The new Maryland Senate president, Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), visited Brunswick with Sen. Michael Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick) on Monday.

It was the first time in 30 years that the Senate president visited the city, Hough said. It was also the first time for Ferguson, Hough said.

Hough gave Ferguson a tour of the city to show the problems Brunswick has, as well as the potential for growth and economic development.

Hough showed Ferguson an area where he thinks a parking garage could go. The city is “ripe for development,” he said.

Hough also wanted to point out there are areas in western Maryland that need attention, he said. Sometimes Baltimore city gets more attention than other parts of the state, he said.

— Heather Mongilio

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at

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On the one hand, I applaud Mr. Hough for bringing much needed attention to Brunswick and the need for economic development assistance, while on the other hand, I have to ask myself "why has it taken him so long?" Guessing this is preparatory groundwork (perhaps in Brunswick speak, "laying track") for a new political path?


Why does "March of the Empire" from Star Wars come to mind when I see those two walking down the street. Is it me???


The old senate president probably didn't know western Maryland even existed or didn’t care.


The "beer twins" didn't give a rat's patootie about anything west of the population centers of Baltimore and MoCo. Hopefully the new Senate President will.

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