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  • When shining a light is no midnight special [editorial]

    When shining a light is no midnight special [editorial]
    Given modern technology, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to come to some kind of accommodation with regard to the problems with light around car dealerships in Fallston. At this point, the matter is possibly too far along the path of litigation to be...
  • Spin control [Editorial]

    Spin control  [Editorial]
    As is inevitable in an election debate, the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor stated as facts some things that, to put it kindly, could use a bit more context. We'll parse three of them for you. Brown on the health exchange After being...
  • In Highland, community will clashes with code over antique fire trucks

    In Highland, community will clashes with code over antique fire trucks
    Standing in one of Scott Shearer's barns next to one of his antique fire trucks, a visitor might be forgiven for thinking they've stepped back in time, to an era when the firefighter manning an engine as it sped toward a blaze would sit perched atop a...
  • Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis

    Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis
    Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote." But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and...
  • Really looking forward to the next TV debate

    Really looking forward to the next TV debate
    In answer to reporters' questions about why he skipped last Tuesday's gubernatorial debate on WBFF-TV — or if he was bothered that the television station had presented him as an empty podium — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown grinned and said the...
  • Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences

    Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences
    Del. Jon S. Cardin expressed remorse Thursday for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year but said the votes he missed generally weren't close, and he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter. "I certainly regret...
  • Havre de Grace has lots of ways to celebrate Mom

    Happy Mother's Day, dear readers, If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make long...
  • Harford council wants to stop serving as the zoning appeals board

    Harford council wants to stop serving as the zoning appeals board
    A proposed county charter amendment would remove the Harford County Council as the final authority in zoning appeals cases, a role the council has had since the inception of home rule government more than 40 years ago. The amendment, introduced at...
  • Republicans aren't ignoring problems, they're trying to fix them [Letter]

    Republicans aren't ignoring problems, they're trying to fix them [Letter]
    Regarding letter writer Muriel Shefrin's charge that Republicans have no political agenda ("Ignoring real problems, GOP dithers," May 6), imagine if Richard Nixon had kept Watergate under wraps until two years later, and congressional Democrats had been...
  • Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings

    Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings
    Carroll County commissioners said Thursday they will resume giving each commissioner a turn opening meetings with a prayer of his or her choice — including those that name Jesus Christ — after a ruling this week from the Supreme Court. The...
  • Legislation to regulate Harford rental properties draws fire

    Harford County residents and other stakeholders warned that a proposal to tighten oversight of rental property owners would be intrusive and fail to help fight foreclosures and unkempt properties. About half a dozen people spoke against the bill, put...
  • District 44B candidates address residents' issues at Edmondson Heights forum

    District 44B candidates address residents' issues at Edmondson Heights forum
    Residents anticipating a prolonged discussion involving candidates for state delegate in District 44B did not have to endure sitting in library chairs at Edmondson Heights Elementary School for long on Thursday night. The evening forum lasted an hour...