I would like to clarify my comments regarding the Fire Alarm system at Perryville High School. I am a former CCPS employee and Nicet Certified in fire alarm installation, maintenance and inspection. I was the person conducting the required yearly inspections mentioned by Mr. Willis.

There is a myth that has become persistent throughout the country that needs to be cleared up. That myth is the idea that immigrants are a drain on the economy and do not pay taxes. This narrative has been pushed extra hard recently to scapegoat the immigrant community for many ills in our nation. In doing some research into the facts, I hope to dispel this myth and show that the immigrant community is an asset not only to our nation, but also to the growth of Cecil County.

All honorable citizens should immediately amend their pledge of allegiance to the United States of America to read as follows, “… for liberty for all and justice for some.” until Trump is removed from office.

I understand why some of the people of Elkton are against Southfields. It includes warehouses! How may more warehouses can Cecil County absorb. I live in North East and the new monster being built where Nazarene Camp was, is a mistake, pure and simple. It will loom over the town for decades and will be a traffic nightmare. There is growth and then there is smart growth. Think high paying jobs. This is a good example of “the powers that be” transforming our beautiful rural recreational county into an industrial warehouse eyesore so they can say, look what we accomplished! Tourists will …

I am writing to thank Elkton residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

The North East Lions Club would like to thank everyone who came out in good weather — and bad — to purchase Christmas trees from us. Christmas tree sales have been a yearly event for us for over 15 years. If it wasn’t for you, the people of North East and surrounding communities, the Lions would not be able to provide the services we do. Every cent of our proceeds goes back to the community to provide financial support to organizations such as: Cub & Scout Troop 131 of North East, North East Library, Boys & Girls Club of Cecil County, Scholarships to Cecil College, Henry Hammer…

In November, 7 members of the volunteer group Citizens Climate Lobby sat in our representative’s office in the Rayburn House Office building in D.C. and asked Andy Harris to co-sponsor H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. When passed, the bill will put a gradually-increasing fee on fossil fuel in the U.S. All the money from the fee will be distributed in equal shares to all citizens (kids get 1/2 share). The goal is to reward producers and consumers who avoid greenhouse fuels by improving efficiency and switching to renewable energy. Who doesn’t want to be rewarded …

When I got our Cecil County property tax bill, it had a big interest charge on it. I was told that we did not pay the first bill. I don’t remember ever receiving (three envelopes) through the mail.

I recently found out that the Cecil Businesses for Better Government implied that I may be “local anarchist” because I favor restraint in government spending and taxation.