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14 magical ways to celebrate the holidays in Annapolis from Visit Annapolis

14 magical ways to celebrate the holidays in Annapolis from Visit Annapolis

| October 30, 2018

Magical! That’s the word that best describes Annapolis and Anne Arundel County during the holidays. A host of events for the young and young at heart makes it easy for everyone to get into the spirit of the season. To help you celebrate, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has pulled together a handy list […]

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Guest Column: Equal Representation in District 30. Is it possible?

Guest Column: Equal Representation in District 30. Is it possible?

| October 25, 2018

We continue to dismiss the racial disparities in political participation that persist election cycle, after cycle. As a die-hard Democrat, I never really thought about the racial imbalances within our party until recently (I grew up with an African American President). A photo of seven white candidates running on both the state and local level […]

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Guest Column: Why I am running for Clerk of the Court

Guest Column: Why I am running for Clerk of the Court

| October 22, 2018

At the Clerk’s office, where I’ve worked for 27 years, we are passionate about serving our community. Our mission is fair, equitable and accessible justice. Our goal is to ensure that each and every person has access to justice and to the services of the court. Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Torrey Snow–My hesitancy with ACT

GUEST COLUMN: Torrey Snow–My hesitancy with ACT

| October 8, 2018

Editor’s Note: A new organization, ACT, recently held an event with candidates for public office. They asked for commitments from each candidate to meet with the organization monthly. Torrey Snow declined, but offers his reasoning here. As County Councilman, I have a responsibility to evaluate the various ideas and organizations that seek to play an […]

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OPINION: Bike lane needs to be re-thought

OPINION: Bike lane needs to be re-thought

| September 22, 2018

I wanted to take a second to send you my thoughts as a Resident of Ward 1, for what their worth, on the debate and discussions surrounding the Main Street bike lane issue. As brief background, I have lived in ward one going on four years now and while I am not originally from Annapolis […]

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OPINION: Small businesses and workers benefitting from tax cuts

OPINION: Small businesses and workers benefitting from tax cuts

| September 14, 2018

President Donald J. Trump had taxpayers and small business owners in mind when he signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law December 22, 2017. The new law cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% for 2018 and lowered income tax at nearly all levels. Tax cuts for working families allow them to […]

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Guest Column: Clerk of the Court a component in battling domestic abuse

Guest Column: Clerk of the Court a component in battling domestic abuse

| September 13, 2018

Fear too often steals from our lives. At the Clerk of the Court for Anne Arundel County, we became aware that too often victims of domestic violence, fearing stalking and additional violence, will not purchase a home because their address will become public record exposing their home address to their abusers. I am proud of […]

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GUEST COLUMN : Bikes: A Proxy For Change

GUEST COLUMN : Bikes: A Proxy For Change

| September 13, 2018

All the brouhaha around the Main Street bike lane has a very strong cultural component that is bubbling just below the surface of the discussion about the project. Sure there are issues of cost and process which are certainly understandable, but most of the visceral dislike revolves around the cultural perceptions of people riding bikes. These […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Capital Gazette Memorial fundraising gets underway with kick off event

GUEST COLUMN: Capital Gazette Memorial fundraising gets underway with kick off event

| September 12, 2018

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc., a nonprofit organization is leading a coalition of community groups, together with the City of Annapolis, to build a Memorial in Annapolis, home of the Capital Gazette and the five slain journalists. The memorial honors the mission of journalism as a watchdog for our communities and an […]

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Annapolis Roads community comes together in cleanup effort

Annapolis Roads community comes together in cleanup effort

| September 10, 2018

Annapolis Roads residents, well-known for their commitment for preserving community woodlands, green spaces, and waterways turned out one Saturday late in August to “reclaim” the beach from the debris that washed ashore after the Conowingo Dam release. Approximately 40 residents of all ages swarmed the beach hauling logs and trash to County provided dumpsters.  Many […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Campaign slates obfuscating election process in Anne Arundel County

