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  • 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'...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement

    Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement
    State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts. The development...
  • 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...
  • State board wants to amend math graduation requirements

    State board wants to amend math graduation requirements
    The Maryland State Board of Education took steps Tuesday to amend the new requirement that students take four years of math during high school. In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring students to take a math class for each year they...
  • 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...
  • Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state

    Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state
    "House of Cards" and the state of Maryland reached a deal late Friday that will keep the Netflix series in state to film Season 3. "Spoiler alert: we're going to keep the 3,700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment...
  • Two years after Maryland court ruling, pit bulls on attack

    Two years after Maryland court ruling, pit bulls on attack
    In the two years since the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that pit bulls were inherently dangerous dogs, I developed a hobby: Pit Bull Google. It's a very edifying activity. Anyone with access to the Internet can do it. You click on Google News to...
  • TU to Rodgers Forge: We understand unease on softball project [Letter]

    Last spring, Towson University was appropriated capital funding by the Maryland General Assembly to bring our softball facility in compliance with Federal Title IX law, which requires that our women's field be comparable to the existing baseball stadium....
  • Aberdeen proposes $14 million budget for FY15, 16 percent spending cut

    Aberdeen's city administration is proposing a $14.1 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, which reflects a 16 percent decrease in spending from fiscal year 2014. Even so, the proposed budget includes a cost of living increase for city...