| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Del. Heather R. Mizeur's call for legalized suicide for the terminally ill ("Mizeur backs physician-assisted suicide," April 16) demonstrates incredibly poor judgment.
As a senior, I have seen healthy seniors badgered or misled by relatives or...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I'm writing in response to the letter "Maryland needs Mizeur's death with dignity law" (April 27) by Alan D. Eason.
Mr. Eason makes a very controversial statement when he says that "Maryland law should be changed to allow mentally competent,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland if elected governor.
"If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dave Ledford, a self-described “huge animal lover,” has worked at the Carroll County Humane Society for two years.
On Monday, he attempted to reassure about 50 community members attending a meeting at the county office building to discuss...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The Harford County Humane Society's board will review its policy on euthanasia Friday after a Bel Air man's cat was mistaken for a stray and put down within hours of arriving at the shelter. The man's lawyer and the shelter are also in settlement talks....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Humane Society of Harford County leaders have not yet made any changes to their policies regarding the handling and euthanasia of animals considered dangerous, but they are continuing to review the situation after staffers at the shelter euthanized a...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was dismayed to read Catherine Weber's letter calling for right-to-die legislation ("Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland," July 1).
I am opposed to physician-assisted suicide not only in Maryland but throughout America. Hospice and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat.
But judging by shelter statistics,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Op-ed writer George Fenwick's assertion that trap, neuter and release programs (TNR) lead to an increase in the number of uninoculated species is unfounded. He obviously does not understand how TNR works.
TNR is a program that allows a cat caretaker...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Carolyn Kilborn and Amy Hanigan recently spent a day at the state capital in Annapolis talking with legislators about a new report by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force and the potential for spay/neuter legislation in the state.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:00 AM
As the Dec. 3 editorial "The Salvation of St. Joseph" noted, citizens must be vigilant about health care restrictions at Catholic-run hospitals. Catholic hospitals enforce religious directives that can interfere with patient decision-making in...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A new applicant is seeking a license for the site of the former Decker's Wine and Spirits on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air, and made its case before the Harford County Liquor Control Board and a room full of opposition Wednesday afternoon.
The room was...