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  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • Catonsville nonprofit to hold eviction prevention yard sale

    Catonsville nonprofit to hold eviction prevention yard sale
    The Catonsville nonprofit CEFM Network is constantly looking for ways to help the less fortunate. The organization will be holding a yard sale Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to noon to raise money for its eviction prevention program. The group is...
  • Havre de Grace council looks for cuts elsewhere to avoid 20 percent water rate hike

    Havre de Grace council looks for cuts elsewhere to avoid 20 percent water rate hike
    What's next for Havre de Grace water and sewer rates? Will the city council raise them or perhaps find other ways to cut costs? The verdict is still out, as the council and Mayor Wayne Dougherty met with the city finance director Wednesday night to...
  • Candidates vie for Watson's District 1 seat

    Candidates vie for Watson's District 1 seat
    While most of Howard's state legislative races this primary season are packed with candidates vying for a chance to head to Annapolis, the county's council races have been relatively uneventful; with one notable exception. In District 1, there are...
  • Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill

    Delaney airs ad to tout infrastructure bill
    WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday. The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
  • Council introduces bill to spread affordable housing options throughout Howard County

    Council introduces bill to spread affordable housing options throughout Howard County
    In response to community concerns about concentration of affordable housing in some areas of Howard County and citing a desire to "improve residential properties in mature neighborhoods," the County Council has introduced new legislation that takes a...
  • Mental health, Inner Arbor discussed at council's last budget hearing

    Mental health, Inner Arbor discussed at council's last budget hearing
    Funding for mental health services, downtown Columbia's Inner Arbor and resources for the county's foreign-born residents were the main talking points at the Howard County Council's last budget hearing Wednesday.  The hearing was the final opportunity...
  • Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

    Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
    It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
  • Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks

    Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks
    When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas. Several shipping lines scrambled to...
  • Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks

    Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks
    After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...
  • HCC board chair takes hard stand on future budgets, reserve fund transfers

    HCC board chair takes hard stand on future budgets, reserve fund transfers
    The chairman of Harford Community College's Board of Trustees put it bluntly: The college's finances need to improve. Chairman James Valdes said the college has a "structural deficit" caused by a gap between revenues and expenses that it must cover with...
  • At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root

    At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root
    Jeff Cherry wants to transform the way that capitalism is practiced in Maryland. “The world would be a much better place, much more joyous and humane, if businesspeople, and entrepreneurs, and investors, cared as much about people as they do about...