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County Board Voting On Repeal Of English-only Ordinance

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The elected leaders of Frederick County considering repealing an ordinance requiring that county business be conducted in English.

A vote on the matter is scheduled Tuesday evening in Frederick. 81 more words

Local

County to spend $339,000 for work on road shoulders

Residents in Amherstburg and Essex will soon see additional paved shoulders in their communities — part of the County Wide Active Transportation System.

Both sides of County Road 50, from Walnut Lane to Dahinda Drive, in Essex will see the installation of paved shoulders, was well as the west side of County Road 20, from Dalhousie Street to Crownridge Boulevard in Amherstburg, according to construction services manager Peter Bziuk. 206 more words

News

What the economic geography of the 2015-16 soccer season can tell us about local growth...

I have established a short-ish tradition of welcoming each football season with a look at the Premiership (EPL) in regional terms. Although the resulting predictions have been pretty poor, an economic geography perspective for 2015/16 might look something like this. 929 more words

Core Cities

Return of Roorda

After he was defeated 54%-46% by Paul Wieland in the 2014 state senate race, one might have thought that former Democrat representative Jeff Roorda would go away from politics. 711 more words

Elections

Massive NO to the proposed Northern Distributor Road route

A number of Lisnagry and Annacotty residents spent today listening to an almost five hour long debate in Limerick City and County Council. Finally the Councillors voted and the proposed route was massively rejected, 26 NO – 3 YES. 25 more words

Meetings

How did we prepare for the pension fund committee meeting in June (2015)?

At this meeting, the Oxfordshire Pension Fund Committee received our petition on divestment, signed by 1200 of their electorate. Fossil Free Oxfordshire was busy in the run-up to this important meeting, determined to make the most of the opportunity to influence the discussion and aware that there may be limited opportunities to raise the issues again unless we were proactive with our arguments and demands. 427 more words

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