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Letter to the Editor: Angola convenience store a risky proposal

It was with a heavy heart that we read the responses by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Transportation regarding the proposed gas station and convenience store at the intersection of John J. William Highway and Angola Road. After reviewing the answers to questions posed by numerous organizations and members […]

Delaware State News

Local Toy drive wrapping up the season

CAMBRIDGE — Locals support them through the year, so businesses have found a way to give back. The annual Dorchester Santa Toy Drive is underway once again, as owners and operators have joined forces to buy, collect and distribute toys to needy families. Many of them took time out from running their own operations to […]

Salisbury Independent

Rigby’s Karate Academy owners bowing out

DOVER — Reese and Judy Rigby are headed on a well-earned “warm vacation” after their karate school, Rigby’s Karate Academy, closes its doors for the last time Dec. 23. Mr. Rigby or Sensei, as his wife and students lovingly call him, has been teaching Isshin-Ryuū karate for 47 years, a form of karate deriving from […]

Delaware State News

Chamber Forecast finds local economy good — for now

On the plus side, Wicomico County is enjoying a low unemployment rate, a consistent workforce number and a healthy increase in home values. Looking over the economic horizon, however, the improvements seen in the last three years would appear to be flattening out. “Things are great right now, but I don’t think it’s going to […]

Salisbury Independent

Taco Bliss hosts Salisbury Chamber members

Tasty “Fresh Mex” samples and warm hospitality were gratifying rewards at last month’s Taco Bliss ribbon cutting. Owner Kevin Kreutner and his staff treated guests to an array of Taco Bliss fare including freshly prepared tortilla chips with house made queso dip, a variety of mini tacos, and “Keviche,” Mexican-style shrimp cocktail. Taco Bliss recently […]

Salisbury Independent

Gingerbread holiday planned for Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — Children and adults alike will see gingerbread, candy canes, and delightful window displays, and hear the traditional holiday sounds of bell ringers, saxophones, and singers Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Dover, rain or shine. Santa will visit shops from 4:30 to 6 p.m. First Friday activities will include a gingerbread […]

Delaware State News

Students study career choices with local businesses

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Public Schools’ Minority Achievement Summit took place on Nov. 25 at the Career & Technology Center, attracting a wide range of prospective employers and freshmen — 22 from ND and 15 from C-SD — who were interested in exploring their options after graduation. They can get a leg up on […]

Salisbury Independent

Saunders carving available at auction

CAMBRIDGE — Warren Saunders born and raised in Dorchester County on the family farm doing all of the things that a farm boy learns to do as he worked and lived around nature’s wild life. As the seasons changed so did the hunting and fishing and like most farm families, everyone went hunting for freshly […]

Salisbury Independent

Delay seen likely on chicken fertilizer regulations

The Hogan administration is weighing a one-year delay in restrictions on fertilizing farm fields with animal manure after a Salisbury University professor said the state is not prepared to deal with the impact of the pollution-prevention regulation on Eastern Shore grain and poultry growers. Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of Salisbury’s Business Economic and Community Outreach […]

Salisbury Independent

Stores reach out to early birds for Black Friday sales

As Black Friday approaches, and spills into Thanksgiving evening, how employers approach the holiday varies. According to the National Federation of Retail, 165.3 million people will likely be hitting the sales between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. The most shoppers — an estimated 114.6 million — will head out on Black Friday itself. Cyber Monday […]

Delaware State News

Longtime ‘bikini bar’ in Dover closes

DOVER — Chase Lounge, a Dover adult entertainment bar, closed its doors permanently as of early November. According to the owner of the Brenford Plaza shopping center, Vincenzo “Vinny” Maddalena, the bar owner decided not to renew his lease. “I guess he had another similar bar somewhere else in Pennsylvania and he just didn’t renew […]

Delaware State News

State urges apprenticeship programs

CAMBRIDGE — “Youth apprenticeship is good for business,” a statement from the Maryland Department of Labor (MDDL) said. Representatives from the department were at the Hyatt Resort on Monday, encouraging companies and young workers to take part in the Apprenticeship Maryland Program. The meeting was hosted by the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, with participation by […]

Salisbury Independent

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