Friday, May 27, 2011
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates men and women who died while in military service to the United States. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
If something comes up I will make a post about it so check back, but otherwise enjoy your weekend and remember what it's about
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/27/2011 04:05:00 PM
Jim Ireton’s office for reprogramming the use of Community Block Development Grants (CDBG) funds,
currently slated for demolition of the former Linens of the Week property at the corner of Anne and Short
streets. By a 4-to-1 straw poll consensus, the council determined that tying up the limited federal resources
of CDBG funds for a single project at the expense of others that have a track record of benefitting
neighborhoods and residents throughout the city was inadvisable.
“The discussion of what to do about the former Linens property, how to do it, and what it will cost is
separate from that of the use of the coming year’s CDBG funds,” said Council President Terry E. Cohen.
“CDBG funds have long been the foundation of success for programs that assist the homeless, stabilize
homeownership and neighborhoods, add needed infrastructure and accomplish other core services for lowand
moderate-income communities and residents in Salisbury. The mayor stated it’s possible to reprogram
the funds. The council would like to do so and see the funding leveraged for a wider impact throughout the
city, rather than have the funds tied up in just one project,” Cohen stated.
As soon as the mayor’s office can provide the requested information, a legislative action by council will be
scheduled. Cohen also noted the importance of the administration involving the council prior to any further
investment of city staff time and expense in preparing for the disposition of the contaminated property.
“The city now owns the property due to the action of the previous council, but it is this current council that
will have the responsibility for deciding what happens to it next. The city can avoid the liabilities, legal
questions, inconvenience and possible waste of staff time and resources associated with projects like Onley
Road/Bateman, the “Bricks,” and the recent Disproportionate Minority Contact grant if the city council is
brought into the decision-making process early on rather than when it is time to take the vote,” Cohen
Cohen concluded her brief statement with an optimistic assessment, saying, “The mayor has a council that
will work with him in true partnership to jointly achieve the best outcomes for our citizens, and I hope he
will avail himself of this valuable opportunity.”
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/27/2011 02:11:00 PM
"It seems as though your Somerset contact is not so reliable when it comes to Somerset News. So here goes. Mrs. Linamen was only 'transferred' because what the county actually wanted to do was close Deal Island School. However with much debate from DI parents, Dr. Brofee and the Board decided to do much like they did years ago with Smith Island. Have a 'teacher-in-charge', and move Mrs. Linamen to where she is needed. There are many positions at DI that have been changed. Some have been given double assignments so that people will not lose their jobs or be replaced. Dr. Brofee and the board are trying to keep the parents happy and I'll give her cudos for that, but eventually that school will have to close."
Thank you so much to this new source that provided me with the whole story
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