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Letter to the Editor — Supervisor writes about forged petition

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

Editor’s note: The writer, Jeff Sili, represents the Bowling Green District on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors.   To the Editor: This letter is in response to the many phone calls I have received regarding the petition with forged signatures presented as part of the Special Exception Application for Chaney Enterprises to mine sand and gravel on Rt. 17. The property is located in Caroline County and owned by

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    To the Editor: Incredibly, there have been three recent, and related, events in Caroline County that have both the newspapers and the social media-verse all abuzz. First was the alleged removal of a Board of Supervisors member (Mr. Jeff Sili) from Bowling Green Elementary during the recent National School Lunch Week activities (which Mr. Sili has attended in the past). Mr. Sili, who was accompanied by School Board member Dr.

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