GUEST COLUMN: Campaign slates obfuscating election process in Anne Arundel County

| September 7, 2018

Being a target of a political campaign slate attack flyer is like facing a diamondback rattlesnake with a silencer on the rattle. Slates, which allow for unlimited transfers of campaign funds from a slate member’s campaign committee to a slate, are antithetical to the purposes of campaign spending reform. When campaign attack flyers funded by slates do not identify […]

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Important info from AACPS as school starts up again

Important info from AACPS as school starts up again

| August 31, 2018

More than 83,000 students – the most ever – are expected to fill seats in schools across the county when the 2018-2019 school year begins for most students on September 4. With the exception of five schools that will open one day late due to planned construction projects, the first day of classes for students […]

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Crofton High School to open for some students in 2020

Crofton High School to open for some students in 2020

| August 24, 2018

Crofton Area High School will open its doors for students in grades 9 and 10 only in September 2020, the Board of Education was told at its meeting this week. The school will add Grade 11 in the 2021-2022 school year, and Grade 12 in the 2022-2023 school year. The $135 million facility, now 25 […]

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8 not-to-miss fall festivals

8 not-to-miss fall festivals

| August 22, 2018

In Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, fall means more than back to school. It means fun, fun at a whole host of old and new festivals celebrating the area’s unique culture and cuisine. Where to begin? Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has pulled together a handy list of fall celebrations the whole family can […]

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7 Annapolis things to do before summer ends

7 Annapolis things to do before summer ends

| August 3, 2018

It won’t be long before the kids head back to school and another beloved summer comes to an end. As sad as the change in season might be for all lovers of long, relaxing summer days, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) says there’s still time to pack in plenty of Annapolis and Anne […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Hogan is friend to higher education

GUEST COLUMN: Hogan is friend to higher education

| July 27, 2018

College tuition, expenses, and student debt have been steadily on the rise nationwide. Nearly 60 percent of all of our Maryland college students are graduating with thousands of dollars in student debt. To be exact, college debt is now estimated to be $1.48 trillion nationwide and the average debt in Maryland is $27,455 per student. […]

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First Look: Kitchen on West Street

First Look: Kitchen on West Street

| July 20, 2018

Got the chance to check out the new Kitchen on West Street for dinner the other night.  Kitchen is the full service restaurant located in the new Hilton Garden Inn & Suites (formerly O’Callaghan Hotel) in Annapolis. I wish I could say that it is more than an OK hotel restaurant, but I can’t. At […]

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Firefly 2018 converts a new fan

Firefly 2018 converts a new fan

| July 2, 2018

I’ve lived in Delaware for most of my life and this was the first year I attended Firefly. To start off the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and were also checking on the individual attendees who seemed lost. I interacted with several staff members throughout the weekend, and caught myself killing time by having […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Current Assistant State’s Attorney supports Wes Adams

GUEST COLUMN: Current Assistant State’s Attorney supports Wes Adams

| June 25, 2018

I was hired by the late Frank Weathersbee, so I was around for all of the people quoted in a recent article in The Capital and still call many of them friends. Frankly, anyone who knows me would be surprised at me saying anything, but I am finding myself annoyed, because either the commenters were […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Another letter of support for State’s Attorney Wes Adams

GUEST COLUMN: Another letter of support for State’s Attorney Wes Adams

| June 25, 2018

It is beyond question that the real winners of the 2014 election of State’s Attorney Wes Adams are the citizens of Anne Arundel County. We live in safer community as a direct result of his leadership. The recent article in The Capital alleging to portray the current status of the State’s Attorney’s Office was untethered […]

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Guest Column: An alternative to a styrofoam ban

Guest Column: An alternative to a styrofoam ban

| June 19, 2018

Just like bad news, bad policies travel fast and if we’re not careful, we run the risk of Baltimore’s wrongheaded styrofoam ban has the potential to travel down to Annapolis and affect the entire state. On April 19th, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, signed into law the city’s styrofoam ban. As a former resident of Charm […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Wes Adams for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Wes Adams for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

| June 16, 2018

I am writing in response to an article published earlier this week in The Capital regarding the current state of affairs at the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Because I was not contacted by the Capital for purposes of this article, I believe it is only fair that I have an opportunity to voice […]

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