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Deal Struck in Salisbury/Wicomico County Alcohol Dispute

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A compromise appears to have been reached over the control of alcohol sales between the city of Salisbury and Wicomico County.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the legislation in Annapolis would expand the county’s existing Board of License Commissioners to include city residents.

That would mean expansion of the board from three to five members appointed by the governor.  

And three of them must be Salisbury residents.

The original bill would have stripped the county’s licensing board of its authority within the city limits.

Delegate Carl Anderton was pleased with the result…that essentially gutted his bill.

But the Eastern Shore Republican jokes the agreement left them “holdings hands and skipping down the hallway.”

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.