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  • Stanley's service warrants having Laurel's library named for him [Letter]

    Stanley's service warrants having Laurel's library named for him [Letter]
    I find it unfortunate that the Prince George's County Library Board believes it needs to remove Charles Stanley's name from Laurel's newly expanded and renovated library when it reopens. Citing Stanley's Confederate military experience — he served...
  • Justice delayed [Editorial]

    Justice delayed  [Editorial]
    "After seven years of litigation, what's a few more months?" judges on the Maryland Court of Appeals apparently thought to themselves when issuing an order this week to yet again delay a requirement that defense lawyers be made available at bail...
  • Disclosure sought from retailers who track consumers via mobile phones

    Disclosure sought from retailers who track consumers via mobile phones
    The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would require retailers to tell customers when they track their movements and habits via mobile phones. "It is alarming how much information a store can gather from your phone when you walk...
  • Cash king for now at toll plazas in Maryland [Editorial]

    Cash king for now at toll plazas in Maryland [Editorial]
    Your money is no good here, long an expression associated with hospitality spoken by gracious benefactors doing the buying at a bar or restaurant, increasingly has a new meaning in the United States. Though each banknote bears the familiar sentence,...
  • Harford leaders hope 'House of Cards' -- and its money -- don't leave town

    Harford leaders hope 'House of Cards' -- and its money -- don't leave town
    If "House of Cards" folds in Maryland, will Harford County businesses feel a slump? A number of county officials believe the hit Netflix series has brought an economic boost, not to mention free publicity, to Harford since cameras first started...
  • Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]

    Expanded pre-K will help Maryland's children [Letter]
    Columnist Dan Rodricks rightly asks what all the celebrating is about regarding the accomplishments of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly ("Underwhelmed by the Md. legislature," April 9). He also calls the $4.3 million allocated this year for expanded...
  • Delegate reviews just-ended legislative session [Letter]

    It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. I am proud to be your conservative voice of reason in Annapolis. Let me remind you of some major changes in election law. The Maryland gubernatorial primary has been moved to June 24, with early voting...
  • In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope

    In West Baltimore, residents see cherry blossoms as sign of hope
    Tourists never come to see the cherry blossoms in West Baltimore, in the heart of what local residents warmly refer to as "the hood." But they could, as far as Marvin "Doc" Cheatham is concerned. "We could have people ride through, neighbors selling...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]

    Pennies for the arts, millions for Netflix [Letter]
    The Maryland General Assembly has shown that funding for the arts is more precarious than a house of cards ("How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank," April 8). Our homegrown nonprofit arts groups simply cannot compete in glamour with the...
  • 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...
  • Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest [Column]

    On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper. The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'...