Top 5 Stories: Frankenstorm, Eastport Invasion and Non-Partisan Elections

Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.

No. 1—Hurricane Sandy: Annapolis Info Center

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis residents can bookmark the link above as source for all information on the storm. It's a topics page that will pull in all the latest updates about things like flooding and power outages throughout the Frankenstorm.

No. 2—Annapolis Roads Residents File Amended Complaint Against Key School

Residents of the Annapolis Roads Community have submitted an amended complaint to stop the development of the Annapolis Golf Club by the Key School. The private school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade wants to transform the nine-hole golf course into athletic fields. Neighbors of the golf course oppose the development contending it violates restrictive covenants on the property.

No. 3—Navy Breaking Ground on New Academy Health Clinic in 2013

The Navy plans to break ground on a new health clinic for the U.S. Naval Academy in July 2013. The old facility on Wood Road is past its life expectancy, and its layout and design does not respond well to today's modern standards. The Navy expects construction costs to be about $59 million for the project.

No. 4—Annapolis Weighs Benefits of Non-Partisan Elections

Annapolis City Council is considering amending the city's charter to make municipal elections non-partisan. Candidates would still be able to declare a party affiliation if they wished and political parties would still be able to support candidates, but the ballots would only list names. The cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Bowie all have non-partisan elections.

No. 5—

A group of about 30 rabble-rousers from Eastport invaded City Council chambers on Monday to challenge Mayor Josh Cohen and the City of Annapolis to the annual Tug-O-War. The "Slaughter Across the Water" will take place promptly at the "crack o'noon" on Nov. 3. The parties, which occur on both sides of the Compromise Street bridge, run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.


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