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’s volunteer firefighters could soon be eligible for a new incentive program that offers monetary awards earlier in their years of service rather than as a retirement benefit. Once …
Incumbent Chris Adams of Salisbury and political newcomer Tom Hutchison of Woolford will advance to the November general election, seeking seats representing District 37B in the Maryland General …
It was a pummeling that hardly anyone could have expected. District 37 challenger Johnny Mautz took 75 percent of the vote in the Republican primary election last week over incumbent Addie …
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Environment
The Chesapeake Bay’s underwater grass beds rebounded a bit in 2021 after two consecutive years of declines, as the ecologically important plants expanded their range by nearly 9 percent. The …
A popular waterfront bar didn’t open this summer after the Wicomico County Health Department refused to extend its operating permit past 2021 in spite of pleas from the owners, county elected …
Cops and Courts
A Parkside High School student has been charged with misuse of electronic mail and disturbing school activities after he shared a video of himself holding what appeared to be a rifle while at …
A deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office who was killed in the line of duty was given an emotional farewell filled with both tears and laughter as fellow officers and family members …
Kent County
DOVER — Funding for the state’s pandemic emergency housing program is set to run out at the end of the month, which will affect 436 households. The program, established in 2020, used …
DOVER — Legislative Hall has played host to Delaware’s General Assembly since 1933, and for the first time in 28 years, the state’s capitol building may see a significant …
DOVER — Vote411, a nonpartisan online tool maintained by the League of Women Voters of Delaware, is now available for residents looking for voting and candidate information for the Sept. 13 …
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
Camp Odyssey once again held its premier summer event, Mud Madness, at Wicomico Day School in Salisbury.
With more than 7,000 votes having been counted as of Wednesday, Julie Giordano held a 337-vote lead over John Psota in the race for the Wicomico County Executive Republican Party nomination. Prior …
Wicomico’s seven-member legislative branch will have at least four new council members beginning in December, based on results from Wednesday's latest vote counts. District 3 incumbent Larry …
Dorchester County
EASTON – Tristen Holloway and Angie Price have joined the University of Maryland Shore Medical Group – Women’s Health as new providers. Holloway and Price join Javier Cajina, MD, …
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan on July 25 announced the launch of the Homeownership Works pilot program, a $10 million economic recovery initiative that will rehabilitate homes to create new …
CAMBRIDGE - The Packing House renovations are moving along, with construction soon coming to an end and tenants moving in, a statement from developers said last week. Among the features of the …
Somerset County
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Insurance Administration will open its Virtual Disaster Center on Thursday, Aug. 11, to help anyone with insurance-related issues or questions about damage from severe …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the Grants Gateway application is open for local governments and organizations for Fiscal Year 2024, which …
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the annual schedule and process for waterfowl hunting at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife …
News
The Maryland poultry industry could soon be required to abide by new federal guidelines designed to increase transparency for poultry grower contracting, according to a proposal from the U.S. …
Pam Gregory, President and CEO of United Way Lower Eastern Shore, and Kat Rodgers, Director of Community Health Initiatives in Public Health Management at Tidal Health and a mother of two, recently …
Salisbury officials are moving forward with a plan that would allow city employees to engage in collective bargaining as a way to attract and retain employees and to safeguard their futures. For …
Site preparation for Salisbury’s first tiny home village designed to house the city’s homeless population is expected to get under way soon. The 25 homes arrived last week in sections …
Two festive, yet meaningful, events – one planned to downplay misunderstandings and highlight a sense of community and the other to provide youngsters with school supplies for the upcoming …
Mail-in votes counted Thursday closed the gap in the race to advance to the November election, but Acting County Executive John Psota is still trailing by 361 votes. As of Thursday night, Julie …
District 3 Wicomico County Council  incumbent Larry Dodd appeared to be headed for defeat late Thursday, following a tabulation of mail-in votes. Challenger Shane Baker was leading Dodd with …
Library cardholders who use the Wicomico Public Libraries will no longer be fined for turning in library materials late. After reviewing data from peer libraries, Wicomico’s library system …
Wicomico County Board of Education balloting on Tuesday was unlike the other contests, as the election was nonpartisan and designed to narrow the field for November’s election. This is just …
Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes holds a huge lead over Republican challenger James “Lee Britt” in balloting from Tuesday. Incumbent Dykes has 4,447 votes to …