Republicans Pick Up Voters in Cecil County, Party Divide Grows Between Democrats and GOP

April 6, 2016

Republicans have picked up a wider share of Cecil County registered voters in the run-up to the state and local primary elections later this month, while new voters boosted the number of all registered voters, according to new, initial figures from the county’s Board of Elections on Wednesday. The deadline to register to vote,...
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Cecil CO Budget: Moore’s Last Plan Boosts Employee Pay, Limits School Spending Rise, Taxes Stable; But Reserve Funds Raided Again

April 3, 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS In her last budget as Cecil County Executive, Tari Moore—who is not running for re-election– does more of the same: draining reserve funds, accumulated over many years by past County Commissioners to protect the county against sudden fiscal adversity, in order to pay for her current spending plans. Her latest Fiscal 2017...
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Cecil County Politics: McCarthy Leads in Campaign $ for County Exec; MacDonald Chokes in Candidate Forum

March 31, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT With less than a month before the primary elections for Cecil County Executive and County Council, some candidates have surged to the forefront in campaign fundraising and activity while a recent candidates’ forum displayed some not-ready-for-prime-time verbal paralysis. Top fundraiser for County Executive is current County Council Vice President...
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Cecil Co Health: Harford Hospitals Consolidate, Union Cuts Renowned DE Christiana Hospital Out of Loop

March 23, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT News Analysis New plans for shifting hospital costs and services in Harford, Cecil and Kent counties are generating controversy, some misunderstandings, and some real concerns about forcing area patients to travel long distances to obtain hospital care or being denied transfer to facilities with more advanced services. Volunteer fire...
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Cecil County Exec Tells Council to ‘Wait’ for full Animal Control Costs; Shelter Buy Gets Positive Response but Problems with Moore ‘Facts’

March 16, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT NEWS ANALYSIS A majority of the Cecil County Council indicated support this week for county purchase of an existing private animal shelter facility, but some members reserved judgment on County Executive Tari Moore’s plan to create a fully government-operated program, with county worker payscales and benefits. But Moore refused...
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Cecil County to Buy SPCA Animal Shelter, Staff With County Employees at Unknown Cost; Moore Cancels Competitive Bids

March 14, 2016

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has decided to bring all animal control services under county government, buying the Cecil County SPCA shelter in Chesapeake City for about $400,000 and also apparently hiring an unspecified number of new county government employees— potentially with full county pay and benefits—and without yet telling the public or County...
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Deadly Dog Virus at Buddy Shelter, but Cecil County, Citizens Not Told; County Imposes Belated Quarantine but Shelter Kept Open

March 10, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT The animal shelter operated by A Buddy for Life, Inc. under contract with the Cecil County government has had at least three cases of a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus—resulting in two deaths—but kept it a secret from county officials and citizens who continued to visit the Elkton...
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Republican Cecil Co Exec Candidates Spar on Issues; MacDonald, Newly Unemployed, Would Abolish Economic Development Efforts

February 25, 2016

The four Republican candidates for Cecil County Executive sparred on multiple issues in a political forum Wednesday night as two current County Council members emphasized the need for enhanced economic development, a frequent critic of county government urged unspecified spending cuts, and a political newcomer who has lost his job over his campaign finance...
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CECIL CHATTER: (State Edition) Empty ‘Green Bag’ and $ for Cecil; Hogan Arts Grudge Match

February 22, 2016

HOGAN ‘GREEN BAG’ has CECIL COUNTY HOLE; STATE CAPITAL $ to CECIL LAGS The annual rite of Annapolis, the governor’s “Green Bag” of appointments to various influential and inconsequential state boards and commissions, came out recently and as usual Cecil County was bypassed for anything of consequence. Just one local name was put forward,...
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Cecil Co Exec Moore Demands $500K to Buy Animal Shelter, Won’t Say Where or Who Would Run it; Singing Secret Tune?

February 15, 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS ‘You just slip out the back, Jack (Robert Hodge) Make a new plan, Stan (Alan McCarthy) You don’t need to be Coy, Roy (Dan Schneckenburger) Just get yourself free Hop on the bus, Gus (George Patchell) You don’t need to discuss much Just drop off the key, Lee…(Joyce Bowlsbey)’ –Paul Simon, “50...
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Tome Files for Cecil Co Exec, Assuring November Face-Off with GOP; School Board Seats Contested

February 4, 2016

Wayne Tome, Sr., a former Cecil County Commissioner, veteran firefighter and president of the county’s volunteer fire company association, filed on Wednesday as a candidate for County Executive. Tome was the only Democrat to file for any county office in this year’s election, and his entry assures voters they will have a choice of...
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Cecil County Loses 192 Jobs; Outgunned by PG County, with State Aid, to Save 700 Jobs There

February 3, 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County will lose 192 jobs in March at the C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. distribution center in North East, catching local officials off-guard, while Prince George’s County fought aggressively and obtained state aid to save over 700 jobs with the same business that were facing elimination there. In essence, Cecil workers were...
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Cecil County Roads Mostly Clear, County Council Divided on Snow Response; South County Shines

January 26, 2016

Cecil County suffered a record or near record snowfall last weekend and county roads crews and contractors toiled around the clock to clear hundreds of miles of roadways and bridges, but the County Council was divided Tuesday on just how good a job was done and whether social media should have been used more...
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Cecil County Exec Options Two Kennels, $400K each, for County Owned Animal Shelters; Council Balks at Boosts for Buddies Extended Animal Control Contract

January 17, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has signed options to buy two animal kennels—one a small private facility in a residential area in North East and also the much larger Cecil County SPCA shelter in Chesapeake City—at $400,000 each, but has not decided which site, or both, to buy at...
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Cecil Co Exec to Give Buddies More $ Despite Council Budget Cuts, No Spending Audit; Option to Extend Kennel Lease Through 2017

January 10, 2016

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Executive Tari Moore’s proposal to give an extra $24,000 to her preferred animal control contractor, A Buddy for Life, Inc., for a six-month extended contract actually gives the group a net fiscal gain over their past pact and removes requirements for an independent audit of how taxpayer...
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ALAN McCARTHY for COUNTY EXEC

*THANK YOU, Cecil County, for your support in the recent primary election. I hope to have your support in the November general election.

*With your support, we will move Cecil County forward, with job creation, education, and preserving our quality of life

* Cecil County has lost too many jobs, without creating new employment opportunities. I will work hard to bring the jobs home, create new local work opportunities and job training for our youth.

*My administration will save local jobs— with casino 'impact aid' money directed to create a local fund to keep jobs here.

(Auth: Friends of Alan McCarthy, Roger Owens, Treas.)