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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Cecil County Exec Pushes Face-Saving Plan to Justify Boat Ramp Closing; US Corps Denies Support; Public Hearing in Cecilton

October 12, 2015

The Cecil County Executive is trying to come up with a face-saving plan to justify her proposal to abandon a free state/federal lease of an Earleville boat ramp and waterfront park– because the parks director doesn’t want to spend $5,000 a year in lawn mowing costs– by claiming that the...
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Cecil County Exec Moore Won’t Seek Re-election in 2016, Opens Candidate Floodgates; Legacy of First County Exec is Tech School, Landfill Solvency

October 7, 2015

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County Executive Tari Moore, a Republican, has told County Council members she will not seek re-election next year, thus clearing the way for a potential floodgate of candidates to succeed her. Moore, the county’s first executive under Charter government, compiled a mixed record of accomplishments, with creation of a new school...
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Show Us the Money: Cecil County to Juggle Bonds to Buy Sheriff’s Building, Other Projects

October 7, 2015

The Cecil County Executive wants to spend $7.3 million to buy a building in Elkton where the Sheriff’s Department and emergency dispatchers currently rent office space under a proposal presented to the County Council on Tuesday. County officials claimed the plan would more than pay for itself in the long run and juggling the...
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Cecil County Allows Late Bid from Chestertown Trapper on Animal Control Contract; Missed Deadline but County to Permit Bid to Proceed

October 5, 2015

Cecil County officials acknowledged Monday that they received a late bid, after the 1:30 PM Thursday 10/1/15 deadline for submission of bids on a new Animal Control contract, from a Chestertown pest removal company but decided to allow the late submission to be accepted and reviewed for the 18-month contract. Three other bidders complied...
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Three Groups Bid on Cecil County Animal Control; Council Backs Down on Citizen Control of Advisory Panel

October 4, 2015

Three groups have submitted bids to handle animal control and animal sheltering services for Cecil County government, including the current contractor, the former contractor, and a Delaware animal shelter group. In addition, the County Council has backed down from a plan to give citizens a majority of seats on an animal control “advisory” board...
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Cecil County Council Questions Planned $19.9 Million North East Library; Local Taxpayers to Foot up to $16.9 Million Bill

September 23, 2015

Members of the Cecil County Council, who raised questions during this year’s budget deliberations about a nearly $20 million new library and administrative offices for the county’s public library system in North East, were briefed this week on the project, which could also set up a potential clash with the town over the fate...
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Cecil County Govt. Disses South County; Tiny Yard-Sale Signs Disclose Abandonment of Earleville Waterfront Park, Boat Ramp

September 14, 2015
Cecil County Govt. Disses South County; Tiny Yard-Sale Signs Disclose Abandonment of Earleville Waterfront Park, Boat Ramp

NEWS ANALYSIS The Cecil County Executive’s plan to abandon a waterfront boat ramp in Earleville, the only county recreational facility in the south county, has been quietly disclosed to local citizens via a hand-written yard sale type sign, with a public “informational meeting” scheduled at a tiny meeting room at the Cecilton library in...
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Cecil County Exec Wants to Abandon Earleville Boat Ramp to Save $5K; Fate of Park Adjacent to US Dump Uncertain

September 11, 2015

Cecil County government wants to abandon the Stemmers Run boat ramp and waterfront park in Earleville to save $5,000 a year in maintenance costs and because the county parks director dislikes having to send mowers and staff to the rural area. The boat ramp is operated under a free lease from the state and...
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Cecil County Homeless: Health Dept., Schools Differ on Numbers; Charities See Faces of Homeless, Govt. Focuses on Grants

September 9, 2015

Cecil County health officials count 191 homeless people in Cecil County— a count achieved without anyone from the agency going to the tent encampments where many homeless people live— while Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) count 720 students who are considered homeless. The discrepancies stem, at least in part, from the health and CCPS...
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Cecil County, Schools Map Future Business Uses for Basell Tech School Land; Who Pays is Unknown

September 2, 2015

The Cecil County government and the Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) have signed an agreement mapping possible future business uses of extra land not needed for the new vo-tech school on the more than 90-acre Basell property. But left in the air is who would pay to build office and other buildings and whether...
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Consultant Outlines Fair Hill Horse Park Plan; Improvements, New Arena Could Cost $24 Million

August 31, 2015

A long-awaited consultant’s report issued on Monday outlines a multi-part strategy to improve the Fair Hill equine facilities, including a new arena with grandstands to be built in the county fairgrounds area, a visitor’s center, and VIP covered seating in the current steeplechase area. The proposals would cost up to $23.9 million if all...
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Cecil County Animal Control: Trappers,Buddies, SPCA Interested; Delaware Group Arrives Late as DE Crisis Looms

August 26, 2015

Cecil County officials hosted a mandatory meeting on Tuesday for groups or individuals interested in bidding on a new contract to provide animal control services, as it was disclosed that the county is interested in using government employees to apprehend strays while contracting out the housing of animals privately. At the same time, a...
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Carrie L. Taylor Pleads Guilty to Theft from Cecil County GOP Committee; Stole $ for Online Dating Services, Travel

August 18, 2015

Carrie L. Taylor, the former treasurer of the Cecil County Republican Central Committee, has pleaded guilty to felony charges of stealing over $8,859 from donations and using the money to buy personal airline tickets and membership in an online dating service, according to the Office of the State Prosecutor. She will be sentenced November...
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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.)