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Memorial honors officer who died in Smyrna prison riot - Delmarva Daily Times

Monday, February 20, 2017

American flag from the top of a ladder truck on Sunday, a solemn crowd formed on the Circle in Georgetown to pay tribute to Lt. Steven R. Floyd, a correctional officer with Sussex County roots who was killed in a prison uprising last week.For Connie Steward and Dorine Harmon, it was personal. Both knew Floyd’s mother and the rest of his family.“We all grew up together like sisters and brothers,” said Steward of Millsboro. “He was a very sweet person, too.”Others came to the memorial service even though they didn’t know Floyd, including members of the Masonic Brotherhood of Riders who arrived in Georgetown on their motorcycles.“He’s a brother Mason,” Roland Cohee of Milford said of Floyd. “Whenever a brother falls, we show up to support.”Cohee, a member of Temple 9, said he learned of the service only 45 minutes ahead of time and jumped on his bike to attend.BACKGROUND: Officer's death in prison hostage situation ruled homicide by traumaThe service also drew Delaware Gov. John Carney, who first met privately with family members at Georgetown Town Hall before heading across the street to the Circle.Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideSince Floyd’s death at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on Thursday, Feb. 2, Carney said he had traveled throughout the state and everyone he met expressed their condolences.“He went to work every day knowing that he had a very difficult and dangerous job to do,” the governor said. “And he did it so well and he did it with a smile and he did it with courage.”Carney said the crowd on the Cir...

Battle against heroin moves to the obituary pages - Delmarva Daily Times

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wood said."She was in-your-face outspoken and never walked away from an argument," Wood said. "She was to the left of Bernie (Sanders), so you know she had plenty of arguments growing up here in Sussex County. Sarah didn't stand for bullying and would make it a point to stand up to anyone she caught doing it."She kept her 11:30 p.m. curfew — even at age 19. Academic success came easy for her daughter, Wood said; Sarah was an honor roll student throughout high school and made the dean's list during her first, and only, semester at the University of Delaware.Despite "having everything go for her," Sarah still slipped into drugs and that slip took her life, Wood said."I remember when she learned about drugs in middle school, she got into it, she could draw the chemical signs of all the drugs she learned about," Wood said. "I know there's a reason people self-medicate, but I just don't understand how she got there."Wood, hoping to turn tragedy into help for others, went public with her daughter’s cause of death by listing it in a Dec. 22 obituary appearing in The (Wilmington) News Journal. And that decision, while still uncommon, is being made by more and more families across the country."There’s obviously a shame that many families feel with losing a child to addiction, but it is an illness. Not to downplay the tragedy, but when a family loses a child to cancer, they don’t think twice about listing it in the obituary," said Jim Hood, founder of Facing Addiction, national advocacy group. "But we’ve seen these stigmas before, with breast cancer, HIV/AIDS. People started being open with it and perceptions started to change."According to preliminary numbers for 2016, there was a rise in opioid-related deaths in the Lower Shore of Maryland, as well as in Sussex County, Delaware. Fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, accounted for a 114 percent increase in overdoses for Delaware in the first nine months of...

Washington Street Ale House, Mikimotos owner dies - The News Journal

Monday, January 23, 2017

STORY: DiFonzo Bakery moving back to Wilmington's Little ItalyIt is not yet known who will run Mansoory's restaurants. Mansoory is survived his father Dr. Amir Mansoory, and his mother Janet Mansoory.Sussex County restaurant owner Matt Haley had a transition plan in place before his sudden death in 2014.

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Newton - New Jersey Herald

Monday, October 24, 2016

Water Street (Routes 206 and 94) were closed for a time until the ambulance left the scene. One lane remained closed until about 4 p.m., as police officers and detectives and the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office continued their on-scene investigation.Police officers could be seen talking to several witnesses and at one point, an officer asked two men to separate and not talk to each other, because they may be asked more questions.Newton Police Chief Michael Richards said no summonses had been issued as of Sunday evening and further information will be released once the investigation is complete.Among officers at the scene were Sgt. Frank Philhower, Patrolmen Michael Wolanski, Dan Finkle and Russell Post and Detective Sgt. Dean Coppolella. The Newton Fire Department also responded to the scene to provide assistance. Bruce A. Scruton can also be contacted on Twitter: @brucescrutonNJH or by phone: 973-383-1224.

