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LETTER: An open letter to Board of Education and Dr. Arlotto

LETTER: An open letter to Board of Education and Dr. Arlotto

| June 11, 2020, 10:43 AM

Dear Superintendent Arlotto, Members of the Board of Education, and others, Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, children from families with economic disadvantages have lacked the resources needed to participate in online learning with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. As stated in the Capital Newspaper “The absence of about 3,500 students from online learning […]

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OPINION: Questions for Authority

OPINION: Questions for Authority

| June 03, 2020, 06:24 PM

“The first duty of every citizen is to question authority.” Ben Franklin Close your eyes, and imagine a state of 6,000,000 people, with a booming economy and education system. Suddenly, a disease appears, and kills 2,474, less than half a per cent of the population, over 3 months. Of the 2,474 dead,  2,133 (86% ) […]

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LETTER: A reminder about leash laws in our county parks

LETTER: A reminder about leash laws in our county parks

| June 01, 2020, 04:10 PM

As a runner and walker, I frequently use our wonderful  Anne Arundel County parks for exercise. Often I encounter a walker out with a dog which is not on a leash — contrary to the law in our county. Dog owners have dog parks that they can use if they want to let Fido run […]

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LETTER: Naval Academy Class of 2020 is prepared to lead, eager to serve

LETTER: Naval Academy Class of 2020 is prepared to lead, eager to serve

| May 27, 2020, 01:57 PM

To every individual who has supported and inspired us along this incredible four year journey, thank you. The United States Naval Academy Class of 2020 has persevered, triumphed, grieved, and supported one another through some of the most exciting and challenging times of our lives thus far. Each of our paths along this journey has […]

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LETTER: Wes Adams–Why I am running for Circuit Court judge

LETTER: Wes Adams–Why I am running for Circuit Court judge

| May 25, 2020, 04:50 PM

My name is Wes Adams and I am running for Circuit Court Judge because of my unwavering commitment to serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County. As your State’s Attorney, I built a record of success in reducing crime, rehabilitating people and empowering youth to make better choices – a proven set of values that […]

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OPINION: Data shows Anne Arundel County should reopen

OPINION: Data shows Anne Arundel County should reopen

| May 21, 2020, 01:19 PM

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman says we need to move more slowly than the rest of Maryland in reopening. Does the data support this? There are 139 Anne Arundel COVID-19 deaths as of May 20. Let’s look at those 139 Anne Arundel County deaths. Not one person under age 40 has died. 3 people […]

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LETTER:  Sometimes, it takes a crisis to drive technological innovation. 

LETTER: Sometimes, it takes a crisis to drive technological innovation. 

| May 08, 2020, 04:33 PM

Sometimes, it takes a crisis to drive technological innovation. We saw this during the Y2K scare.  Fears that our computers would stop working in the year 2000 led to a massive effort to rewrite software.  Along the way, other bugs were discovered, large sections of code were rewritten more efficiently, and we benefited from a […]

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LETTER: Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) leaves restaurant owners digging in the dumpster

LETTER: Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) leaves restaurant owners digging in the dumpster

| April 23, 2020, 01:24 PM

While certainly well intentioned, The PPP portion of the recently passed CARES Act, intended to be the lifeline for small businesses across the country, in reality does little to help the restaurant sector. Designed to offer short-term relief, keep employees on the payroll, pay rent and interest on bank notes and keep utility bills current, […]

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LETTER: Hospice to volunteers–THANK YOU!

LETTER: Hospice to volunteers–THANK YOU!

| April 19, 2020, 01:30 PM

Every year, during Volunteer Appreciation Week, we celebrate those in our communities who Volunteer their time. This year we do so nationally, April 19 to 25. None of us could have anticipated that this year “celebrating together” wouldn’t be possible in person. Sadly, on one hand, in-person visits made by Hospice of the Chesapeake Volunteers […]

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LETTER:  Prosecutorial excess…Who will guard the guardians?

LETTER: Prosecutorial excess…Who will guard the guardians?

| March 22, 2020, 04:24 PM

In January of 2013, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold was found guilty of “misconduct in office” for forcing a staffer to empty his hospital catheter bag after he’d undergone back surgery. From the beginning he has denied the charge,  arguing that had his medical records been introduced into evidence at trial they would have […]

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LETTER: Leash laws are in place for a reason

LETTER: Leash laws are in place for a reason

| March 09, 2020, 10:59 AM

As a runner and walker, I frequently use our wonderful  Anne Arundel County parks for exercise. Often I encounter a walker out with a dog which is not on a leash — contrary to the law in our county.  Dog owners have dog parks that they can use if they want to let Fido run […]

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LETTER:  It’s time for the City to manage and operate the “DNR Docks” at City Dock

