This week service men and women in Iraq hid in bunkers, hoping the calculations were correct and on trajectory as Iranian bombs rained down. Isn’t it ironic what happened locally here in Frederick, that half a world away almost the same time the bombs rained down?
Frederick waited with baited breath this week to see if our Washington County neighbors would defy the new balloon release ban and send, as the song says, 99 red balloons over the Frederick County line.
As we close out 2019, let’s take a look back together at the great moments in county government we were witness to this year in Frederick.
At Christmas time, let us not forget the lowly donkey. The lowly donkey carried Mary and her precious cargo from Nazareth to Bethlehem. A 90-mile journey that would take four to seven days on foot.
Kennie’s Marketplace became the latest company to give in to climate change alarmists by announcing in December they will no longer carry single use plastic bags as of January 1, 2020.
After many years under the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the house finally passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Manufacturers this week began reviewing to see what, if any positive changes are in the new agreement.
Everyone loves a good deal, especially during the holidays. What a few consumers may not know is how easily counterfeit goods are being marketed to them.
Happy welcome back to work after Thanksgiving, Frederick. It’s just a short 3-week sprint to Christmas and for most businesses the end of the fiscal year.
Thanksgiving week marks the start of the holiday season. It brings - as we get older - a reflection to all of us on time.
Much has been said at the national level on fake news and spin of news events at the network level. Locally an accident happened 10 days ago that caused much turmoil in its coverage.
While the county debates the merits of banning plastic bags, straws and balloon releases, this week I ventured out to try to recycle a broken flat screen television in Frederick.
After a 2-year battle with protestors in Frederick City, the Lambert Family has decided to no longer offer holiday carriage rides through the city’s Historic District.
Recently, Frederick County, as part of the new Livable Frederick Master Plan, added the words “climate crisis.” Thus, making the county now prioritize climate change as part of the master comprehensive plan for the county.
Most individual households operate on strictly watched budgets. Each dollar is accounted for, and its usage planned. Few residents, though, know the basics of our county budget as to how hard earned tax dollars are destined to be used.
The Institute of Supply Chain Management Purchasing Managers Index recorded October 2, 2019, the lowest levels of manufacturing activity since the Great Depression.
Winston Churchill, the World War II prime minister of England, once said “there is something good about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” And for half the room at last week’s Frederick City Board of Aldermen meeting that was certainly true.
Some have compared Maryland to California, and, if Frederick County Councilman Kai Hagen has his latest bill approved, we may well follow California’s excesses by banning balloons.
In honor of the Climatestrike held last Friday, September 20, NBC news asked us to confess our personal climate change sins according to the new religion of climate change.
The Frederick County Conservative Club recently filed a complaint against Councilman Jessica Fitzwater with the Ethics Commission. While the complaint was later dismissed, questions are still left unanswered.
While Livable Frederick passed in last week’s County Council meeting, many Frederick County residents are not familiar with the 200-plus page document that will control Frederick County for decades to come.
While the 287(g) program is quickly becoming a hot button topic in Frederick County, few residents outside of political circles know what the program is – and or does.
Adamstown residents attended last week’s Frederick County Council meeting to discuss plans for the Eastalco property and the Livable Frederick master plan proposals for that tract of land along Manor Woods Road.
The greatest untold story last week happened at the weekly county council meeting when M. C. Keegin-Ayer, the president, read aloud a statement from the county attorney concerning the Frederick County 287(g) program.
Should climate change be in a county master plan? Well Moody’s Investor Services thinks all governments must not only include climate change in its master plan but have measurable steps in place to avert climate change.
Not to be confused with Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), Sheriff Jenkins Derangement Syndrome (SJDS) is just as contagious in Frederick County.
Recently, Frederick residents were left somewhere between the truth and The Frederick News-Post (FNP)with respect to the 287(g) partnership that the Frederick County Sheriff's Office has with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).