The real Royal Wedding – what were Victoria and Albert's nuptials actually like? - Radio Times

Monday, September 19, 2016

Who gave the bride away?As her father was dead, Victoria was walked up the aisle by her favourite uncle, The Duke of Sussex.Was the Queen really asked if she’d like to change her vows?The Archbishop of Canterbury actually did approach Victoria and ask if she might like to remove the promise to “obey” her less powerful husband from her vows.The Queen refused.Was Lord Melbourne at Victoria and Albert’s wedding?Yes, he was, and he played quite an important role too. The Prime Minister of the day carried the Sword of State for the nuptials.It’s a broad sword that symbolises the power and authority of the sovereign, is kept among the Crown Jewels, and is carried at the State opening of Parliament to this day.We’re guessing the real life Melbourne didn’t look as though he wanted to chop Albert’s head off with it, though.What was Victoria and Albert’s wedding cake like?It weighed 300lbs, was three yards in circumference and has actually survived until this very day.Someone sold a slice of it for £1500 just last week.Did Queen Victoria really only have a two-day honeymoon?Yes, the pair headed off to Windsor on the afternoon of the wedding, where they remained until Friday.It’s said they spent their time reading, walking, riding and hosting dinner parties, before returning to Buckingham Palace on Friday the 14th of February.How did Victoria describe the day in her famous diary?Her entry, dated February 10th 1840, reads as follows:The last time I slept alone. Got up at a ¼ to 9,- well, and having slept well; and breakfasted at ½ p.9. Mama came before and brought me a Nosegay of orange flowers. My dearest kindest Lehzen gave me a dear little ring. Wrote my journal, and to Lord M. Had my hair dressed and the wreath of orange flowers put on. Saw my precious Albert for the last time alone, as my Bridegroom. Dressed. Saw Uncle, and Ernest who dearest Albert brought up. At ½ p.12 I set off; dearest Albert having gone before. I wore a white satin gown, with a very deep flounce of Honiton lace, imitation of old. I wore my Turkish diamond necklace and earrings, and my Angel's beautiful sapphire broach. Mama and the Duchess of Sutherland went in the carriage with me; I subjoin an account of the whole, which is pretty correct, only that they put in that I cried, and I did not shed one tear the whole time, and some other foolish things about Albert which they have said. To return to my going to St.James's, I never saw such crowds of people as there were in the Park, and they cheered most enthusiastically.When I arrived at St.James's I went into the dressing-room where my 12 young Train-bearers were, dressed all in white with white roses, which had a beautiful effect. Here I waited a little till dearest Albert's Procession had moved into the Chapel. I then went with my Train-bearers and ladies into the Throne room, where the Procession formed; Lord Melbourne in his fine new dress coat, bearing the Sword of State, and Lord Uxbridge and Lord Belfast on either side of him walked immediately before me. Queen Anne's room was full of people, ranged on seats one higher than the other, as also in the Guard room, and by the Staircase,- all very friendly; the Procession looke...

Funeral on Thursday for Reginald Stanton, remembered as a 'judge's judge' - NJ.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

The late Judge Reginald Stanton speaks to the jury during the 2002 retrial of Thomas Koskovich, who was convicted in the Sussex County murders of pizza deliverymen Jeremy Giordano and Giorgio Gallara. (Robert Sciarrino NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) MORRISTOWN — When Reginald Stanton served for 18 years as Superior Court assignment judge for Morris and Sussex counties, "he always took the toughest cases," recalled one attorney who appeared before him frequently.While some assignment judges prefer to focus on their administrative responsibilities, Stanton "took cases where there was not a lot of precedent" and that gave him a chance to "create," said Morristown attorney Peter Gilbreth.Stanton, who was born and raised in Jersey City, but had lived in Morristown for many years, died at his home in Morristown last Thursday at the age of 83.A funeral for Stanton will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Ave. in Morristown.Stanton was appointed to the bench in 1975 and served as assignment judge for the Morris-Sussex vicinage from 1985 to 2003.Among the precedent-setting c...

