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Cecil County Charter Amendments: Voters OK Four Ballot Questions

November 5, 2014

Cecil County voters, who overwhelmingly approved a shift to Charter government in 2010, decided by strong margins on Tuesday that they were willing to accept four Charter changes, including some that could shift greater powers to the County Executive in budget deliberations. While all four Charter amendments won strong support from voters who cast...
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Cecil County Council: Bowlsbey, Schneckenburger, Patchell Win Council Seats in GOP Sweep

November 4, 2014

Cecil County voters elected three Republicans to the County Council in Tuesday’s election, retaining an all-GOP Council and turning back challenges by two well-known Democrats. The only incumbent—Joyce Bowlsbey in District 2—defeated her Democratic challenger, John Ulrich, by a wide margin. She tallied 69.28 percent of the vote, while Ulrich received 30.45 percent, according...
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Cecil County Sheriff: Scott Adams Overpowers Blackburn in Election

November 4, 2014

Scott Adams, the Republican candidate for Cecil County Sheriff, coasted to an overwhelming victory over William (Danny) Blackburn, a Democrat, in Tuesday’s general election. Adams also won a solid majority in the June Republican primary, despite a crowded field of candidates, with his “team” approach that focused on putting experienced law enforcement experts into...
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Cecil County Goes to the Polls: Strong Turnout Reported, Cecil Voters Decide Local, State Officials and Charter Questions

November 4, 2014

Cecil County voters went to the polls Tuesday in large numbers to select three members of the County Council, state Delegates and Senators, and local officials including Sheriff, as well as casting ballots on statewide offices. Reports of voter turnout showed strong and steady participation throughout the day. By 3 p.m., a total of...
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COMMENTARY: Cecil County Charter Amendments on Election Ballot– NO on Questions A and D; YES on Questions B and C

October 30, 2014

COMMENTARY In this year’s election, Cecil County voters are being asked to decide four local ballot questions on whether to overhaul some key provisions of the county’s new Charter form of government. The proposed changes would alter the county budget process and in some cases tilt the balance of power toward the County Executive...
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Army Corps to Earleville Dump Victims: No Free, Safe Water for You; FedsThumb Nose at Citizens, Cecil County Council

October 23, 2014

The US Army Corps of Engineers is refusing to provide temporary free bottled water to Earleville residents whose drinking water wells were polluted by a federal dredge spoil dumpsite, which the Corps and the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) are trying to re-open to new dumping after a 20-year hiatus due to pollution concerns. During...
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Cecil County Exec Moore ‘Shocked’ at Dissent on Support of Dem in Howard Co Exec Race; Claims Cecil Benefits from Distant Ally

October 20, 2014

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore, a Republican, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday that she is “shocked” and “appalled” at negative local reaction to her recent endorsement of a Democrat, Courtney Watson, who is running for Howard County executive against a well-known statewide Republican. Moore has not responded to repeated messages from Cecil Times...
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Cecil County Exec Moore Breaks GOP Ranks to Support Democrat in Howard Co Exec Race; Uproar Among Republicans, Conservatives

October 16, 2014

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore—a Republican who came under fire in her party when she briefly left the GOP to break a deadlock on appointing her successor to the County Council two years ago– has endorsed a Democrat running for County Executive in Howard County against a well-known statewide Republican. The endorsement, highlighted during...
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Cecil County Council Election Face-Off: Patchell Flubs Budget; Drugs, Jobs Seen by Most as Key Issues

October 12, 2014

Candidates for the three open Cecil County Council seats at stake in the November general election faced off 10/8/14 in an issues forum at the Cecil College campus in North East, with most candidates focusing on the economy and drug abuse issues as key concerns for the county’s future. But one candidate flubbed a...
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State Senate, House Rivals Offer Views on Issues for Cecil County; Ghrist Attacks Rival in Dist. 36

October 10, 2014

Multiple candidates for state House and Senate seats representing Cecil County in Annapolis answered questions at a forum at Cecil College on Wednesday on a wide range of issues but a Caroline County candidate for a multi-county delegate seat went rogue with an attack on his rival. Carl Roberts, a former superintendent of Cecil...
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Cecil County Election: Sheriff Rivals by the Numbers; Register of Wills Foes on Experience, Christianity

October 9, 2014

There were budget questions and history lessons Wednesday evening as the rivals for Cecil County Sheriff and candidates for Register of Wills faced-off in a question-and-answer session at Cecil College, less than a month before the November general election. The candidates’ forum, sponsored by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, provided William (Danny) Blackburn,...
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White House Gives Cecil County $125K Drug Prevention Grant; Over Half of $ Goes to Pay, Benefits for Program ‘Coordinator’

October 5, 2014

The White House has awarded $125,000 to Cecil County for programs aimed at preventing drug abuse, especially among youths. But more than half of the annual grant will go to pay salary and benefits for a co-coordinator of a newly-created “Cecil County Drug-Free Communities Coalition.” The grant comes from the White House Office of...
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State Transpo Chief Boasts of Pressing Enviro Agency to OK Pearce Creek Dumpsite; New Railyard in Cecil Co linked to Commuter Trains to Elkton

September 30, 2014

ELKTON–State transportation officials converged on Elkton on Tuesday 9/30/14 to outline state spending priorities in Cecil County, as Transportation Secretary Jim Smith boasted of multi-agency meetings to pressure for quick approval of an environmental permit to allow resumed shipping channel dredge spoil dumping at an Earleville site that has polluted local residents’ drinking water...
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Earleville Residents Demand Expedited Water Service Before Feds Resume Spoils Dumping; State Holds Enviro Hearing

September 28, 2014

Residents of three Earleville area communities told state environmental officials Saturday 9/27/14 that they must receive safe, clean drinking water before the US Army Corps of Engineers gets possible state approval for resumed dumping at its nearby Pearce Creek site, which has polluted area aquifers and drinking water wells. About 100 area residents attended...
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Two Drug Rehab Centers Proposed for Same Earleville Road; Cecil County Backs Treatment Options

September 26, 2014

The Cecil County government has been quietly working with sponsors of two separate drug rehabilitation centers to bring live-in treatment facilities to Grove Neck road in rural Earleville, including a 50-bed medical facility on the site of the Bracebridge Hall mansion and farmland. The first public disclosure of the projects came Thursday 9/26/14 at...
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