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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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Cecil County Commissioners Name Carrie Taylor, Smipkin Ally, to Paid Seat on Liquor Board

June 22, 2011

A majority of the Cecil County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to appoint Carrie L. Taylor– a member of the county’s Republican Central Committee, head of the local GOP Women’s Club and a key ally of the Smigiel-Pipkin political machine—to a seat on the county’s liquor board, a post that will pay her $2,500 a year....
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Court of Appeals Rules Cecil County Can Sell Water/Sewer Plants to Artesian; Court Orders ARCA to Pay Some County Legal Fees

June 21, 2011

The state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the Cecil County Commissioners had the legal right to sell water and sewage treatment plants to the private Artesian firm, ending a nearly three year legal battle that cost county taxpayers over $203,000 in legal expenses and up to $1 million in total costs. The protracted legal...
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ARCA Lawsuits Cost County, Citizens Up to $1Million and Counting on Artesian Sale

June 14, 2011

An anti-growth community group has cost Cecil County government and local residents up to $1 million, and counting, in the past two years with a dragged-out lawsuit challenging the county’s sale of several water and wastewater plants to the private Artesian water company. And now the county is faced with a choice on how...
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Five Nominees for Cecil County Circuit Court Sent to Governor

June 8, 2011

A judicial selection panel has recommended five candidates to Governor Martin O’Malley for potential appointment to a vacant Cecil County Circuit Court judgeship, according to the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts. One previous candidate withdrew and another did not receive the panel’s recommendation. Initially, there was a field of seven candidates for the...
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