| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
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.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The Town of Bel Air is considering new options for supplying water during droughts.
Bill Walsh, president of Maryland American Water, recently presented town commissioners with options to ensure the town is able to secure a water supply during times...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The growing controversy over an upcoming contract to install "smart" water meters in Baltimore has once again provided a glimpse into the legalistic mind of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake. In a statement issued on her behalf, the mayor's spokesman assures...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The tentative award to the low bidder for the upgrade of the area's water meters may not prove to be for the best ("Water meter bid is backed," Nov. 5).
Wouldn't it be a prudent for the award to be predicated on the successful low bidder to prove...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I read with delight reporter Luke Broadwater's article outlining plans for "smart" water meters for Baltimore customers ("City agency recommends Itron for big water meter contract," Nov. 4).
It is comforting to know that the plans of Baltimore public...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Let me get this straight. Residents are being advised to buy insurance to protect themselves from damages Itron Inc. may cause while installing the wireless "smart" water meters that are designed to correct the problem of inaccurate readings that the city...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore wants to replace our water meters with smart meters at a cost of $83.5 million ("City awards $83.5 million deal for water meters," Nov 7). I have lived in Baltimore County for 66 years and never had a faulty bill. Most of the reasons for this...