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    Chesapeake Foodshed Study Looks to Improve Farm-To-Plate Food Flow

    Elkton, MD. – A team from the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-­Ecology will host a community discussion on our local food system on Monday, August 27th, 5:30-7:30PM, at the Elkton Branch of the Cecil County Public Library, 301 Newark Ave., Elkton, as a part of the Chesapeake Foodshed Study. The Center hopes to define how products flow from the farm to the consumer’s plate through the year-long study.

    08/08/2018 4:06 PM


    Elk Room AV Upgrades Complete At County Admin Building

    ELKTON, MD. -- Yesterday's County Council work session and legislative session marked the first run of the new audio-video (AV) system upgrades recently completed in the Elk Room at the Cecil County Administration Building. The AV upgrades were part of the approved FY18 budget.

    08/08/2018 2:51 PM

  • County Council Enacts

    Notice of Enactment On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Legislative Session Day 2018-14, the County Council of Cecil County Enacted: Resolution No. 27-2018 Appointment—Cecil County Ethics Commission-William De Freitas. A Resolution to confirm the appointment of William De Freitas made by the County Executive to the Cecil County Ethics Commission, completing the term

    08/08/2018 12:26 PM


    North Brantwood Park Open For Passive Use Beginning August 15th

    ELKTON, MD. -- Parks & Recreation Director Clyde Van Dyke announced today that temporary parking facilities are nearing completion allowing for the northside of the Brantwood Park area to open for passive recreational use only beginning Wednesday, August 15th.

    08/06/2018 4:07 PM

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    Message from the County Executive for August 3, 2018

    Cecil County Citizens:Alan McCarthy In the first six months of 2018, there have been 14 active shooter incidents in K-12 schools located throughout the United States. Ninety-nine people were injured or murdered, including adults and students. As a result, 32 people were killed with 26 of the lives lost being students, and an additional 67 individuals were wounded. During this past year the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, have been working with the Cecil County Public School leadership to assess levels of building security and educating students and staff in the event of an active shooter incident. It is unbelievable to me, that in 2018, we are expending our energies and resources on our ability to minimize the impact of such egregious acts.

    08/03/2018 1:00 PM



    Red Toad Road Closure: August 8-23, 2018 From Ebenezer Church Road North to House #1843; House #1843 May Be Accessed From Theodore Road Reason for Closure: Road repairs EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS.

    08/02/2018 3:09 PM

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    Cecil County's Agricultural Land Preservation Program Recertified

    ELKTON, MD. -- Cecil County Government is pleased to announce that the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) has recertified the County’s agricultural land preservation program through June 30, 2021.

    07/30/2018 1:00 PM

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    Cecil Employee Spotlight: Shelter Supervisor Kaylyn Barnes

    Customer Service is important to us at Cecil County Government! Cecil Spotlight recognizes the County's behind-the-scenes employees for the amazing jobs they do and for their impeccable customer service. We’re so proud of our employees! Thank you, Kaylyn!

    07/30/2018 10:43 AM

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    China’s Ban on Recycling Imports & What it Means for Cecil County

    ELKTON, MD. -- Historically, over 50% of recyclables collected in the U.S. are shipped overseas for processing. Most of those recyclables went to China, primarily for recycling into packaging materials, plastics and metal products. China has recently banned many recyclables from being imported into their country, and has also placed a ½% contamination rate limit on what materials they will accept. These changes have driven the value of recyclables dramatically lower, thus increasing the overall cost of recycling programs across the U.S. Despite the resulting higher program costs, Cecil County Solid Waste Management Division has thus far been able to keep fees at the same rates for recyclables and trash.

    07/27/2018 2:21 PM

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    Flood Gates Down to 16; Port Deposit Hoping to Dry Out

    PORT DEPOSIT, MD. -- After a day of worry and wonder over rising river water as a result of 20 gates being opened at the Conowingo Dam, the Town of Port Deposit hopes to dry out and clean up the damage to their community. According to the Conowingo Hydrostation Spill Condition Hotline, as of 11AM on Friday, July 27th, 16 gates remained open.

    07/27/2018 11:09 AM

  • Bainbridge Evacuation Center is Now Closed; Report to Minker Hall in Perryville

    PORT DEPOSIT, MD. -- Cecil County Department of Emergency Services has closed the Bainbridge Elementary School Evacuation Center. Any evacuees in need of shelter or assistance should report to Minker Hall at the Perryville Volunteer Fire Company, located at 920 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville, MD. Crews are prepared to provide services.

    07/26/2018 8:40 PM

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    Bainbridge Elementary Open For Flood Evacuees

    UPDATE 7/26/18 5:05PM: Exelon officials report that “no more than 25 gates will be open when the river reaches peak flow at approximately 2AM on Friday, July 27."

    07/26/2018 4:50 PM


    National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Grant To Enhance Local Outreach and Education Efforts

    ELKTON, MD. -- Dewberry Engineers Inc. (Dewberry), in partnership with Cecil County’s Department of Public Works Stormwater Management Division was awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The funding will be used through February 28, 2019 to strengthen the County’s capacity for outreach and education to municipal employees and county residents by enhancing existing efforts to increase awareness about the importance of local water quality and the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

    07/24/2018 1:46 PM

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    Now Accepting Applications for the 4th Watershed Stewards Academy

    ELKTON, MD. – Cecil County Government, along with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, are proud to announce that the fourth Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) class will be held this fall based on the impressive results of the first three classes. The WSA is a program that trains adult community leaders in ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff, improve local water quality, and help Maryland meet its requirements for reductions in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The program is based on a successful model that is also implemented in Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard, St. Mary’s counties and the National Capitol region.

    07/23/2018 11:21 AM


    2017 Cecil County Recycling Award Winners Recognized

    ELKTON, MD. – County Executive Alan McCarthy and the Cecil County Council are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Cecil County Recycling Awards.

    07/17/2018 2:13 PM

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    Cecil County Wastewater Fund Proposed Rates Presentation

    07/17/2018 1:07 PM

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    Cecil County Correctional Facility Academy Graduates Seven

    Congratulations to the Cecil County Correctional Facility Correctional Academy Class 18-02!

    07/13/2018 3:43 PM

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    County Campers Cut the Ribbon for Razor Strap Road Opening

    NORTH EAST, MD. -- A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 10th to celebrate the opening of Razor Strap Road in the area between Red Toad Road and the Maryland State Police Barracks. The bridge was officially opened to through traffic on June 13th.

    07/11/2018 11:06 AM

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    Cecil County switches from Regroup to the CodeRED Community Notification System

    ELKTON, MD -- Cecil County is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents.

    07/09/2018 11:58 AM

  • FY2019 VLT Grant Recipients Announced

    ELKTON, MD – Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy is pleased to announce the recipients of the competitive FY2019 Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Local Community grants. The purpose of the VLT Local Community Grant Program is to provide local nonprofit and state, county, and municipal government agencies funding to address the needs of the community in the priority areas noted in Cecil County’s Strategic Plan: Economic Development, Education, Infrastructure, and Safe, Health and Active Communities.

    07/02/2018 1:09 PM

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