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  • Statues didn't belong in public spaces; now what?

    Statues didn't belong in public spaces; now what?

    Near Main Street and Cockeys Mill Road in Reisterstown stands the historic Community Cemetery. It contains remains of the town's founder (John Reister) and many of its early citizens from the 18th and 19th centuries — including seven Civil War grave sites — four Union soldiers and three Confederate...

  • Halt 'banked' pension checks, lump-sum payouts

    Halt 'banked' pension checks, lump-sum payouts

    Two government personnel disputes are making headlines these days. One involves area politicians — County Executive Kevin Kamenetz of Pikesville and Councilwoman Vicki Almond of Reisterstown. The other involves two of Gov. Larry Hogan's officials, Planning Secretary Wendi Peters and Health Secretary...

  • Democratic primary field for governor likely to keep growing

    Democratic primary field for governor likely to keep growing

    A wise man once told me that in politics, "Always expect the unexpected." Donald Trump's election as president showed the veracity of that statement, as does the current stampede of candidates considering a run in next year's Democratic primary for governor. One Baltimore County candidate is making...

  • A slow cooker makes this casserole a breeze

    A slow cooker makes this casserole a breeze

    I've been looking at old church dinner recipes of casseroles that are inexpensive and includevegetables with protein. Since it's been so hot again this week I went to work converting one of these old recipes to a slow-cooker version. You can make this with any ground meat, but make sure to drain...

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