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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A judge on Maryland's Eastern Shore has rejected a city's request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking records about a legal settlement over excessive force accusations against a police officer.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the Baltimore-based Real News Network filed the lawsuit against the city of Salisbury under the state's Public Information Act.

In 2016 the city settled a lawsuit filed by four Salisbury University students against an officer in the city's police department. Details of the settlement were never released.

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If you want to do a little kayaking there’s a new launch pad at the Port of Salisbury Marina.

It provides a place for launching them before making your way down the Wicomico River.

WBOC reports that the launch does not currently provide rentals.

But city officials hope to have a new boathouse by next summer that will provide them through a paddle board company as well as a place to store equipment.

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The Salisbury City Council has overridden Mayor Jake Day’s vote of a measure that hikes the salaries of city elected officials in 2019.

The vote was unanimous.

The vote means that the pay for Mayor will double from $25-thousand to $50-thousand while the pay for city council members inches up by a few thousand dollars with the council president reaching $15-thousand.

Day said he did not feel comfortable approving a raise for the Mayor’s job when he expected to run for re-election next year.

The Mayor and City Council members of Salisbury will be getting a raise.

The council this week gave their final approval to hike the salary for the mayor from $25-thousand a year to $50-thousand a year.

Council members will get a bump from $10-thousand to $12-thousand while the president of the council will go from $12-thousand to $15-thousand.

The pay hikes will not take effect until after the city elections next year.

There is frustration by downtown business owners in Salisbury over construction restrictions with the delays in Phase 2 of the Main Street project.

WBOC reports that businesses between Poplar Hill Avenue and Baptist Street say their stores and restaurants are struggling.

The television station reports that city officials would not comment on camera.

But they did send an email with estimates for construction completion.

The expected date for reopening the street is now set for December 16th.


Salisbury and the breakaway volunteer firefighters are at it again.

This time the city is suing to keep them from spending taxpayer money as well as funds that came from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

The city wants back property and funds that it says the volunteer fire company improperly took.

Finally, the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the city also wants an auditor to review Company 1’s records.

The paper was not able to immediately reach Cory Polidore, chief of Company One.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the storm that blew through Salisbury, Maryland, was most likely a tornado.

Meteorologist Mike Dutter said Monday that the service will make an official confirmation on Tuesday when officials inspect the damage.

Eyewitnesses said trees were split and cars were overturned. Homes and buildings were also damaged. No injuries had been reported Monday afternoon.

Dutter said the National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning with the possibility of a tornado.

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The National Folklife Festival is coming to Salisbury. It's set to arrive in 2018 and will stay in the city for three years. Mayor Jake Day told Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush that three years ago the city wasn't ready. But now, he adds, he sees this as a major boost for the Crossroads of Delmarva.

The City of Salisbury is being sued by the volunteer firefighter company that left Fire Department Station 1 earlier this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that they are seeking the return of equipment and other items they said they bought as well as nearly $500-thousand in damages.

The suit also charges that the Fire Chief acted with malice and ill will toward the fire company.  

Mayor Jake Day says the city is meeting with the firefighters and has list of what it will return and what it will not.

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There's a great deal of construction going on in downtown Salisbury. Delmarva Public Radio's Eric Gaudreau files this report on efforts to revitalize the area.  Producers for this story were Talon Foreman and Brianna George.