Cecil County Executive Candidates Spar, Politely, at Forum

March 2, 2012

Nine of the ten candidates for Cecil County’s first County Executive fielded questions for two hours Thursday at a community forum, with most of the attention focused on Commissioners Diana Broomell (R-4) and Tari Moore (R-2). The tone was polite but at times pointed. There was a friends-and-family quality to some of the questioning...
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Cecil County Commish Will Not Cut per Pupil School Funds, but Protest State Pension Cost Shift to County

February 28, 2012

Cecil County Commissioners will provide at least the same level of per pupil schools spending in the upcoming county budget as provided this year, Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4) said Tuesday, even if the state passes on some of the costs of teacher pensions to the county. During last year’s budget deliberations, Broomell advocated “keeping...
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CECIL CHATTER: Name Games; Patriot’s “Recommendations” in Cecil County Council Races

February 27, 2012

Dirty Web Trick Targets Diana Broomell in County Exec Race While searching around the Web, we came across a website that misappropriates the name of Cecil County Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4), who is running in the Republican primary for Cecil County executive, and links her name to a Wikipedia definition of “obstructionism.” It’s not...
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New Regional Panel Leader Sides with Cecil County Mayors, Zang to Represent Towns; Bankrupt Council Gets New $, New Leader

February 24, 2012

The Upper Shore Regional Council, which was out of business and out of money during the tenure of Cecil County Commissioner James Mullin (R-1) as its chairman, has new leadership, new money in the bank and a new representative of Cecil County towns. The new chairman of the Council, which serves as a tri-county...
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Cecil Business Leaders PAC Endorses Tari Moore in GOP Primary for Cecil County Executive

February 22, 2012

A business political action committee, organized last year in dissatisfaction with the current leadership of Cecil County government, Tuesday endorsed Tari Moore in the Republican primary for county executive. The board of the group, Cecil Business Leaders for Better Government, voted unanimously to endorse Moore, a first-term County Commissioner from District 2, in her...
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Del. Mike Smigiel’s “Oh, Canada” Judgeship Campaign: Parlez Vous Cecil County?

February 21, 2012

Do French Canadians vote in Cecil County judicial elections? Del. Michael Smigiel (R-36) must think so, based upon some of his judgeship campaign materials that direct local voters to a Quebec phone number that is answered with a message in French. Be careful, Cecil County voters on a limited budget. If you call Smigiel’s...
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Cecil County Exec. Candidates Slow to Fundraise but McKnight Leads with Clark Turner Donations

February 15, 2012

Candidates for Cecil County Executive have been mostly slow to fundraise before the upcoming April Democratic and Republican primaries that will narrow the crowded field of candidates. But North East Mayor Robert McKnight, a Democrat, leads the pack with $7,000 in donations mostly linked to developer Clark Turner, according to a Cecil Times review...
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Annapolis Legislation Gives Cecil County Headaches, but Rural “Coalition” Bid has Drawbacks

February 14, 2012

As long as the state General Assembly is in session, it seems that every week brings another litany of legislation that could cause headaches and costly mandates for Cecil County. County Commissioners heard about a legislative laundry list of troublesome proposals on Tuesday— and received an appeal from a controversial Frederick County official trying...
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Cecil County Biz PAC Backs Hodge, McCarthy for Council; Sidesteps Endorsement for County Executive

February 8, 2012

A new pro-business political action committee Tuesday endorsed incumbent Republican Robert Hodge for the 5th District Cecil County Council seat and Dr. Alan McCarthy, a veterinarian challenging incumbent James Mullin in the 1st District Republican primary. But the PAC sidestepped a potentially divisive endorsement in the crucial but crowded field of candidates for Cecil...
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BULLETIN: New Business PAC Endorses Hodge, McCarthy for Cecil County Council

February 7, 2012

The new Cecil Business Leaders for Better Government Political Action Committee (PAC) announced Tuesday that the group endorses incumbent Cecil County Commissioner Robert Hodge (R-5) for re-election and Republican political newcomer Dr. Alan McCarthy for the 1st District seat now held by James Mullin (R). But the group held off on endorsing any candidate...
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Cecil County Commish to Broomell: Wait for Ethics Panel Review of Demands to Re-write New Code

February 7, 2012

Cecil County Commissioner Diana Broomell (R-4) will have to wait a few months in her relentless quest to re-open the county’s new ethics code, after her four fellow commissioners on Tuesday finally stood up to her push for immediate action on her demands. Instead, a majority of the County Commissioners insisted that the county’s...
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Cecil County Democrats Endorse Judges Baynes, Murray for Election

February 6, 2012

The Cecil County Democrat Club has endorsed two sitting Circuit Court Judges—Keith Baynes, a Republican, and Jane Cairns Murray, a Democrat—in this year’s elections to retain their seats. The bipartisan endorsement parallels a previous move by the Republican Club of Cecil County. Wyatt Wallace, president of the Democrats’ group, said the membership voted unanimously...
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Cecil County Ambulances: County Asked to Takeover Some Services; Volunteer Fire Companies Object

January 31, 2012

Cecil County’s Emergency Services director asked the County Commissioners Tuesday to shift some basic ambulance services away from volunteer fire companies to county employees, at a gross cost of over $5 million over a four year period. But the volunteers say they can provide the same services at a much lower cost to taxpayers....
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Cecil County Politics: Dems Account for Party Committee Finances but GOP Committee Posts Anonymous Cash

January 28, 2012

They ran for the Cecil County Republican Central Committee in 2010 as the “Fiscal Conservative” slate but the latest campaign finance report to the state Board of Elections shows a mysterious myriad of anonymous cash flowing into the GOP account. In contrast, the Cecil County Democratic Central Committee accounts for every penny it has...
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Cecil County Judges: Baynes, Murray are Active Fundraisers for Election to Circuit Court

January 27, 2012

Cecil County’s newest Circuit Court judges, who must run for election to their seats this year, have been busy on the fundraising front and are already running active campaigns for the April primary election. Keith Baynes, a Republican, and Jane Cairns Murray, a Democrat, were appointed to their seats on the Circuit Court by...
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* I am grateful for your support and I heard your voices on issues that concern you. I will work hard to create jobs, expand economic development, back our law enforcement officers in the fight against crime and drugs, and support strong schools..

*We will work together to make Cecil County "The Best It Can Be."

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