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  • Anne Arundel school board names Arlotto new superintendent

    Anne Arundel school board names Arlotto new superintendent
    Anne Arundel County school officials conducted a national search that yielded more than 50 candidates to become the system's next superintendent, but it turned out the person for the job was already in the building. George Arlotto, 50, the system's...
  • Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'

    Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'
    Penn State football coach James Franklin paused Wednesday and — in an exaggerated deadpan manner — shouted a question to a member of his staff. "Hey, Lauren, do we have Maryland on the schedule this year?" the former two-time Terps assistant...
  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • Havre de Grace has lots of ways to celebrate Mom

    Happy Mother's Day, dear readers, If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make long...
  • Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]

    Baltimore needs a bag fee [Commentary]
    Baltimore is in many respects a charming city, with its row houses, historic neighborhoods and miles of waterfront. But our city also has a not-so-charming problem with trash. And a major contributor is the plastic bags that pollute the landscape....
  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Bag the bag tax

    Bag the bag tax
    The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...
  • Baltimore region home sales dipped in April

    Baltimore region home sales dipped in April
    Home sales in the Baltimore region dipped slightly last month amid concern about a relatively weak housing market nationwide. The number of sales in Baltimore city and the five surrounding counties fell by 23, or 1 percent compared with April 2013,...
  • Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford

    Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford
    Bike riders with the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning, as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial....
  • Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned

    Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned
    This summer, Laurel's teenage musicians will have an opportunity to share their talents with community members and industry professionals at the second annual Laurel Youth Music Showcase. The showcase, an open mic concert series run jointly by the...
  • Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?

    Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?
    Harford County's high schools are conspicuously absent from U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings for 2014, despite some of them seemingly having higher scores than the three high schools in neighboring Cecil County that qualified for...