LETTER: It’s time for the City to manage and operate the “DNR Docks” at City Dock

| February 16, 2020, 04:23 PM

For the first time in over 50 years the City of Annapolis has a thoroughly professional Harbormaster and Staff.  Harbormaster Beth Bellis has grown the once rag-tag outfit Annapolis Harbormaster’s office into a well trained professional unit with responsibilities including (but not limited to): Safety, Training, Law Enforcement, Education, Fiscal Management, Tourism, Recreation, and Environment. […]

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LETTER: Some Animals are More Equal Than Others

LETTER: Some Animals are More Equal Than Others

| February 09, 2020, 03:51 PM

A Lawmaker, who is a Delegate from Prince Georges County, is renting a house on our street for 91 days. She has obtained an annual residential parking permit despite the law requiring primary residency of more than 180 days to get a parking permit.  How did she obtain the parking pass? Mayor Buckley’s staff granted […]

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Letter: Proposed development at Saltworks Creek will destroy neighborhood and environment

Letter: Proposed development at Saltworks Creek will destroy neighborhood and environment

| February 02, 2020, 01:01 PM

On December 13, 2019, two days before the new Forest Conservation Law went into effect, Monticello Property Group LLC a subsidiary of Hogan Cos, filed a special exception to change zoning on 47 acres of R-1 residential land, to develop a 4 story 16 bed assisted living center with 76 individual villas. The proposal submitted […]

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OPINION: HPV vaccine incentive payments need to stop.

OPINION: HPV vaccine incentive payments need to stop.

| November 04, 2019, 01:52 PM

The Maryland Prevention and Health Promotion Agency (PHPA) has received millions — $123 million just between 2012–2017 — as part of an effort to require public schools to force children to get the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. Those funds came in the form of grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]

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4th Graders at Monsignor Slade invite alumna Senator Pam Beidle to return for a tour

4th Graders at Monsignor Slade invite alumna Senator Pam Beidle to return for a tour

| June 09, 2019, 04:03 PM

Fourth grade students at Monsignor Slade Catholic School have been studying Maryland’s state government and the history of Maryland from colonial times until the U.S. entry into World War II.  Prior to a recent Annapolis field trip, social studies teacher Mrs. Benitez encouraged her students to write letters to Maryland Senator Pamela Beidle (District 32). Senator Beidle is an alumna of […]

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Severna Park High seniors partner with Habitat for Humanity

Severna Park High seniors partner with Habitat for Humanity

| May 28, 2019, 01:47 PM

Troy Barlow and Gavin Ivey, two seniors at Severna Park High School, and their team of six juniors partnered with Habitat for Humanity and participated in a youthbuild in a local Annapolis community on April 13 of this year. With other Habitat volunteers, the team did work on a house on Clay Street, putting up […]

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Leadership project for Severna Park High puts on Earth Day Festival

Leadership project for Severna Park High puts on Earth Day Festival

| May 21, 2019, 01:46 PM

Student Leaders at Severna Park High School came together to help organize and market this years Earth Day Festival. Through the power of social media along with more traditional methods such as road signs, students at Severna Park High School helped contribute to the crowd of hundreds at this years festival. On top of this […]

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Severna Park High leadership project provides goodie bags for critically ill children

Severna Park High leadership project provides goodie bags for critically ill children

| May 19, 2019, 01:50 PM

Severna Park students took part in Elena Harris and Izzy Stone’s Leadership Institute Capstone Project by supporting children with critical illnesses and making goodie bags that will promote healing and positivity. The Leadership institute provides the opportunity to learn leadership skills through service leadership. This semester, Elena and Izzy have created a new project that […]

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Severna Park High’s Leadership Institute raises more than $25K for Make-A-Wish

Severna Park High’s Leadership Institute raises more than $25K for Make-A-Wish

| May 17, 2019, 04:23 PM

Severna Park High School, led by the Leadership 2 students, raised over $25,000 for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic this month. Severna Park’s Leadership Institute is widely known for their dedication and drive to make a change and unite the community around them through service learning. Each of the past 5 years, the SPHS Leadership Institute has partnered […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Busch’s replacement should prioritize the wishes of voters

GUEST COLUMN: Busch’s replacement should prioritize the wishes of voters

| April 22, 2019, 06:40 PM

We recently lost a great leader in Speaker Mike Busch, just a few short months after reelecting him. We must now begin the process of filling his seat in the House of Delegates. The 13 members of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee will meet on April 25th to interview candidates and forward one […]

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OPINION: “Move Over Law,” more tools needed to keep law enforcement safe

OPINION: “Move Over Law,” more tools needed to keep law enforcement safe

| March 16, 2019, 02:53 PM

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong, vehicular […]

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