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  • Big chill bursts pipes and heats up business for plumbers

    Big chill bursts pipes and heats up business for plumbers
    It is a chilling tale of winter, one that in ghost-story fashion begins with a sign that all is not right. Maybe there's a damp spot spreading ominously across a wall, or faint sounds that grow louder and more insistent. "I heard water dripping," Liz...
  • Roland Park woman receives $64,000 water bill

    Roland Park woman receives $64,000 water bill
    Here's the $64,000 question: Why did a Roland Park woman get a Baltimore City water bill Oct. 12 for $64,224.85? "It just made us laugh so hard when we opened the envelope," said Caroline Wayner, 46, who lives in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood. After...
  • Firms vie for contract to replace city's water meter system

    Firms vie for contract to replace city's water meter system
    Two politically connected firms are lobbying for a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul the city's water-meter system — a once-in-a-generation effort Baltimore officials say could help end the chronic problem of wildly erroneous bills. City...
  • Why, all of a sudden, does Bel Air need a backup water supply? [Editorial]

    The U.S. Geological Survey maintains an automated water gauge on Winters Run near the Bel Air Bypass bridge, upstream from where the Maryland American Water Co. draws from the creek to supply water to the town and a few nearby communities. Information...
  • Harford's Craig calls APG area's biggest polluter, challenges feds on rain tax

    Harford's Craig calls APG area's biggest polluter, challenges feds on rain tax
    Harford County Executive David Craig fiercely defended his opposition to the state's stormwater remediation fee Monday night, pointing out that government property would be exempt from what has become known as the rain tax. The rain tax, which Craig said...
  • Perryville commissioners approve new pension plan

    Pension plans of Perryville town employees will be switching from a SIMPLE IRA to the more typical government plans, a 457(b). The Perryville town commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt the new plan. The town had been using a SIMPLE IRA for employee...
  • Harford may need new water sources in the future, DPW engineer says

    Harford County may have to look for new sources of water in the future, but the county's quest for water is not as crucial as originally projected in light of slowing population growth, a county engineer told the county council Tuesday. The county will...
  • Candidates for governor pledge tax cuts for business

    Candidates for governor pledge tax cuts for business
    Several candidates for governor — a Democrat and three Republicans — said Friday that they would cut taxes to improve Maryland's business image and revive its ailing manufacturing sector. The three Republican candidates and Democratic...
  • Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency

    Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency
    Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday. Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...
  • Water service restored after line break in Joppatowne Thursday

    Water service restored after line break in Joppatowne Thursday
    Harford County crews have restored water service to five Joppatowne homes that were without water for five hours Thursday afternoon and evening, following a water main break, as temperatures dipped into the 20s. About 45 homes in the neighborhood...
  • Bel Air officials expect increase in sewer rates

    Bel Air officials expect increase in sewer rates
    Bel Air town officials expect to propose an increase in residential and commercial sewer rates in order to reflect changes in the bulk rate Harford County charges the town to treat its sewage. Town Administrator Chris Schlehr told the town...
  • Help the environment: Eat less meat [Commentary]

    Help the environment: Eat less meat [Commentary]
    What can I do to help the environment? As a master's student in conservation biology and environmental policy, I get this question often from my (mostly) left-leaning, but financially focused, friends. They generally understand that the environment is...