TONIGHT: Public Hearing on Expanded Rifle Hunting in Southern Frederick County

It was almost a year ago to the day that I sent a similar message out on this topic, asking many of you to contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources if you opposed the expansion of rifle hunting in southern … [Read more...]

Inauguration of county executive and council ushers in charter government

It's official. Whether you supported the change to a charter form of government or not, it has arrived. And whether you supported the majority of the last Board of County Commissioners or not, they are gone. … [Read more...]

A Rough Start

It looks like our new County Council may be launching at a disadvantage when it comes to an efficient start. Pre-Pre Meeting Misunderstandings Before all seven seats were even certain (District 1 … [Read more...]

Montevue Matters Now…More Than Ever

In 1828, farmers Elias and Catherine Brunner signed their names to a document that has survived the tests of history and ensured their place in Frederick County’s historical record. Selling acreage to the county for … [Read more...]

Steven McKay testimony opposing the zoning change for the Casey Property

EXCERPT: "All of these homes will generate competing needs – some grave needs – for road and school improvements. Only a fraction of these infrastructure needs are currently planned, or funded. And yet, … [Read more...]

Some observations and thoughts the day after the primary election

The primary election in Frederick County, and throughout Maryland, was yesterday. The ballot is now set for the general election in November. Between now and then there will be no shortage of analysis, plenty of … [Read more...]

The Flim Flam Man: Blaine Young on Citizens and Montevue

Last Spring, the Frederick Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to privatize the county owned Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center (CCRC) and the Montevue Assisted Living facility (MALF). The commissioners … [Read more...]

Final Monrovia Town Center Public Hearings: April 23rd & 24th

Commissioners President Blaine Young said "his" hearings would be done in one night. How about three nights down and we're not done yet! We go back to work at 6:00pm on Wednesday April 23rd at Winchester Hall. … [Read more...]