Monthly Archives: September 2016

Griffin ‘Key Points’ for recruited speakers says no taxpayer $s to be used, calls for demolition of ’dilapidated/fire-damaged Tannery’

In the days leading up to the September 3, 2014 meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on the discussion of Plamondon as the chosen developer of the downtown hotel, the city’s director of ‘economic development’ Richard Griffin expressed … Continue reading

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FREDERICK’S CITY ‘HOTEL CONTAGION’ SPREADS: Maryland Policy Report

A review by the author of the Frederick County hotel development incentive  program published by the Maryland Public Policy Institute: IN AN EFFORT TO OPEN COUNTY COFFERS TO HELP FUND THE HAPLESS Frederick City–sponsored Downtown Hotel & Conference Center project, … Continue reading

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Accused of searching desperately for a smoking gun — exchange with a critic

Dan Patrell: The fact that you’re searching for some smoking gun is rather sad and pathetic. Peter Samuel: No need to search for any smoking gun! The damned ‘gun’ is a circling B52 about to unload on 200 East Patrick … Continue reading

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Tannery site was already eligible for historic status: LTE Frederick News-Post

The Frederick News-Post reported (City Notes, Sept. 18) that recent archeological work on the site of the Birely Tannery was required by the Maryland Historical Trust “to determine if the site is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.” … Continue reading

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More evidence of sham procurement of Plamondon by City selection committee — very biased scoring

Two summers ago the Downtown Hotel selection committee’s scorings of Plamondon versus Wormald were compiled in a spreadsheet that gave Plamondon a decisive winning score of 84 we were told. “Team Plamondon received the high score of 84.0 (winning) by … Continue reading

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Frederick News-Post’s shoddy biased coverage of downtown hotel

The Frederick News-Post (FNP) coverage of downtown hotel issues is awful. The paper recently gave huge play to an absurd threat by a hotel project consultant, the archeologist Mechelle Kerns of a libel suit against two critics at The Frederick … Continue reading

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