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Cecil County Twilight Zone: Broomell Rants Over Court Settlement’s Reversal of Amigos 2011 Zoning Coup

June 5, 2013

To settle a lengthy and costly court case, Cecil County will reverse a 2011 decision by the old “Three Amigos” faction of the County Commissioners board to strip a Perryville property of its heavy industry zoning and downgrade it to the most restrictive agricultural designation. But Councilor Diana Broomell, who led the downzoning effort,...
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Cecil County Council Dist. 1: The Doc and The Disoriented

September 7, 2012

It was the first public political sighting of Pamela Bailey, who has been incognito since she won the early April primary to become the Democratic candidate for the District 1 Cecil County Council seat, when she showed up in Elkton Tuesday night at a candidates’ forum. Some Democrats may have wished she stayed home....
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Cecil County Commish Buy McCoy Farm Rights; Hodge, ‘Patriots’ Oppose $1.45 million Deal

June 20, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give a Rising Sun farm owner $1.45 million in return for agreeing not to allow development of the 483-acre tract, after several hours of often heated public comment led by members of the local tea party group that opposed “government control” of private property. Others objected to...
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BULLETIN: Cecil County Commish Vote to Spent $1.45M on McCoy Farm Preservation; Hodge, “Patriots” Oppose Deal

June 19, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners voted to use county funds to purchase development rights on a large Rising Sun farm Tuesday, after several hours of often heated public comment led by members of the local tea party group that opposed giving taxpayer money to a landowner when there is no imminent threat of development of...
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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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