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Guest Column: Despite sidewalks, Forest Drive is not safe for middle schoolers

Guest Column: Despite sidewalks, Forest Drive is not safe for middle schoolers

| November 16, 2017

So I went to a meeting last night whose sole purpose was to INFORM concerned parents that the safety of our children has been trumped by the measurements from satellites on how far away the middle school is from their communities. Sheila Finlayson was there to pride herself on informing the community…. months if not […]

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Guest Column: Setting the record straight on some false Ward 5 claims

Guest Column: Setting the record straight on some false Ward 5 claims

| November 3, 2017

Marc Rodriguez is running to be our next Alderman representing Ward 5 on the Annapolis City Council. Since he launched his campaign in February, Marc has been steadfast in his commitment to run a positive campaign based on his record of service in the community and his ideas for how to make Ward 5 and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elly Tierney’s son addresses issues

Letter to the Editor: Elly Tierney’s son addresses issues

| October 30, 2017

The following is a letter sent to us from Elly Tierney’s (Candidate for Ward 1 Alderman) son, Devin Kelly, in response to the recent revelations that Tierney had been cited for shoplifting in the past. Tierney also addressed the incidents in a letter published last week. Perhaps there is no one better equipped to speak […]

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Tierney responds to Capital’s article on expunged charges

Tierney responds to Capital’s article on expunged charges

| October 20, 2017

‘Do what is right, not what is easy’ R. Bennett. That has been my mantra in deciding to run for office and bodes me well today as I read the article in the Capital. During a stressful period in my life several years ago I made a bad choice. I went through the legal process […]

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Guest Column: In support of Marc Rodriguez for Ward 5 Alderman

Guest Column: In support of Marc Rodriguez for Ward 5 Alderman

| October 19, 2017

I’ve had the privilege of representing Ward 5 on the Annapolis City Council for the last five years. Since January 2016, I’ve worked closely with Marc Rodriguez, who is running to replace me on the Council; I am not running for re-election. Marc has assisted me with issues ranging from the No Net Loss (of […]

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Can a working mother become an Alderperson? Hell yes!

Can a working mother become an Alderperson? Hell yes!

| September 26, 2017

Letter to the Editor: I want to address a question that has been put out there that I have heard about both directly and indirectly -“Do I have enough time to be an alderman as a working mother?”  My answer is an emphatic YES! I find it troubling that I cannot recall the balance of […]

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Final Tides and Tunes this week at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Final Tides and Tunes this week at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

| August 15, 2017

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a treasured establishment among the local community. It offers art and virtual exhibits, education programs and camps as well as various special events. One of these events that has become increasingly popular throughout the years is the Tides and Tunes Summer Concerts Series. These concerts take place every Thursday night […]

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Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Annapolis Mayor addresses City’s position on withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

| June 9, 2017

I wanted to comment on a recent story in the Capital Newspaper about the Paris climate agreement and how candidates for mayor would react. One of the democratic candidates called on me to make a commitment to work toward a clean energy economy and meet important climate goals. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity […]

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Anne Arundel Dermatology has some advice

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Anne Arundel Dermatology has some advice

| May 12, 2017

While May brings warmer weather and the beauty of fresh blooms, Skin Cancer Awareness Month also offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of protecting our skin (and eyes) from the sun. Not-so-Sunny Statistics Despite increasing public awareness of the risk factors for skin cancer, the statistics continue to mount. For instance: Skin cancer […]

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Letter to the Editor: Hospice speaks out on National Volunteer Week

Letter to the Editor: Hospice speaks out on National Volunteer Week

| April 21, 2017

Recently, parents of a pediatric patient hoped to make plans for a much needed weekend away and asked if we could provide respite care for their child. Our Volunteer Department sent out a call and within a matter of hours 13 people signed up to take shifts so that the child would never be alone […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The “Trust Act” is a betrayal of trust

