| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:20 AM
A nine-member commission headed by Deputy State Comptroller David Roose is in the beginning phases of a study to determine if Maryland should regulate private payroll services companies.
The study comes after Bel Air-based payroll services company,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Among the many laws that went into effect Tuesday was one making more strict a prohibition against the use of hand held cell phones by people who are driving.
Though texting while driving and using a hand held cell phone while driving already had been...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1955 a political dispute over the budget for the Laurel Police Department resulted in half of the police officers resigning from the force. This incident was even more unusual since all of the resigning officers were women who had been hired originally...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Two Harford County police officers jumped into their vehicles to chase a driver who refused to stop at a cell phone and seat belt checkpoint set up at the Baltimore County line on Route 1 in Fallston Tuesday morning.
Another car, which was stopped by...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:48 PM
With the deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown looming, some of the thousands of Maryland workers who could be furloughed said they were frustrated at the impasse Sunday.
U.S. Congress is deadlocked as Republicans in the House have sought to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:35 AM
While many Harford lawmakers think Maryland's new driving laws are an overreaching of power by local government, at least one Abingdon family believes laws that prohibit distracted driving are important.
Russell Hurd, 53, supports the laws because he...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A week later, it may seem like an unnecessary pile-on to be critical of a recent incident at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting in which a man was arrested after he spoke out of turn during a meeting on school system curriculum.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Maryland Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday proposed the state strengthen public transparency laws and make it easier for taxpayers to hold the government accountable.
He suggested creating a "Public Information...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Gail Bates, a West Friendship Republican and longtime member of the Maryland House of Delegates, announced on Tuesday, July 16, a run for the state Senate.
Bates is a candidate in District 9, which is represented by Sen. Allan Kittleman. Kittleman...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:15 AM
For more than 35 years, our community has watched as Gail Bates served our region locally, countywide and, for the past 11 years, in the Maryland House of Delegates. On July 16, Bates announced her bid for the Maryland Senate, District 9, during a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Just as there's good reason to be skeptical about the Maryland Storm water Remediation Fee, often referred to as the "rain tax," there's reason to be skeptical about Harford County Executive David R. Craig's vow to introduce legislation to repeal the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Andrew Cassilly recently announced his candidacy for the Bel Air seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, District 35B.
Cassilly is a lifelong resident of Harford County, graduating from Bel Air High School in 1984 and enlisting in the 29th light...