Elkton

Familiar Jockey Rides New Horse: Schools Chief Questioned on $, Security by County Council as Exec McCarthy Offers $1 million Aid

August 9, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS Jeffrey Lawson is a familiar face in local government circles, as a nine-year veteran of the county public schools’ administrative staff. But that experience was like being an exercise rider at the racetrack before a recent elevation to the top jockey position: Superintendent of the Cecil County Public Schools. In his first...
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Sewage Fees: Another ‘Holy Crap Moment’ Faces County Council; Will They Punt Again?

July 18, 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS The three water-filled jugs placed in front of the witness table at the Cecil County Council worksession on Tuesday (7/17/2018) were a graphic show-and-tell representation of what has been described in the past as a “holy crap moment” in the long and politically torturous saga of providing and paying for adequate sewage...
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ELECTION: Miller Ousts Schneckenburger on County Council; Patchell Re-Elected; Coutz Wins GOP Nod

June 27, 2018

Al Miller ousted incumbent Cecil County Councilor Dan Schneckenburger on Tuesday, as George Patchell retained his Council seat and Bill Coutz won the Republican nomination for an open seat in District 2. In all three contests, the winners also scored major victories over candidates aligned with the ultra-conservative Campaign for Liberty group. In Districts...
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ELECTION: Amanda Bessicks Wins State’s Attorney Office

June 26, 2018

Amanda Bessicks, a first-time political candidate who promised to shake up the State’s Attorney’s office and make it more responsive to crime victims, won in a three-way contest in Tuesday’s Republican primary. There was no Democratic candidate in the race. Bessicks, 34, has been prosecuting cases involving crimes against children since January and was...
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Karl Fockler, State’s Atty Candidate, has $2 Million Debts, Wage Garnishment; Court Cites Conflicts in Brothers’ Roles in Assault Case

June 19, 2018

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Karl.H. Fockler, a candidate for Cecil County State’s Attorney in the June Republican primary, is under court-ordered garnishment of his salary as a prosecutor due to court judgements for millions of dollars in unpaid debts. If elected state’s attorney, he would get a major pay boost and would be...
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