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  • Perryville commissioners approve new pension plan

    Pension plans of Perryville town employees will be switching from a SIMPLE IRA to the more typical government plans, a 457(b). The Perryville town commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt the new plan. The town had been using a SIMPLE IRA for employee...
  • Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties

    Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties
    Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
  • The cynical politics of guns

    The cynical politics of guns
    The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
  • Audit the tax records

    Audit the tax records
    As a rule, nobody likes to be audited. Not private companies, not government agencies and certainly not ordinary taxpayers. It's inconvenient, it's time-consuming, and for many of us, it's a bit insulting, implying as it does that we have done something...
  • Common Core opponents speak out at Carroll meeting

    Common Core opponents speak out at Carroll meeting
    Opponents of the Common Core criticized the new educational standards and suggested Carroll County Board of Education members resign Wednesday night if they can't follow requests from constituents. "You guys were elected to do things here in this...
  • Commissioners set to rule on Finksburg rezoning case

    It has been more than eight years since Brian DiMaggio purchased nearly 4.5 acres at the corner of Gamber and Old Gamber roads in Finksburg with the intention of relocating his auto and truck repair business there. After what DiMaggio describes as a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Concern mounts in Oakland Mills over Verona purchase

    Concern mounts in Oakland Mills over Verona purchase
    Although more than a month has passed since the Oakland Mills community was notified of the Howard County Housing Commission's purchase of Verona Apartments, residents' fears regarding the future of the 251-unit apartment complex have not dissipated....
  • Mary B. 'Wesi' Price, social worker

    Mary B. 'Wesi' Price, social worker
    Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was...
  • Tax breaks don't buy much [Editorial]

    The recent announcement of the elimination of 191 jobs at the Saks retail distribution center in Aberdeen – which once employed about 600 people and went through an earlier round of cuts last year – is a reminder to some of us that the...
  • Baltimore emergency manager flying to help in Philippines

    Baltimore emergency manager flying to help in Philippines
    A top Baltimore emergency manager is flying to the Philippines today to help medical teams after a typhoon killed thousands and displaced more than a half-million people. C.P. Hsia, director of planning for the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management,...