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Cecil County’s Executive Arrested for DUI Last Night

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Still via YouTube/Cecil Times

Cecil County’s top elected official was caught behind the wheel after having a few drinks last night, according to state police.

Maryland Named Finalist in Competition to Host New International Equestrian Event

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A show jumping horse at a competition in France, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland and Virginia are competing to land one of the biggest prizes in the equestrian world.

I’m Not Sure I Agree That This Is the Coolest Small Town in America

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Two years ago, Budget Travel named Berlin, Maryland as the coolest small town in America. In 2016, the magazine has once again anointed a place in Maryland as “the coolest.” Bet you can’t guess what it is.

Girl Scouts Speak in Cecil County, Adults Yell Racial Insults at Them

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Yesterday, Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Troop 176 attended at a public meeting in Cecil County. The girls, ages 10 to 13, briefly about animal rights issues — the county’s animal control facility has been accused of mistreating animals — saying controversial things like “I felt really bad for the animals” and holding controversial signs like “save the animals.” And then adults–grown-ups!!–started yelling racial insults at the girls.

Cecil County Food & Wine Festival

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Cecil County Food and Wine

catch of the day fish (2)If summer in the city is starting to make you swelter, maybe it’s time to get more proactive about weekend day trips. And thanks to our fabulous location, where we’re generally a short jump to anything from beaches to countryside, to historic colonial towns, to our nation’s capital, that’s a pretty easy thing to do. This weekend, you can beat the heat (kind of) by heading northwards a bit to the charming town of North East for the Cecil County Food & Wine Festival. There’s always been plenty to love about this small-town, one-day festival, but this year, they’ve teamed up with Maryland Wineries, so it’s a whole new level of awesome.

Md. KKK, Which Is “Not a Hate Group,” Needs to “Save America”

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via Wikimedia Commons

Now, it’s probably not fair to expect a Ku Klux Klan group to present a coherent message, but color me confused by the Confederate White Knights’ whole angle here. The Md. KKK group held a public meeting in Cecil County on Friday in which members of the group — all done up in robes and hoods — claimed that they are not a hate group, and in fact have no problem with people of color.

So why did the two-year-old group decide to adopt all the trappings — including cross burning — of the Klan? To make their message of “saving America” by impeaching Pres. Barack Obama — for totally non-racist reasons — and toughening our immigration laws that much less appealing?

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