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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Letter To The Editor From Lynn Dodenhoff On Mike McDermott

This is a subject that I can certainly speak on, so if I may have a few moments of reflection....What can I say about Mike McDermott? I suppose I should start on a positive note. Mike McDermott did sponsor a Bill that ultimately passed into law "The Sheddy-Bennett Act". I do appreciate his part in the process but lets not forget that this was a joint effort. Lets not forget prosecutors from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties were present to show their support. Myself and Whitney Bennett's mother testified in front of the house and senate. Reliving our daughters murders and cover ups to elected officials that had the power to make a difference in the lives of future survivors of violent crime. This was a common sense law and I was happy to play a part in its passage. Knowing that my daughter did not die in vain is a comfort. However, there is another side, an ugly side, if you will...

My first encounter with Mike McDermott was over the phone concerning my daughters disappearance. I can hear his voice like it was yesterday...Detective McDermott asked me what I needed. I explained that I wanted to be kept in the loop concerning my daughters case. Within moments Detective McDermott informed me that my daughter was a sponge on society because of her lack of work history. He said that she had run off on a drunken drug binge and abandoned her children. He even went so far as to get a warrant for her arrest for child abandonment. Who talks to a mother of a missing person like that? Mike McDermott does. If there is any doubt that this conversation happened, I am here to tell you that it did. Has McDermott ever apologized? No. Do I expect one? No. Do I want one? Not anymore, it really isn't important to me because I have forgiven his words. But make no mistake, I will never forget them.
If this behavior is something you agree with then by all means vote McDermott.

All I can do is share my experience with you.

In closing...I met Jim Mathias once. In those few minutes of introduction Mr. Mathias made me feel as though I mattered and apologized to me for all that my family had gone through with the loss of my daughter. This speaks volumes when character is an issue, and character is indeed an issue! I suppose I have rambled on enough I just thought it important that I speak up about a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Lowereasternshorenews endorses Carl Anderton Jr For Maryland House of Delegates 38b


Carl brings new energy to this important job representing the Eastern Shore, it's time for change

Addie Eckardt For State Senator District 37


What a terrific representative for the Shore , Addie is amazing.

Rick Pollitt For County Executive


Rick Pollitt has been at the helm during some rough seas and deserves the chance now that the seas are calmer to see where he can take the ship.

Lowereasternshorenews Endorses Jim Mathias For Maryland State Senate District 38

Lowereasternshorenews endorses Jim Mathias for Maryland State Senate District 38. I do not agree with everything that Jim supports, but he is the only one in the race that can work across the aisle to get things done in Annapolis. He opposed the gun control bill by voting no which is important in my book and also supported our Conservative roots by not supporting the Gay Marriage bill. Jim Mathias is one of the best representatives of our area you could ask for and I gladly endorse, support and will vote for Jim In November

Lowereasternshorenews.com Endorses Josh Hastings For County Council






Lowereasternshorenews.com endorses Josh Hastings for Wicomico County Council. Josh brings to the table fresh ideas and a younger perspective to the future of our County.

Lowereasternshorenews.com Proudly Endorses John Cannon and Matt Holloway For County Council At Large



Lowereasternshorenews.com proudly endorses John Cannon and Matt Holloway for Wicomico County Council at large. Matt and John both have been able to cross party lines and do what is best for Wicomico County and I will be voting for them in November

Be Here At 5pm for A Very Special Letter To The Editor

Lowereasternshorenews.com endorses Mary Beth Carozza For State Delegate District 38C



Lowereasternshorenews.com endorses Mary Beth Carozza For State Delegate. Mary Beth will do an amazing job representing the Citizens in her District and I fully endorse her for this job. 

Lowereasternshorenews.com endorses MJ Caldwell for Circuit Court Judge


Lowereasternshorenews.com endorses M.J. Caldwell for Circuit Court Judge. M.J. has the experience to handle the heavy workload that a Circuit Court Judge has to deal with.

