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Cecil County Chatter: Lights, Camera, Campaign; New Pet Rescue Trailer; Vino Veritas

May 8, 2014

Lights, Camera, Campaign: Broomell Mouths Off, Again When last we visited the election-year drama of Councilor Diana Broomell (R-4), she had toned down her act, under the watchful eye of a county Sheriff’s deputy summoned to a County Council worksession to keep the peace after she previously told another lawmaker to “shut up.” But,...
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Cecil County Budget: Citizens’ Panel Proposes Cuts, $ Freeze in Schools, Public Safety; Warns Against Raiding Reserve Funds

May 6, 2014

A citizen’s budget advisory panel told the Cecil County Council on Tuesday that it should slash county public schools spending to the bare bones level required by state law, ban overtime pay for guards at the county jail, and freeze almost all hiring. But the panel also cautioned that the county executive’s new budget...
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Buddies’ Cat Pal Attacks Animal Control Panel Chair; Maps of Feral Cat Colonies in Cecil County Proposed, as Carletti Protests

May 1, 2014

Cecil County should know the locations of feral (wild) cat colonies harbored by local cat “rescue” groups as a matter of public and animal health concerns, the chair of an animal oversight panel has suggested. But a cat activist member of the oversight panel– who is aligned with the Buddy for Life group that...
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Cecil County Budget: Current Budget Year on Fiscal Track Despite Drop in Income Tax Revenue; Water/Sewer Funds Still Lag Behind Costs

April 24, 2014

As the Cecil County Council begins deliberations on the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, county finance officials told the Council that despite the still lagging economy the county’s general budget funds are expected to end the current fiscal year just $25,000 off target. But the county’s so-called “enterprise funds”—such as water and...
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Cecil County Campaign $: Patchell, Schneckenburger Raise Quick $ for Council Races; Willick Gives $ to ‘Consultant’ Patterson; Dunn Replaces Campaign Aide Facing State Prosecutor Probe

April 21, 2014

New reports to the state Board of Elections by recently-filed candidates for Cecil County offices show that two County Council candidates have quickly assembled substantial campaign warchests while a minimally-financed incumbent Councilor has removed his campaign treasurer, who is barred under state election rules from service due to her involvement with a PAC that...
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Cecil County Sheriff Election: ‘Team’ Focus in GOP Primary– Chris Sutton Pushes ‘Top Tier Targets’ in War on Drugs

April 15, 2014

A Cecil Times Special Report In the 2014 elections for Cecil County Sheriff—always one of the most hotly contested races in local politics—there is a new watchword among the leading candidates in the June Republican primary: “team.” While past election campaigns have focused on the individual candidate for Sheriff, this year the focus is...
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Cecil County Sheriff Election: ‘Team’ Focus in GOP Primary– Scott Adams Promotes ‘Partnerships’ to Solve Drug Crisis

April 13, 2014

A Cecil Times Special Report In the 2014 elections for Cecil County Sheriff—always one of the most hotly contested races in local politics—there is a new watchword among the leading candidates in the June Republican primary: “team.” While past election campaigns have focused on the individual candidate for Sheriff, this year the focus is...
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General Assembly OKs Salary Boosts for Cecil County Sheriff, Orphans Court Judges

April 8, 2014

The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation boosting future salaries for the Cecil County Sheriff and the three judges on the county’s Orphans Court, but the sheriff will still be paid less than law enforcement heads in many other smaller counties with less crime and fewer responsibilities. The legislation, SB936, was sponsored by Cecil...
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Cecil County Council Ponders Susquehanna River Sediment, “Co-ordination” as Tool to Challenge State, Federal Mandates

April 1, 2014

Ah, it was all sweetness and light, cheerful cooperation and goodwill at the Cecil County Council’s worksession on Tuesday—gotcha, on April Fool’s Day. After yet another battle royale over approval of the Council’s past meeting minutes, the panel got down to some interesting information on how the county might use provisions of federal law...
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Cecil County Drug Problems: Health Officials Cite Treatment Progress; Broomell Challenges Drug Panel but Cop in the Room Restrains Outbursts

March 25, 2014

Under the watchful eyes of a Cecil County Sheriff’s Deputy summoned to keep order at a County Council worksession on Tuesday, Councilor Diana Broomell (R-4) challenged, in largely polite terms, the efficacy of the county’s drug addiction treatment advisory panel while county health officials documented successes of “crisis” mental health and drug overdose intervention...
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Cecil County Council GOP Candidates: Anti-Government ‘Campaign for Liberty’ Faction vs. Problem Solvers, Economic Development Backers

March 21, 2014

Republicans running for the Cecil County Council in this year’s June primary election squared off Thursday night in a political forum, with two chief factions emerging in the contests– local education and economic development backers and problem-solvers contrasted with allies of the state and national anti-government “Campaign for Liberty” organization. But there were also...
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Cecil County Roads Need $2 Million in Urgent Storm Repairs; Broomell Objects to ‘Growing Government’ with Asphalt

March 19, 2014

It’s been a rough winter on Cecil County roads, as multiple snowstorms and freezing temperatures have buckled pavement and opened up crater-sized potholes on many streets and highways. So county roads officials are asking to tap reserve funds to pay for emergency repairs as well as new budgeting flexibility so that allocated funds don’t...
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Cecil Whig, Shore Newspapers Sold; Mystery Surrounds Eclectic Family with Camping, Wine Interests– to Dabble in News

March 14, 2014

The Cecil Whig is being sold by a Texas-based media company, which was owned primarily by foreign banks and investors, to a multi-state US family-led operation with no news background but a financially profitable string of businesses tied to recreational vehicles and a multi-millionaire with eclectic interests in French vineyards and music education. The...
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Cecil County Exec Moore Proposes New Budget to Freeze Property Tax Rates Again, Boost Schools Aid and Target Drug Abuse Programs

March 3, 2014

Cecil County Executive Tari Moore proposed a new Fiscal 2015 budget that would freeze property tax rates, add one new Sheriff’s deputy to the force and boost public schools spending by 3.5 percent, including a rising share of teacher pension costs dumped on the county by the state. For the second consecutive year, Moore...
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Cecil County Politics: Battles Brew in Council, State’s Attorney, and Delegate Races as Candidates File for 2014 Elections

February 25, 2014

Several hotly contested races are shaping up, especially in the June Republican primary, for Cecil County offices and state legislative seats as the clock ran down for individual candidates to file for office Tuesday evening. A fight between a splinter “liberty” group and other Republicans is brewing in one Council contest and for control...
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OUR CECIL COUNTY DELEGATE DELIVERED (Part 4)

Working For Our Veterans!

*Sponsored Bill to Boost Income Tax Breaks for Veterans Pensions

*Sponsored 2013 Veterans Full Employment Bill

*Promoted Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Scholarships

*Worked with MVA for Vets License Plates, for Each Branch of Services

And More to Come, With Your Support on Election Day

(Auth: Citizens for David Rudolph, Linda S. Read, Treasurer)

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