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Friday, June 14, 2013

Thanks From MEMA

Publishers Notes: The message below is exactly what our LOCAL representatives should be following. It doesn't matter if you like Blogs or not, yesterday resulted in one of the biggest days Salisbury News has ever experienced. Our numbers were at least 40% higher than any normal day, meaning the public comes to Salisbury News, especially during challenging times. Why, because we deliver news well in advance of others.

The Wicomico County Board of Education has gone so far as to make sure none of their employees can access Salisbury News. Get this, they have also blocked my e-mail address from their employees as well. 

Are they that afraid of us. Do they not realize Salisbury News usually breaks news well before any other local media news source. Do they not want parents knowing what is going on with the welfare of their children. 

Let me give you a little HINT. We've been around for NINE YEARS. We continue to get inside information, regardless of their censorship attempts. That goes for the Sheriff's Office, Fire Department and other departments/agencies as well. We're not going anywhere.

I guess if you refuse to "play nice" (as Jim Ireton is quoted as saying) then your out of the loop. That's OK though, we still deliver before everyone else because WE CARE about your best interest and welfare.

We would like to thank all of our media partners for their help in keeping Marylanders informed about our weather events of the last 24 hours or so. Your special reports and weather-related blogs and discussions were appreciated, in addition to your regular reporting.
The state EOC will be returning to Level 4 (our normal ready state) at 8 p.m. tonight. The Joint Information Center phone line is no longer being staffed. If you need any interviews or updates tonight or early tomorrow.
If you merely want updates of power outages, please go to our web site at and click on the "Power Outages" tab.
Thanks again for all of your help.

Edward J. McDonough


Anonymous said...

No need for BOE employees to be on Salisbury News while on the clock. Your statement "not allowed" is not completely true because after my working hours (as a teacher) I use my own time and and my own electronics to read Salisbury News and any other site of my choosing.

JoeAlbero said...

anonymous 1:43, I'm going to refrain from what I was originally going to say but I will say this. I feel for those children you are teaching on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

3:48 PM