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Memorial honors officer who died in Smyrna prison riot - Delmarva Daily Times

Monday, February 20, 2017

American flag from the top of a ladder truck on Sunday, a solemn crowd formed on the Circle in Georgetown to pay tribute to Lt. Steven R. Floyd, a correctional officer with Sussex County roots who was killed in a prison uprising last week.For Connie Steward and Dorine Harmon, it was personal. Both knew Floyd’s mother and the rest of his family.“We all grew up together like sisters and brothers,” said Steward of Millsboro. “He was a very sweet person, too.”Others came to the memorial service even though they didn’t know Floyd, including members of the Masonic Brotherhood of Riders who arrived in Georgetown on their motorcycles.“He’s a brother Mason,” Roland Cohee of Milford said of Floyd. “Whenever a brother falls, we show up to support.”Cohee, a member of Temple 9, said he learned of the service only 45 minutes ahead of time and jumped on his bike to attend.BACKGROUND: Officer's death in prison hostage situation ruled homicide by traumaThe service also drew Delaware Gov. John Carney, who first met privately with family members at Georgetown Town Hall before heading across the street to the Circle.Show ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideSince Floyd’s death at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on Thursday, Feb. 2, Carney said he had traveled throughout the state and everyone he met expressed their condolences.“He went to work every day knowing that he had a very difficult and dangerous job to do,” the governor said. “And he did it so well and he did it with a smile and he did it with courage.”Carney said the crowd on the Cir...

Battle against heroin moves to the obituary pages - Delmarva Daily Times

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wood said."She was in-your-face outspoken and never walked away from an argument," Wood said. "She was to the left of Bernie (Sanders), so you know she had plenty of arguments growing up here in Sussex County. Sarah didn't stand for bullying and would make it a point to stand up to anyone she caught doing it."She kept her 11:30 p.m. curfew — even at age 19. Academic success came easy for her daughter, Wood said; Sarah was an honor roll student throughout high school and made the dean's list during her first, and only, semester at the University of Delaware.Despite "having everything go for her," Sarah still slipped into drugs and that slip took her life, Wood said."I remember when she learned about drugs in middle school, she got into it, she could draw the chemical signs of all the drugs she learned about," Wood said. "I know there's a reason people self-medicate, but I just don't understand how she got there."Wood, hoping to turn tragedy into help for others, went public with her daughter’s cause of death by listing it in a Dec. 22 obituary appearing in The (Wilmington) News Journal. And that decision, while still uncommon, is being made by more and more families across the country."There’s obviously a shame that many families feel with losing a child to addiction, but it is an illness. Not to downplay the tragedy, but when a family loses a child to cancer, they don’t think twice about listing it in the obituary," said Jim Hood, founder of Facing Addiction, national advocacy group. "But we’ve seen these stigmas before, with breast cancer, HIV/AIDS. People started being open with it and perceptions started to change."According to preliminary numbers for 2016, there was a rise in opioid-related deaths in the Lower Shore of Maryland, as well as in Sussex County, Delaware. Fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, accounted for a 114 percent increase in overdoses for Delaware in the first nine months of...

Washington Street Ale House, Mikimotos owner dies - The News Journal

Monday, January 23, 2017

STORY: DiFonzo Bakery moving back to Wilmington's Little ItalyIt is not yet known who will run Mansoory's restaurants. Mansoory is survived his father Dr. Amir Mansoory, and his mother Janet Mansoory.Sussex County restaurant owner Matt Haley had a transition plan in place before his sudden death in 2014.

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Newton - New Jersey Herald

Monday, October 24, 2016

Water Street (Routes 206 and 94) were closed for a time until the ambulance left the scene. One lane remained closed until about 4 p.m., as police officers and detectives and the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office continued their on-scene investigation.Police officers could be seen talking to several witnesses and at one point, an officer asked two men to separate and not talk to each other, because they may be asked more questions.Newton Police Chief Michael Richards said no summonses had been issued as of Sunday evening and further information will be released once the investigation is complete.Among officers at the scene were Sgt. Frank Philhower, Patrolmen Michael Wolanski, Dan Finkle and Russell Post and Detective Sgt. Dean Coppolella. The Newton Fire Department also responded to the scene to provide assistance. Bruce A. Scruton can also be contacted on Twitter: @brucescrutonNJH or by phone: 973-383-1224.

