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12:44 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Charges Against Former Wicomico State's Attorney Held Inactive

 

        The criminal charge against a former Wicomico County state's attorney Davis Ruark was placed on the inactive docket during a District Court hearing this morning.

        The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ruark was taken into custody by Salisbury police officers in October  after a former girlfriend alleged he violated the civil peace order filed against him.

         But a Frederick County assistant state's attorney who is prosecuting the case asked the court to amend the charge to failure to comply with a peace order.

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12:37 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Delaware Coastal Cities Balance Interests of Visitors and Fulltime Residents

 

        REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - New commissioners in Delaware's beach towns say their biggest challenge is balancing the interests of full-time residents and those who visit or live there part-time.

     Mark Hunker, the newest commissioner in Rehoboth Beach, tells The Daily Times that his vote goes to what he believes the community needs, and he favors the masses over the few. Hunker, who is gay and owns two restaurants, says he doesn't want to represent only gay community interests or business interests.

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12:30 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Salisbury City Council to Hear from Public on Harbor Pointe Assessment District

 

              The Salisbury City Council is set to hear from the public tonight and take an initial vote on a special assessment district that would pay for the cost of a sidewalk in the Harbor Pointe neighborhood.

            The local home owners have come to the city several times before asking that the municipality put in a sidewalk on Harbor Pointe Drive from Pemberton Drive to Anchors Way.

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5:41 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Maryland State Police Searching for Pocomoke Couple

 

POCOMOKE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are looking for an elderly couple who left Pocomoke to move to Florida and have not been heard from for more than a week.

Ninety-one-year-old Merton S. Cowger and 92-year-old Virginia W. Hooper packed all their belongings on Feb. 15 and left to move to Okeechobee, Fla. On Feb. 21, Hooper's daughter contacted Maryland authorities and said she had not heard from her mother for four days. The couple still has not been heard from.

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5:16 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Easton Town Council Approves Mandatory Recycling

    With an ordinance that was passed this week, Easton residents could participate in a mandatory recycling program by mid-summer.
    The Easton Town Council passed Ordinance 589 in a 4 to 0 vote. Council Member Len Wendowski abstained from voting, saying that he was concerned that the recycling fees are open-ended. The Town has not settled on a fee for the service, as a contractor has not been selected, but current estimates set the fee at $6.00 per month per residence.

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5:13 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

MD, DE: $26 Million In Tax Refunds Unclaimed

 

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9:52 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Delmarva Today 02-24-2012

"Ye Bare and Ye Cubb" is believed to be the first English language play performed in the New World. As a portent of the future, it had a rebellious nature.

 

Guests:

Professor Joel Eis...has written a work called "The Play in August"..which tell a tight, imaginative story of how it may have come about.

Dr. Ray Thompson...Director of the Nabb Resource Center for Delmarva History and Culture

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5:55 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Man Arrested For Illegally Establishing a Barn Residency

     The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect on Wednesday, charged with trespassing and burglary, after the suspect allegedly set up his residence inside a private barn.
     Officials say they received a burglary complaint from a property owner last night around 6:50 p.m. When a deputy arrived at the property, located on West Line Road in Delmar, Md., he found 20-year-old Ryan Moore of Laurel, De., inside of the owner's barn.

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5:47 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

DSU Mobile Education Bus Hits the Road

   

     A mobile classroom, fashioned inside a Delaware State University bus, is hitting the road in Sussex and Kent Counties, bringing business and agriculture-related education to Delaware residents.

     The Mobil Entrepreneurial Program, or MET, was created by Delaware State University's Center for Enterprise Development and its College of Agriculture. The purpose of the bus is to provide residents in undeserved rural areas, with the opportunity to receive business training and learn new technology. The bus is outfitted with computers, WI-FI, desktops and seating.

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12:16 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Virginia Senate Committee Approves Personhood Amendment

 

     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill that would define life as starting at conception has been approved in a key Senate committee.

     Eight Republicans voted for the measure, and the committee's seven Democrats opposed it after an hour-long hearing on the bill that is similar to one in Missouri.

     The bill passed after an amendment clarifying that no provision in it would restrict the use of federally approved contraception.

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11:16 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Traffic Patterns Set to Change at PRMC

     Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s current operating room renovation and expansion project will result in temporary traffic pattern changes beginning this weekend.

      Even with the traffic patterns, which will change around PRMC’s Same Day Surgery and Labor and Delivery entrance on Vine Street, patients and visitors will still be able to access the building, as the entrance and sidewalk will still be open. That same entrance will be closed on February 25 for vehicles only.

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9:05 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Maryland Senate To Take Up Gay Marriage Legislation

 

       ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is set to debate and vote on a bill that would legalize gay marriage.

     After a request by Republicans to delay the measure, discussion is expected to begin Thursday morning.

     Debate comes less than a week after the House of Delegates barely passed the bill.

     Last year, the Senate passed a similar proposal 25-21 and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said the vote is not expected to change.

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9:03 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Hare's Corner Postal Processing Center Saved in Delaware

 

        WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's congressional delegation says the state's sole mail processing center has been saved from closure.

     The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service had targeted the Hares Corner site to close as part of the agency's nationwide consolidation plan.

     Government and business leaders lobbied to save the site, arguing that it would hurt their businesses if it closed.

     The decision to keep the postal facility open was first reported.

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8:59 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Delay in Wind Power Plans for Crisfield Sewage Treatment Plant

 

           There will be a delay in the construction of a wind turbine to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant…after city officials found out this week  that they would have to shell out $35-thousand to Delmarva Power for a study on how it would affect the power grid.

            Mayor Percy Purnell told the Salisbury Daily Times that the town does not have the money.

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8:56 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Parking Rates To Go Up in Ocean City

 

            It’s going to be more expensive to park in Ocean City.

