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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.

Risk vs. Reward In The Age Of COVID-19

If you are like me, you are tired of living in a world filled with media and government-induced panic.  Let’s get some facts from Dr. Peter Tippett, internal medicine doctor with a PhD in...

Overheard In The Elevator

Overheard in the elevator, well press conference really. During the April 15, 2020 press conference, Governor Hogan honored American Sign Language interpreter, Jimmy Beldon with the Governor’s Citation for his translation work to our...

Christ Has Risen, Will Hogan “Allow” You?

When people sit idly by watching their neighbors get arrested or fined for throwing a ball to their child in a park, fishing on a deserted creek or attending church, we have surrendered being...

Feral Cats Still Need Attention

The Department of Agriculture has delayed the grant process for their Spay and Neuter Grant program.    Organizations like Tip Me Frederick rely on those funds as well as the generous contributions of our...

Snitching Is Still UnAmerican

While neighbors are out narcing on neighbors for daring to step outside for fresh air and freedom, state and national elected officials continue fueling the fear by grabbing a podium and shouting “FIRE”. Authorities literally arrested a lone surfer for daring to violate a “government mandate” to be fearful and remain indoors.

Things To Do This Weekend, Tomorrow And Every Day

Friday through Sunday - Frankly, every day of the week. You may have noticed this section of our website has been missing for the last few Friday posts.  Well, what’s a person “to do” when the governor dictates...

Overheard In The Elevator

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...

Parents And Teachers Vs. Administrators And Unions

On March 27, 2020 hundreds of Frederick County parents sat in lines in school parking lots, for hours waiting for Chromebooks.  Earlier in the week Frederick County Public Schools, informed parents via Find Out First notices, to...

Board Of Education Elections Matter

In the next few days The Tentacle will be emailing a questionnaire to the Board of Education Candidates. If you have a question you would like to have inserted, please message or email...

Over-Heard In The Elevator

Over-heard in the elevators in Annapolis, Senators Michael Hough (R) Frederick/Carroll; J.B. Jennings (R) Baltimore/Harford; Johnny Salling (R) Baltimore; Adelaide Eckardt (R) Caroline/Dorchester/Talbot/Wicomico; George Edward (R) Garrett/Allegany/Washington and Andrew Serafini (R) Washington, were all strong-armed by Senator Bill...
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