent radio personality Wayne Cannon told his wife, son and daughter, gathered by his side, “I am so happy.” There was nothing more she could ask for than …