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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

| April 6, 2014

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

| March 15, 2014

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

| March 2, 2014

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

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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Can The Annapolis Market House Survive?

Can The Annapolis Market House Survive?

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

When the Annapolis Market House re-opened for the most recent time this past September, the looming question in everyone’s mind was “can it survive?”  The building sat vacant for so many years and went through so many failed renovations in 12 years and two Mayors, it was a reasonable question. The mix of merchants in […]

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Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

| February 2, 2014

Last Wednesday the Maryland Senate’s Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee held hearings on two bills to create a more democratically accountable system for selecting school board members in Anne Arundel County.  One bill focused on fixing the electoral system for the eight adult members of the AACPS Board of Education; the other on fixing […]

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Canceled Plunge: The Right Call

Canceled Plunge: The Right Call

| January 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

Early this morning, disappointment filled the air as Special Olympics Maryland made the gut wrenching decision to cancel today’s Polar Bear Plunge and the accompanying PlungeFest. Safety Weather conditions deteriorated through the night and began to look better in the morning, but high winds and snow were forecast for today as well. With 7,000 people […]

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Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

| January 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Campaign finance articles are a staple of good journalism, as campaign contributions may signal to the public more credibly than campaign promises the type of interests a politician will represent once in office.  But good campaign finance reporting requires that a newspaper be willing to invest in investigative reporting and report the results even if […]

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More Misleading Education Reporting From The Capital

More Misleading Education Reporting From The Capital

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday the Capital ran a story on the results of the superintendent survey designed to elicit feedback on the characteristics the public wants in its next public schools superintendent.   From November 22 to December 12, 2013, AACPS encouraged the public to fill out the survey (I reported on that here).  On December 16, 2013, it […]

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Superintendent Search Update: AACPS Answers Capital’s Criticism

Superintendent Search Update: AACPS Answers Capital’s Criticism

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last summer the Capital criticized AACPS for a lack of public involvement in the interim superintendent search (see Capital-Gazette Takes On AACPS).  AACPS promised to address that issue in its search for the next fulltime superintendent.  It has now taken its first major step to fulfill that promise. On November 22, 2013, the AACPS PR […]

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6 People To Not Sweep Out Of Annapolis City Hall

6 People To Not Sweep Out Of Annapolis City Hall

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor-Elect Mike Pantelides campaigned on a platform of sweeping Annapolis clean and I have no doubt that he will do just that. City Hall has been bloated for some time and there really is a need to pare down the rank and file.  But Mike (to be known in shorthand as MiPa) might not […]

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Annapolis Election 2013: Who Will Win & Why

Annapolis Election 2013: Who Will Win & Why

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eye On Annapolis does not endorse candidates.  However, that does not mean that we are not interested in the candidates or have our own opinions.  And with that in mind, here is our analysis of what we believe will happen at the polls on Tuesday.  Call it guessing or crystal balling, but the analysis is […]

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