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  • Opponents of Harford retirement community plan pack review hearing, seek changes

    Opponents of Harford retirement community plan pack review hearing, seek changes
    Residents of communities surrounding a Bel Air area farm slated for a housing development and large retirement community pleaded with Harford County and state officials Wednesday to push the developers to reduce the project's scale or stop it completely....
  • Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]

    Free speech challenged in Carroll [Letter]
    I read the article, "Prayer case plaintiffs file for contempt" (April 3) with great interest since it quotes Bruce Holstein's comments at a Carroll County Commissioners meeting regarding a federal court injunction that temporarily bars the commissioners...
  • Peach Bottom plant emergency prep drills scheduled for Tuesday

    Peach Bottom plant emergency prep drills scheduled for Tuesday
    Harford County emergency management officials, as well as their counterparts at the state and county level in Maryland and Pennsylvania, will hold an emergency preparedness drill Tuesday afternoon involving the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and the...
  • Heavy rains caused sewage spills into Harford's Bush River

    More than 2 million gallons of sewage flowed into Bush River in the Edgewood area of Harford County during and following last week's torrential rainstorm, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County officials said. The largest of the releases involved...
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gets her groove on

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gets her groove on
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake loves tweaking budgets, announcing comprehensive plans and chatting on "Meet the Press." But she also likes to get down on the dance floor.  Here's a fun video of the Mayor dancing with some students at National...
  • Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate

    Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debate
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed. The interfaith coalition...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

    Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow
    Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday....
  • City financial disclosure forms now posted online

    City financial disclosure forms now posted online
    For the first time, financial disclosure forms for nearly 1,900 Baltimore government officials will be online for public inspection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday. Individuals will be able to search online for loans, family income...
  • Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters

    Bel Air honors its dedicated, long-serving firefighters
    Everyone in the room stood up. The crowd broke into cheers, chants and a round of applause Saturday night during the 2014 annual Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company awards ceremony as Donald MacLean and his wife, Shirley, made their way to the front of the...
  • 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...