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  • Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong

    Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • Hail to the chief [Editorial]

    Hail to the chief  [Editorial]
    Almost exactly two years ago this week Anthony Batts arrived in Baltimore to take over the leadership of the city's police department. Since then Baltimore has seen homicides go up, then come down again as Mr. Batts has instituted reforms, shaken up the...
  • Harford council members back off on council pay raises

    Harford council members back off on council pay raises
    Harford County Council members, in the face of public criticism and the threat of a veto by County Executive David Craig, said they are backing off plans to raise salaries for future council members and will instead recommend that the county executive...
  • Morgan State still keeping its options open at quarterback

    Morgan State still keeping its options open at quarterback
    When Lee Hull informed Robert Council earlier this week that he would open Morgan State's season as the starting quarterback, the news elicited just the slightest smile from Council. No whoops of joy or leaps into the air. "That's just my expression,"...
  • Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them

    Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them
    School buses have several pieces of equipment to warn drivers they are slowing down and stopping to let children off and on, and Harford County bus operators may soon have a powerful tool to help catch those who fail to heed all the visual warnings....
  • For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home
    Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...
  • Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer

    Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer
    Ocean City officials voted earlier this week to draft a law to restrict smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015. The proposed ordinance, which passed on a 4-3 vote at a work session for the town council on Tuesday, identifies a number...
  • Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year
    Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin...
  • Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

    Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally
    Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said. The arrest wasn't surprising, as...
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • The Bridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zappa Plays Zappa, Dustin Lynch coming to Harford venues

    The Bridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zappa Plays Zappa, Dustin Lynch coming to Harford venues
    The season for summer festivals may be drawing to a close, but there are at least three more chances to catch a major music act outdoors in Harford County over the next six weeks. The weekend of Sept. 13 and 14 will usher in the Lunar Bay Music & Arts...
  • Wrong to blame state for water woes [Letter]

    The misinformation in Susan Shaw's letter ("State should clean up its act Aug. 22) compelled me to write this. She says don't blame commercial real estate for overflows because they don't overflow. She goes on to say the overflows were the state's fault....