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Former Scenic RR Board Member Caporale Discusses Reasons for Resignation

May 6th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Commissioner David Caporale tells WCBC News that although the county still have concerns with fiscal and management operations at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad- that is not the reason he was resigned as a member of the board of directors. After serving as a member of the railroad board for several years- it was announced last week that Caporale was stepping down. He said that essentially the county has become more focused on some infrastructure matters with the railroad such as track maintenance- and he felt it was a good time to take a step back from the day to day operations of the business. He emphasized however that the county will continue to keep an eye on the tourists trains fiscal picture- a concern that led to his call for a financial audit earlier this year. Caporale points out that county dollars have been pumped into the railroad operation for years- and he thinks the public needs to be kept abreast of how those dollars are being spent…