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Final five contenders for Harford Teacher of the Year announced

The top five finalists for Harford County's 2016 Teacher of the Year award have been released, with the winner to be announced next month. The finalists are: Amy Beighley, Darlington Elementary School special education teacher; Sharalyn Heinly, North Harford Middle School mathematics teacher, Grade...

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Petition seeks to leave Towson Triangle out of overlay district

Concerned about high-density development in downtown Towson — especially within the so-called Towson Triangle — some residents are circulating a petition asking Baltimore County to limit the geographic area of a proposed special overlay zoning district for the commercial core to north of Towsontown...

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  • Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    Bill would ease parking standards for Towson Circle property

    The Baltimore County Council on Feb. 9 was expected to consider a bill by Councilman David Marks aimed at easing parking limitations at what is currently Towson Circle. Marks' bill would revise the front, rear and side yard setback requirements, the floor area ratio requirements and the building...

  • For family of North Laurel's Brenda Frese, Terps keep their schedule 'packed'

    For family of North Laurel's Brenda Frese, Terps keep their schedule 'packed'

    Markus William Thomas, who turns 8 later this month, was wearing a white No. 30 Stephen Curry jersey on Friday night while Tyler Joseph Thomas was decked in red Maryland Terrapins athletic wear. The second-grade twin brothers from North Laurel were standing near the Xfinity Center basketball court...

  • Snow brought neighbors together [Montpelier/South Laurel]

    Snow brought neighbors together [Montpelier/South Laurel]

    Here we are, several weeks past Snowzilla. As I write this, the temperature outside is 60 degrees, with more snow forecast for this week; but I can actually see grass and pavement outside my window. Hard to believe that not long ago there was three feet of snow. The children on our cul-de-sac had...

  • See if you can answer, 'What Is It,' at museum exhibit [West Laurel]

    See if you can answer, 'What Is It,' at museum exhibit [West Laurel]

    Our neighbor Ann Wagner has had roots in West Laurel since 1969. Ann's interest in her hometown history peaked in 1987 when she began working for Montpelier Mansion. Ann is especially excited about the new "What Is It" exhibit, which is displayed throughout the historic house museum and continues...

  • Locals brave chilly bay in Polar Bear Plunge [Cockeysville]

    Locals brave chilly bay in Polar Bear Plunge [Cockeysville]

    Cold temperatures and icy waters has once again brought us the annual Polar Bear Plunge and this year several of our Cockeysville neighbors joined in the fun. First, the brave boys of Boy Scout Troop 328 — Luke Anderson, Davey Huber, Price Marlow and Kaden Nelson — who were joined by Assistant...

  • When crisis strikes, neighbors pitch in [Rodgers Forge]

    Two weeks ago, my husband, Ben, faced a life-or-death medical emergency. Naturally, it was the day following an historic blizzard. Never have I been more in love with my neighborhood than over the past two weeks. The focus of this story isn't about Ben or me. This is a story of the people in this...

  • Woman tries to break up fight, gets fingertip bitten off in Annapolis

    Woman tries to break up fight, gets fingertip bitten off in Annapolis

    The tip of a woman's finger was bitten off as she tried to break up a fight early Sunday morning in downtown Annapolis, city police said. Justin Brown, 26, of Lothian, has been charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct, according to online court records. Officers responded to the...

  • Laurel Museum looks at its own history in 'Behind the Bricks'

    Laurel Museum looks at its own history in 'Behind the Bricks'

    In its new exhibit, "Behind the Bricks: 20 years of the Laurel Museum," the Laurel Museum has unveiled a wealth of memories recapping every exhibit in the two decades since it opened in a brick millworkers house on Main Street. The exhibit, which was unveiled Sunday and continues through December,...

  • Southwest Boundary redistricting plan presented to Baltimore County Board of Education

    Southwest Boundary redistricting plan presented to Baltimore County Board of Education

    A committee that decided on a plan for redistricting elementary schools in the Catonsville and Arbutus areas presented its decision to the Baltimore County Board of Education on Feb. 2. This was the first time the plan for the new boundaries, chosen in December, was presented to the board. Though...

  • Robbery-prone Towson bank branch seen as victim of its location

    Robbery-prone Towson bank branch seen as victim of its location

    As a security guard stood outside the front door Friday morning, a customer paused at the drive-through window of the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 989 Fairmount Ave., in Towson. "Were you robbed last week?" she asked a teller. The customer, who identified herself only as Jane, then told a reporter...

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