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  • Harford land-use advocate encourages early intervention in county development process

    Harford land-use advocate encourages early intervention in county development process
    Harford County residents often speak against major development projects slated for their communities, but a local advocate for "responsible land use" stressed that residents must make their voices heard well before a specific project is proposed and plans...
  • Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee

    Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee
    Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices — remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis. The...
  • Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]

    Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]
    In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
  • Perryville election picks [Editorial]

    From time to time, issues and personalities relating to the town government in Perryville result in some fairly high intensity debates, sometimes spilling over into the municipal elections. Sometimes, the fireworks relate to matters of public policy....
  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal

    Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides of the...
  • Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave

    Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave
    The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has been placed on paid leave indefinitely as Baltimore's inspector general investigates allegations that the department made payments to contractual employees for work they may not have performed,...
  • Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council

    Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council
    An Aberdeen man who was forced to give up his chickens two years ago is back to petition city council members to overturn the law banning residents from raising poultry in Aberdeen. Frank Turner of Chesapeake Court, who lost his chicken battle with the...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners
    Challenging a judge's restrictions on prayer at Carroll County government meetings, a resident invoked the name of Jesus Christ before the county commissioners this week — raising new questions about free speech and religious liberty in a bitterly...
  • Stormwater system at Red Pump Elementary in Bel Air needs repair

    Stormwater system at Red Pump Elementary in Bel Air needs repair
    As debate over taxing residential and business property to better control stormwater from running off into local streams rages on in Harford County, the county government recently found the storm ponds at the county's newest school do not comply with...
  • Bel Air signs agreement with first sister city - Narva, Estonia

    Bel Air signs agreement with first sister city - Narva, Estonia
    Bel Air residents, say hello to your new sister city: Narva, Estonia. The "friendly exchange relationship" with Narva, a first for The Town of Bel Air, got underway Wednesday morning at Town Hall with a little high-tech help. Mayor Robert Reier and...
  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...