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  • Pete Melbourne was former mayor, Main Street entrepreneur

    Former Laurel Mayor Percival Granville "Pete" Melbourne III could play all the angles. As a 15-year-old student at Laurel High School in the 1940s, Melbourne, who didn't have a driver's license, purchased a pickup truck. While others may have used it...
  • Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system

    Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that troubled Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors. "You don't cut your nose off to spite your face,"...
  • Pantelides prepares to become Annapolis mayor

    Pantelides prepares to become Annapolis mayor
    Mike Pantelides can't go anywhere these days without being stopped. Walking down Main Street to a meeting, he meets people offering ideas. At a post-workout stop at the drug store, someone wants to talk to him. In the Market House, a merchant offers a...
  • Aberdeen parents vent frustrations with bullying

    Aberdeen parents vent frustrations with bullying
    Faith Billings broke into tears Tuesday evening as the former Aberdeen High School student described how dealing with bullying during her middle and high school years, led her to drop out of high school and quit the sport she loved, softball. "Walking...
  • Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract

    Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract
    In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
  • Bel Air town employees' pension contributions to increase in 2014

    Bel Air town employees and police officers will be required to contribute an additional 2.4 percent of their pay toward their pensions in 2014. The Board of Town Commissioners voted Monday to approve the additional contribution for employees in both...
  • The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]

    The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]
    One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy. Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
  • Cambridge looks to revitalize waterfront

    CAMBRIDGE — This historic Eastern Shore city offers a glorious view of the Choptank River, but its working waterfront is a forlorn place. The once-thriving tuna canneries are long gone, and a failed port now sits at the mouth of Cambridge Creek,...
  • Annapolis election write-in votes range from silly to serious

    Annapolis election write-in votes range from silly to serious
    In an election where every vote mattered, 36 voters made a choice for Annapolis mayor other than incumbent Democrat Josh Cohen or Republican Mike Pantelides, who was victorious by a mere 59 votes. Three dozen people wrote in all manner of other...
  • In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven

    In Maryland, jobs recovery uneven
    To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes. At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
  • What's next for Baltimore's speed cameras [Editorial]

    Baltimore City taxpayers are now the proud owners of 155 speed cameras and 81 red light cameras, none of which are currently operable. For a mere $600,000 (on top of $2.2 million for the cameras themselves), Baltimore has ended its relationship with a...
  • With Fawcett redevelopment dead, owners say future of Annapolis site is uncertain

    With Fawcett redevelopment dead, owners say future of Annapolis site is uncertain
    With a prospective developer abandoning plans to revitalize a key vacant building on the City Dock waterfront, owners of the Annapolis property said they're uncertain about the future. "We don't have a clue where we are," said Greg Kaufman, co-owner of...