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Asking the difficult questions here in Howard County and beyond.

Recount confirms Walsh victory in D1

Recount confirms Walsh victory in D1

Some photos and comments from this morning: The public was invited to watch the recount of votes today in the District 1 Council race  where Liz Walsh had been leading incumbent Jon Weinstein by just 2 votes. Several dozen citizens walked through this entrance to the...

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How come the Primaries produced some surprises?

How come the Primaries produced some surprises?

Now that most of the dust has settled on the June 26th primaries, it is a good time to look for patterns and to make some observations. Here is my take away. The results of the Howard County Primary Election highlight the growing discontent of citizens concerned with...

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Council Candidates Guide to Getting MY Vote

Council Candidates Guide to Getting MY Vote

Alternate title: The thinking voter’s guide to selecting their next Council Member (or Executive?) Different ‘pitches’ appeal to different voters—but here is what does and does not appeal to me personally. Perhaps my sharing will help candidates adjust their message...

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

There is not much new to be said about the tragic flooding in Ellicott City just 666 days after the previous devastation. So I am reposting a trio of blogs published about the 2016 flood which have implications for development in all of Howard County. Sadly residents...

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Laying To Rest “The Community Asked for The Swap”

Laying To Rest “The Community Asked for The Swap”

At the County Executive’s Town Hall Meeting on May 3 he indicated that the Savage Park land swap “….might not happen.”  While I was elated by this ray of hope, he, like many county employee’s, can’t resist blaming the community for the situation. They are in fact...

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Deja Poo Part 3:  At the (other) end of the trail

Deja Poo Part 3: At the (other) end of the trail

Part One of this series addressed “the big shock” users of the Patuxent Branch Trail received.  Until the historic home was raised and mature trees were stripped from the property at the Guilford entrance to the beloved trail-- no one-- no citizen, no trail user, no...

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Deja Poo Part Two

Deja Poo Part Two

I last wrote of the ire of citizens attending a meeting on the degradation of the Patuxent Branch Trail who have heard the same “excuse songs” once too often. Ultimately the involved parties are to meet in an effort to reach a more palatable solution. But that...

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DEJA POO:  An Introduction

DEJA POO: An Introduction

DEJA POO:  noun. The feeling of having heard this crap before Those who have chosen a path of citizen activism are the first to recognize Deja Poo due to the frequency with which they have encountered it. Those who only attend a very occasional government-sponsored...

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