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  • Disruptive democracy in Towson [Editorial]

    Disruptive democracy in Towson  [Editorial]
    We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...
  • Blame Kamenetz for overzealous police [Letter]

    Blame Kamenetz for overzealous police [Letter]
    In the recent editorial, "Disruptive democracy" (July 29), a critical, overriding question is overlooked. It is correctly observed that the overly zealous curbing of public comment is not the fault of the police officers. Instead, it is a reflection of...
  • Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm

    Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm
    Harford County government's Internet service was restored late Monday afternoon after not having web access or email for about 16 hours, an apparent casualty of the thunderstorms that swept through the area around midnight Sunday. The county website went...
  • Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]

    Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]
    The state of affairs with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Harford County is one very much in need of organization, or we could find ourselves dealing with an unsavory situation. In Maryland, there have been two primary approaches to dealing...
  • Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children

    Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration...
  • Bel Air commissioners approve fee increases Monday

    Bel Air commissioners approve fee increases Monday
    Fees for zoning and sewer system development and to use the Bel Air Reckord Armory and its facilities will be going up in the Town of Bel Air, effective July 1. The Bel Air commissioners voted, 4-0, at their town meeting Monday evening in favor of those...
  • Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world

    Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ranks among the world's best when it comes to her sartorial choices, according to Vanity Fair. It appears those stiletto heels, sleeveless dresses and statement necklaces have caught the attention of the haute...
  • Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll

    Primary election turnout slow and steady in Carroll
    After record numbers during the weeklong early voting period, turnout was slow and steady Tuesday morning for the primary election. Polling sites remain open until 8 p.m. For full coverage of primary election in Carroll County, go to...
  • W.R. Grace breaks ground in Clarksville [History Matters]

    W.R. Grace breaks ground in Clarksville [History Matters]
    June 1965 W.R. Grace groundbreaking "Research Industry Plans New Wing: "Ground has been broken for the construction of a one million dollar addition to the main laboratory building of W.R. Grace & Co.'s Washington Research Center in Clarksville....
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget

    City's cable-access relaunches with HGTV-style fare, increased budget
    On Wednesday, Baltimore will relaunch its publicly owned TV station, shifting its focus from broadcasts of government meetings to CharmTV, a showcase for city restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods. City leaders see an opportunity to counteract...