Decatur Stiles

Decatur starter Brad Stiles delivers a strike against a Bennett batter in the second inning against the Clippers on Tuesday. Bennett went on to win the game, 10-0, in the season opener for both teams. Photo by Shawn Soper

New Alcohol Tax Hike Proposed

BERLIN — With the so-called “Dime-a-Drink” legislation apparently languishing in both the House and Senate, a compromise bill of sort introduced this week would create a special tax that would add on single percentage point to the existing sales tax on alcoholic beverages each year for the next three years. The proposed “Dime-a-Drink” bill, formally… Read more »

Salisbury Seeks Federal Gang Grant

SALISBURY — Salisbury officials last week successfully submitted a grant application for $750,000 from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to assist with the city’s Gang Reduction Initiative. Mayor James Ireton, Jr. last week announced the submittal of a three-year, $750,000 grant from the OJJDP for gang-related initiatives. Like Salisbury Safe Streets,… Read more »