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  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Developers considering 90-plus homes for 'Aberdeen Technology Campus'

    In another sign the BRAC bloom is off the rose in Harford County, developers of a 22-acre site along Route 22 near Aldino Stepney Road, annexed by the City of Aberdeen in 2011, are considering building about 100 homes on the property instead of office...
  • 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...
  • Presumption on top of presumption [Editorial]

    When it comes to the potential for on-the-job dangers, few workers can match the risks faced by firefighters. That they willingly run into places the rest of us would flee in terror, all to save our lives and property, is nothing short of remarkable....
  • Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars

    Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million. The city received...
  • Ulman announces plans for staircase connecting downtown Ellicott City and courthouse

    Ulman announces plans for staircase connecting downtown Ellicott City and courthouse
    Downtown Ellicott City will soon see more pedestrian, parking and stormwater improvements as the county kicks off a series of new public works projects next month, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday.  The county plans to connect Ellicott...
  • Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]

    Towns need transportation tax dollars [Letter]
    We appreciate The Baltimore Sun editorial board discussing the plight of local governments in a recent editorial on transportation infrastructure spending ("Transportation taxes again?" Feb. 24). As the article correctly states, funding for local...
  • The $5 million buzz on 'The Manor'

    The $5 million buzz on 'The Manor'
    Harford Hill Farm, an iconic estate in the Fallston/Monkton steeplechase country of western Harford County, is for sale – part of it, anyway. About 57 acres of the 247-acre estate, at 2501 Pocock Road, including the iconic two-story, Georgian...
  • Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study

    Harford approves latest contract for water and sewer authority study
    The first step was to get everybody involved to agree to study the merits of creating a quasi-governmental agency to own and operate all the local water and sewer systems in Harford County. The second step is more complicated and expensive: Sort through...
  • Carroll commissioners vote to delay incinerator decision

    Carroll commissioners vote to delay incinerator decision
    The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted Thursday to amend a resolution approved in June that maps their exit from the waste-to-energy incinerator project with Frederick County. Instead of withdrawing from the project once permits were issued,...
  • Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

    Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict
    In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation that...
  • Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say
    When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy. But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....