Today In Salisbury's History: Sunday, March 29, 1970

Salisbury Independent
Posted 3/27/23

Sunday, March 29, 1970 --

The Maryland State Roads Commission has approved an extension of Beaglin Park Drive in east Salisbury that will connect College Avenue with Route 50. The …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Sunday, March 29, 1970

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Sunday, March 29, 1970 --

  • The Maryland State Roads Commission has approved an extension of Beaglin Park Drive in east Salisbury that will connect College Avenue with Route 50. The most-expensive portion of the construction would be a bridge-dam structure over Schumaker Pond, which would require state financial support.
  • For only the second time in Salisbury’s history, two of the five City Council seats are occupied by Republicans. In Tuesday’s balloting, Democrat incumbent Sam Seidel easily won re-election to a second term. H. Harrell Granger, who changed his party affiliation to Republican just a few weeks before the March 10 primary, bested Democrat Alfred W. “Pogie” Reddish by 72 votes. Democrat W. Paul Martin Jr. is expected to be named Council President when the body reorganizes. Because the Council President only votes in the case of a tie, there is a strong expectation that Martin’s vote will be needed if Republicans and Democrats divide their votes by a 2-2 tally.
  • Blood Bank of the Eastern Shore Executive Director John R. Shaheen said that eight subscribers this year have been transfused a total of 370 pints of blood. He said that the average cost for a pint of blood right now is $40.38, so the affected Blood Bank members have saved nearly $15,000 in medical expenses.
  • Ralph & Gaskill on the Downtown Plaza — in its second-floor Stag Shop — is holding a spring Easter sale on suits for young men. Ties by Park Avenue are priced between $2.50 and $6; shirts by Manhattan, Aetna and Ramar are priced from $5 to $12; suits by Botany Jr. and Calvin range from $32 to $70.
  • Action on a proposed city-county office building in Downtown Salisbury is back on track after being stalled for months. At an informal meeting organized by the Greater Salisbury Committee, city and county leaders have at long last endorsed the so-called “first phase” of the project. A Philadelphia firm will be hired to select a building site, determine construction costs and prepare illustrative drawings. The county has repeatedly vacillated on whether to partner with the city.
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