Lowereasternshorenews.com Endorses Johnny Mautz and Chris Adams For State Delegate District 37B


Lowereasternshorenews.com Endorses Charles Otto For State Delegate District 38A


Lowereasternshorenews endorses Charles Otto for State Delegate District 38A. Charles is a great representative for the Eastern Shore in Annapolis. I proudly endorse him for another term as State Delegate in District 38A

This Afternoon I will Be Doing My Final Recommendations For November 4th Elections


This afternoon I am closing the door on the local political races by making my final recommendations for the voters and moving onto the news itself. Be sure to vote November 4th and I will have full coverage of the early voting and election day itself with the results, but I tire of the nonsense, so lets get it out of the way and move on .

Jocori Scarborough Guilty Of Second Degree Rape


Incredible Wicomico County Council Expenditure Reports Showing Massive Reimbursements To Bob Culver




Click on image above to enlarge. The document shows the Council expenses from 2011 forward.

Only 4 Council Members asked for Reimbursements for Expenses. Gail Barktovich, Joe Holloway, Sheree Sample Hughes and Bob Culver.

Gail Barktovich asked for 34 Dollars over the 4 years
Joe Holloway asked for 508.79
Sheree Sample Hughes asked for 555.86
BOB CULVER 5,565.50 AS SHOWN BELOW



As much has been made regarding expenditures of Rick Pollitt and members of the Board of Education this insane amount of taxpayer reimbursement to one Council member is beyond mind blowing. 


I was not even going to make a post of this because I wanted things to just play out but the fact that Bob's guilty conscience made him go to his buddy to post a rebuttal for fear of what I might post changed my mind. I hadn't even received all the info I had asked for yet from Melissa so I was in no way ready to make the post as I wanted more detail of the costs, but since he has now openly admitted to gouging the taxpayers to cover his travel costs to thousand of dollars It deserves to be posted. 

Mike McDermott Terrible For Victim's Families


Mike McDermott is absolutely one of the worst Police Officers when it comes to thinking of Victims families.

For all you die hard Republicans that are blinded by the R after a name, how about considering Mike McDermott from a human prospective instead of by his rhetoric he spews to you.

Mike McDermott has a terrible holier than thou chip on his shoulder that shows itself when he is not giving his song and dance to the sheep that fall on his every word..

Christine Sheddy a beautiful Mother of three small children who had been murdered and buried behind the bed and breakfast is a perfect example. Mike McDermott in the process of his shoddy Police work decided that he was going to judge Christine as garbage because of her lifestyle choices by telling her mother Lynn Dodenhoff that she was a sponge on society and insinuated that she had run off on a drug and booze binge and had just abandoned her children.

The entire time Mike was saying these things to her Mother, Christine had been murdered and buried away from her family and loved ones. This clearly regardless of how much you love his bs politics speaks of his character.

This is not the only time McDermott caused a victims family pain, thanks to a viewer tip and some investigation on it I also want to bring up the Charles' Phillip's case.

Mike McDermott in his role as Deputy continued to interview Charles after he had asked to speak to an attorney in regards to the murder of William Niblett.When the case made trial and the family had to sit in the courtroom and listen to the horrid details of the case and got the verdict they had hoped for had to then be informed that they had to do it all over again  because of McDermott not stopping an interview when the Defendant asked for an Attorney.




Mike McDermott thinks he is better than you, his entire life looking down at people that he thinks are inferior to him. This is not the kind of person we need in Annapolis representing the decent folk of this area. I want someone that will sit with victims families and not pass judgement on their lifestyle like McDermott does.

That person is Jim Mathias

Somerset County Sheriff's Office reports most recent arrests

Joseph Allen Burdine of Salisbury, arrested 10-7-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Burdine was released on an unsecured bond.



Troy Scott Kale of Deal Island, criminal summons served 10-11-14 for 2nd degree assault. Kale was released on signature pending court actions.



