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Cecil Co Exec Moore to Buy Animal Shelter, Outside Bid Process, Put County in Debt; Extends Contract with Buddies for 6 Months

November 17, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore, after a more than one hour secret meeting with the County Council on Tuesday 11/17/15, announced that she plans to buy a property for a government-owned animal shelter at an unspecified cost or location, and will unilaterally extend a contract for six months with A Buddy for Life, Inc.,–...
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Cecil County Exec Delays Animal Control Decision; Lag in Proposal to County Council Puts Animal Services in Limbo for 1/1/16

November 16, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has failed to decide among multiple bidders on an 18-month contract for animal control services beginning 1/1/2016, putting off a scheduled recommendation for a contract to the County Council at its Tuesday 11/17/15 meeting and instead scheduling a secret,...
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Alan McCarthy, Cecil County Councilor, to Run for County Executive in 2016

November 11, 2015

Dr. Alan McCarthy, the vice president of the Cecil County Council, a veterinarian and local businessman, announced on Monday that he will be a candidate for Cecil County Executive. The Republican is the first candidate to formally announce a run for the county’s top...
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Cecil County DPW Chief Hits Two Multi-Million $ Homers, One Small Strike on Cost Savings to Taxpayers

November 4, 2015

Not so long ago, Mike Flanagan was a star pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, scoring multiple wins for the home team. In Cecil County, more recently a similarly-named batter employed by the county government hit some home runs out of the park in savings...
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Jackie Gregory, Patriots Leader, to Run for Cecil County Council in District 5– Hodge Seat

November 3, 2015

Jackie Gregory, a former teacher and a leader of the Cecil County Patriots’ tea party group, announced Tuesday that she will run in the Republican primary for the County Council in District 5, a seat currently held by County Council President Robert Hodge, also...
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Cecil County Exec Vows Not to Abandon Earleville Boat Ramp and Park; Standing Room Crowd in Cecilton Applauds Decision

October 14, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore told a standing room only crowd of about 200 citizens Tuesday evening that her administration will not abandon the Stemmer’s Run boat ramp in Earleville and she will seek state grant funds to build a breakwater, at an unknown...
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Cecil County Exec Pushes Face-Saving Plan to Justify Boat Ramp Closing; US Corps Denies Support; Public Hearing in Cecilton

October 12, 2015

The Cecil County Executive is trying to come up with a face-saving plan to justify her proposal to abandon a free state/federal lease of an Earleville boat ramp and waterfront park– because the parks director doesn’t want to spend $5,000...
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Cecil County Exec Moore Won’t Seek Re-election in 2016, Opens Candidate Floodgates; Legacy of First County Exec is Tech School, Landfill Solvency

October 7, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Tari Moore, a Republican, has told County Council members she will not seek re-election next year, thus clearing the way for a potential floodgate of candidates to succeed her. Moore, the county’s first executive under Charter government, compiled a...
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Show Us the Money: Cecil County to Juggle Bonds to Buy Sheriff’s Building, Other Projects

October 7, 2015

The Cecil County Executive wants to spend $7.3 million to buy a building in Elkton where the Sheriff’s Department and emergency dispatchers currently rent office space under a proposal presented to the County Council on Tuesday. County officials claimed the plan would more than...
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Cecil County Allows Late Bid from Chestertown Trapper on Animal Control Contract; Missed Deadline but County to Permit Bid to Proceed

October 5, 2015

Cecil County officials acknowledged Monday that they received a late bid, after the 1:30 PM Thursday 10/1/15 deadline for submission of bids on a new Animal Control contract, from a Chestertown pest removal company but decided to allow the late submission to be accepted...
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Three Groups Bid on Cecil County Animal Control; Council Backs Down on Citizen Control of Advisory Panel

October 4, 2015

Three groups have submitted bids to handle animal control and animal sheltering services for Cecil County government, including the current contractor, the former contractor, and a Delaware animal shelter group. In addition, the County Council has backed down from a plan to give citizens...
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Cecil County Council Questions Planned $19.9 Million North East Library; Local Taxpayers to Foot up to $16.9 Million Bill

September 23, 2015

Members of the Cecil County Council, who raised questions during this year’s budget deliberations about a nearly $20 million new library and administrative offices for the county’s public library system in North East, were briefed this week on the project, which could also set...
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Cecil County Govt. Disses South County; Tiny Yard-Sale Signs Disclose Abandonment of Earleville Waterfront Park, Boat Ramp

September 14, 2015
Cecil County Govt. Disses South County; Tiny Yard-Sale Signs Disclose Abandonment of Earleville Waterfront Park, Boat Ramp

NEWS ANALYSIS The Cecil County Executive’s plan to abandon a waterfront boat ramp in Earleville, the only county recreational facility in the south county, has been quietly disclosed to local citizens via a hand-written yard sale type sign, with a public “informational meeting” scheduled...
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Cecil County Exec Wants to Abandon Earleville Boat Ramp to Save $5K; Fate of Park Adjacent to US Dump Uncertain

September 11, 2015

Cecil County government wants to abandon the Stemmers Run boat ramp and waterfront park in Earleville to save $5,000 a year in maintenance costs and because the county parks director dislikes having to send mowers and staff to the rural area. The boat ramp...
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Cecil County Homeless: Health Dept., Schools Differ on Numbers; Charities See Faces of Homeless, Govt. Focuses on Grants

September 9, 2015

Cecil County health officials count 191 homeless people in Cecil County— a count achieved without anyone from the agency going to the tent encampments where many homeless people live— while Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) count 720 students who are considered homeless. The discrepancies...
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