Blogs Changing How We Share Information in Cecil County

As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the Internet and blogs have radically changed how we share information.  There was a time, just a few short years ago, that the financial barriers for entry into the publishing world were large, but periodically someone in Cecil County would venture into that sphere by starting a small newspaper or magazine.  But as we entered the new millennium, those restraints were almost completely removed as free blogging sites caught on across the nation and here in the county.  We’ve commented on that many times since we launched this blog, which had as its original purpose publishing the “411 on the Mayor and Commissioners of Elkton,”  especially by reporting on whatever legacy media didn’t catch at town meetings.

Although Someone Noticed originated as a product with an activist and political orientation, we had other weblogs before the media coverage gap created the necessity for bringing this one to life in August.  While we haven’t commented on those additional products on Someone Noticed, some of our regular readers probably located the sites through other links.  But now that we’re expanding the focus of this product since the town isn’t going to develop the Maryland Public Open Space, we thought we’d post some information here on the other sites pertaining to the history of the region that you may find enjoyable.  At least we hope you do.

We strongly encourage others to launch blogs that bring a wider array of information to Cecil County to fill gaps.  Those may address political issues, provide advocacy, or simply be a place to write about your hobby or profession.  This is a simple process and a great way to share your work or thoughts with a wider audience in Cecil and the Internet.

If you’re interested in the history and culture of the region, surf over to these sites sometime.

A Window on Cecil County’s Past

Reflections on Delmarva Past

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4 responses to “Blogs Changing How We Share Information in Cecil County

  1. Mike, I am surprised you haven’t commented on Cecil’s own bridge to nowhere, the Gilpin Falls Covered Bridge. I find the Cecil Whig editorial of Friday 31 October 2008 to be rather off base. I believe Demmler wrote a letter to the editor several days earlier explaining her position. Despite the editor’s lofty position of not wanting to spend tax dollars for the bridge, Demmler is correct in stating that if we don’t, someonelse will. The monies are appropriated for a specific use, and if one doesn’t spend it, someonelse will. I think it is the editor that needs to have a course in Civics 101.

  2. Richard:

    You’re right that is something I should have posted on and thanks for sharing your opinion on the subject here. I was surprised to see the Whig’s editoral about Cecil’s Bridge To Nowhere as I spent quickly paged through the newspaper the other morning.

    We agree it’s not the way grants work. Unfortunatley here in the county we far too often have allowed grants to escape us since we were standing on our position of not accepting the money. Well all that does is allow it to go to another jurisidictions. I think the same argument was made that we shouldn’t accept the money for that new park land the county recently acquired. Well everyone of us in Cecil County contributed to the funding of those sources thorugh taxes and fees. If they don’t want this money used for such things, the people arguing about them should go after the appropriate level of government and get the tax removed. Until that happens, we’d better do our best to make sure Cecil gets our fair share. That’s one valid argument.

    Of course, I argue about the value of historic preservation for it is important too. We should protect our built environment. We have so many strong historical resources here, but there is not a lot of grass roots advocacy for them.

    I thank Commissioner Demmler and the other Commissioners for voting for this. I do wish Commissioner Tome had more concern for preservation. And if that’s not the case, at least we’d urge the commissioner to make sure we get our fair share until he’s able to get that tax burden lifted off the taxpayers of Cecil County. Otherwise he’s just helping Baltimore, Montgomery or Howard get more. I’m sure they’re happey that he’s looking out for funding to the worth causes in those counties.

    I thought I’d write something and called the Whig to see if they’d print a letter to the editor on the subject. They said they would but I got tied up and never got it done.

    Thanks for posting your opinions on this here.

  3. As my good friend Yosemite Sam would say, WHAT THE HELF! WHAT THE HELF! You forgot to mention my blog! Its about delmarva history! It deals with the history of school integration in Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties. I hate to tell you this, but school integration IS HISTORY, and Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties ARE ON THE DELMARVA PENNINSULA!

    Keep that in mind! That is all.

  4. C’mon Kyle, give the old man a break! LOL!

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