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Planet Fitness opens 29th Md. gym in Towson

Planet Fitness has opened a gym in Towson, its 29th location in Maryland. A franchisee, Planet Fitness Growth Partners LLC, will operate the fitness center at 6879 Loch Raven Blvd. in the Hillendale Shopping Center. Through Friday, new members can join for a $1 down payment and $19 a month. The...

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Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say

Speeding vehicles a problem along Bellona Avenue in Towson, residents say

In the four years that Sam Sessa has lived in his Bellona Avenue home, in Towson, speeding near the road’s intersection with Stevenson Lane has gotten progressively worse, he said. To provide peace of mind, he and others who live along the stretch of Bellona between Stevenson Lane and North Charles...

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  • Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County

    Baltimore County will pay $272K to rent parking spaces from ... Baltimore County

    One arm of the Baltimore County government will pay another arm of the government $272,000 to rent hundreds of parking spaces for police and fire department employees displaced by a garage construction project in Towson. The County Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a contract to pay rent to...

  • New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct

    New police captain takes the reins at Wilkens Precinct

    Capt. Eliot Latchaw is the new commander of the Baltimore County Police Department’s Wilkens Precinct, which serves the southwest area of the county. Latchaw, a 23-year veteran of the department, said his priority is addressing violent crime in what he said is one of the busiest precincts in Baltimore...

  • Timonium, UMBC manufacturing firms net $100K loans from Baltimore County

    Timonium, UMBC manufacturing firms net $100K loans from Baltimore County

    Two small manufacturing businesses are among the latest recipients of loans from a Baltimore County fund designed for entrepreneurs. County officials said Tuesday that Mobtown Fermentation and Grip Boost each received $100,000 from the Boost Fund, which is administered by the county’s Department...

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  • During pleas for Lansdowne High funding, school leaders walk out

    During pleas for Lansdowne High funding, school leaders walk out

    Four Lansdowne High School community members gave emotional testimony at a state hearing today, urging top Maryland officials, including Gov. Larry Hogan, to reject a Baltimore County plan to renovate the aging school instead of replacing it. “I shouldn’t have to feel like I failed as a parent,...

  • Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School

    Comptroller makes pledge for new Lansdowne High School

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Thursday ratcheted up debate about school construction in southwest Baltimore County by saying the deteriorating Lansdowne High School will be replaced rather than remodeled. “Lansdowne is going to get a new replacement school, I guarantee you that,” Franchot...

  • CCBC marks 60-year anniversary, looks to future

    CCBC marks 60-year anniversary, looks to future

    When Dennis Seymour graduated high school in the 1960s, he said he was “not on a good track.” “I just didn’t have the grades,” he said. “I didn’t have the money. I didn’t have the motivation to go to college any place else.” So when Seymour's mother offered to send him to what was then Catonsville...

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  • Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Timonium woman teaches art class aimed at easing stress of veterans, first responders

    Until last winter, Vietnam veteran Tom Ziegler, 69, had not sat in a formal art class for decades. As a boy, Ziegler had taken Saturday art classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore. Then, in high school, he clashed with his art teacher, whom, Ziegler said, kicked him out of...

  • With glasses scarce, curious flock to view eclipse at Towson library

    With glasses scarce, curious flock to view eclipse at Towson library

    The wait to get into the Towson Library's storytime to score a pair of the hard-to-find glasses needed to safely watch Monday's solar eclipse reminded Peggy Szczerbicki of waiting in line for the release of the latest edition of the popular Harry Potter book series. More than 150 people snaked...

  • The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    The 136th Maryland State Fair promises mix of old and new

    In a room at her family's farm in Glen Arm, 13-year-old Katie Yoder is preparing her rabbits to be the fluffiest, furriest versions of themselves they can be. Katie checks two-year-old Artemis, one of about 30 to 40 rabbits she breeds and raises at Cozy Hill Rabbits and Cavies, in preparation for...

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