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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Cecil Co Exec Moore Wants More $ for Unbid Animal Control Contract for Her ‘Buddies'; Council Budget Snubbed

December 30, 2015

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Executive Tari Moore will ask the County Council next week to approve a $24,000 budget increase to give her preferred animal control contractor, A Buddy for Life, Inc., an extra $4,000 a month on their six-month extension of a three year contract. Moore unilaterally extended the Buddies’...
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Cecil County Has Record Drug OD Deaths But Health Officials Say Don’t Know Numbers; Sheriff Has Stats on Getting Inmates off Drugs

December 15, 2015

Cecil County health officials told the County Council on Tuesday they don’t know how many drug overdose deaths there were in the county last year and don’t know how many heroin addicts there are locally—but state statistics show the county is second only to Baltimore City in drug deaths. In contrast, county Sheriff Scott...
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Schneckenburger to Run for Cecil County Exec in Face-Off with McCarthy; Biz Community Divide

December 7, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Councilor Dan Schneckenburger (R-3) has announced he will run for County Executive in the 2016 Republican primary, setting up a face-off with Council Vice President Dr. Alan McCarthy (R-1) that could divide the local business community and split the mainstream GOP vote. So far, one politically unknown ultra-conservative “liberty” candidate...
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CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT: Moore Seeks to Buy Kennel in Residential Area; RFP, Oversight Panel, Buddies Questions Loom

November 30, 2015

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Executive Tari Moore– who has unilaterally suspended county laws governing an Animal Control Oversight panel, extended a controversial 3-year animal control contract and signed a kennel lease for six months, all without County Council approval—is considering taxpayer purchase of a private kennel business that some local residents...
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CECIL CHATTER: No $ for Candidates or Properties; Stolen Political $ Yields Taylor Wrist Slap

November 27, 2015

CLARK TURNER, DEVELOPER AND POLITICAL DONOR, FILES BANKRUPTCY Clark Turner, a major area developer and significant financier of Cecil County political candidates, has filed for personal and business bankruptcy. As a result, continuation of some significant developments in the county and future sources of campaign funds to county candidates in the upcoming 2016 elections...
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Cecil Co Exec Moore to Buy Animal Shelter, Outside Bid Process, Put County in Debt; Extends Contract with Buddies for 6 Months

November 17, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore, after a more than one hour secret meeting with the County Council on Tuesday 11/17/15, announced that she plans to buy a property for a government-owned animal shelter at an unspecified cost or location, and will unilaterally extend a contract for six months with A Buddy for Life, Inc.,–...
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Cecil County Exec Delays Animal Control Decision; Lag in Proposal to County Council Puts Animal Services in Limbo for 1/1/16

November 16, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore has failed to decide among multiple bidders on an 18-month contract for animal control services beginning 1/1/2016, putting off a scheduled recommendation for a contract to the County Council at its Tuesday 11/17/15 meeting and instead scheduling a secret, closed-door meeting with the Council on the issue. As a...
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Alan McCarthy, Cecil County Councilor, to Run for County Executive in 2016

November 11, 2015

Dr. Alan McCarthy, the vice president of the Cecil County Council, a veterinarian and local businessman, announced on Monday that he will be a candidate for Cecil County Executive. The Republican is the first candidate to formally announce a run for the county’s top elected post but several other potential challengers are also considering...
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Cecil County DPW Chief Hits Two Multi-Million $ Homers, One Small Strike on Cost Savings to Taxpayers

November 4, 2015

Not so long ago, Mike Flanagan was a star pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, scoring multiple wins for the home team. In Cecil County, more recently a similarly-named batter employed by the county government hit some home runs out of the park in savings to local taxpayers. But even the best hitters sometimes get...
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Jackie Gregory, Patriots Leader, to Run for Cecil County Council in District 5– Hodge Seat

November 3, 2015

Jackie Gregory, a former teacher and a leader of the Cecil County Patriots’ tea party group, announced Tuesday that she will run in the Republican primary for the County Council in District 5, a seat currently held by County Council President Robert Hodge, also a Republican. “We need local representatives with strong conservative values,...
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Cecil County Exec Vows Not to Abandon Earleville Boat Ramp and Park; Standing Room Crowd in Cecilton Applauds Decision

October 14, 2015

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore told a standing room only crowd of about 200 citizens Tuesday evening that her administration will not abandon the Stemmer’s Run boat ramp in Earleville and she will seek state grant funds to build a breakwater, at an unknown cost, in the adjacent Elk River to protect the ramp....
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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.)