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  • Laurel Council votes to join new regional transportation agency

    Laurel Council votes to join new regional transportation agency
    The Laurel City Council approved an ordinance this week that makes the city part of the new Regional Transit Agency aimed at replacing nonprofit Central Maryland Regional Transit. The council voted unanimously to join the new agency, spearheaded by...
  • You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]

    You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]
    It's not a terribly important story, is it? A few disgruntled truck owners parked in an ambiguously signed area on desolate Southwestern Boulevard receive costly parking tickets from Baltimore City ("Truckers say city ticketed them for parking in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Baby steps on public ethics

    Baby steps on public ethics
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's announcement last week that Baltimore would put public officials' financial disclosure statements online was both a welcome step forward and a sign of just how far Maryland has to go to be truly transparent. The city's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute

    Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute
    Baltimore has joined with other major U.S. cities in defending the federal government's authority to impose a "pollution diet" on the Chesapeake Bay. New York City, with sign-ons from Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco,...
  • Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick

    Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick
    Carroll County officials said Tuesday the county will pay a $1 million penalty to get out of a deal to build a waste-to-energy incinerator with Frederick County. In 2009, the previous Board of County Commissioners signed a pact with Frederick County and...