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  • Laurel's new communications director focuses on city's TV station

    Laurel's new communications director focuses on city's TV station
    When Laurel's new director of communications, Audrey Barnes, was considering taking the job last month, she decided to become reacquainted with her hometown. Barnes, who grew up in Montpelier in the 1970s and graduated from Laurel High, said she was...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Developers considering 90-plus homes for 'Aberdeen Technology Campus'

    In another sign the BRAC bloom is off the rose in Harford County, developers of a 22-acre site along Route 22 near Aldino Stepney Road, annexed by the City of Aberdeen in 2011, are considering building about 100 homes on the property instead of office...
  • Stormwater system at Red Pump Elementary in Bel Air needs repair

    Stormwater system at Red Pump Elementary in Bel Air needs repair
    As debate over taxing residential and business property to better control stormwater from running off into local streams rages on in Harford County, the county government recently found the storm ponds at the county's newest school do not comply with...
  • Bel Air signs agreement with first sister city - Narva, Estonia

    Bel Air signs agreement with first sister city - Narva, Estonia
    Bel Air residents, say hello to your new sister city: Narva, Estonia. The "friendly exchange relationship" with Narva, a first for The Town of Bel Air, got underway Wednesday morning at Town Hall with a little high-tech help. Mayor Robert Reier and...
  • Mayor needs to get involved in 'ban the box' fight [Editorial]

    Mayor needs to get involved in 'ban the box' fight  [Editorial]
    Baltimore's City Council is due to vote Monday on the "ban the box" ordinance — a measure that would prohibit prospective employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history until a conditional offer of employment is made. Its passage...
  • Truckers say the city ticketed them for parking in Baltimore County

    Truckers say the city ticketed them for parking in Baltimore County
    John Latvanas figured it was a fluke when he found the first Baltimore City parking ticket on his truck in mid-December. He and his son, Jason, who run a pallet-recycling business, had been parking overnight on Southwestern Boulevard for nearly 15 years...
  • Presumption on top of presumption [Editorial]

    When it comes to the potential for on-the-job dangers, few workers can match the risks faced by firefighters. That they willingly run into places the rest of us would flee in terror, all to save our lives and property, is nothing short of remarkable....
  • Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars

    Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million. The city received...
  • Ulman announces plans for staircase connecting downtown Ellicott City and courthouse

    Ulman announces plans for staircase connecting downtown Ellicott City and courthouse
    Downtown Ellicott City will soon see more pedestrian, parking and stormwater improvements as the county kicks off a series of new public works projects next month, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday.  The county plans to connect Ellicott...
  • Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]

    Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]
    We appreciate The Baltimore Sun editorial board discussing the plight of local governments in a recent editorial on transportation infrastructure spending ("Transportation taxes again?" Feb. 24). As the article correctly states, funding for local...
  • The $5 million buzz on 'The Manor'

    The $5 million buzz on 'The Manor'
    Harford Hill Farm, an iconic estate in the Fallston/Monkton steeplechase country of western Harford County, is for sale – part of it, anyway. About 57 acres of the 247-acre estate, at 2501 Pocock Road, including the iconic two-story, Georgian...