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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 to Pay Big Bucks for Farm Preservation Easement

December 20, 2011

Cecil County will pay a private landowner for a Rising Sun-area farm preservation easement, the first installment of up to $2 million in new local government-paid incentives to preserve farmland. During a worksession Tuesday, County Commissioners briefly reviewed the proposal to purchase an easement on a 152 acre farm on Route 274 near Rising...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 3 Comments »

Cecil County Budget Warning: Casino $ to Decline, Schools Face Aid Cuts, Property Values Drop Could Prompt Tax Rate Boost

December 13, 2011

Local impact aid revenues from the Hollywood Casino in Perryville are likely to be lower than previously expected and Cecil County schools face new cuts in state aid in Fiscal 2013, the county’s budget director warned county Commissioners Tuesday. Craig Whiteford, the budget director, outlined issues facing the county as Commissioners begin the budget...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, Politics, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, education, real estate | 9 Comments »

Dunn Names Ted Patterson to Cecil County Budget Advisory Panel; Latest in “Cronies” Appointees Criticized by County Activists

October 11, 2011

Thumbing his nose at citizen activists who have accused him of appointing political “cronies” to county positions, Cecil County Commissioner Michael Dunn (R-3) announced Tuesday that he will name Ted Patterson—a fellow member of the Smipkin political slate—to a seat on the citizens’ budget advisory committee. It was the fourth controversial appointment in about...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Halter, Michael Smigiel, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, State's Attorney, Uncategorized, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 7 Comments »

Rep. Andy Harris Defends Debt ‘No’ Vote; Social Security to be Part of “Larger Discussion” on Budget

August 15, 2011

(Second of two articles) GALENA— The gray-haired man at the lunch counter in Twinny’s restaurant in Galena wore a tee shirt, decorated with a flag and an eagle, that declared, “Proud to be an American.” Shaking hands with Rep. Andy Harris (R-1) last week, this constituent was pleased with the job his congressman is...
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