Delegate Ric Metzgar (R-6) has hired Adria Oboyno as his Intern for the 2019 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. Adria is a resident of Elkton in Cecil County and a Junior at the University of Maryland College Park where she is majoring in Government and Politics.

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This January, 156 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and 65 years after the Supreme Court ruled against school segregation, the United States will be celebrating and remembering the memory and birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On December 3rd, 2018 I sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan, County Executive John Olszewski Jr and our federal representatives asking that all levels of government work together to assist the workers affected by General Motors decision to close the White Marsh Allison Transmission Plant a…

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Thank you so much for sharing the holiday spirit with me. Your generosity and tireless efforts have enabled approximately 175 children and their families to have a brighter and warmer Christmas Day. First, we took care of some of the schools in our area and then we helped some trusted organi…

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In writing today, I would like to start by saying thank you to the people of southeastern Baltimore County. In a tough political year, our victory in the 2018 elections was overwhelming. Thank you for supporting a continuation of my service in the Maryland House of Delegates!

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I am happy to present to you the Sixth District priorities for the next County Council Term. It has been my honor to represent the Sixth District and I am grateful and humbled for the trust you continue to place in me. Over the past eight years I have attended many community meetings, visite…

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The General Motors plant in White Marsh has always been a source of pride for the Second District, Baltimore County and me, personally. I remember when they first opened their doors in 2000: as Baltimore County Executive, I worked hard to convince them that White Marsh – not Mexico or Canada…

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I want to thank the citizens of the 6th District for giving me another four years as your state representative. I am very humbled to be re-elected. I promise that I will work hard and fight for this District.

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I recently heard about the Post Office losing 1.3 billion dollars last year. You could see why if you ever made a trip to the Essex branch. One Thursday morning I waited in line for 30 minutes to buy a book of stamps. If someone is not doing their job, get rid of them. What am I talking abou…

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This Thanksgiving Day 2018 let us as one people, pause-give thanks and pray for unity in our nation. President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863 designated the “fourth” Thursday of November for a day of Thanksgiving. The president proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving in 1863 so that the nation could refl…

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This November 6th “ We the people”, will have an opportunity to improve or change government by voting in the General Election, for candidates that we feel will do the best job. Good government requires that we become familiar with our elected officials and the new candidates, prior to voting.

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The quote most often attributed to Ben Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” continues to ring true – especially as it relates to flu vaccinations.

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Recently, Senator Johnny Ray Salling; Delegate Bob Long; Delegate Ric Metzgar; and Councilman Todd Crandell were invited to the White House to attend the Delaware & Maryland Legislators White House Conference. Paul M. Blitz, Delegate Metzgar’s Chief of Staff was also invited to the confe…

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As I travel the byways and highways of this beautiful and historic state called Maryland, I can’t help but notice the litter and debris in the streets and along the highways. Yes, numerous alleys are also an eyesore and in some cases, can present health issues.

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Education continues to be a main feature, in our daily newspapers and other media, especially where our schools are concerned. As students embark-on a new school year-the challenge to improve our schools continues in all areas.

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The decline in the number of newspaper subscribers and readers seems to be a barometer of the changes that continue to take place in our Nation. That is in relationship to how Americans receive their news. One must ask, as newspaper readers continue to decline, what effect will this have on …

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The recent meeting of the Essex Community Association was an impressive event. For years, many residents of Essex have desired to reestablish the defunct community association. Finally, a handful of people came together to organize the community association.

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Anna Renault was my daughter. I was very lucky to have her for 68 1/2 years. She died August 2018. I want to thank everyone who came to her memorial mass and luncheon, especially Ric Metzgar and the people who work for the Avenue paper. You all made me very happy.