Libby Solomon

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Libby Solomon is a reporter covering southwest Baltimore County, including Catonsville, Arbutus and the surrounding areas. She previously edited community calendars and wrote about Howard County. Libby graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelors degree in global studies and a minor in political science.

Recent Articles

  • Serious crime in Woodlawn: Perception or reality?

    Serious crime in Woodlawn: Perception or reality?

    A police-community meeting in north Catonsville Tuesday night sparked a debate on crime trends in the Woodlawn area and how to address them, particularly when they involve juveniles. The meeting featured a panel including Matthew Gorman, the captain of the county police Woodlawn station, Baltimore...

  • Baltimore County gun shops weather a changing climate on firearms

    Baltimore County gun shops weather a changing climate on firearms

    Much has changed in the 60 years since Clyde Blamberg’s late father, also named Clyde, opened Clyde’s Sport Shop in Lansdowne, selling worms to fishermen from a roadside stand before building a small store. There are not as many “hardcore fishermen,” said Blamberg, who took over the shop alongside...

  • Catonsville's Holiday Lights Run snowballs into community party

    Catonsville's Holiday Lights Run snowballs into community party

    Four years ago, a group of mountain bikers called the Catonsville Klunkers rode in Patapsco State Park on Wednesday nights, and they always encountered a running group called the Full Moon Crazies. The two groups decided to get together around the holidays, recalled Scott Westcoat, owner of The...

  • Catonsville 'Snowmen' fundraiser melts, donations being returned

    Catonsville 'Snowmen' fundraiser melts, donations being returned

    Businesses participating in a Catonsville “Reel Snowmen” fundraising display, which was abruptly pulled down after a controversy surfaced over whether one snowman carried a political message, are having their $250 donations returned. “We have decided to refund all monies donated by our sponsors...

  • Doing the classroom shuffle at Woodlawn High during renovations

    Doing the classroom shuffle at Woodlawn High during renovations

    Some students at Woodlawn High School are attending classes in a dozen trailers this fall as work continues on a $39 million remodeling that will, among other things, add air conditioning to the 56-year-old-school. “Students are getting very excited about the idea of it looking new and feeling...

  • Work begins on 124-home Relay development

    Work begins on 124-home Relay development

    A townhouse development with 124 homes is under construction in Relay, the first project of its size in southwestern Baltimore County in nearly 20 years. The Highgate Development, off Cedar Avenue near the Clarke Boulevard intersection, will feature three-story townhouses without basements, 77...

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