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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...
  • Award-winning young quartet serves up classics

    If the Wasmuth Quartet is not a familiar name, that's precisely the reason why the Candlelight Concert Society is presenting this young chamber music ensemble on Sunday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This season-...
  • Cow reported on the side of the road in Bel Air [Police blotter]

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Patricia Ann Tatta, 39, of the 700 block of Gilbert Road, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case in which she was charged with failing to send her child to...
  • 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...
  • Brown's media money goes to Baltimore market

    Brown's media money goes to Baltimore market
    When it comes to media spending, Democrats Anthony G. Brown and Douglas F. Gansler are like distance runners intent on keeping their rival close. The two most visible candidates in the primary for governor each spent more than $2 million on television and...
  • Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer

    Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer
    Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
  • 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...