            The resort’s town council approved this week a price hike from $1 to $1.50 at the street meters from the Inlet to 10th street.

            The increase is expected to produce a half a million dollar annually that will go to the backlog of street repairs.

            Meanwhile…Monday through Thursday parking will be free during the shoulder season that is between mid-April through Memorial Day and after Labor Day through mid-October.

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5:46 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Curfew Instituted in Laurel Communities

     Laurel Mayor John Shwed and several local authorities instituted an emergency curfew today, in an effort to curb what the Laurel Police Department calls violent criminal and gang related  acts that have occurred
in the Carvel Gardens Communities.

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12:12 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Gay Marriage Vote Delayed in Maryland State Senate

 

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is delaying debate on a bill to legalize gay marriage.

     Republican leaders asked that discussion of the bill and potential amendments be postponed until Thursday.

     Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller said the Senate could gather into the evening that day to consider the bill, which barely passed the House of Delegates last week. Debate could continue Friday before a final vote is taken.

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8:54 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Celebrated in One Man Show

       Abolitionist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass had the honor of being the first African American to receive votes at a national convention of a major party for president.  Story teller and actor Bill Grimmette brings to life this historic figure in a one man show. During an appearance at Salisbury University he talked with Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush about Douglass's journey from slave to adviser of Presidents.

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8:43 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Table Games Could Be Coming To Maryland Under Legislation to be Heard in Annapolis

 

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Senate committee will hold a hearing on a measure to expand gambling in Maryland.

     The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is scheduled to discuss the bill that would pave the way for table games like blackjack. The measure also would allow a casino to be built in Prince George's County.

     Even if General Assembly approves, Maryland voters would have a say on table games and a new casino location in a statewide referendum.

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8:28 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Bill to Stall Implementation of Bay Restoration Rules Heard in Annapolis

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.

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8:26 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Delaware Legislature Reviews Proposed Increased for Medicaid

 

       DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee are mulling over spending for Delaware's costly Medicaid program.

     The Joint Finance Committee is holding hearings on the

     Department of Health and Social Services' proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The committee was to hear Wednesday from the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance.

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8:18 am
Wed February 22, 2012

John Fredericksen Gets Another Term to Head Wicomico County Public Schools

 

            Superintendent John Fredericksen will serve another term to head up the Wicomico County public school system.

            But the vote by the school board was not unanimous.

            Members Carolyn Elmore and Don Fitzgerald opposed a second term.

            And several parents, who showed up at the board meeting, also spoke out against him complaining about the meeting being held at night with Fredericksen in the room.

            Board President Ron Willey said members had received many emails both for and against the reappointment.

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8:16 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Worcester Moving Ahead with Sewer Project for Shopping Center

 

 

          Worcester County has given its nod to plans for water and sewer capacity for the Pines Plaza Center development.

            Local officials will be soliciting proposals for a new connection to be built under route 589 with a public information meeting to be held today at the Ocean Pines library.

            The $2.9 million project would connect the development with the Ocean Pines sewer district.

            If approved work would begin later this year and is expected to be completed by the spring of next year.

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5:42 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

66-foot WWII Gun En Route to Cape Henlopen State Park

 

     LEWES, Del. (AP) — A World War II gun that was once part of the heavy weaponry on the battleship USS Missouri will be making its way to Delaware.

     The 66-foot gun weighing a quarter-million pounds is scheduled to travel by train from Norfolk, Va., to Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, where it will join two similar Army guns. Park officials and a group of volunteers with the Fort Miles Historical Association have been developing a section of the former base into a World War II historical attraction.

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5:13 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Delaware Arts Alliance Selects New Board Members

  

    Five new members have been selected to the Delaware Arts Alliance 2012 Board of Directors.

   Among the new members to the advocacy agency for Delaware arts and culture, architect and jewelry artist Arden Bardol of Dover, real estate developer Henry Cox of Lewes and musician and actor Beth Howlett, a Sussex County resident.

    The new Board Members will serve 3 year terms. The Delaware Arts Council also approved term renewals for 3 current board members, Sheila Bravo, Mary Ann Ehlschlager and Leland Kimball. 

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5:10 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Maryland State Arts Council Recognizes Four Eastern Shore Artists

     

     The Maryland State Arts Council has honored 100 Maryland artists for their work, four of which who claim the Eastern Shore of Maryland as their home.

     Erin Geyelin from Talbot County, was an award recipient in the Non-Classical Music Solo Performance, Frederick Lagno of Queen Anne's County and  Jeanne Anderton of Wicomico County were recipients in the Visual Arts: Photography category and Peter Dudley was a recipient in the Visual Arts: Crafts category.

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4:11 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Senator Coons Gathers Support for VAWA

     

     Today in New Castle County, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, hosted a roundtable discussion, highlighting the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, which is currently awaiting Senate consideration.

     The discussion took place at the New Castle County Department of Public Safety. A dozen representatives from state and local law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations attended the discussion, which outlined measures for preventing domestic violence.

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1:38 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Reported Fire At Food Lion

 

        Fire officials responded to the Food Lion on Snow Hill Road for a reported fire on Monday morning.

        Jill Walbert with the Salisbury Fire Department said when the crews arrived, they did not observe fire or smoke, rather crews found what appeared to be a burned monitor in the heating unit of the building.

         No injuries were recorded, and the incident was placed under control shortly after the arrival of Salisbury’s three fire stations.

  

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1:35 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Seals On Delaware Beaches

 

       Although tourism is down in the winter,  between the months of December and April, Delaware beaches are commonly used as resting grounds for four different species of seals.

      The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute Inc. said in the winter, seals frequently travel from the pupping colonies in the north and make their way to Delaware beaches to rest.

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