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Teaser: Campaign Finance Reports Tell Some Tales

August 18, 2010

We know our readers look forward to Cecil Times reports and analysis of local candidates’ campaign finance reports and we are hard at work on searching and reviewing the latest pre-primary reports that were due to be filed with the state Board of Elections this week. The state Board and the computer databases have...
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Posted in cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Sheriff's Department | 1 Comment »

BULLETIN: 36th Dist. Candidates' Forum–a Surprise Amidst the Yawns

August 17, 2010

CENTREVILLE– Candidates for the three state Delegate seats and lone state Senate seat at stake in this year’s elections fielded questions from the audience here  Tuesday night at a League of Women Voters forum, with the surprise of the evening the strong performance by Steven Mumford, a first-time candidate from Chestertown seeking the Democratic nomination...
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Posted in cecil county, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, real estate, Republicans, Richard Sossi | 3 Comments »

Candidates' Forum: Civility and Cliff's Notes for Cecil County Issues

August 5, 2010

  The first local candidates’ forum this week highlighted several hot-button Cecil County issues, and personalities, but the 100 or so people who attended the “Cecil County Patriots” forum for Republican county commissioner candidates heard some thoughtful observations,  politely expressed, as well as the (we admit it) headline-grabbing political outburst by one candidate.    As...
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Posted in Blogs, Business, cecil county, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, education, Elections, Harry Hepbron, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Tea Party, Ted Kolodzey | 5 Comments »

Kolodzey Blasts Pipkin, Smigiel: "They Will Destroy This County"

August 2, 2010

  A Republican political newcomer lashed out at State Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-36) and Del. Michael Smigiel (R-36) Monday night, telling a candidates’ forum sponsored by the local “tea party” group that the duo was trying to stage a take-over of county politics and government and “They will destroy this county.”   The sharp...
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Posted in cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Rising Sun, Sheriff's Department, Ted Kolodzey | 10 Comments »

As the GOP Central Committee Turns: New Drama Unfolds Online

August 2, 2010

  What is rapidly becoming our favorite local soap opera, “As the Republican Central Committee Contest Turns, ” unveiled a new installment online, with the Facebook announcement of a unified “ticket” led by Young Republicans (AKA “Republicans of Cecil,” AKA the Smigiel-Pipkin team) seeking to take over the nine seats on the GOP Central Committee...
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Posted in Blogs, cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee | 3 Comments »

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