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Gansler responds to reports of reckless driving

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is responding to accounts from Maryland State Police that he regularly ordered state troopers to drive him with lights and sirens to routine appointments.

Documents obtained by The Washington Post show Gansler directed troopers to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams while driving him. In one case, police said Gansler insisted on driving himself, running red lights with sirens blaring.

Police Lt. Charles Ardolini wrote in 2011 that the problem existed for five years and "occurs on a daily basis."

Gansler is now a Democratic candidate for governor.

Gansler's campaign issued a response Sunday. Gansler apologized if his "backseat driving" made troopers uncomfortable. But the campaign says the matters were settled and are now being used as a political attack on Gansler.

Riderwood Retirement Community’s Nearly 3,000 Residents to Vote Nov. 6

Riderwood Retirement Community’s Nearly 3,000  Residents to Vote Nov. 6

Nearly 3,000 residents of Riderwood retirement community will vote November 6  in two separate county voting precincts located at their campus in Silver Spring, MD.

Half of Riderwood’s 120-acre campus is located in Montgomery County and half is located in Prince George’s County. Residents will vote in either of the county precincts depending on where they actually live at Riderwood.

As the November 6 General Election nears,  Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  is a hotspot for politically passionate people, their passion outweighed only by their savvy.

Many of Riderwood’s residents  belong to one of two resident-run political groups on campus—one for Democrats and one for Republicans. And though these two groups may hold different political opinions, they both serve as places for freedom of expression.

FINALLY, A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AD?...OOPS, IT'S FOR 2016

Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.

Maryland Congresswoman Visits Local Retirement Community

Maryland Congresswoman Visits Local Retirement Community

 

Maryland Congresswoman, Donna Edwards recently visited Riderwood Retirement community in Silver Spring to share her legislative priorities with residents, and to respond to their questions. She spoke for an hour to nearly 100 residents in the Encore Theater at the invitation of the resident-run Democratic Club of Riderwood.

Half of Riderwood's120-acre campus is in Prince George's County, and the other half resides in Montgomery County.If re-elected, Edwards will represent the residents who live in Prince George's County.  

 

 

Maryland Congresswoman Visits Local Retirement Community

Maryland Congresswoman Visits Local Retirement Community

Maryland Congresswoman, Donna Edwards recently visited Riderwood Retirement community in Silver Spring to share her legislative priorities with residents, and to respond to their questions. She spoke for an hour to nearly 100 residents in the Encore Theater at the invitation of the resident-run Democratic Club of Riderwood.

Half of Riderwood's120-acre campus is in Prince George's County, and the other half resides in Montgomery County.If re-elected, Edwards will represent the residents who live in Prince George's County.  

 

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.