Letters

Letter to St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners – Drug Summit

Letter to St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners – Drug Summit

Dear Board of County Commissioners: In response to the letter dated March 29, 2014 regarding the Drug Summit held on March 7, 2014 at the Hollywood Fire Department I offer the following information. As a retired County employee serving as the Procurement Manager in the Department of Finance, a member of the Marcey House...
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Letter to the Editor from Ellen Sauerbrey on Prevailing Wage

Letter to the Editor from Ellen Sauerbrey on Prevailing Wage

Letter to the Editor, In a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, Maryland counties will be forced to pay more for school construction as well as roads, wastewater treatment plants and other public works projects thanks to the legislature taking a bad law and making it even worse. The 2014 General Assembly has passed legislation...
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Two Letters with Differing Opinions on Candidate Sue Kullen for Delegate

Two Letters with Differing Opinions on Candidate Sue Kullen for Delegate

Letter from Alicia Yowell Sue Kullen is not a far left leaning Democrat as her opponents have tried desperately to portray her. I have known Sue for over 30 years and we have had many political conversations over the years. I would consider myself more on the liberal side and Sue tactfully will always...
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Cove Point Gas Export Controversy

Cove Point Gas Export Controversy

Mikulski and Cardin ‘Exhort’ Federal Officials to Respond to a Call for Public Meetings Across Maryland In response to rising concerns, senators ask Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to “engage the public to the fullest extent possible.” Letter requests prompt response to calls for public meetings in Montgomery, Frederick, Garrett, Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties....
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Letter from Dan Bongino on Common Core

Letter from Dan Bongino on Common Core

Like many of you, I am a parent who is passionate about my child’s education in an increasingly competitive and unforgiving global economy. Having stated that, I cannot condemn the Common Core in strong enough terms. Look at the picture I have attached to this post. I gave my daughter a relatively easy long-division...
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Letter To The Editor From Former Sheriff Wayne Petit

Letter To The Editor From Former Sheriff Wayne Petit

To The Editor: I am pleased that Bryan “Puff” Barthelme is vying for the House of Delegates in District 29-A. I have known “Puff” for forty years and fully support him. He has served St. Mary’s County on many Boards and Commissions and did an excellent job. He does his homework on issues. I...
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Letter From Calvert BOCC on Dominion and Payment in Lieu of Taxes

Letter From Calvert BOCC on Dominion and Payment in Lieu of Taxes

A recent letter to the editor in the Recorder questioned the logic behind the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and tax credit agreement reached between the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Dominion that is integral to the proposed expansion of the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal. It is...
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Letter from David Gatton on Pointing the Finger for Hallowing Trailer Park Issues

Letter from David Gatton on Pointing the Finger for Hallowing Trailer Park Issues

I am sure that we all have an opinion on the whole Hallowing Trailer Park issue. I have given mine and had many comments on it. This deals with a totally different aspect of it. While we all were moved by the conditions that some people were living in, I was not pleased to...
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Letter to the Editor from Calvert Hospice

Letter to the Editor from Calvert Hospice

Dear Editor Valentine’s Day is all about love and I would like to share my true story that demonstrates the bond between hospice and love. She has lost her vision and can’t see him. He has lost much of his auditory function and can’t hear “worth a lick.” For two years, although in a...
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Letter from Residents of a Hallowing Park Trailer

Letter from Residents of a Hallowing Park Trailer

Our problems started from the very beginning when we moved in, February 2013. Within 2 weeks, our roof leaked in about 20 different places. I told Frank Moneymaker right away and a few days later he sent the Maintenance man down to paint some tar on it. The next time it rained, it of...
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Letter from Greg Ostrander on Withdrawing Candidacy

Letter from Greg Ostrander on Withdrawing Candidacy

In early 2005, I was fresh out of the Navy and going to college full time. My wife, Olivia, who was still in the Navy, learned that she was being transferred to Ft. Meade. So, we packed our stuff up and moved to Prince George’s County. Wanting to continue my education, I enrolled at...
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Letter to the Editor: Obamacare & Sue Kullen

Letter to the Editor: Obamacare & Sue Kullen

As Marylanders struggle during these economic times, I can’t help but put into words how Washington & Annapolis continue to mismanage the economy. There’s no better example of Big Government incompetence than Maryland’s implementation of Obamacare – a law that has actually made things worse! Obamacare’s biggest advocate in Southern Maryland is Sue Kullen....
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Letter to Editor on Obamacare & Sue Kullen

