Consider erosion, says Commissioner Billy Shreve.
Is it a thing to be feared? Battled? Buffered against?
During Thursday’s board meeting, Frederick County leaders discussed Chesapeake Bay health and a recent county study of local streams. Though the report found erosion was an issue in many county waterways, Shreve said he’s not sure how problematic the process is.
“We have this report in Frederick County. It talks about the restoration of streams, and how we can’t allow streambeds to erode, and all that stuff. Yet, we celebrate one of the greatest erosions in the history of mankind, and it’s one of the seven natural wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon,” he said. “It’s the biggest, worst case of erosion ever. So ... I don’t know which way to go on that.”
Commissioner Paul Smith followed Shreve’s logic to provide a vision of the Eastern Shore millions of years in the future.
“The bay has a future as a grand canyon?” Smith said, laughing.
Cohen departs from GOP central committee
The man who garnered attention last year as owner of a store that sold synthetic marijuana has resigned from the Frederick County Republican Central Committee.
It doesn’t sound like he got a farewell party.
Stephen Gottlieb, chairman of the central committee, said Joe Cohen tendered his resignation in last week, and the departure became official Thursday. However, Cohen had been inactive in the committee for some time, Gottlieb said
“No one was upset when he resigned,” said Gottlieb, who added that a search is underway for Cohen’s replacement.
Cohen had been widely criticized as owner of Classic Cigars and British Goodies, a downtown Frederick store that sold synthetic marijuana before the city banned the substance.
Brunswick veteran enters 6th District race
A veteran from Brunswick has thrown his hat into the ring in the 6th District congressional race.
Though David Vogt III has never held public office, he has been active in the community and has volunteered with Toys for Tots and suicide prevention programs, he said.
Vogt was deployed in 2010 to Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines and now is pursuing a graduate degree at American Military University. The 28-year-old Republican is married and is father to two sons, according to his online biography. If elected, top priorities for him would be decreasing federal spending and balancing the national budget, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and improving the education system.
“I’m afraid of what is ahead for our children and our next generation. This generation has to step up and do something now. We don’t have time to wait,” Vogt said.
Earlier this week, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino announced his intentions to run as a GOP candidate in the 6th.
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