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County consolidates transportation functions

County consolidates transportation functions

The county has consolidated transportation services and planning into one office as it continues to look for ways to improve county efficiency. The work done by the Department of Planning and Zoning, like long range transportation planning and grants, and the Department of Aging, primarily organizing...

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  • National Sailing Hall of Fame quashes rumor of move

    National Sailing Hall of Fame quashes rumor of move

    The National Sailing Hall of Fame sought to quell a rumor about a move to Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday. There was a report on a Newport website, Newport Buzz, claiming the hall of fame was set to move to a Rhode Island sailing center. That report is erroneous, said Gary Jobson, president of...

  • Removal of Taney statue at State House sends message of change

    Removal of Taney statue at State House sends message of change

    Annapolis’ statue of Roger Brooke Taney has garnered controversy for years. In the early 1990s, there were calls to take the statue down — and again in 2000, 2007 and 2016. But each time, the statue withstood the efforts for its removal. Until last week. Spectators gathered behind yellow tape early...

  • As Annapolis election nears, ward-specific issues come into focus

    As Annapolis election nears, ward-specific issues come into focus

    Public safety, expanding a public trail, and combating nuisance flooding and climate change downtown are just some of the issues that Ward 1 and 2 candidates are focusing on in the Annapolis election. The Annapolis primary is a month away with five of the eight wards holding contested elections...

  • Annapolis police: Missing girl found safe and sound

    Annapolis police: Missing girl found safe and sound

    Annapolis police say a missing 16-year-old girl has been found. Police had asked for the public’s help to locate Destiny Riffle,  who was last seen on Chinquapin Round Road on Thursday evening. The girl returned home unharmed and told her relatives she was at a friend's house, police spokesman...

  • Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

    Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

    Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, taking down the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision from his 145-year prominent perch in Annapolis. Cheers erupted from a few dozen onlookers as the hulking bronze statute of Taney...

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