CROSS­ING

Kent County News - - OBITUARIES -

the ap­proach should fo­cus on con­trol­ling the im­pact of a third Bay cross­ing. “Well we’ve been do­ing it on our own for quite some time, and again, it goes back to the num­bers. ... My ar­gu­ment is our ral­ly­ing cry should re­ally be how do we max­i­mize the up­sides and how do we negate the down­sides?” Shoge said. Shoge then took ques­tions from the au­di­ence, which were mostly con­cerned with the de­vel­op­ment of other coun­ties. Tolch­ester res­i­dent Mike Waal said build­ing a third Bay cross­ing was not a so­lu­tion. He said more peo­ple would start us­ing Kent County as a place to live to com­mute to Bal­ti­more for work. Shoge said peo­ple from Kent County would also seek jobs across the Bay if given the op­por­tu­nity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity to Bal­ti­more. He said there were ma­jor dif­fer­ences be­tween the two ar­eas’ cul­tures. “With that di­rect con­nec­tion you es­sen­tially have the abil­ity to par­tic­i­pate in a much wider and broader over­all job search process,” Shoge said. “Now, should we worry about the 8,000 stu­dents that are grad­u­at­ing from Bal­ti­more City com­ing across the bridge and tak­ing our jobs if you will? Ab­so­lutely not.”

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