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  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Pay up, Kamenetz [Editorial]

    Pay up, Kamenetz  [Editorial]
    Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael J. Finifter knows how to get County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's attention. A year and a half after Maryland's highest court upheld an arbitrator's decision that Baltimore County had overcharged a group of police...
  • The PARCC test is a welcome change [Commentary]

    The PARCC test is a welcome change [Commentary]
    While no standardized test can ever truly measure all that a child has learned or can do, the new Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam represents a vast improvement over the Maryland School Assessments (MSA)....
  • Kamenetz to host community session with communities along Pulaski highway

    Kamenetz to host community session with communities along Pulaski highway
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will hold a “Coffee with Kevin” community forum on Friday, April 25, in Rosedale as part of an ongoing effort to interact with county residents and community leaders. The latest event will be for the...
  • Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute

    Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute
    A Baltimore County judge has warned County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and two other county officials they could face jail time or other penalties for refusing to pay more than $1 million to police retirees despite a court order to do so. In an unusual...
  • Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers

    Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers
    More than a decade after a youth sports volunteer from Hereford with a record of sex offense charges was convicted of abusing a 12-year-old boy, Baltimore County remains the only jurisdiction in the region that doesn't require background checks for...
  • Employees step up to save Elkridge company

    Employees step up to save Elkridge company
    A paper-thin sheet of polyester thousands of feet long rolled about four miles an hour through a coating machine, filling the space at Elkridge Coating Technologies on Monday afternoon with a steady, low hum. It's the sound of chances taken, a business...
  • A bid to lower manufacturers' energy bills

    A bid to lower manufacturers' energy bills
    No one needs to convince the people running Green Bay Packaging's box-making plant in Hunt Valley that energy efficiency pays off. The last time they got assistance making nips and tucks to their process, they lowered electricity use 1 percent even as...
  • Hex Ferments, new in Belvedere Square

    Hex Ferments, new in Belvedere Square
    The ancient practice of preserving foods through fermentation has recently become a hot trend, with items such as sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha finding themselves in the spotlight as the ingredient of the moment. High-profile writers and cooks —...
  • 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...
  • Cupcake business is a family affair

    Cupcake business is a family affair
    On one cupcake, a bunny's back feet, ample behind and fluffy tail are all that can be glimpsed of the creature as it plunges down a rabbit hole. Speckled robins' eggs and jelly beans sit atop knolls of bright green grass on other cupcakes, and a neon-...
  • Baltimore Artists Guild to hold outdoor art festival in Catonsville

    Baltimore Artists Guild to hold outdoor art festival in Catonsville
    Catonsville residents Edward Williams and Lorraine Imwold have been busy since December planning an outdoor art festival for the spring. "I wish we had started a little earlier — there's a lot of stuff to do," Williams said. The Paradise...