| Mar 7, 2014
Congratulations to the winners of the VFW's "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot's Pen" essay contests. The students in District 10 (Cecil County) were treated to an awards banquet at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185 last Friday. Winners from Post 8185 in...
| Feb 28, 2014
As we say goodbye to February, let's say goodbye to winter as well. The mild temperatures last week were a welcome tease, reminding us of snowless days to come.
Much sympathy is extended to the families and friends of Floyd Allred of Colora, who passed...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Mariner Finance will move its corporate headquarters to Baltimore County later this year, part of a broader planned expansion of the Baltimore-based consumer-loan company.
The recovering economy has boosted the growth of the company, founded in 2002...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car.
Prosecutors said Lennell Earl Ellis, 34, fatally stabbed Darryl Maurice Augustus, II in a Nottingham apartment and, with the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Who slipped the "flawed Ray Rice" pills to Sun sports writer Mike Preston ("The fall has come quickly for Rice," Feb. 17)?
Mr. Rice and his fiance were apparently involved in a situation at a casino where slaps were traded, but the couple left the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday.
The Woodlawn-based agency...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The number of coveted parking spaces available to the able-bodied on crowded downtown streets is about to shrink as Baltimore begins reserving metered spots for disabled drivers.
Earmarking 200 metered spaces in the central business district is the first...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While it sounds encouraging on paper, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to open youth curfew centers in Baltimore represents a misplaced priority ("Mayor proposes year-round curfew centers," Feb. 10). Once again, the onus is on Big Brother, not...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Marianna T. Earp, a retired music appreciation teacher, died of dementia Sunday at Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville. The Towson resident was 82.
Born Marianna T. Markowski in the Baltic section of Poland, she was the daughter of Walter and Michelina...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Plans for redevelopment in downtown Towson have prompted area merchants to consider face-lifts of their own, spurring renewed interest in a Baltimore County program for commercial revitalization.
To keep up with projects that will bring new stores,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:15 AM
I believe the timing is right. Critical decisions should be made to keep our Olympic athletes and coaches at home. The environment is simply too volatile to send our athletes and coaches to Sochi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound and determined...