BULLETIN: Moore WINS Cecil County Executive Race; McCarthy, Hodge Elected to County Council

November 6, 2012

UPDATED BULLETIN ( 11:10 pm) Republican Tari Moore made history Tuesday night by being elected as Cecil County’s first County Executive, defeating her Democratic rival, Pam Howard, with 52.7 percent of the vote. Moore held the lead throughout the vote count, although early in the evening her lead dropped to a neck and neck...
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BULLETIN: Moore Widens Lead in County Exec Race

November 6, 2012

(10.05 pm)BULLETIN In the historic Cecil County election for the first County Executive, Republican Tari Moore was leading her Democratic rival, Pam Howard, with 14 of 19 precincts reporting. Republicans Robert Hodge and Alan McCarthy were still leading in two County Council races, as they were when the first early voting tallies were counted...
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BULLETIN: Cecil Co. Exec Race Tightens, Moore Ahead but Barely

November 6, 2012

( 9.40 pm) In the historic Cecil County election for the first County Executive, Republican Tari Moore was just a handful of votes ahead of her Democratic rival, Pam Howard, with 5 of 19 precincts reporting. Republicans Robert Hodge and Alan McCarthy were still leading in two County Council races, as they were when...
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Cecil County Votes: Early Vote Tally Favors Moore for County Exec; Hodge, McCarthy for Council

November 6, 2012

Early voting tallies for the historic Cecil County election for the first County Executive show Republican Tari Moore ahead and fellow Republicans Robert Hodge and Alan McCarthy leading in two County Council races. Moore, currently serving as a County Commissioner from District 2, received 2,949 votes—51.7 percent—of early voting ballots while Democrat Pam Howard,...
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Cecil County Votes: Steady Turnout, Lines at Some Precincts as Voters Cast Ballots in Historic Election

November 6, 2012

Cecil County voters went to the polls Tuesday in strong and steady numbers to cast ballots for President and congressional candidates and, closer to home, the county’s first-ever County Executive and two County Council members. Anecdotal reports from throughout the county indicated a strong voter turnout, with lines at some polling places early in...
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Cecil County Council: Hodge Gets PAC, Family $; Crouse Taps Dem Old Guard in Dist. 5 Campaign

November 4, 2012

Incumbent Republican Cecil County Commissioner Robert Hodge drew $3,000 in Political Action Committee (PAC) donations but his family donated the largest lump sums to his campaign while Democratic challenger James Crouse, the former mayor of Elkton, tapped the Old Guard of his party in the race for the new County Council seat in District...
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Cecil County Council: McCarthy Campaign gets Patriots’ $; Bailey Absent in Dist. 1

November 2, 2012

Fundraising for candidates in the District 1 County Council race is much like the campaign itself: Dr. Alan McCarthy, a Republican, is actively engaged while his Democratic rival, Pamela Bailey, is largely absent. McCarthy, a Chesapeake City veterinarian and businessman making his first run for countywide office, has raised a total of $22,546. Cumulatively,...
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Cecil County Exec: Moore Reaps PAC, Developer Campaign $; Howard Backed by Mom, Small Donors

November 1, 2012

Republican Tari Moore has raked in campaign money from out of county interests tied to real estate development, including the Clark Turner organization that bet heavily on a different horse in the county executive race during the April primary election—Democrat Robert McKnight, the mayor of North East, who was soundly defeated in his party...
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After the Storm: Cecil County Recovers but Bay, Susquehanna Still a Worry

October 30, 2012

Cecil County began recovery from the mega-storm Sandy on Tuesday, after much of the region dodged the worst predictions of flooding and wind damage. But there were still concerns that post-Sandy flooding and environmental damage could affect the county from higher water levels on the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River. Most of Cecil County...
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Cecil County Hunkers Down as Sandy Looms; Governor says “People Will Die” in Storm

October 29, 2012

(UPDATE 11:55 a.m. Monday)– Cecil County residents hunkered down Monday as the massive, hybrid storm known as Sandy began its assault on Maryland, and Gov. Martin O’Malley bluntly warned, “People will die in this storm.” Cecil County government shut down all but emergency services operations and the county landfills were closed to customers, according...
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Cecil County Politics: Exec, Council Face-Offs; Strange Times in Elkton

October 24, 2012

News Analysis It was one of the strangest political events of this election season Tuesday night when candidates for Cecil County Executive and County Council met in their final face-off before the upcoming election. Sweepingly broad questions, given to the candidates in advance, prompted mostly scripted responses but there were a few odd moments...
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Cecil County Cats: Vets Urge Cat Rules for Safety; Activists Seek County $, Claim Mass Murder if Cats Regulated

October 18, 2012

It was the veterinarians and victims of problem animals versus the cats activists Tuesday, as the Cecil County Commissioners held a public hearing on their latest proposal to re-write a new animal control ordinance. And both sides highlighted serious problems with the county’s “interim” animal control plan that has left people, seeking help for...
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Cecil County Tech School: Basell Brawl Erupts as Amigos Commish Say NO Again, but School Board Vows to Fight On

October 17, 2012

The months-long fight over a proposed new vocational-technical high school on the Basell building site in Elkton turned into the “Basell Brawl” Tuesday, as the Three Amigos county commissioner group held firm against even considering it while county school board members vowed to fight on. Tuesday morning, the Three Amigos majority of the Cecil...
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Pre-Election Agenda for Cecil County Commish: Push Animal Buddies, Stall Votech

October 14, 2012

News Analysis In the waning weeks of Cecil County’s commissioner form of government, which will convert to a Charter system shortly after the November election, the Three Amigos majority of the current board is pushing its agenda before one of its members is out of office. And the agendas for Tuesday’s commissioner meetings tell...
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Cecil County Schools Up Ante on Votech School but 2 Amigos Balk

October 9, 2012

School officials sought a go-ahead Tuesday from Cecil County Commissioners to proceed with an engineering study to determine the suitability of the Basell property for conversion to a new vocational-technical school. But two of the Three Amigos faction of the commissioners’ majority bloc balked and the third was AWOL. Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS)...
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