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SALSIBURY, Md. (AP) - A Salisbury bus service called the Downtown Trolley has been resumed in time for the new semester at Salisbury University.
The city officials announced on Thursday that they, along with Salisbury University, were bringing back the Downtown Trolley, a service that connects the downtown area with the university. The service, which launched in August 2014, was scheduled to resume Sept. 3 after taking a brief summer hiatus.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Officials in Ocean City say the town is extending Boardwalk tram service for an extra week.
The trams usually end their season on Labor Day, but officials announced this week that the service will continue until Sept. 13.
During the extra week of service, trams will run the entire length of the boardwalk, but they will only operate from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The south tram ticket office will remain open but the north end station will close.

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton reflects on his timein office in the first half of today's program. In the second half, we look at the upcoming Maryland Stem Festival

Guests : Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton

Phil Rogofsky- on the Maryland Stem Festival Steering Committee

Don Rush

35.5 million travelers will be making their way across the country for the Labor Day Weekend with 733-thousand of them right here in Maryland.

And, of those, 87$ will be going by car or around 640,000.

That is only up a half a percent because of the lateness of the holiday which occurs on September 7th.

With 34 Democrats now saying they will support the Iran nuclear deal opponents have given up trying to override a potential presidential veto of a resolution to block it. And, it was Maryland's Senator Barbara Mikulski who put the President over the top.

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest who focused on the Middle East during his time on Capitol Hill.

LEWES, Del. (AP) - The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier will reopen early - and in time for the Labor Day weekend.

Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Thursday that the popular Lewes fishing locale will open Friday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Officials had ordered the World War II-era pier closed in October due to engineering concerns about the structural integrity of the pilings that it sits on.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan says Maryland ended the fiscal year with a higher-than-expected budget balance.

Hogan says the state's fund balance is about $295 million.

The Republican says about $84 million of that is from reversions from state agencies. That's $54 million more than previously expected.

Hogan says it's due to more careful management of state spending.

Maryland also benefited from about $214 million in higher-than-anticipated state revenues.

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PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - Former Gov. Marvin Mandel has been remembered at a funeral service attended by top state officials as the architect of modern Maryland.

That's how Gov. Larry Hogan described Mandel at a funeral service in Pikesville on Thursday. The service drew many of the state's political elite, both past and present from both political parties.

Mandel, who died Sunday at the age of 95, became governor in 1969 and remained in the post for most of the 1970s.

He restructured state government and pushed transportation and school construction initiatives.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal regulators are eyeing a possible moratorium on eel fishing in Delaware waters.

The National Marine Fisheries Service is reviewing a referral from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that found Delaware out of compliance with the interstate management plan for American eel, whose numbers are depleted.

Don Rush

Wicomico County’s economic initiative got off to a slow start this week when the County Council said it wasn’t sure it wanted to cough up all of the nearly $340-thousand for operating expenses.

Council President John Cannon said he thought $50-thousand was a better figure even though he considered bringing economic growth to the region a high priority.

He said he was not comfortable with the full amount until he knows exactly how it will be spent.


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