Bridge Lights Back On At Centerville Road

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Bridge Inspection Will Require Daytime Lane Closures on Old Capital Trail

Bridge Inspection Will Require Daytime Lane Closures on Old Capital Trail 

Marshallton -- WHEN: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 

Rain date: Thursday, March 6 same time frame 

WHERE: Old Capital Trail (Bridge over Red Clay Creek) between Stanton Road and Newport Road 

WHAT: DelDOT's bridge management section will be inspecting the bridge, as part of its regular inspection program. 

Motorists should use caution for the bridge inspectors and shifting of lanes on Old Capital Trail. 


Amish Mill owner fined $23,000

Amish Mill owner fined $23,000

By Aaron Nathans, The News Journal

A hearing examiner has found the owner of the Amish Mill furniture store violated consumer protection laws and must pay $23,000 in fines, the Delaware Department of Justice reported Wednesday.

Last year, Attorney General Beau Biden's Consumer Protection Unit filed an administrative complaint against Michael D. Wharton, owner of the Amish Mill, at 101 Greenbank Road near Prices Corner.

The complaint included allegations Wharton would promise furniture by a certain date but not deliver, and that Wharton would impose additional fees for customers who called to check on the order or complained.

In an opinion signed Monday and released Wednesday, administrative hearing officer Leonard Togman agreed with the allegations in the complaint, and determined Wharton had committed 23 violations of Delaware's Consumer Fraud Act.

"One would expect that a businessman who was having legitimate problems with suppliers to be contrite, offer refunds or in some way accommodate the customer over an item's extreme lateness," the officer wrote.

"Mr. Wharton's anger with customers when they inquired about their items is indicative of someone, who, viewing some customers negatively and with a sense of entitlement, sought to drive them away and keep their money."

In an interview, Wharton said he has not defrauded anyone, and said Biden might be using him to advance his political career. Some customers who were protesting did not come in to pick up their orders deliberately, he said.

"We stick to our moral values, our world of the truth. We're not here to deceive or defraud anybody," Wharton said. He said he has not levied any such extra fees, although he said information about the fees is clearly posted.

Wharton denied he was antagonistic toward customers, but he said some customers come in angry, "and when they don't get their way, it's their way to blame it on somebody else."

The hearing officer also continued a cease-and-desist order originally issued by Biden's office that would penalize Wharton for assessing undisclosed fees, and retaining customer deposits for items he fails to deliver on time.

Several customers have received their long-delayed orders, and others have received refunds, since the Consumer Protection Unit began its investigation, Biden's office reported.


Town Hall meeting at Cedars UMC Fellowship Hall 7-9 PM on Monday, March 10th 2014


I was given your name by Rep. Kimberly Williams to distribute to members of your civic association. 

Rep. Williams, Sen Patricia Blevins and Dir of the DE Development Office, Alan Levin, are coming to our district for a Town Hall meeting at Cedars UMC Fellowship Hall 7-9 PM on Monday, March 10.  They want to present what's important in the upcoming legislative agenda and hear your input.

I expect education policy, the future of Boxwood, the proposed gas tax increase, and related issues will all be on the agenda. 

Scout troop 54 will open the meeting and refreshments will be provided by the Church. 

Please distribute and call the office to reserve a place so we have an idea about seating and feeding.  Please encourage people to pass these along to neighbors and friends in our district. 

Here is a Google map link to the Church, which is at Harrison and Maple a block in from Rte 41 (NOT Cedars UCC on Greenbank).  https://goo.gl/maps/YKyOI


Rev. Bill Innes
Christ and Cedars United Methodist Churches


NCCPD Hosts Youth Empowerment Sessions

NCCPD Hosts Youth Empowerment Sessions

The New Castle County Division of Police is proud to present the Youth Empowerment Program. The program is divided into two portions. The first portion consists of evening information sessions entitled, “Y.E.S. Youth Empowerment Sessions,” held once a month for nine months beginning in February 2014. The sessions, held at the headquarters of New Castle County Public Safety,  will focus on several topics of concern to today’s youth including Dating violence, Youth & the Law, Bullying, Prescription Drug Abuse, Internet Safety, and Personal Safety Protection Techniques.

The second portion of the Youth Empowerment Program will be solely  focused on female youth.  A two-week boot camp will be offered to 21 females who regularly attend the monthly sessions.  The camp will be held in June 2014.

The goal of the Youth Empowerment Program is to encompass numerous prevention strategies that will teach valuable information to both juveniles and their families.  The program administrators will seek out youth who will benefit from their participation in this educational program.

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