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On July 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1327, the "Never Forget the Heroes Permanent Authorization of September 11 Victim Compensation Act." This bill is intended to provide additional funding for medical care to the 9/11 first responders who have suffered from incident-related illnesses. This bill passed by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 402-11.

This past week I had the extraordinary privilege and honor to be with a young lady who showed me what it means to walk through a crisis and in to a victory.

I am writing about what I see as a possible health and environmental issue for our community. At the northwest corners of U.S. Route 40 and Route 279 there appears to be a dumping area for tires.

I believe that Gov. Larry Hogan has got his cart before the horse in regards to the five-star horse center at Fair Hill.

Recently our county council allowed the budget proposed by County Executive Alan McCarthy to take effect without challenge. The proposed cost to the taxpayers was increased significantly for many items.

We the People, the voters of Cecil County, elected leadership we assumed held Republican ideals. And what did we get?

A $15 minimum wage has been a goal for many Democratic representatives. And all but three 2020 presidential candidates have endorsed the increase.

In June, I experienced the greatest honor and privilege of my career as I assumed the role of Aberdeen Proving Ground senior commander and U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command commanding general.

On July 4, 1776, the U.S.A. was born in a revolution against the king, government control and tax tyranny.

1st District Representative Andy Harris voted against a House funding package designed to alleviate the border crisis along the Mexican border. Harris voted nay to H.R.3401 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

Dear friends at the Whig, the reason for writing to you concerns the increased traffic as well the increased speeds at which the traffic moves on Route 213.

Shortly after the bridge was painted I noticed rust coming through the paint. I thought to myself, did we really pay for a complete paint job and not fix the corrosion? Did we get any warranty with the work? Seems wasteful to pay for such a huge paint job and inconvenience the public for what seemed like forever with the bridge being down to one lane to have rust showing through the paint almost right away. Could we have had the bridge primed and treated for rust, applied a corrosion prevention coating, or any other measure to stop (or greatly reduce) the bridge from rusting underneath…

A bit redundant as I did the same last year, but, very necessary to recognize excellent work. Congratulations and appreciation to all reporters/photographers for the outstanding high school graduation coverage.

Missouri's requirement that people receive unnecessary pelvic examinations before beginning the mandatory three-day waiting period for abortions is state-mandated rape. The unnecessary penetration of human bodies under the coercive threat of withholding medical abortions is rape. This is unacceptable.

I would like to see Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former Aid To Families With Dependent Children program which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996.

The recent proposal to enact the cashless tolls on the Hatem Bridge seems shockingly outrageous to me. While it hasn't been widely publicized in the press releases, the new tolls will come as a shocking surprise to many the first time they breeze through pulling a trailer.

On May 30, the Cecil Whig published a story, "Southern Cecil debates fire co. staffing solutions," which detailed the budget request by the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services (DES) to hire additional EMTs to drive volunteer fire company vehicles. The Hacks Point Fire Company (HPFC) would like to clarify our formal position on the DES proposal and highlight our role in EMS response within the Southern District.

As an 81-year-old senior, I can’t remember the World War II years when America became united and strong overnight, and it can happen again.

The Trustees of the North East United Methodist Church Cemetery would like to express their profound regret over the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Cemetery this week.

During May 19-25, Maryland joins the rest of the nation in celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Consistent with Gov. Larry Hogan’s strong commitment to public safety and the well-being of all Marylanders, he has recognized the dedication of EMS workers throughout our state by designating this as Emergency Medical Services Week in Maryland.