Shontell Lanise Bivens of Princess Anne charged 10-12-14 for driving without a driver’s license. Bivens was released on citation.



Logan Lee Snyder of Princess Anne, arrested 10-16-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Snyder was held on a $1,600.00 bond.



Lee Emanual Bolden of Salisbury, arrested 10-20-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Bolden was held on a $25,000 bond.



Maurice Turner 3rd of Princess Anne, arrested 10-20-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Turner was held on a $250.00 bond.





Monday, October 20, 2014

Tomorrow Morning I Will Have An Explosive Post Of Investigative Reporting That Will Change Things

 9AM

Salisbury Chamber Of Commerce Meeting November 5th


Breaking News On Troy Durham


Troy Durham the man behind the lawsuit against Sheriff Bobby Jones who was in the news a few months back for some activity involving a check welfare of a lady he was seeing , now finds himself facing possible termination over his activities surrounding that case.

A Disciplinary Board today found him guilty and recommended his termination from the Somerset County Sheriff's Department. He is suspended with pay pending a decision by the Sheriff on what course to take with Troy.

Natural resource police graduation

Officer Gina Tyler graduates the Natural Resources Police Academy Saturday, the 18th after 28 weeks of intense training.  Gina Tyler, a native of Somerset County recently left the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office after serving for three years, pictured from left to right, Deputy Danny Tyler (retired DNR officer) Sgt. Billy Bradford, Officer Gina Tyler, Officer 1st class Troy Brimer (DNR officer) Deputy Tommy Shores (retired DNR) and Deputy Victor Kulynycz  (retired DNR)

Letter To Editor On Wind Turbine Issues


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16,2014
DUKE ENERGY's Shirley Wind Turbines Declared a "HUMAN HEALTH HAZARD"

DENMARK, WI - At the October 14, 2014 Brown County Board of Health meeting, a motion was unanimously approved declaring the Shirley Wind turbines a "Human Health Hazard". The text of the unanimously approved motion reads:

"To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines at Shirley Wind Project in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, WI. A Human Health Hazard for all people (residents, workers, visitors, and sensitive passersby) who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health."


We applaud the integrity of the Brown County Board of Health in the work they have done to carry out their mission to 'promote individual and community health'. They have been deeply involved in trying to resolve the public health crisis that has existed in the Town of Glenmore since Emerging Energies of Wisconsin built the industrial wind project there in 2010. The project has been sold twice since its construction and is now owned by the renewables arm of Duke Energy, with Wisconsin Public Service purchasing the electricity.


Since the erection of the 8 turbines in Glenmore, among the largest in the United States at just under 500 feet tall, three families have vacated the homes they still own and complaints involving over 75 people in the project area have been filed with the Brown County Board of Health (including affidavits representing over 50 people that have been submitted to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin). The root of the complaints and the home abandonments are the conditions created by Shirley Wind, allege the residents.


The declaration of Duke's Shirley Wind turbines as "Human Health Hazards" follow a year long study linking the signature of inaudible low frequency noise (created by the passing of the massive turbine blades past their supporting towers) to the homes that have been abandoned and to the homes where people continue to suffer. The Board of Health was asked to look at the study's raw data, the evidence linking the sound data to the wind turbines, peer-reviewed medical research and the complaints of the people living in the conditions around Duke's Shirley Wind project. They looked at the facts, they listened to the residents, they studied the medical literature, and then made the connection between Shirley Wind's operations and the suffering in Glenmore - declaring the wind turbines a "Human Health Hazard".
The Brown County Board of Health, the Brown County Human Services Committee, and the Brown County Board of Supervisors have all taken action on the wind turbine issue over the past four years. When resolutions have been sent to the State of Wisconsin to conduct the studies that their own PSC-funded testing called for, nothing was done. When emergency relocation aide was requested for those families forced from or suffering in their homes, the request was ignored. When they endorsed the 'Wisconsin Citizens Safe Wind Siting Guidelines' which includes science-based protections from low frequency noise, they were summarily dismissed. Brown County has now recognized this as a public health issue caused by the operation of Duke’s Shirley Wind.


