More than 14-hundred victims of former pediatrician Earl Bradley who was convicted was of child molestation have received letters outlining the amount of money they will get from a $122 million settlement of a class action lawsuit.
The money comes from Beebe Medical Center, the Medical Society of Delaware and a handful of doctors.
Beebe Medical Center once employed Bradley and has been accused of knowing he was a threat but fail to report him to authorities.
The hospital had cleared him of wrongdoing involving his treatment of young girls.
On the eve of today’s Mayoral election in Newark around 350 union members rallied outside the old Chrysler plant on the University of Delaware Campus in support of construction of The Data Centers LLC data facility.
The company says the $1-billion project would bring 290 permanent full-time jobs.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - While Maryland public schools scored above national averages on a recent national reading assessment, the state had blocked more than half of English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking the test.
The Washington Post reports Maryland excluded 62 percent of students in the two categories from the fourth-grade reading test. The state blocked 60 percent of those students from taking the eighth-grade reading test.
Around 74-hundred boxes of chicken, canned and dry goods were packed yesterday at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville by volunteers that will go out to roughly 60 churches, shelters, food pantries and social service agencies on Delmarva.
That’s 500 boxes more than last year.
Roger Marino, corporate director of community relations for the company, told the Wilmington News Journal that when he started 19 years ago they packed only 300 boxes.
The Somerset County Public Library System has a new director.
She is Gail Sheldon who is currently head of a public library in Alabama.
Her start date is January 2nd.
She will be visiting the county during the second week of December to meet with the library board, staff and other officials.
Deborah Parker, president of the Somerset County Library Board of Trustees, told the Salisbury Daily Times that one of the key challenges facing Sheldon will be the construction of the new building for the Crisfield branch.
Newark voters will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new Mayor replacing outgoing Vance Funk – a race that has attracted a lot of money and attention.
A key issue in the election is the planned 900-thousand square foot data center with its 248-magawatt gas-fired power plant on the old Chrysler site on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark.
On the line are an expected new 340 jobs for the area.
And, it has united business groups and union leaders who say it will bring in $1.5 million in annual property taxes for the city.
DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) - A new town commissioner in Dewey Beach is resigning after less than two months in office.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Commissioner Ellen Danaher cited health concerns in a letter to commissioners released this month.
Mayor Diane Hanson says there is no deadline to fill the seat. The interim council member would fill an almost two-year term. Hanson says the council will likely not have a decision until the new year.