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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Local News

Local News as observed by The Tentacle writers who live in Frederick County. Real news, by real citizen journalists.

Senator Michael Hough Responds to Why He Voted to Pass HB 1300 – The...

Senator Hough was asked why he voted for HB1300 (the Kirwan bill). His response is in the image provided.

BREAKING – General Assembly Shuts Down Public Testimony

Has tyranny reached the halls of the General Assembly in Annapolis?  The Tentacle heard that Speaker of the House,...

BREAKING NEWS: Briefing on Coronavirus Monday

Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, Dr. Teresa Alban has informed The Tentacle that FCPS’s Pandemic Plan for the Coronavirus was reviewed by Frederick...

Justice For The Weed Family

On September 20, 2019 around 5:30 p.m., while walking around the Great Frederick Fair, John Weed of Mt. Airy was enjoying time with his family, when he was approached by two males. The two males were brothers ages 15 and 16.  They asked Mr. Weed for a dollar.  He said no, at which point some sort of dialogue began.

You Aren’t Paying Enough Of Your Fair Share

I was very disappointed when I read recently that Councilmember Michael Blue is going to co-sponsor an increase of $1 in Recordation Fees. You might think I’m being stingy, and rightly so. Right now our Recordation Fee is $6.00 per $500, if passed the $1 increase would take it to $7.00 per $500.

Notice Of Meeting

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Partisanship And Voting Trends In State And Local Elections

In his 2018 book “The Increasingly United States,” Daniel J. Hopkins summarizes the circumstances surrounding state and local politics. In it, he looks at the factors that have made national politics the dominant focus for American citizens. The gist of his book is that Americans’ interest in politics at the national level has remained steady over the years, while interest in state and local politics has declined considerably.

Frederick County Public Schools Tone Deaf

Genocide is a term used to describe violence against members of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group with the intent to destroy the entire group. The word came into general usage only after World War II, when the full extent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against European Jews during that conflict became known. Three times in history Jewish people have faced attempted genocide simply because they were Jewish.

Frederick Has a German Heritage, But Nazis? Part II

Have you ever said anything stupid? Anything that you wish you hadn’t said as soon as the words escaped your lips? When this happens most of us apologize either immediately or shortly thereafter. This is what normal, well-adjusted people and organizations do.

Frederick Has A German Heritage, But Nazis?

On a snowy day at the end of 1944 my grandfather, a country boy from Rockville, who was all of 18 took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He killed Nazi’s. More specifically, he took out several SS members (Schutzstaffel; “Protection Squadron” in English).