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  • Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat

    Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat
    With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill. Bill Romani, president of the...
  • Aberdeen officials seek greater flexibility in using money from MTBE settlement

    Aberdeen officials seek greater flexibility in using money from MTBE settlement
    City of Aberdeen leaders are expected to review during the coming weeks an amendment to the law that governs how they can spend money from the settlement received in 2011 after the municipal wellfield was contaminated with a gasoline additive. The...
  • Here comes the sun - and the solar panels - in Harford

    Here comes the sun - and the solar panels - in Harford
    Sunny days can mean many things to different people: vacations, open pools, outdoor festivals and fairs. For the many new users of solar panels in Harford County, though, the summer sun means their investment in "greener" energy is paying off. The...
  • Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]

    Referendum process should be in hands of people, not courts [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the referendum process in Maryland is broken. It most certainly doesn't require a room full of lawyers to determine that, either. Yet, that is what's happening as Maryland's Court of Special...
  • Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]

    Finally, Nixon admits guilt [Commentary]
    On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide. Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he...
  • Un-Christian attitudes toward migrant kids [Letter]

    Un-Christian attitudes toward migrant kids [Letter]
    Del. A. Wade Kach, who is running for Baltimore County Council, is opposed to the plan to house 50 kids from Central America in Timonium. Where is his Christian compassion? Where is the Christian compassion of the officials and residents of Baltimore...
  • Development of Morsberger property resumes

    Development of Morsberger property resumes
    A development of 43 single family homes in the heart of Catonsville that was temporarily put on hold is now moving forward, with a development plan hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Towson. The development plan for the Morsberger property...
  • Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city

    Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city
    Baltimore's new curfew fell like an unseen curtain across the city Friday night, and on many blocks, children continued to play outside for the first few minutes, oblivious to the controversial law. But at Poe Homes in West Baltimore, two mothers...
  • Havre de Grace council moves to end small business loan program

    Havre de Grace council moves to end small business loan program
    Havre de Grace has taken the first step toward abolishing RAD loans that have helped numerous small business owners develop, expand, relocate or otherwise keep their businesses afloat since 1990. At the request of the state government, the city...
  • Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance

    Baltimore County votes to exempt pre-1960 signs from county ordinance
    After investing $700,000 to renovate a struggling White Marsh motel and restaurant he bought two years ago, Ronald Parker was worried that a battle over the decades-old sign could cost him his business. Parker, a 67-year-old attorney who lives in...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

    Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
    Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the...