Glade Valley Government 

County & City to File Lawsuits Against Drug Manufacturers, Distributors for Role in Opioid Epidemic

Frederick County Government and The City of Frederick will join many other state and municipal jurisdictions in filing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid crisis nationwide. “We need to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for heavily promoting the very prescription drugs that are a key factor in opioid addiction,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “Frederick County has already devoted a tremendous amount of resources to the opioid crisis. Through this lawsuit we will be better able to help our residents with educational and addiction recovery assistance.” “I’m proud to work…

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Glade Valley Government 

Fountain Rock Road Intersection to be Changed to Right Turns Only

As the Town of Walkersville approved plans for the Sheetz expansion, officials negotiated with Sheetz to build the long planned Richard Winn Lane. The road was originally to be built by the developers of industrial land that was annexed into the Town of Walkersville, but that property has yet to be developed. Part of the negotiations included the Town of Walkersville’s desire to close Fountain Rock Road’s left turn movements at Woodsboro Pike. The Town’s Planning Commission made sure that Sheetz knew that this was planned and high on the…

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Government 

Executive Jan Gardner Responds to Citizen Questions in New “Ask Jan” Show on FCG TV & YouTube

In the spirit of open and transparent government, County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the launch of a new citizen-oriented video show called “Ask Jan.” The short videos will feature Executive Gardner as she responds to citizen questions and requests for information. “I invite our residents to share their questions and their concerns about anything related to Frederick County,” commented Executive Gardner. “I get asked so many excellent questions as I am out and about in the community. This show will have a simple and straight-forward format that provides answers to what our residents are…

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Elections 

Galen Clagett Seeks Democratic Nomination for County Council At Large Seat

Frederick County is a big place. As a lifelong Frederick resident, Galen understands that the various regional sectors of Frederick County like Walkersville, Glade Valley, Woodsboro, and Libertytown each have their own unique priorities, challenges, and perspectives. He wants to be sure that everyone’s voice is heard equally and that the county continues to grow in its support for the valuable areas that serve to enrich the character of Frederick. Galen knows that each of these areas wants to be safe and walkable, with adequate infrastructure and a plan to support local businesses…

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Elections 

Rich Madaleno Seeks Democratic Nomination for Maryland Governor

Statement from Rich Madaleno, Democratic Candidate for Governor “I have had the honor of serving the people of Maryland and the people of my district in the House of Delegates and the Senate for the past sixteen years. On the critical issues facing the people of our state we need a bold, tireless governor who can set an agenda of progress for all Marylanders. I will be that governor. From education to transportation, from economic development to economic justice, from sustainable healthcare to environmental sustainability, Larry Hogan has not served the people of Maryland.…

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