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  • 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...
  • Four vie for seats on Perryville town board

    The Town of Perryville's election for mayor and two seats on the Board of Town Commissioners will be held Tuesday, May 12. The polling place on the second floor of Town Hall, 515 Broad St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. According...
  • Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings

    Carroll commissioners say they'll return to sectarian prayer before meetings
    Carroll County commissioners said Thursday they will resume giving each commissioner a turn opening meetings with a prayer of his or her choice — including those that name Jesus Christ — after a ruling this week from the Supreme Court. The...
  • Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions

    Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions
    A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian...
  • The politicians' pawns [Commentary]

    The politicians' pawns [Commentary]
    Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason. Baltimore County...
  • City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions

    City wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions
    The city pension board is requiring about 2,000 school employees to begin contributing to the municipal retirement system, a plan met with resistance by school officials, who say the district won't be able to meet the July 1 deadline. The school...
  • Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

    Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions
    Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin...
  • Harford's new HMAN fiber-optic network goes live

    Harford's new HMAN fiber-optic network goes live
    Harford County officials were all smiles as their fiber-optic system, designed to give every school, library, volunteer fire company, law enforcement and local government agency equal access to high-speed Internet, went live Thursday. The county...
  • Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff

    Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010. "It was a mutual agreement...
  • Aberdeen resident still wants his chickens back

    An Aberdeen resident who was banned from keeping chickens in his backyard two years ago is continuing his drive to get city officials to overturn a law against owning and raising poultry in the city. "I'm quite offended, personally, that I'm asked to...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case
    With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a challenge to a ruling by Maryland's highest court that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution. A...
  • Mayor's IT director resigns amid investigation

    Mayor's IT director resigns amid investigation
    The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that the department paid contractual employees for work they may not have performed. Christopher Tonjes, who denies any wrongdoing, expressed...