| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:08 PM
As a result of not securing the funding increase it had sought, the Harford County public school system appears to be taking actions aimed at evoking a response from parents and the public at large.
Instead, the school system's leadership –...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harford County school leaders received an earful Monday night from parents and students frustrated with new athletic and activity fees, as well as several support employees, angered over exemptions from paying the fee granted to children of teachers....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Calling it a milestone in decreased spending, Havre de Grace's city council members approved the proposed $14.8 million budget for fiscal year that begins July 1 on Monday.
The budget is balanced based on property tax rate that has been reduced by 2...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:10 PM
A modernization project for Charles Carroll Elementary School in Westminster tops the list of capital improvement project funding sought by Carroll County Public Schools for fiscal year 2015.
Facilities planner Bill Caine presented the school system's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Harford County government and school officials faced a crowd Wednesday of about 60 parents and community members, who are frustrated with changes to school bus service and the new fees for students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The following was sent to Harford County Executive David R. Craig. A copy was provided for publication.
After reading your recent letters, I find myself once again obliged to respond to your comments. It is crucial that the current funding crisis facing...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The 2013-2014 school year began Monday, and Harford County Public Schools officials proceeded with their implementation of fees for playing sports and participating in extracurricular activities and their adjustments to school bus routes countywide.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Dr. Craig Hendrix is exploring a novel concept: whether antiviral drugs can be absorbed through certain areas of the body to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
To test such hypotheses, Hendrix and his Johns Hopkins colleagues typically can put up...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
What is the cause of the budget situation that Maryland finds itself in?
Jeff Barker: There is...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin's self-serving tripe about sequestration ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22) doesn't get to the heart of the real issue. Spill out a dollars worth of change representing the federal budget. Seventy cents is what the government...