The real Royal Wedding – what were Victoria and Albert's nuptials actually like? - Radio Times

Monday, September 19, 2016

Who gave the bride away?As her father was dead, Victoria was walked up the aisle by her favourite uncle, The Duke of Sussex.Was the Queen really asked if she’d like to change her vows?The Archbishop of Canterbury actually did approach Victoria and ask if she might like to remove the promise to “obey” her less powerful husband from her vows.The Queen refused.Was Lord Melbourne at Victoria and Albert’s wedding?Yes, he was, and he played quite an important role too. The Prime Minister of the day carried the Sword of State for the nuptials.It’s a broad sword that symbolises the power and authority of the sovereign, is kept among the Crown Jewels, and is carried at the State opening of Parliament to this day.We’re guessing the real life Melbourne didn’t look as though he wanted to chop Albert’s head off with it, though.What was Victoria and Albert’s wedding cake like?It weighed 300lbs, was three yards in circumference and has actually survived until this very day.Someone sold a slice of it for £1500 just last week.Did Queen Victoria really only have a two-day honeymoon?Yes, the pair headed off to Windsor on the afternoon of the wedding, where they remained until Friday.It’s said they spent their time reading, walking, riding and hosting dinner parties, before returning to Buckingham Palace on Friday the 14th of February.How did Victoria describe the day in her famous diary?Her entry, dated February 10th 1840, reads as follows:The last time I slept alone. Got up at a ¼ to 9,- well, and having slept well; and breakfasted at ½ p.9. Mama came before and brought me a Nosegay of orange flowers. My dearest kindest Lehzen gave me a dear little ring. Wrote my journal, and to Lord M. Had my hair dressed and the wreath of orange flowers put on. Saw my precious Albert for the last time alone, as my Bridegroom. Dressed. Saw Uncle, and Ernest who dearest Albert brought up. At ½ p.12 I set off; dearest Albert having gone before. I wore a white satin gown, with a very deep flounce of Honiton lace, imitation of old. I wore my Turkish diamond necklace and earrings, and my Angel's beautiful sapphire broach. Mama and the Duchess of Sutherland went in the carriage with me; I subjoin an account of the whole, which is pretty correct, only that they put in that I cried, and I did not shed one tear the whole time, and some other foolish things about Albert which they have said. To return to my going to St.James's, I never saw such crowds of people as there were in the Park, and they cheered most enthusiastically.When I arrived at St.James's I went into the dressing-room where my 12 young Train-bearers were, dressed all in white with white roses, which had a beautiful effect. Here I waited a little till dearest Albert's Procession had moved into the Chapel. I then went with my Train-bearers and ladies into the Throne room, where the Procession formed; Lord Melbourne in his fine new dress coat, bearing the Sword of State, and Lord Uxbridge and Lord Belfast on either side of him walked immediately before me. Queen Anne's room was full of people, ranged on seats one higher than the other, as also in the Guard room, and by the Staircase,- all very friendly; the Procession looke...

Funeral on Thursday for Reginald Stanton, remembered as a 'judge's judge' - NJ.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

The late Judge Reginald Stanton speaks to the jury during the 2002 retrial of Thomas Koskovich, who was convicted in the Sussex County murders of pizza deliverymen Jeremy Giordano and Giorgio Gallara. (Robert Sciarrino NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) MORRISTOWN — When Reginald Stanton served for 18 years as Superior Court assignment judge for Morris and Sussex counties, "he always took the toughest cases," recalled one attorney who appeared before him frequently.While some assignment judges prefer to focus on their administrative responsibilities, Stanton "took cases where there was not a lot of precedent" and that gave him a chance to "create," said Morristown attorney Peter Gilbreth.Stanton, who was born and raised in Jersey City, but had lived in Morristown for many years, died at his home in Morristown last Thursday at the age of 83.A funeral for Stanton will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Ave. in Morristown.Stanton was appointed to the bench in 1975 and served as assignment judge for the Morris-Sussex vicinage from 1985 to 2003.Among the precedent-setting c...