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Cecil County Chatter: Judges, Whigs and Media Wars

August 8, 2011

Judge Keith Baynes Launches Campaign Fundraiser Season Cecil County Circuit Court Judge Keith Baynes (R), who won a surprise appointment to a vacant court seat late last December by Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley, launched the local campaign fundraiser season on Saturday with a bipartisan, well-attended pig roast at his Calvert home. Baynes has to...
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Commissioner Tari Moore, R, to Run for Cecil County Executive

August 6, 2011

Cecil County Commissioner Tari Moore (R-2) has decided to run for County Executive in the 2012 election, seeking the first-ever executive position in county government. Moore had been known to be considering a run for the post for some time but the freshman commissioner, who won her current seat in the 2010 election, told...
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Cecil County Asked to be Co-owner of Private Housing Project, North East Boys and Girls Club Center

August 3, 2011

The developer of the Elkton Senior Housing project asked the Cecil County Commissioners on Tuesday to become a co-owner of a proposed profit-making apartment project in North East in order to get state subsidies for low-income housing and a new home for the Boys and Girls Club of North East. The project, called “New...
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Commissioner Dunn Targets Cecil County Ag Coordinator; Closed-Door Move Has Political Hint

August 2, 2011

A Cecil Times Special Report Cecil County Commissioner Michael Dunn (R-3) proposed during a closed-door meeting of the County Commissioners last week to drop the current agriculture co-coordinator position in the county’s Department of Economic Development, according to multiple informed sources. Agriculture and farm-related business constitutes a major segment of the Cecil County economy....
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Cecil County Commissioners Get Slots Grant Proposals; Anti-Abortion/Pro-Pregnancy Religious Group Proposed for $30K Gift

July 26, 2011

Cecil County Commissioners on Tuesday received a list of proposed recipients for grants from a $500,000 set-aside of local impact aid to the county from the Hollywood Casino in Perryville. Local fire companies and the Town of Port Deposit were the top recipients, but there were some surprises– including $30,000 to the Cecil County...
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Cecil County Considers Hiking Sewer Hookup Fees; Mullin Suggests “Hallway” Talks Instead of Public Debate

July 19, 2011

The Cecil County Commissioners began a pointed debate Tuesday over proposals to raise sewer connection fees, especially for new developments, but put off scheduled action after Commissioner Tari Moore (R-2) challenged some commissioners to spell out how they would pay for rising costs without increased fees. Commissioners’ President James Mullin (R-1) suggested commissioners “talk...
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Cecil County Commissioner Michael Dunn Gets Salary Cut, Due to Unpaid Debt

July 15, 2011

Cecil County Commissioner Michael Dunn’s next county paycheck will be a bit smaller, due to a debt garnishee against his salary filed in Cecil County District Court. The Rising Sun-area commissioner (R-3) previously had a judgment filed against him and a garnishment of his state salary and bank account for unpaid debt and fees,...
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Outrage and Angst in Elkton: State Legislators Commiserate with Cecil County Commissioners

July 13, 2011

Members of Cecil County’s state legislative delegation shared the fiscal and environmental pain facing the Cecil County Commissioners at a Tuesday meeting marked by some previews of upcoming election campaign themes. Overall, it was a polite session between the delegation and the county board, which has often been divided between acolytes and critics of...
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Cecil County Sheriff Reviews Car Policy; Cuts Inmate Road Cleanups Due to County Budget Cuts

July 12, 2011

Cecil County Sheriff Barry Janney told County Commissioners Tuesday that he would conduct a 90-day review of “take home” cars for deputies but defended the policy as a cost-efficient crime-prevention policy and an incentive to recruit experienced officers to a low-paying police force. Additionally, documents obtained by The Cecil Times also show that Janney...
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Chris Loller Resigns from Cecil County School Board

July 12, 2011

R. Christopher Loller, a member of the Cecil County Board of Education from the southern end of the county, has resigned his seat on the elected board. Gov. Martin O’Malley will appoint his replacement. Loller tendered his resignation letter Monday night, citing his decision to re-locate out of the county closer to his employment...
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Erika Quesenberry, ex Cecil Co. Aide and Port Administrator, Gets Havre de Grace Job Commissh Broomell Lost

July 10, 2011

Erika Quesenberry, a former Cecil County economic development official and town administrator for Port Deposit, was appointed Saturday as manager of the Havre de Grace “Main Street” economic and business development program in Harford County. She replaces Cecil County Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4), who was forced out of the job several months ago. Posting...
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Dogs, Cats & Zebras, Oh My: Cecil County Commissioners Weigh Animal Law and Agendas

July 8, 2011

A Cecil Times Special Report Cecil County Commissioners this week reviewed revisions to the county’s animal law proposed by a small remnant of a two-year old task force that has all but disbanded. A Cecil Times review of documents shows that an unappointed activist given a seat at the bargaining table Tuesday is a...
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Veteran Vet Returns from War Zone to Cecil County SPCA

July 4, 2011
Veteran Vet Returns from War Zone to Cecil County SPCA

It’s a long way from Cecil County to Afghanistan, from treating dogs and horses here to dodging rocket attacks to work with Special Forces teams in remote villages. But Dr. Gregory McDermott, a veterinarian and a Major in the US Army Reserves, has done it all in the past year or so. “I traveled...
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Debt Ceiling Fight Worries Rep. Andy Harris’ Constituents

June 30, 2011

Rep. Andy Harris (R-1) has been using teleconferences to talk with constituents in the far-flung district, in what have often been love fests with like-minded voters. But his Wednesday 6/29/11 telechat prompted some sharp questioning from several constituents worried about the current political battle over raising the ceiling on the national debt. Harris joined...
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Cecil County Dumps Artesian Operations Deal–While Still Waiting for Water, Sewer Plants Sale to Close

June 28, 2011

The Cecil County Commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate a contract with Artesian to operate several county-owned water and sewer plants to save money while both sides await completion of a long-stalled sale of the county plants to the private Artesian operation. But a county official warned that there could still be foot-dragging that could...
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