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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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GUEST COLUMN: 10 Reasons to support Chrissy Holt

GUEST COLUMN: 10 Reasons to support Chrissy Holt

| June 15, 2018

There are many reasons to support the candidacy of Chrissy Holt for State Senate in District 30.  Here are ten. She is the… Only candidate endorsed by Progressive Maryland for her comprehensive platform Only candidate Small Money Certified and endorsed by Represent Maryland to clean up campaign finances and to empower citizens/communities Only candidate who […]

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Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

| June 13, 2018

It’s that time in the state again, when we return to the polls to select those who will represent us in state and federal government.  I’ve been honored to serve you all for 36 years in my role as a legislator in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate, a duty that I […]

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Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

| June 12, 2018

My name is Wes Adams, I am a seasoned, innovative, and highly respected prosecutor and 4 years ago I was elected to bring about a fundamental change to the State’s Attorney’s office – an office that I hope you will never need.  Prior to my election, the office was failing the citizens of Anne Arundel […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Why Steuart Pittman?

GUEST COLUMN: Why Steuart Pittman?

| June 8, 2018

The two biggest issues in the 2018 election for County Executive are likely to be education and the pace of development. The non-partisan Anne Arundel Chapter of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorses candidates based on which candidate will be better for the environment. Carefully managed development can result in gains for the environment. […]

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Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

| June 7, 2018

  I was a prosecutor in the Anne Arundel County Attorney’s Office for 28 years. Because of my dedication to public safety, dozens of dangerous murderers, rapists and child abusers are in jail for the rest of their lives. I am a Republican running for State’s Attorney because I care about protecting our communities from […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

| June 6, 2018

The citizens of Anne Arundel County need Claudia Barber on the Circuit Court. We need someone who brings a robust background in law and uniquely diverse perspectives that represent all in our community, and that’s exactly what we will get if we elect Claudia Barber to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in 2018. I […]

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Guest Column: Thoughts on City Dock re-development

Guest Column: Thoughts on City Dock re-development

| June 6, 2018

A Capital editorial on June 5 in support of change on the City Dock was a bit misleading. The editors refer to a 4-story hotel when in fact the architect has designed a 6/7 story hotel with underground parking, bus turnaround and a bathing beach on the dock. Additionally the first piece of proposed legislation […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Kathy Rogers

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Kathy Rogers

| June 4, 2018

As a resident of this County for more than 57 years, I have watched with interest this race for State’s Attorney. In addition to being a resident for so many years and having raised my family here, I served 33 years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Due to my service, I’ve had the […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Judge Mark Crooks

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Judge Mark Crooks

| May 29, 2018

I have been the Clerk of Court for Anne Arundel County for 24 years.   My staff and I interact with our judges on a daily basis.  In all of my years in the Circuit Courthouse, Judge Mark Crooks has exhibited an exceptional judicial temperament, civility and courtesy to all that places him among the top […]

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Adam DeMarco:  The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

| May 29, 2018

Campaign finance reform, while is an important issue in American politics, has unfortunately become the only issue for many, particularly in my own political party—looking at you Democrats.  I’ve spoken on this issue many times, and each time I’m met with both agreement and ire alike; which is an interesting response to say the least. […]

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Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

| May 14, 2018

Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts of domestic violence. Recently here in Anne Arundel County a woman was murdered in an act of domestic violence.  As a child, I had a close and loved family member who was the victim of domestic violence and I observed the pain and difficulty of domestic violence. […]

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Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

| May 7, 2018

I am running for Sheriff to continue my commitment to Anne Arundel County, and put in place the modern law enforcement practices needed to address public safety issues facing the Sheriff’s Office. I am a current, active commander in the County Police Department, with 26 years of experience, primarily in supervision, management and administration. My […]

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Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

| May 2, 2018

Do you love someone affected by the opioid and heroin epidemic? Almost everyone does. According to the Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College Spring 2018 Report, the most important issue facing our community is our drug crisis. Yet very few feel our current elected officials understand the problem enough to […]

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Arvin Vohra:  Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

Arvin Vohra: Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

| April 14, 2018

Did you know that cutting government spending to 1992 levels would allow us to end the income tax? The second best part of that is that we would have more of our own money to spend how we wanted. We could spend that money on education, charity, arts, or leisure. Instead of having half of […]

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Christina J. Grigorian:  Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

Christina J. Grigorian: Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

| April 9, 2018

I have lived the American dream. And now I am running for the United States Senate to represent the people of Maryland. I am a wife, a mother, and a practicing lawyer. I am a first-generation American whose father came to the United States in 1960, served in the U.S. Army, and then spent years […]

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Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

Del. McMillan’s comments on his opposition to the Amazon Bill

| April 4, 2018

You know, we all have the right to remain silent. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the ability. Especially now. Especially when Maryland is about to give one of the largest corporations in America-a corporation that just got a 14% corporate tax cut in December, and made a profit of $2 billion last quarter -a $6.5 […]

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