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  • Letter: Oppose tax deal for James Run development in Harford

    The TIF bandwagon (certain officials of Harford County government and the Greater Harford Committee) promote the James Run TIF with the mantra  that it "spurs economic growth" - sure, especially the economic growth of the developer! But is economic growth...
  • Residents voice frustrations over BGE response to derecho

    Residents voice frustrations over BGE response to derecho
    About 50 residents of Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas gathered at a Public Service Commission hearing Monday night in Annapolis to voice their frustrations withBaltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s response to the June 29 derecho storm. They...
  • At Towson hearing, residents say BGE's derecho response reveals chronic issues

    Baltimore County residents on Thursday told members of Maryland's Public Service Commission that the June 29 derecho storms that left 748,000 utility customers without power was a bad situation. But sadly, they said, it's not exactly a rarity. "I'm here...
  • Yeardley Love's mother speaks out against violence

    Yeardley Love's mother speaks out against violence
    There is Chris Brown, these days sporting a neck tattoo that looks like ex-girlfriend Rihanna after he bloodied and bruised her. And Charlie Sheen, whose assault of his wife is somehow just another part of his troubled yet comedic persona. Sharon Love is...
  • BGE new standard rate to decrease bill by $54

    Baltimore Gas and Electric's standard electricity price from June through May 2013 is expected to decrease customer bills by $54 on average for the year-long period, state energy regulators announced Monday. The Maryland Public Service Commission last...
  • Ravens Coach Cam Cameron speaks out against skin cancer

    Ravens Coach Cam Cameron speaks out against skin cancer
    Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron was a young coach at the University of Michigan when his then head coach Bo Schembechler noticed a spot on his back. The spot turned out to be a malignant mole and Cameron was diagnosed with stage 2...
  • District 1 candidates prepare for Board of Education race

    District 1 candidates prepare for Board of Education race
    With the general election less than seven weeks away, candidates Zabrina Epps and David Murray are ramping up their efforts to claim the open District 1 seat on the Prince George's County Board of Education. The seat is being left vacant by Rosalind...
  • Editorial: Harford lost four valuable public servants

    Death is as much a part of life as birth. It's been observed that the only thing you truly have to do is die. Still, when the end comes, it is a time of sadness and mourning for the deceased's family, friends and colleagues. When the end comes to people...
  • Hearings on utilities' derecho storm response scheduled

    Hearings on utilities' derecho storm response scheduled
    Maryland energy regulators will grill Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials on their cleanup after the June 29 derecho storm in a hearing scheduled for Sept. 13. Eight public hearings will meanwhile take place across the state in August, the...
  • William J. Schmidt, city housing authority administrator

    William J. Schmidt, city housing authority administrator
    William J. Schmidt, a former department store buyer who later became director of administration for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, died Monday at his Bel Air home of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 79. The son of a Baltimore...
  • BGE's monopoly isn't the only way to meet our energy needs

    Though state policy allows BGE to levy a small fee on consumers even when they don't have electricity (officially called a "bill stabilization adjustment"), it's easy to see why Marylanders are frustrated by it ("For frustrated BGE customers, even small...
  • Can consumers outraged by outages be compensated for woes?

    Cathy Pelekakis, who was without power for six days after the June derecho, quickly made a few calls to complain: to her state representative, the Baltimore County executive and the Maryland Public Service Commission. Next on her list: a letter to...