Alleged Gunpoint Rapist Cleared Of All Charges

SNOW HILL – A Seaford, Del. man accused of first-degree rape and first-degree assault for allegedly raping his former girlfriend at knifepoint and gunpoint at a downtown Ocean City residence last March was officially cleared of all of the charges this week after a two-day trial.Juan Vicente-Morales, 33, of Seaford, appeared in Circuit Court this… Read more »

City Council News Briefs

OCEAN CITY – In a regular session of the Mayor and City Council Monday night, a variety of topics were addressed and voted on. The following is a brief look at issues:New AppointmentsChris Shanahan, co-owner of K-Coast Surf Shops, was appointed to serve as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.Walter “Buck” Mann, of… Read more »

County To Enter Prescription Drug Discount Program

SNOW HILL – On Tuesday, the County Commissioners approved county enrollment in a program to provide free prescription drug discount cards to local citizens.The discount drug card program, established by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with Caremark pharmaceutical services company, is free and covers the entire family.There is no word yet on… Read more »

County’s Public Comment Stance Unknown

SNOW HILL – No elected official reported the outcome of the County Commissioners’ private discussion of its public comment policy at Tuesday’s meeting, but one thing is clear: open comments from the public are still not permitted. The commissioners reportedly made some kind of decision on public comments, but there was no announcement of any change… Read more »

A Reporter’s View

BERLIN – The reality of the County Commissioners’ no public comment policy was brought home this week when they ignored this reporter’s questions after the last item of the day.Obviously smarting from an extensive article published in last week’s issue on the lack of public comment at commissioner meetings and the capricious nature of the… Read more »

New Tech High School Project On Target

SNOW HILL – The new Worcester County Technical High School is slightly behind schedule, but the time is being made up, project supervisors reported to the County Commissioners this week. “We’re just a little off on our timeline, but we’re catching up,” said Board of Education President Gary Mumford.The journey to the new high school, now… Read more »