| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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.
| May 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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,...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:18 AM
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....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:43 PM
— 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'...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:44 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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 —...