As Marylanders struggle during these economic times, I can’t help but put into words how Washington & Annapolis continue to mismanage the economy. There’s no better example of Big Government incompetence than Maryland’s implementation of Obamacare – a law that has actually made things worse! Obamacare’s biggest advocate in Southern Maryland is Sue Kullen....
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Letter to Editor From Director of Calvert Hospice

Letter to Editor From Director of Calvert Hospice

Dear Editor: As the Executive Director of the only hospice care provider in Calvert County, I feel the need to address some of the misinformation provided in the December 26 Washington Post article “Hospice Firms Draining Billions From Medicare.” The article states, rightfully so, how some for-profit hospice organizations have entered the marketplace and...
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Letter to the Editor Thanking the Calvert Community for Support

Letter to the Editor Thanking the Calvert Community for Support

In the Summer of 2012, Southern Maryland was aghast with the dreadful news of the Hayward family murder-suicide. Many heard the heroic account of the first responders who were called to the scene that day. This community stood united as organizations and individuals volunteered time and effort to raise funds in support of the...
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Letter from Frances Eagan “Why I am Endorsing Bryan “Puff” Barthelme”

A couple of months ago I received a call from Bryan Barthelme; he asked if he could come and talk with me. “Sure”, I said and the next day we met. He was here to seek my support for his campaign for Delegate in 29A. My first question was “Aren’t you a Democrat”? He...
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Letter From Rob Willis, Commander of the Calvert’s Young Marines

Letter From Rob Willis, Commander of the Calvert’s Young Marines

Twenty nine Calvert County Young Marines completed 1168 hours of Community Service. I am extremely proud of these young men and women. Can you imagine what our nation could be like if everyone across our nation took the same approach toward giving to others?” The Young Marines is a youth education and service program...
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Letter From St. Mary’s Hospice on Washington Post Article

Letter From St. Mary’s Hospice on Washington Post Article

The following is a letter from St. Mary’s Hospice on the December 27, 2013 article in the Washington Post: It was with dismay that I read the front page article in the December 27 edition of the Washington Post “Hospice Firms Draining Billions from Medicare.” It is very difficult and emotional for patients and...
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Letter From Dan Bongino

Friends, The administration is pivoting away from Obamacare and onto the topic of income inequality. I strongly suggest that the Republican Party not run from this fight. It is our Party that has real answers to generational poverty, while the policies of the Left have produced nothing but equality in misery. It is not...
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Ostrander Supports Delegate’s Education Bill

Ostrander Supports Delegate’s Education Bill

On October 17, 2013, Delegate Smigiel (R-36) pre-filed a bill that hasn’t received a lot of attention, but could have a huge impact, and in my opinion a benefit, to how education is implemented in our state. That bill, House Bill 76, calls for the prohibition of the Common Core State Standards. Taking Common...
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House Republicans Call For Audit of Health Exchange

House Republicans Call For Forensic Audit of Maryland Health Exchange On December 16, the House Republican Caucus issued a letter to Lt. Governor Anthony Brown commending his call for a full investigation into the ongoing problems with the Maryland Health Exchange during his interview with WBAL reporter Jayne Miller on December 10th. “The members...
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Letter to the Editor: Electrifying Evening Provides Scholarships

Letter to the Editor: Electrifying Evening Provides Scholarships

Electrifying Evening Provides Much-Needed Scholarships for CSM Students I want to thank everyone who came out, supported and contributed in any way to the College of Southern Maryland’s “Electrifying Evening with the Arts and Sciences on October 19. It was a wonderful evening! CSM’s Latin Dance Ensemble “Ritmo Cache” welcomed everyone into the foyer...
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Ostrander Disappointed with State Department of Education

Ostrander Disappointed with State Department of Education

The following is a letter from Greg Ostrander on the Common Core Forum: As a parent of three young children and a candidate for the Calvert County Board of Education, I am disappointed in not only how State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lillian Lowery, handled the concerns of Calvert County residents during the Southern...
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Dan Bongino on Exempting Unions

With the recent proposal to exempt unions from portions of ‪#‎Obamacare‬, I must ask the question, “Do you see what is happening?” They are dividing us. They are forcing us to fight amongst ourselves for the scraps from the grotesque feast going on, at the banquet table we call our government. With the issuance...
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Letter to Editor from 13 Year Old

Dear Editor: In July, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to be with 150 other kids with Type 1 Diabetes – this time I was among the many, not the few, with T1D – I always feel alone with this disease but not this time. I had a chance to share my story with the...
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