25 YEARS AGO
The care the Queen Anne’s County Health Department offers the county’s migrant workers may be the only health care they receive, according to Dr. Laurence Durante, the county’s health officer.
He is basing his information on the Migrant Student Health Record, a nationwide computerized system that updates any health care the migrant worker receives throughout the year. Durante said that each summer, there are few, if any, new entries in their folders, making it critical for them to receive their health care here.
“There is no constant care because they move around so much,” said Durante.
••• A bomb threat emptied the Circuit Court and District Court in Centreville Friday morning. Police said the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 9 a.m. claiming that a bomb was placed in the courthouse. The caller did not indicate which courthouse.
The sheriff’s department’s bomb-sniffing dog searched the two buildings. No bomb was found ... employees were allowed back into the two courthouses around 10 a.m. Police say there are no suspects but they do have the caller’s voice on tape.
There was another bomb threat on Monday, June 17 that cleared both courthouses. No bomb was found in that search and no arrests have been made.
••• Construction [of] Queen Anne’s County’s new senior center, described as a “dog and pony show” last month, is now moving along more quickly.
A new foreman was hired last week and the job has been revitalized, according to Nat Veeney, an inspector for the county who is overseeing the site. The project now is expected to come in at budget and be finished by October.
Veeney explained in a memo passed on to the county commissioners that work was going too slow. “In my opinion the general contractor is conducting a dog and pony show for the first three weeks of the month by having only a handful of trade [workers] working,” Veeney said in his memo.