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Scott Bowling, champion, dies at 43

Scott Bowling, champion, dies at 43

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Scott Bowling, a former candidate for Annapolis Alderman and community activist died on Wednesday after battling Crohn’s Disease and cancer for many years. Scott was 43 and a very good friend. It’s taken me a few days to digest that another friend whom I admired has passed away. There is so much to say about Scott […]

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Barbara Cox: a bright star in Annapolis

Barbara Cox: a bright star in Annapolis

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friday morning, I was on my way to New York and checked my mail and was shocked. Barbara Cox, the news director for WNAV had passed away earlier this morning. I has sure it had to be a mistake, but it was true. At 55 after beating breast cancer and the Bay Bridge (just last […]

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Thank you Laura Neuman

Thank you Laura Neuman

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

In February of 2013, no one knew who Laura Neuman was. We questioned it as well. Here we are in 2014 and there are still many questions lingering out there. When did she morph from a solid and focused executive into a politician fluent in mudslinging? Does she have a future in elected office or government? […]

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Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Yesterday, Anne Arundel County Executive Elect Steve Schuh made two personnel moves and informed police chief Kevin Davis and fire chief Michael Cox that they would not be part of the new administration. Schuh’s spokesman said that they were “moving in a different direction” which is akin to “it’s not you, it’s me” in a […]

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When political attack mailers go bad

When political attack mailers go bad

| October 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

This election season has been particularly dirty. The sheer number of attack pieces being sent by the candidates is amazing. I do not condone the attack pieces–I think they are cheap shots. But they are a staple of politics and by all counts they are effective. Unless you are running for State Delegate in  the […]

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We’re sorry, we screwed up!

We’re sorry, we screwed up!

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

When you screw up, you correct the mistake, you apologize, and you move on. And we screwed up earlier this afternoon.  A pedestrian was hit while walking along Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. We initially reported that the accident involved three school-aged children. Ultimately, it did not.  We began to receive texts and calls […]

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Best damned photographers in Annapolis

Best damned photographers in Annapolis

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Welcome to a new, purely subjective and opinionated column highlighting the best damned things in the area.  They could be people. Places. Services. Or whatever I feel like writing about. This is pure opinion. 100% biased. There is no voting and your opinion may (and probably will) differ from mine; and that’s OK. I base […]

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Alex Cortright: Thank you

Alex Cortright: Thank you

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Tuesday,  the morning commute for many was a little off. Alex Cortright, the morning jock for WRNR 103.1 had broadcast his final show for the station on Monday. As many listeners know, Eye On Annapolis has worked with Alex on Friday mornings for several years highlighting the weekend happenings in and around town–despite only […]

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The IRS and the Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund

The IRS and the Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund

| August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Several months ago, a forum was held under the guise of discussing traffic on Forest Drive. With more than 300 people attending, it became clear a bit later on that the meeting was more about stopping the Crystal Spring development and collecting money for a legal battle than anything else. Now granted, the development, in any […]

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Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 2013 was likely a fluke.  While it can be argued that Annapolis is a firmly Democrat leaning town and former Mayor Cohen simply ran a poor campaign, one cannot overlook what has transpired, or not transpired, since Mayor Michael Pantelides took the reins of the City of Annapolis in December. In the purest terms, Pantelides […]

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OPINION: While Annapolis sleeps, another business leaves

OPINION: While Annapolis sleeps, another business leaves

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday, The Capital reported that the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) would leave their longtime headquarters for smaller space in Baltimore City. Apparently this was surprise to everyone in Annapolis, but a poorly kept secret outside the City. According to The Capital MAIF discussed a possible move with the Anne Arundel County Economic Development […]

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NIMBY Convention and Whine Fest draws more than 300 to St. John’s College

NIMBY Convention and Whine Fest draws more than 300 to St. John’s College

| June 4, 2014 | 9 Comments

UPDATE:  Gerald Winegrad has sent us an email response from the Mayor’s assistant indicating that the Mayor was indeed invited prior to the day before the event. We did not have access to the email as it was sent to a personal Yahoo account. We regret the error and have corrected the copy below to […]

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Circuit Court: It’s not what you know, but who you know

Circuit Court: It’s not what you know, but who you know

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Anne Arundel County, there is no shortage of things that make one go “hmmmm?” The latest one…the divorce records of the County Executive. Earlier today, The Capital published a story about the unsealing of the divorce records of Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman. And while I agree that the invasion into a personal […]

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On Landmark Media (the Capital’s Owner) Cashing Out

On Landmark Media (the Capital’s Owner) Cashing Out

Since January 2008, Landmark Media has been trying to cash out its investment in the Capital-Gazette, but could not get the price it wanted.  Finally, on May 1, 2014, more than 2,000 days since it was placed on the market, Landmark Media announced the sale of the Capital-Gazette to the company that owns the Baltimore […]

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The Maryland MVA and the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz

The Maryland MVA and the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz

| April 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

….or, you could just go to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and get a high paying job with a pension without the trip to see a Wizard.  No thought process needed–just an innate ability to say “no” and abject refusal to consider anything that might be considered common sense. If you have the ability to […]

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Expected $2.4 Million ‘Signing Bonus’ For Chosen AACPS Superintendent

Expected $2.4 Million ‘Signing Bonus’ For Chosen AACPS Superintendent

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education is currently conducting a search for the next superintendent to replace interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins.  As has been widely reported, the three finalists are George Arlotto, Maureen McMahon, and Francisco Duran.  The Board plans to appoint the next superintendent at its April 23, 2014 meeting. Two of the […]

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Editorial: Annapolis is ill prepared for Annapolis Neck emergencies

Editorial: Annapolis is ill prepared for Annapolis Neck emergencies

| April 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boy did Annapolis drop the ball this past week.  It started with a car fire on Thursday night that snarled traffic for 3+ hours and shut down the main intersection leading into the lower Annapolis Neck peninsula. Four days later, a car hit a telephone pole and shut down Forest Drive for 18 hours.  And […]

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How the Next Superintendent Will Really Be Selected

How the Next Superintendent Will Really Be Selected

We have recently observed Russia’s “democratic” takeover of Crimea.  As a democratically elected Crimean parliament holds a democratic referendum to join Russia, the stage-managing has been superb.  However, AACPS has demonstrated its ability to stage manage even more discreetly, which is very helpful in manipulating a supposed democratic process.  By contrast, Russia looks like a […]

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An open letter to the Anne Arundel County GOP leaders

An open letter to the Anne Arundel County GOP leaders

| March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dear Anne Arundel County and GOP Leaders: I write to you this morning in absolute disgust and embarrassment for our Party, our County, and our State, and call upon you to take immediate action that publically condemns the latest irresponsible action and publicity stunt by Del. Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena) and demands either his immediate resignation […]

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Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

Members of our Board of Education love to pretend that they are above politics; that such behavior is reserved for County Council, General Assembly, and other public officials.  As for themselves, they claim all they care about is what’s best for Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) students. But their track record running for higher […]

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Lose weight with relatively little effort with Medifast

Lose weight with relatively little effort with Medifast

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every now and we offer a personal or opinion piece here, and this is one of those times. I want to share a personal success story that is still evolving, but one that I feel many might be able to replicate. Weight loss. Over the years, a sedentary lifestyle took root as I focused on raising […]

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Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In January 2013, a local court convicted former County Executive John Leopold on two counts of misconduct in office.  In addition to requiring him to serve jail time, it banned him from running for elective office for five years.  In September, Leopold appealed the lower court’s ruling, and last week Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals […]

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