As soon as I woke up this morning my beautiful wife looked at me a bit quizzically.
“What’s wrong?” she said, supplanting her usual morning greeting sobriquet with a question that left me for a moment, speechless.
“I guess I’m sick . . .” I began.
Truth be told something is going around and I spent the last two days feeling like I was living inside a sweaty cotton ball.
The fight for a stepped-pay increase by the police in Rockville has gone viral with an online petition program and responses from people around the country.
It seems sad there are people in Florida more concerned about Rockville police officers than the management of the city.
A documentary debuted this week on the life of Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas who rose to fame, or some might say infamy after a 1988 speech at the Democratic National Convention during which she accused George Bush of being born with a silver foot in his mouth.
There is a great scene in The Godfather III – and there weren’t too many in that movie – when Michael Corleone bemoans his fate claiming that just when he thought he was out, “They pull me back in.”
Such is the feeling in this newsroom when it comes to the working environment or lack thereof in the city of Rockville.
The annual meeting of the state legislature, often compared to watching a truck full of alley cats back into a truck full of rapid baboons, recently ended in Annapolis with some surprising, though not totally unanticipated results.
The latest numbers provided by the city of Rockville regarding the city’s budget are prompting more questions than answers.
Since 2009, according to numbers provided by the city, Rockville has accrued more than $17 million, give or take, in budget surpluses above and beyond a 15 percent targeted surplus rate.
Forgetting for a moment the bipolar nature of our recent weather in the swampland of the D.C. greater metropolitan area one can turn a head and look askance at the city of Rockville and continue to laugh uncontrollably at the permutations the city staff puts itself through as it has presented a new budget for review before the city council.