Has Mayor Josh Cohen kept his promises?

Josh Cohen’s platforms and campaign promises in 2009 covered a wide range of areas. The Capital has sampled a few pledges to review his accomplishments and setbacks over the term. The issues were pulled from The Capital’s archives and information posted on his 2009 candidate website. (Capital)

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Gansler to hit campaign trail

Months after saying he would run for governor of Maryland, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler plans to hit the campaign trail next week. Gansler (D) has planned a seven-day, 16-stop tour around the state starting Sept. 24, when he will announce his plans to be the next governor. (Gazette)

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Carroll County will vote for new sheriff in 2014

At least three candidates will vie for the position of Carroll County Sheriff in 2014. Sheriff Kenneth Tregoning announced in May that he will not seek re-election after serving his 16th year in office. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Sykesville seeks new member to fill Town Council seat

Just four months after the 2013 Sykesville Town Council members took their seats on the council, they are seeking a new member. Councilwoman Debby Ellis announced her resignation at Sykesville’s Sept. 9 Town Council meeting.  Her resignation will be effective Sept 28, she wrote in an email. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Bladensburg mayoral candidate wants to tackle crime, taxes

Selwyn “Donnie” Bridgeman said crime and taxes are scaring people away from Bladensburg, and the three-year resident wants to address those issues as mayor. “We should be growing, we should be prospering,” Bridgeman said. Bridgeman, a mortgage banker, is running against four-term incumbent Mayor Walter Lee James Jr. in the Oct. 7 election. (Gazette)

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Former Harford County Councilman Cassilly Files as Senate District 34 Candidate

Former Harford County Councilman Bob Cassilly has filed as a candidate for the Maryland Senate, District 34. Cassilly served on the Harford County Council until 2006 when he was called to active duty as a Major in the U.S. Army for service in Iraq, leading efforts to establish a provincial level government in Saddam Hussein’s hometown, Tikrit. (Dagger)

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Neuman to hold open house for county residents

County Executive Laura Neuman will hold an open house later this month at the Arundel Center. The event - at which Anne Arundel County residents will be able to get a firsthand look at how county government works - will start at 4 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. Sept. 18. (Capital)

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Sept. 16 // O'Malley slow to commute death sentences

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, an outspoken death penalty opponent considering a 2016 presidential run, has yet to commute the sentences of the state's five death row inmates despite his role in pushing a repeal of capital punishment that takes effect next month. (AP)

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