Overheard In The Elevator

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The lines for receiving free meals at Frederick County Public Schools locations are sparse.  Passersby aren’t seeing many children in the lines. This writer passed two, observed were two families at one location and no one at the other.  Also overheard, rather observed, was a meal recipient walking home and throwing in the woods the foods he didn’t want proclaiming “don’t want that”, “not eating this”.  Your taxes paid for that.  Odds are good, right now you are laid off or unemployed, but some ungrateful person decided the meal you provided for them wasn’t good enough to eat, or take home for someone else. 

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Cindy A. Rose began writing for the Tentacle in 2011 trying to raise awareness over things happening within Frederick County Public Schools. She began keeping a close watch on FCPS when she learned there were not enough air conditioned buses for special needs children during the hot Maryland summers. The Tentacle offered her a place to share her concerns with her community when local newspapers didn’t always. Cindy had the opportunity to buy the Tentacle from creator/owner John W. Ashbury in 2019, so she did. She believed then, as she believes now, our communities, friends and neighbors have important things to say that needs to be shared with those living around them. Large corporate news companies don’t always share in those passions and concerns. The Tentacle is a local news, commentary and community website run by citizens, for citizens. Its success depends on your participation.