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The downtown branch of the Wicomico Public Library has seen completion the first phase of renovation.

The restrooms last updated in 1980 have been replaced bringing them up to code to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In addition, the library received new flooring.

The second phase will modernize the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

That work is expected to start in the next few months.

Funding for the work comes from Wicomico County and a grant from the Maryland Capital Grants for Libraries Program.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Hogan will deliver remarks at the Maryland Department of Disabilities on Friday in Annapolis. The governor will deliver a keynote address that gives a Maryland perspective on the ADA.

The department has been hosting a traveling tour throughout the state that runs through August in celebration of the anniversary.

Karen Goss, director of the mid-Atlantic ADA Center, is scheduled to speak at the reception.

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Dover’s old library is up for sale with an appraisal of $1.6 million.

The city council members voted last week to seek a private real estate company to handle the deal.

WBOC reports that Mayor Robin Christiansen says there have been several offers in the past for the property.

The Mayor says that the building can be used as is and that it is in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - An ex-Wicomico County parole officer states in a lawsuit that a co-worker's comments about the rape of one of her relatives by Dr. Earl Bradley created a hostile work environment.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports Rennae Elizabeth Ott filed the lawsuit on Oct. 10, claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit states that officials forced Ott to resign after denying her request to be transferred out of the Salisbury field office.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for Delaware’s Board of Parole are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor in a lawsuit filed by a convicted killer.

Board attorneys filed a motion for summary judgment this week in a lawsuit brought by Steven A. White in 2011.

According to court papers, White was high on drugs when he fatally stabbed his aunt and uncle in 1977 in order to steal prescription drugs. White claims he was denied parole in 2009 because of his substance abuse history, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Maryland celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Brown is also a candidate for governor in the Democratic primary next year.

The event at the University of Maryland Baltimore County will include presentations that focus on employment opportunities.

The event is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Disabilities.