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  • Sherlock S. Gillet, farmer and water utility owner

    Sherlock S. Gillet, farmer and water utility owner
    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...
  • 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...
  • Bel Air looks for new solutions to drought issues

    Bel Air looks for new solutions to drought issues
    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...
  • Water meter deal-making?

     Water meter deal-making?
    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...
  • Go slow on meter contract

     Go slow on meter contract
    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...
  • Right-sizing county water departments

     Right-sizing county water departments
    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...
  • Water meter insurance a fee too far

     Water meter insurance a fee too far
    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...
  • 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...
  • Water meter boondoggle

     Water meter boondoggle
    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...