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  • Harford County attractions funded by General Assembly, but not fully

    Harford County attractions funded by General Assembly, but not fully
    As the tourism community continues to grow in Harford County, several go-to historical and educational attractions in the county requested state funding during the 2014 legislative session in Annapolis. The requests, including those for the Harford de...
  • Turf at Towson High, downtown police and schools construction part of 2015 budget

    Turf at Towson High, downtown police and schools construction part of 2015 budget
    The Towson area will benefit from a new turf field at Towson High, additional police officers in downtown Towson and area school construction projects as part of the county's fiscal year 2015 budget, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced Tuesday....
  • Plans for four-story county health building, garage moving forward in Edgewood

    Plans for four-story county health building, garage moving forward in Edgewood
    Harford County is moving forward with plans for a four-story health department building and four-story parking garage next to the 2-year-old Harford County Sheriff's Office southern precinct station in Edgewood. The project is one of three major...
  • Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner

    Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner
    In a surprising reversal, last week's losing bidder for 1st Mariner Bank got approval Tuesday to buy it — preserving the city's largest independent bank as a Baltimore-based institution. The group of investors, a mix of locals and out-of-state...
  • Lansdowne Elementary to be replaced with new school

    Lansdowne Elementary to be replaced with new school
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that a new 700-seat school will replace Lansdowne Elementary School as part of a plan to address overcrowded schools in Baltimore County. Kamenetz made the announcement regarding the school building on...
  • Setting priorities in Balto. Co. [Editorial]

    Setting priorities in Balto. Co.  [Editorial]
    The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great...
  • The NRA's challenger [Editorial]

    This week, Michael R. Bloomberg announced he would be writing a check to support a grass-roots get-out-the-vote effort to counteract the National Rifle Association. This is hardly a shock as Mr. Bloomberg has supported the fight against gun violence...
  • Renovations, equipment headed to Bel Air under proposed FY 2015 budget

    Several substantial public works projects will be done in Bel Air and some new equipment will be bought if the proposed $15.8 million town budget for the next fiscal year is approved. The town has allocated $3,284,616 for public works for FY2015, an...
  • When a cut is an increase [Editorial]

    When a cut is an increase [Editorial]
    A quick review of the basics of money management at the county level in Maryland is generally worth pondering at this time of year. The General Assembly may have set its spending policy for the fiscal year, which begins July 1, but the counties and...
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • NBRS Bank weathering latest federal order to shore up its capital, president says

    NBRS Bank weathering latest federal order to shore up its capital, president says
    Operations at NBRS Financial Bank have been fairly normal since April 7 when the Federal Reserve Board of Governors issued an Prompt Corrective Action Directive to the community bank serving Harford and Cecil counties, NBRS President Hugh J. Garchinsky...
  • Fresh eyes on the budget [Editorial]

    Fresh eyes on the budget  [Editorial]
    It's tempting to dismiss Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's proposals to reduce state spending on the basis of his spectacularly bad idea of eliminating the state prosecutor's office. Getting rid of the one semi-independent actor in Maryland's...