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Tag: Shropshire

Annapolis Wins Livable City Award In Czech Republic

Annapolis Wins Livable City Award In Czech Republic

| October 13, 2009, 11:57 AM | 0 Comments

City Ties For Second In International Competition Last week, five employees of the City and one Alderman were winging their way across the Atlantic to the Czech Republic to represent Annapolis in the International Awards For Livable Communities. Today, Mayor Moyer announced that Annapolis tied for second place out of 10 nominees. There was a […]

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A Municipal Tax Cap Is A Very Bad Idea

A Municipal Tax Cap Is A Very Bad Idea

Sam Shropshire Discusses The Municipal Tax Cap It takes real courage as a mayoral candidate in an election year to speak out strongly against a municipal tax cap.  But let me put it simply. Tax caps are bad for building healthy communities. They are shortsighted attempts to control government spending regardless of purpose. They set […]

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Another Mayoral Forum

Another Mayoral Forum

| July 29, 2009, 09:10 AM | 2 Comments

Were These The Same People? Last week, the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis sponsored a Mayoral Forum which featured all candidates from both parties. Last night, local political blog Annapolis Capital Punishment sponsored a forum held at the Calvary United Methodist Church. While all candidates were invited, only six attended. Dave Cordle, Laurie […]

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County Unemployment Hits 19 Year High

County Unemployment Hits 19 Year High

| July 27, 2009, 04:05 PM | 3 Comments

Anne Arundel No Longer Insulated According to an article in The Capital, there are 19,000 unemployed in Anne Arundel County representing the highest number in19 years and bringing the County rate to just under 7%. The nationwide rate is 9.5% This is a frightening statistic and some of the comments on the online story highlight […]

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And Then There Were Five

And Then There Were Five

| July 23, 2009, 09:13 AM | 8 Comments

HACA Mayoral Debate Well Attended There were probably between 100 and 200 people in attendance at last night’s Annapolis Mayoral debate (sponsored by The Housing Authority of City of Annapolis, HACA)  held at the Eastport Community Center. The evening started off with a moment of silence for Annapolis City Firefigfhter John P. Smith who passed […]

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Shropshire Attorney Wants Recording

Shropshire Attorney Wants Recording

| May 27, 2009, 01:10 PM | 0 Comments

Recorded Call May Exist The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Alderman Samuel Shropshire’s attorney feels that the Midshipman involved in the groping incident of May 14, 2009 called the Alderman and tried to coerce a confession from him. According to attorney, Gil Cochran, the Midshipman called his client after the alleged incident and attempted to […]

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Ethics And Blogging

Ethics And Blogging

| May 21, 2009, 09:08 AM | 13 Comments

Bloggers: Ethics and Agendas UPDATE: Someone just advised that several pages that were linked from this post have been removed on the original site. Here is a cached link to one of the pages. By definition, blogging is more opinionated than journalistic reporting.  But should bloggers, who are becoming more and more relevant with each […]

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Mayoral Candidate Charged With Molestation

Mayoral Candidate Charged With Molestation

| May 20, 2009, 10:21 AM | 2 Comments

Alderman Shropshire Charged With Molesting Midshipman The Arundel Muckraker is on a roll this week with breaking news stories. Ward Seven Alderman Sam Shropshire has been charged with fondling a 21 year old male midshipman. Shropshire is also a Mayoral candidate and has claimed that there is no truth to the charges. He was arrested […]

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Did You Hear The One About….

Did You Hear The One About….

| May 07, 2009, 12:42 PM | 1 Comment

Annapolis Threatens To Cancel Election The Mayor that refused to leave when her term ended? The Mayoral Candidate that needed more time to raise money? The other Mayoral Candidate that needed some time to finish his County Council term so it would not look so bad if he left mid-term? The political machine that decided […]

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Annapolis Facebook Race

Annapolis Facebook Race

| March 16, 2009, 08:10 PM | 3 Comments

While some candidates have not really established their websites yet (Cohen), and others have not even formally declared their intentions (Pierre and Fox), they certainly are working behind the scenes on Facebook to gather up some supporters. I guess the message about social media, blogging and the Barack Obama experience fell on some ears that […]

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The Field Gets Crowded

The Field Gets Crowded

| February 24, 2009, 01:41 PM | 1 Comment

The primary ballot for Mayor of Annapolis is likely to resemble the 2003 Gubernatorial Ballot from California. It has been reported that Gilbert Renaut has tossed his hat into the ring for Mayor in 2009. I suspect that details will be following shortly.  So if this is correct, we have: Dave Cordle Sam Shropshire Trudy […]

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