More happened at town hall meeting than WCD
I read with interest the lead article titled “WCD issues boil over in town hall meeting” (Maryland Independent, Feb. 17). I’m concerned this article only addressed the issue of the Watershed Conservation District (WCD) without mentioning the other topics and concerns discussed during this town hall meeting. These topics included:
• The scheduled opening of Hughesville’s College of Southern Maryland Campus;
• The purchase of a new bookmobile for rural and underserved regions of the county;
• Ongoing sidewalk and road construction in our neighborhoods to include a detailed discussion about the Western Parkway and Billingsley Road construction projects;
• An innovative state grant to reduce opioid abuse through a prescription drug turn-in program at locally-owned pharmacies;
• A citizenry recommendation to reduce litter and trash by requiring local businesses to install trash cans on their property;
• The status of negotiations with Comcast to encourage expansion of broadband access to underserved rural areas of the county;
• A discussion on new economic development opportunities underway at Waldorf Station;
• A program to promote affordable housing opportunities for teachers, first responders and other low-income residents.
The Maryland Independent should, of course, report about actions and protests both for and against the WCD, but they should not intentionally ignore town hall topics and issues that are also vitally important to the residents of Charles County.
Thomas J. Brown, Hughesville