25 years later, Perdue Stadium still glows

SALISBURY — Long before an era when brand-new minor league ballparks became in vogue, the Delmarva Shorebirds built something to last. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, which first opened its gates in 1996, is currently the fourth-oldest park in the 14-team South Atlantic League. Despite nearly a quarter-century of use, the “Big Chicken Wing” is still […]

Insurance agents give to their communities

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore State Farm agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift […]

Town Square, May 6, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Protesters from the group Reopen Maryland traveled from Frederick to […]

‘Reopen Maryland’ on the Shore

CAMBRIDGE — Not everyone supports the shutdown ordered by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Reopen Maryland is a group of citizens who oppose measures taken by the state’s administration to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include instructions to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, and the closure of all businesses deemed by the […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 29, 2020

Three-alarm commercial fireOn Saturday around 6:39 a.m., volunteer fire departments throughout Talbot County were dispatched to a commercial building fire located at 8050 Industrial Park Road in Easton. A passerby alerted 911 to the fire, and upon arrival firefighters were faced with heavy smoke conditions throughout the building.The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to […]

SU sings the praises of performing students

SALISBURY — Salisbury University students and faculty in the Music, Theatre and Dance Department made quick adjustments for this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Region auditions, which turned to an online video format from the original in-person auditions scheduled for March 13-14 in Columbia, S.C. The students’ flexibility paid off, with seven […]

PRMC Conference Center now 43-bed ICU

SALISBURY — It is no longer a matter of if, but when. Healthcare leaders on the Delmarva Peninsula agree that a significant surge in the number of positive COVID-19 cases is coming, and probably soon. “We are anticipating a spike within the next two weeks with significant potential for respiratory failure requiring ventilation. Our plan […]

Salisbury man threatening suicide shot by troopers

SALISBURY — Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday morning after troopers were called to the home of an armed man allegedly threatening suicide. The man is identified as Rick Howell, 59, of the 27000-block of Sunbury Court, Salisbury. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. […]

PRMC: COVID-19 unit is a ‘warship’

SALISBURY — In the battle against COVID-19, an elite few are on the front lines at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “This is a warship – only essential, multifunctional, cross-trained personnel are on board,” Dr. Yashvir Sangwan said on April 1. He is an interventional pulmonologist and medical director of the COVID-19 unit. The COVID-19 unit […]

PRMC establishes COVID-19 triage tent

SALISBURY — In its continuing effort to protect the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has established a COVID-19 triage tent adjacent to the walk-in entrance of the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency Trauma Center. A nurse, positioned outside the emergency department 24 hours a day, seven days […]