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Controversy simmers as Lansdowne High renovation design is debated

Parents sparred with public officials this week as the Baltimore County school board considered a new design for a controversial renovation of Lansdowne High School. Warped walls, brown water, burst pipes and a sinking foundation are just some of the problems reported in the building, built in...

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    For years, the Knode family had between 15 and 20 trick-or-treaters at their Hilton Avenue house in Catonsville. Five years ago, inspired by a haunted barn he had made as a child, Emory Knode decided to ramp up the Halloween experience. With his son Chris, now 21, Knode set up a spooky, interactive...

  • 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,...

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    Jim Brochin joins race for Baltimore County executive

    As Jim Brochin considered where to announce his campaign for Baltimore County executive, he settled on a place with symbolism: Towson Manor Park. The community park in east Towson was almost replaced by a fire station, which was necessary because the county government was selling off the old one...

  • 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...

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