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  • State says Carroll doesn't need to impose separate fee to fund stormwater projects

    State says Carroll doesn't need to impose separate fee to fund stormwater projects
    A Carroll County plan to pay for state-mandated stormwater remediation projects through property tax proceeds — instead of through a direct fee to land owners decried by critics as Maryland’s “rain tax” — has been given a...
  • Arundel police on the rebound [Editorial]

    Arundel police on the rebound  [Editorial]
    These have been a tough few years for police officers in Anne Arundel County, from the scandalous to a revolving door of leadership. Under the circumstances, one wouldn't expect county police or sheriff's deputies to be on the cutting edge of most...
  • Superintendent wants to keep local control over schools

    In her first meeting with Harford's business community since being permanently appointed chief of schools, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan said she supports localized control of the education system in the county. Canavan...
  • A universal hazard [Editorial]

    A universal hazard  [Editorial]
    Motorists on Maryland roads approaching a police or emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder with lights flashing are required by law to move over to the next lane or slow down to avoid the possibility of hitting anyone standing nearby. It's a sensible...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
  • A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]

    A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]
    Earlier this General Assembly session, we joined together to announce a transformational economic development commission, a part of a joint economic development agenda that builds on the strategic investments Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature...
  • Chairman of city liquor board steps down for judicial post on the Orphans' Court

    Chairman of city liquor board steps down for judicial post on the Orphans' Court
    The chairman of the Baltimore City liquor board will step down from his post to take a position on the Orphans' Court. Stephan Fogleman, who was confirmed Friday by the Maryland State Senate, expects to be sworn in as a judge within the next 30 days....
  • School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]

    School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]
    An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
  • Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Considerable innovation and research in the rapidly developing world of 3D printing has been done at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County and, as a result, Harford state legislators hope to use the proximity of cutting-edge technology to benefit...
  • $450K state grant approved for Ripken Stadium

    $450K state grant approved for Ripken Stadium
    A $450,000 grant for the City of Aberdeen to use for renovations to the Ripken Stadium parking lot was approved Wednesday by the Maryland Board of Public Works. The grant will be used to coat the stadium's parking lot which hasn't had any major work...
  • Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]

    Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]
    Kudos to Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Joseph T. Jones Jr. for articulating the need for a more sensible marijuana policy in Maryland ("Building safe and just communities," March 3). Saddling people with criminal records for possessing marijuana causes...
  • No contracts until firm is held accountable [Letter]

    As policymakers, it is important we acknowledge our limited ability to force actors to behave how we want. What we can do and often attempt is to hold those bad actors accountable when they break the law or act immorally. That is what Leo Bretholz's...