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  • 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...
  • Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters

    Candidates line up for six Harford school board seats to be filled by voters
    Six seats on the Harford County Board of Education will be filled in this year's election, the first time that's happened since state legislation passed five years ago setting up a board with six elected and three appointed members. One board member...
  • Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong

    Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong
    Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry...
  • Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]

    Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]
    The most important function of people elected or appointed to boards, councils and commissions overseeing public institutions is to strike a balance between making sure the public institution in question has enough money to do what needs to be done, and...
  • Short circuit

    Short circuit
    In 2006, when the electric industry was a hot topic in the Maryland governor's race, the issue was BGE rates, with the Democratic candidate, Martin O'Malley, promising more consumer-friendly regulators who would seek to roll back a 72 percent increase....
  • Ravens, M&T Bank reach agreement on 10-year extension

    Ravens, M&T Bank reach agreement on 10-year extension
    The Ravens and M&T Bank first came together in 2003, developing a partnership based on financial and charitable support, and a desire to establish an even stronger foothold in the community. Feeling that the agreement has been mutually beneficial,...
  • Harford council rejects plan to substitute raises for new library building

    Members of the Harford County Council have defeated a move that might have cut funding for a new library building in Havre de Grace to make money available to give raises to government employees. As they wrapped up their review of the proposed 2015...
  • Baltimore principals call for funding forums [Commentary]

    Baltimore principals call for funding forums [Commentary]
    As recently named "transformational" principals at great traditional and charter schools, we call for public forums hosted by a credible, independent organization to discuss the equitable funding of schools in Baltimore. We believe charter school students...