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  • Speed camera questions [Editorial]

    Speed camera questions  [Editorial]
    Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
  • Speed camera audits shouldn't be limited to the city

    Speed camera audits shouldn't be limited to the city
    The revelations of the secret audit of Xerox State and Local Solutions' operation of Baltimore’s speed camera system showing the company had error rates 40 times higher than what city officials were telling the public, should prompt a review of...
  • Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland

    Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland
    Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...
  • Harford police leaders say they're prepared for public shooting incidents

    Harford police leaders say they're prepared for public shooting incidents
    If a shooter is inside Harford Mall, or in and around any other public gathering place in Bel Air, the heads of two police agencies whose offices sit two blocks from each other say they would know how to respond quickly and cooperatively. Unlike...
  • Aberdeen council signs on to $800,000 water authority study

    Aberdeen council signs on to $800,000 water authority study
    The city of Aberdeen voted Monday night to move forward with the proposed countywide water and sewer authority, the first of Harford's three municipalities to agree to contribute to the $800,000 study. But Mayor Mike Bennett reiterated the city wasn't...
  • Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified'

    Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified'
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a new explanation Wednesday for why her administration never acted on the results of an audit that found a high error rate for city speed camera tickets: The national engineering firm the city hired was "not...
  • City official discussed 'tap' of employee's emails over suspected speed camera leak

    City official discussed 'tap' of employee's emails over suspected speed camera leak
    A Baltimore transportation official asked the agency's director if he'd been able to "tap into" email records of an employee suspected of leaking information to The Baltimore Sun about the city's troubled speed camera program, according to records...
  • Sleet, snow snares roads in Harford, closes schools early

    Sleet, snow snares roads in Harford, closes schools early
    While the snow had slacked off in Harford County by Monday evening, county emergency officials urged drivers to remain cautious as crews continued to treat and plow the local roads. "We just want to remind the public that when they're traveling on the...
  • City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled

    City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled
    The number of coveted parking spaces available to the able-bodied on crowded downtown streets is about to shrink as Baltimore begins reserving metered spots for disabled drivers. Earmarking 200 metered spaces in the central business district is the first...
  • Key councilman says speed cameras should stay off during probe

    Key councilman says speed cameras should stay off during probe
    The chairman of the City Council committee that is investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program says the devices should remain offline until he finishes the "thorough" probe. "We're going to conduct a very thorough...
  • David Craig: The State of Harford County 2014

    The following is the text of Harford County Executive David Craig's State of the County Address delivered to the Harford County Council on Feb. 4, 2014: Good evening Council President Boniface, Members of the County Council, and fellow citizens.  When...
  • Ice storm cuts power, closes schools in Harford; county opens shelters

    Ice storm cuts power, closes schools in Harford; county opens shelters
    Snow and freezing rain fell across Harford County late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, causing more hazardous driving conditions, closing schools and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity. Lack of power problems persisted...