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New State Data Show Cecil County on Track for Record Drug Overdose Deaths This Year; Heroin Deaths Rise Sharply

August 14, 2014

A Cecil Times Special Report New state figures for the first quarter of 2014 show that Cecil County is on track for a possible record number of drug overdose deaths this year, with 10 deaths in the first three months, and if that pace continues the drug death toll could far exceed past levels....
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Cecil County Councilor/Vet Finds ‘Mess’ at Buddy Animal Shelter, Oversight Chair Questions ‘Overstaffing’ at Govt. Expense

August 4, 2014

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Councilor Alan McCarthy (R-1), who is a licensed veterinarian, made a surprise visit to the Buddy for Life animal shelter in Elkton late last week and found unremoved feces, odors and many dogs with serious “mange” and other skin conditions. “It was a mess,” he said of...
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State Vet Board Fines Buddies for No License at Animal Shelter; Carletti Sanctioned on ‘Controlled Dangerous Substance’ Violations

July 28, 2014

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT The state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has fined A Buddy for Life, which handles animal control for Cecil County under a more than $2.25 million contract, for operating its rented animal shelter in Elkton without a required state license for a year. The state panel also imposed fines...
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Water Well Permit Denied for Home in Earleville Area Polluted by Federal Dump; Building Ban Looms as State-Local Feud Clouds Prospects for Cecilton Water Line

July 23, 2014

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT The Cecil County Health Department has refused to issue a water well permit needed to build a home in one of the Earleville communities where local aquifers were polluted by the nearby US Army Corps of Engineers dredge spoil dumpsite—a decision that could lead to a virtual building ban...
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Tawes Political Crab-Gab Fest Brings Candidates to Shore; Cecil County’s Infamy Draws Punditry

July 19, 2014

CRISFIELD—What a difference a year makes in the political landscape of the Upper Eastern Shore, but some things never change at one Shore political institution: the J. Millard Tawes annual crab and clambake here. The beer was still icy, the crabs and fried clams were warm and plentiful, and the still-surviving candidates after an...
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Cecil County Exec Proposes Charter Changes to Give Her More Time–and a Heavy Hammer– on Budget; Cuts Time For County Council, Citizen Input

July 9, 2014

COMMENTARY Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has proposed the first changes to the county’s governing Charter, adopted by voters in 2010, that would give her an extra month to draft her annual budget but would cut two weeks from the time that the County Council, citizens, and a budget advisory panel would have to...
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Updated Vote Counts Confirm Primary Election Results; Smigiel Blames Harris for his Delegate Seat Loss

July 7, 2014

Updated results from the June 24 primary elections, including provisional ballots and two rounds of absentee vote counts, confirm the initial election night results in Cecil County contests and the fight for a Delegate seat in District 36—with incumbent Michael Smigiel losing his seat by even more votes. While the state elections board had...
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Broomell to be Removed from Drug Panel for ‘Disruption;’ Claims Foes ‘Lying’ and ‘Profiting’ from Crisis

July 2, 2014

(With Exclusive Cecil Times Video) The Cecil County Council is taking steps to remove Councilor Diana Broomell (R-4) from the county’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, at the request of health officials, after a recent meeting of the panel was abruptly adjourned after Broomell and some allies loudly challenged the proceedings. Broomell restrained her...
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Judge Orders Rozanski to Stay Away from McCanick; Rozanski Admits ‘I Bit Him’ in Election Day Nose Attack

June 30, 2014

A District Court judge on Monday ordered Walter Rozanski, who admitted biting a political foe on the nose during an Election Day argument, to stay away from the victim and said that independent witnesses backed up the victim’s account of the incident. Judge Floyd L. Parks ruled that Rozanski’s actions amounted to an assault...
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Absentee Ballot Counts Confirm Del. Smigiel Still Lagging, Loser of Dist 36 Seat in Annapolis

June 26, 2014

Absentee ballot counts in state District 36 on Thursday confirm that incumbent Republican Del. Michael Smigiel of Cecil County is going down to defeat, just as it was indicated on election night, to a Caroline County candidate, Jeff Ghrist, in the Republican primary election. Newly updated vote tallies in the four counties of the...
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Cecil County Election: Adams Wins GOP Primary for Sheriff; Sutton Strikes Out in Third Bid for Office

June 25, 2014

Cecil County Republican voters overwhelmingly chose Scott Adams for Sheriff on Tuesday, rejecting the third try for the job by Chris Sutton. Sutton had previously run twice as a Democrat but switched to the Republican party before filing this time as a candidate to replace the retiring Sheriff Barry Janney. Adams, a sergeant with...
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State Senate: Hershey Defeats Sossi in Dist. 36 GOP Grudge Re-match; Norman Carries Dist. 35

June 25, 2014

Newly appointed state Senator Steve Hershey won the Republican primary for the seat, defeating former Delegate Dick Sossi in a grudge re-match of their bitter delegate seat fight four years ago. Hershey, of Queen Anne’s County, was appointed several months ago to the Senate seat formerly held by E.J. Pipkin, who resigned to move...
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Cecil County Elections: Rollins Wins State’s Attorney Race, Judge Sexton Wins Bipartisan Support for Circuit Court

June 25, 2014

Cecil County State’s Attorney E.D. (Ellis) Rollins III won re-election Tuesday in the Republican primary while sitting judge Brenda Sexton won overwhelming support to remain on the Circuit Court bench in a non-partisan contest. As a result, both Rollins and Judge Sexton will retain their positions since they will be unopposed on the November...
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GOP Central Committee: ‘Liberty’ Faction Gets 2 Seats, ‘United’ Slate Wins Majority

June 25, 2014

The Cecil County Republican Central Committee, which has been controlled for the past four years by a majority tied to the former Smipkin political machine, will face an overhaul with a new majority that ran on a “United Republican” slate. But two candidates who ran as members of a “Campaign for Liberty” slate—Chris Zeauskas,...
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Dist. 36 Delegates: Cecil GOP Voters Oust Smigiel; Caroline County’s Ghrist Plays 4-County Jumpshot to Top Incumbent

June 25, 2014

Cecil County Republican Michael Smigiel apparently lost his bid for re-election Tuesday in a redrawn District 36 House of Delegates contest, losing in his home county as well as falling short throughout the four-county district to Caroline County opponent Jeff Ghrist in the Republican primary election. It was the first time in nearly 20...
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OUR CECIL COUNTY DELEGATE DELIVERED (Part 3)

Supporting Our First Responders

*Secured Mobile Command Unit Bus

*Helped obtain land for Perryville Fire Station 16

*Fought for traffic signal devices to aid emergency vehicles

*Hosted security/safety workshop on crude oil transports

And More to Come
(Auth: Citizens for David Rudolph, Linda S. Read, Treasurer)

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