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Cecil County Names New Health Officer with Top Credentials; State Opioid Program Cites Cecil as 2nd Highest OD Death Rate

May 15, 2019

NEWS ANALYSIS Cecil County will have a new, non-local Health Officer with impressive educational credentials and experience in public health issues, taking over an agency that has struggled to address the drug crisis even as a new state report shows the county again has the second-worst opioid overdose death rate in Maryland. Cecil County...
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Cecil County Health Dept. Considers Addicts’ Needle Exchange, After 3 Years of Talk; County Council Politically Wary but County Exec Backs Effort

August 14, 2018

The Cecil County Health Department is considering creation of a “clean” needle exchange program for intravenous users of illegal drugs, as a way to prevent HIV and Hepatitis C infections and reach addicts with treatment options. The idea was first broached to the County Council three years ago but no action was taken by...
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Cecil County Homeless Count at 193 (Maybe), Health Dept. Says; Drug Deaths at 21 This Year

May 24, 2017

Homelessness in Cecil County is nearly as high as Harford County’s figures, although Cecil’s overall population is half that of its nearest neighbor. And county Sheriff’s Office data on drug overdose fatalities so far this year shows 21 deaths, well on the way to a record number, according to testimony to the Cecil County...
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Cecil County Budget: Health Dept. Asks $3 Million, Hotel Tax Delayed; Now Heavy Lifting Begins

May 18, 2017

After weeks of listening to department heads defend and explain their budget proposals, the Cecil County Council will hear from citizens next week and then the heavy lifting begins: deciding whether to accept, or cut, County Executive Alan McCarthy’s proposed Fiscal 2018 budget that would boost property tax rates and raise income taxes. Many...
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Gov. Hogan Lifts High-Tech Septic Regs, Saves Residents, Business $$$ in Most of Cecil County; ‘Critical Areas’ Near Bay, Rivers Still Under Rules

August 22, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan will rescind regulations that required installation of costly high-tech septic systems in most of Cecil County, and instead will only retain the requirements in the “critical areas,” close to the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers feeding the Bay. The action, which repeals a mandate created by former Governor Martin O’Malley, will...
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