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  • Maryland councilman: Don't use my name in article without my permission

    01/06/2015 8:43:23 AM PST · by redreno · 27 replies
    http://chicago.suntimes.com ^ | Posted: 01/06/2015, 08:28am | Chad Merda
    One council member in Maryland not only didn’t want to comment on a story, but he also doesn’t want his name in any news articles about him. The issue stems from an article Frederick News-Post reporter Bethany Rodgers wrote about concerns Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County Councilman, and fellow Councilman Billy Shreve had over County Council parking spaces. Delauter declined to comment for the article, which isn’t out of the ordinary for a public official. But what he did next, is. “Shame on Bethany Rodgers for unauthorized use of my name and my reference in her article today,” Delauter posted...
  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ryan Marshall
    U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties. Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor. Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • Frederick 'Open for Business' signs denied by state

    01/25/2012 7:27:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 25, 2012 | WTOP and David Burd
    WASHINGTON - Frederick County wants to make visitors feel right at home with welcome signs highlighting some of its best aspects, but Maryland is blocking efforts to put the signs on state highways. The signs say, "Welcome to Frederick County. Open for business." Board of County Commissioners President Blaine Young said he believes politics is to blame for the state's rejection. "The state feels that government creates jobs. We feel that businesses create jobs and that's why they reject putting our signs on state-operated highways," he said. "If the State of Virginia can have 'open for business' on their welcome...
  • Officials target illegals influx(Frederick, Md)

    09/25/2007 11:17:40 AM PDT · by JZelle · 16 replies · 59+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-25-07 | Metro
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Two elected officials in Frederick County are trying to deal with problems created by the influx of illegal aliens, including tougher police efforts and cuts in public education and other services. Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins, a Republican, has applied for a federal program that trains local police to check the immigration status of those they arrest, thereby aiding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in deporting illegals convicted of crimes. The plan by County Commissioner Charles A. Jenkins, also a Republican, calls for service cuts. He proposed the idea last month, and it is one...