In Exclusive Interview, Inmate Talks About Addiction, Recovery, Teaching Fellow Prisoners About Accountability In Jail, His Future

Chase Fehrenbach was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2008 for armed robbery , theft and burglary, crimes he said he committed to fund his heroin addiction. He is pictured with a dog he helped rehabilitate through his prisons outreach Paws fora  Cause Program.

GEORGETOWN, Del. — For the last eight years, 32-year-old coastal Delaware native Chase Fehrenbach has woken up each morning in a small, cold jail cell in Sussex Correctional Institute (SCI) in Georgetown, Del. He doesn’t look like most of the other hardened criminals who reside behind the walls and the razor wire fences of one… Read more »

Repeat Offender Ordinance Headed To Council; Ocean City Could Pass As Emergency Measure

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week advanced an ordinance that will, if approved, enhance penalties for those issued civil citations for various offenses but flaunt the law and continue the same illegal activity throughout the same day. Last month, the Police Commission began cursory discussions about enhanced subsequent penalties for individuals who might receive… Read more »

Curing Our Coast Series Looks At Enforcement As Reporter Goes Undercover With Detectives

OCEAN CITY — Sergeant Shawn Jones of the Ocean City Police Department’s Narcotics Unit calmly adjusts his bullet proof vest as he sits in the passenger seat of an undercover vehicle. He’s carefully watching cars traverse along a backroad of southern Delaware, near Selbyville. He’s looking for junkies, and his eyes are transfixed on one… Read more »

Council Updated On Median Fence Project

OCEAN CITY — The dune-style median fence project for Coastal Highway continues to move forward after State Highway Administration (SHA) officials this week provided the Mayor and Council with an update. SHA District Engineer Donnie Drewer and Assistant District Engineer Dallas Baker on Tuesday briefed the Mayor and Council on a variety of projects in… Read more »

Legislators Seek New Strategy On Post-Labor Day Start Goal

OCEAN CITY– The 436th legislative session may be over in Annapolis, but if Wednesday’s Ocean City Economic Development Committee Meeting is any indication, planning for next year’s session is well underway on the local level. Ocean City business owners and community leaders listened intently on Wednesday morning at the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel as Senator Jim… Read more »

County’s Budget Hearing Focuses On Education Funding

We know people make the difference,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson said. “Parents surveyed see the connection between the education their children receive and assuring that educators are compensated fairly.”

SNOW HILL – Requests for funding teacher salary increases and technology for local schools again highlighted Worcester County’s annual budget hearing. On Tuesday evening, dozens of county residents attended a public hearing on Worcester County’s proposed $194 million budget for fiscal year 2017. Comments from those present focused primarily on the need to support education… Read more »

‘Aggressive Timetable’ In Place For OC Median Project

OCEAN CITY — With the dune-style median fence project moving right along, resort officials last week vowed to remain active through the design process. The State Highway Administration (SHA) last month held a public informational hearing on the somewhat controversial dune-style fence down the center median of Coastal Highway from the Convention Center to Route… Read more »

Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Years; Website Lists All Restaurants, Menus

OCEAN CITY — It’s that delicious time of year again; Restaurant Week returns April 17 and runs through May 1. More than 20 restaurants have created special menus around several different price points. “Different customers prefer different experiences and menus. Foodies prefer more twists on the menu, while others want more traditional items, and we… Read more »