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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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Cecil County Has Record Drug OD Deaths But Health Officials Say Don’t Know Numbers; Sheriff Has Stats on Getting Inmates off Drugs

December 15, 2015

Cecil County health officials told the County Council on Tuesday they don’t know how many drug overdose deaths there were in the county last year and don’t know how many heroin addicts there are locally—but state statistics show the county is second only to Baltimore City in drug deaths. In contrast, county Sheriff Scott...
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Cecil County Homeless: Health Dept., Schools Differ on Numbers; Charities See Faces of Homeless, Govt. Focuses on Grants

September 9, 2015

Cecil County health officials count 191 homeless people in Cecil County— a count achieved without anyone from the agency going to the tent encampments where many homeless people live— while Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) count 720 students who are considered homeless. The discrepancies stem, at least in part, from the health and CCPS...
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