Wayne King Vs Jacob Day For Salisbury Mayor

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Hourly Parking Rates Could Go Up In Ocean City But With Free Shoulder Season Parking

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OCEAN CITY, Md-The Ocean City Parking Task Force has recently met after a summer hiatus. On their agenda now is how can changes to the town’s current fee structure best generate additional parking revenue?
Town officials say due to the high demand seen in the summer, it’s time the rate structure better reflect the high volume of people flocking to the area.
To do this, the task force is considering hiking parking rates. This includes rates to the Inlet lot, municipal lots and street parking in certain areas throughout town.
According to City Engineer Terry McGean, the parking task force is considering multiple alternatives that would generate revenue.

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Wicomico Co. officials seek ban on releasing balloons

https___blogs-images.forbes.com_erikkain_files_2018_10_balloons-2SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County officials are stepping up efforts to protect the environment.
On Tuesday, the County Executive presented legislation that bans mass balloon releases.
County officials say balloons released into the air pose a danger to the agriculture industry and marine animals.
Environmental advocates say these balloons do not degrade.
Members of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce pushed to bring this new legislation to fruition in the future.

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After 37 years of business, Salisbury educational supplies shop will close

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After nearly four decades in Salisbury, an educational supplies store will soon close its doors.
Educational Supplies, Inc., which opened in July 1982, will close in a matter of weeks, according to a spokesperson for the store.
“We will miss seeing all our loyal customers,” read a statement issued Monday. “We thank you for your support over the years and the relationships that we have established.”
Store representatives declined to comment further on Tuesday.

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MSP Princess Anne August/September DUI Arrests

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MSP Princess Anne August/September DUI Arrests

The following persons were arrested by Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the months of August/September 2019.

  • Chelsea Baczek, 34 YOA, Chincoteague, VA
  • Dale Gunter, 56 YOA, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Scott Wheatley, 28 YOA, Dames Quarter, MD
  • Jyrin Harmon, 18 YOA, Salisbury, MD
  • Nia Alleyne, 25 YOA, Princess Anne, MD
  • Tyrin Hayman, 24 YOA, New Castle, DE
  • Joshua Webster, 30 YOA, Salisbury, MD
  • Monique Brown, 29 YOA, Princess Anne, MD
  • Karrington Jackson, 23 YOA, Mardela Springs, MD
  • Daisy Rodriguez, 60 YOA, Valley Stream, NY
  • Ann Smullen, 42 YOA, Princess Anne, MD
  • Isaiah White, 32 YOA, Mardela Springs, MD
  • Thomas Fontaine, 40 YOA, Marion Station, MD
  • Ra’shya Wharton, 19 YOA, Salisbury, MD
  • Antonio Maness, 32 YOA, Princess Anne, MD
  • Jason Taylor, 38 YOA, Salisbury, MD
  • Lamar Collier, 35 YOA, Pocomoke, MD
  • Cameron Gardner, 21 YOA, Hyattsville, MD
  • Kerry Banks, 38 YOA, Crisfield, MD
  • Celso Chavez, 35 YOA, Princess Anne, MD
  • Megan Parker, 36 YOA, Eden, MD
  • Henry Fitchett, 29 YOA, Crisfield, MD
  • Shon Applegate, 45 YOA, Hamilton, V

Parents express concern after another fight breaks out at Salisbury Middle

school_violenceSALISBURY, Md. – On Monday, another fight broke out at Salisbury Middle School.
Pastor Robert Best Jr., a concerned parent said, “This is ridiculous!”
Sheriff Mike Lewis with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said there were around ten fights that broke out at the school last week. One of those fights ended with pepper spray and another ended with blood shed.
Sheriff Lewis said, “We had a child who was assaulted, which resulted in his being medevaced to Baltimore to a hospital for treatment.”

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Chesapeake Bay states fight EPA clean water rule rollback

img_8712As President Donald Trump acts to roll back environmental regulations, the states that surround the Chesapeake Bay are vowing to fight back.
The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in protecting their own natural resources.
The first came with the removal of an Obama-era rule that sought to protect streams, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water from pollution, a move state officials say threatens the Chesapeake Bay.
“(The Trump Administration’s) determination to weaken the Clean Water Act threatens to undo our hard-won progress cleaning up (waterways) in Maryland and across the nation,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement. “We plan to vigorously challenge this latest unlawful rollback.”

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Wicomico County barn fire investigation

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:   October 12, 2019

Time:   7:53 a.m.

Location / Address:   705 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Wicomico Co.

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  Vacant two story wood frame/masonry barn        

Owner / Occupants:   Shirley McDaniel

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $20,000                    Contents: $0

Smoke Alarm Status:  n/a

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a

Arrests(s):   None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Delmar Fire Department

# of Alarms:   1    # Of Firefighters:  28

Time to Control:  19 minutes

Discovered By:  Neighbors

Area of Origin:  Second floor

Preliminary Cause:  Under Investigation

Additional Information:  Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at (410) 713-3780.

Salisbury city employees spend day helping others

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SALISBURY, Md. – Friday Salisbury City employees spent their day partnering with the non-profit Chesapeake Housing Mission to give residents a more secure and livable place to live.
At both Ohio Avenue and Pierce Avenue crews from the city, including members of the Salisbury Fire Department and Salisbury Police Department, built handicap accessible ramps for those in need.
“Oh I am just so thrilled and delighted, we’ve waited three years for it and we’re just so grateful for the mission people that are giving up their time and their life so that they can help us out,” said Sheryl Peters, who uses a wheelchair to get around. ” I’m just so thankful now that I’ll be able to get in and out without having to worry about falling down the steps or my knees giving out.”

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Tidal flooding submerges roads in Crisfield

Crisfield,_Maryland_water_towerCRISFIELD, Md. – “For flooding, this is pretty bad,” said Ryan Evans, a Crisfield resident.
“There’s nothing like Sandy, but it’s been pretty bad for tide and all,” said Evans.
“Honestly, this is the craziest I’ve seen,” said Taron Roberts, a Crisfield resident.
Crisfield residents say flooded streets and homes surrounded by water this weekend has raised significant concerns within the community. People trudged through the floodwater outside to try to get across their neighborhood.
“With the tides coming in, you can’t get out,” said Roberts, “I mean it’s hard.”
Some residents say, it is a challenge to just get out of their homes. Shantrice Saunders says the tidal flooding has kept her and her three-month old baby stranded for days.

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Ocean City hit by coastal flooding as advisories, warnings in effect

thL9BRMR92Parts of Maryland’s Eastern Shore could experience flooding into the weekend, the National Weather Service said.
The NWS Wakefield office has issued a coastal flood advisory for Worcester County and a coastal flood warning for areas including Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester counties, and Accomack and Northampton counties in Virginia. Delaware is under a coastal flood advisory.
Additionally, Assateague State Park is under a double red flag warning due to high tides, meaning that no ocean access is permitted, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The State Park Marina area is also closed until further noticed, DNR said.

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