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“We got it:” county commissioners approves broadband partnership

The Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously to enter into a public-private partnership with Chestertown-based ThinkBig Networks to provide broadband internet service to thousands of homes and businesses in and around Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck by the end of the summer of 2023. The agreement to enter into the

Commissioners adopt school seat allocation changes, approve school funding task force

District 3 Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart (D) accused her colleagues on the Board of Charles County Commissioners of pandering to developers as she cast the sole vote against passing controversial legislation that will accelerate new residential subdivision construction. During Tuesday’s virtual open session, the commissioners voted four to one to

Planning department responds to school allocation policy concerns

Planning and Growth Management Department deputy director Jason Groth on Tuesday rebutted claims by members of the Charles County Board of Education that there has been a lack of transparency over proposed changes to the method the county uses to allocate school seats in new subdivisions. “I think we’ve been

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Procedural, economic, environmental questions dominate comments at Maryland Airport hearing

The first public hearing on a set of proposed amendments to the county’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan drew criticisms that focused not just on the potential environmental and health impacts of expanded operations at the Maryland Airport near Bryans Road — which the amendments are designed to permit — but also

Maryland Airport rezoning proposal unveiled

Charles County’s Department of Planning and Growth Management has formally introduced a proposal to amend the county’s land-use guidelines to allow land around the Maryland Airport to be rezoned for commercial uses, a change that proponents say will encourage economic development and critics argue could harm the Mattawoman watershed. The