The State of Wisconsin has stripped the right of towns and counties to responsibly site wind turbines in their own communities and have created state-wide siting rules with little protection for families forced to live in wind projects. The State refuses to recognize the health impacts around its existing wind turbine installations and draft better protections for future projects. By ignoring these impacts, they are dooming more communities to the same fate as the Town of Glenmore.

Susie Stiltner Missing












Boy Scouts of America Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast set for Veteran’s Day

Boy Scouts of America Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast set for Veteran’s Day



Salisbury, MD – The 2014 Boy Scouts of America Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast will be held on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. The keynote speaker will be Major General James A. Adkins, Adjutant General of Maryland.



For over 104 years, Scouting's young men have declared on their honor to do their best in their duty to God in the Scout Oath. We are reminded in the twelfth point of the Scout Law; to always be reverent. Sir Baden Powell, founder of Scouting said, "Duty to God is an integral part of the Scouting program. There is no religious side to the Scout movement. The whole of it is based on religion; that is on becoming aware of God and His Service." The event will honor God and the over 10,000 youth on the Delmarva peninsula who pledge their duty to God. The community is invited to celebrate the 12th point of the Scout Law - "A Scout Is Reverent."



Doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the event will begin at 7 a.m. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at http://www.delmarvacouncil.org/event/1605254.

SPD Shoplifting Arrests


City Of Salisbury Continues Inspecting City Services This Week

The City of Salisbury Department of Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance, Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and the Department of Building Permits & Inspections will be performing a saturation of City services in the Areas of Buena Vista Avenue to Washington Street and over to Snow Hill Road during the week of October 20 – 24, 2014.

During this effort, City departments will educate property owners and residents about property maintenance codes, available City services, and provide smoke detectors to those in need. The Department of Public Works will be performing street sweeping, tree trimming, water & sewer cleaning and inspections, sewer flushing, and spraying weeds with the weed busters program. The Salisbury Police Department will have the Princeton Avenue Substation open to the public during this effort.

“This effort continues our work in the areas between College Avenue and Snow Hill Road.” noted Mayor Jim Ireton. “Public Works is cleaning and maintaining streets, Salisbury Fire Department is making residences safer for citizens, the police are engaging in community policing initiatives, and Neighborhood Services is improving the quality of our housing stock. We build on the tremendous effort of the last saturation in Princeton Homes, which made it possible for us to identify street lights that needed fixing, potholes in streets, houses that were vacant and unregistered, and quite a few vehicles that hadn't moved in a long time. We appreciate citizens opening their doors and partnering with us in our efforts to increase the quality of the health and safety of our citizens.”

Any questions can be directed to Susan Phillips, Director, Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance (410) 341-9550.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Needs Your Help

On August 17, 2014, the below pictured subjects utilized a stolen credit card to make several purchases at the Berlin Wal-Mart. Surveillance video was obtained and showed the suspects using the card and the vehicle that they were operating. 


The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation is attempting to identify the above pictured suspects. Anyone with information regarding their identities is requested to contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (410-632-1111).




Jocori M.Scarborough Trial Begins Today


Jocori Scarborough is accused of raping a female student in Parkside High School . He has pleaded not guilty. His trial begins in today in Wicomico County


Easton Police Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
October 20, 2014
On October 19, 2014 officers responded to an accident involving a ambulance at Dover and West Streets. Harvey Greenwald, 74, of New York was driving a mini-van on Dover Street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the path of the ambulance. The ambulance, a Talbot County EMS unit was traveling on West Street just after leaving the hospital. There were no patients on the EMS unit at the time of the accident. There were no apparent injuries, however the EMS workers went to the hospital afterwards to be checked. Both vehicles had to be towed. Greenwald was charged with failing to yield the right of way.