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The “Trust Act” is a betrayal of trust

| March 26, 2017

“Political Language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell The “Trust “Act, (House Bill 1362) perfectly exemplifies the way the left uses political language as a smokescreen to hide the full intent of their actions. The “Trust” Act was sold […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

| March 16, 2017

As the gaps in West Street fill in, we see the buildings on Main Street empty out. What are we doing wrong when the main artery of our state capital can’t sustain retail for extended periods of time? The turnover rate is high with the exception of t-shirt shops and bars. To be clear, I have […]

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OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

| March 7, 2017

For more than two decades, high school students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) have been required to be in their seats at 7:17 a.m., which has them traveling to school or school buses in the 6 a.m. hour, sometimes even earlier. Health and education experts have long argued and proven that such early […]

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Violence continues in Eastport, local residents ask Mayor, Police Chief, and Aldermen for help

Violence continues in Eastport, local residents ask Mayor, Police Chief, and Aldermen for help

| November 12, 2016

As Annapolis faces the most violent year in recent history, residents of Eastport (primarily) are living on the edge and are asking for the City to do something about the increasing violence in the neighborhood. The following is a copy of a letter sent to Annapolis Mayor, Mike Pantelides; Police Chief, Michael Pristoop; and Aldermen […]

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Zika Vs Lyme: What’s the buzz

Zika Vs Lyme: What’s the buzz

| November 6, 2016

The Zika Virus dominated news coverage this summer. With the 2016 Olympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there was international concern over the spread of Zika virus. Zika, which has been linked to microcephaly in infants and may lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

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OP ED: Responsible development for Annapolis

OP ED: Responsible development for Annapolis

| October 29, 2016

Annapolis is in dire need of new economic expansion. The city has a stagnant job growth rate of 0.71%. Time and time again businesses want to come into our community, but have faced stiff opposition with the idea of “too much growth”. Because of this misplaced opposition and the indirect effect of decreased revenues to […]

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Alderman Littmann lends support to embattled Annapolis police chief

Alderman Littmann lends support to embattled Annapolis police chief

| October 17, 2016

Because of recent articles in The Capital about the City’s police, I write in support of the City’s Police Chief, Mike Pristoop, and the 100+ officers and department staff who work to protect our City, many of whom risk their lives to do so. That support is based on my subjective evaluation of the Chief’s […]

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Local man discusses battle with Lymes Disease

Local man discusses battle with Lymes Disease

| June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Growing up in Maryland, Lyme disease (article from Evolve Medical) is something we’ve all heard a lot about. We know to wear bug spray, check for ticks, and look for the telltale bullseye rash. What we don’t hear about is what to do when the traditional signs of Lyme disease aren’t present, and the normal treatment methods […]

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Uber: A safe, reliable way to move around Annapolis

Uber: A safe, reliable way to move around Annapolis

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since Uber launched in Annapolis in May 2014, residents and visitors alike have relied on the service to move throughout the community. For 9 months, I’ve been an Uber driver-partner, providing safe rides around my existing schedule taking care of my grandchildren and running my own coaching business. The simplicity and safety features built into […]

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Top 5 reasons to remove your swimming pool

Top 5 reasons to remove your swimming pool

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  A swimming pool can seem like the ultimate luxury but for some homeowners, it is one luxury that comes at a hefty price. Even if it is a price you can afford, you might not want to. Reclaiming your backyard space, cost savings, resale value on house are just a few reasons to remove your […]

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Uber vs. Taxi in Annapolis

Uber vs. Taxi in Annapolis

| March 31, 2016 | 11 Comments

Uber vs. Taxi in Annapolis There may be little doubt that the last time you needed to hire a car/driver you wrestled with the decision of whether to use a ride share app, such as Uber or to call a taxi in Annapolis. This topic has become one of heated debate, and forced some states […]

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House Bill 885 must come to the floor for a vote

House Bill 885 must come to the floor for a vote

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

As of this letter, House Bill 885 (Creation and Maintenance of Mental Health Professional Profiles aka The Patient Protection Provider Information Act) is awaiting a vote in the Health and Government Operations Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates.The bill had a hearing in this committee on February 23. Unlike West Virginia, committee members do […]

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