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  • Pages from the Past: Lightning did strike twice for Catonsville resident in 1911

    An article in the Aug. 12, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on damage from a severe storm. Lightning struck the home of Mr. Emil Fisher, Smithwood avenue, last Friday night, causing damage of several hundred dollars. The bolt struck the roof near the...
  • Reducing postal service is not the answer

    Reducing postal service is not the answer
    Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
  • Renold B. Smith

    Renold B. Smith
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president. I am a 1968 graduate of Douglass High School (Baltimore City School System). I also attended Coppin State College for three (3)...
  • Ulman offers rent-free land to keep a post office in Clarksville

    In a move to keep a post office in Clarksville, County Executive Ken Ulman has offered to let the U.S. Postal Service lease the former Gateway School site rent-free for at least two years. The Clarksville post office at 12411 Auto Drive closed its...
  • Verizon strike continues as company and workers trade barbs

    Verizon strike continues as company and workers trade barbs
    Clashes between Verizon Corp. and its workers have escalated as contract negotiations remain deadlocked and thousands of workers have been striking for more than a week. The company has trained current and retired managers to fill jobs, angering union...
  • 9/11 plus 10

    9/11 plus 10
    Few moments in history are identified in everyday conversation solely by date. The Fourth of July is one of the few. Most commemorated historic observances go by names like Veterans Day (which used to be called Armistice Day as it signified the end of...
  • City sample ballot lists wrong primary election date

    City sample ballot lists wrong primary election date
    The city mailed sample ballots out this week to remind registered voters of the primary election coming up on Sept. 13. Trouble is, the forms are telling them to go to the polls Sept. 3. "I think the error is going to mislead a lot of people," said...
  • Maryland lost 2,500 jobs in August, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 2,500 jobs in August, reversing some of the gains made earlier in the summer and pushing the state unemployment rate to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. The reductions hit as growth nationwide came to a standstill. But...
  • Obama's 'shared sacrifice': another way of saying 'soak the rich'

    Your editorial lauding President Obama's call for a balanced approach to spending and taxes rings hollow indeed ("Shared sacrifice," Sept. 20). The president's supporters and apologists have little left to cling to other than abstract phrases and...
  • Offer of free Clarksville property may not bring back post office

    The future of a Clarksville post office location remains unclear, despite an offer from Howard County of rent-free property at the Gateway school site on Route 108. Postal officials are evaluating the proposal, said Freda Sauter, spokeswoman for the...
  • Postal workers protest layoffs, closures in Md., across U.S.

    Postal workers protest layoffs, closures in Md., across U.S.
    With rain coming down Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings picked up a bullhorn and looked toward more than 100 people protesting proposed U.S. Postal Service cutbacks in Catonsville. "I refuse to take you for granted," he told the cheering crowd,...
  • Unions should aid post office before taxpayers

    One of the major problems facing the U.S. Postal Service is that fewer people are using first class mail. If all of the 14 million people who belong to brother and sister unions to the postal workers union stopped using the Internet to receive and pay...