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Neighbors oppose permit for pier PASADENA


Neighbors are challenging a permit allowing a Bayside Beach resident to build a 20-foot pier to the Patapsco River.

The county Department of Inspections and Permits granted Frank Ruppert of the 2100 block of Lake Drive a permit March 12 to build a 4-by-20-foot pier to replace a 70-foot pier damaged in a storm.

Neighbors Joseph A. Foran, Margaret M. Foran and Lane B. Moore have appealed to the county Board of Appeals. They argue the previous pier was illegal and that Mr. Ruppert does not have enough waterfront to leave adequate space between his pier and their property.

The appeals board is to hear the case June 3 at 6:30 p.m.

2 women arrested on drug charges

Two women were arrested on drug charges Friday night after a county police narcotics detective pulled over their car in Pasadena.

Police said they were acting on a tip when they stopped the car at Spencer Road and Lincoln Drive about 5:30 p.m.

A search of the car turned up a small amount of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

The driver, Nancy Lawless, 32, of the first block of Crain Court in Glen Burnie, was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

A passenger, Kelly Lyn Main, 32, of the 200 block of Ullman Road in Pasadena, was charged with possession of cocaine. A third passenger was not charged.

Baltimore man charged with distributing crack

A Baltimore man accused of distributing crack cocaine in Riviera Beach was arrested Friday evening at his Curtis Bay home, police said.

Robert Lee Palmer, 21, of the 3900 block of Inner Circle, was charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine. He was arrested at his home without incident about 6:30 p.m., authorities said.

County police said the arrest came after a monthlong investigation into a drug-trafficking ring.

Green Haven group to meet tomorrow

The Green Haven Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at George Fox Middle School.

The agenda will include information about home repairs offered by the Arundel Habitat for Humanity and a presentation on boating safety from a Coast Guard representative.

At the last meeting, a Community Pride committee was appointed to select the most attractive and most improved homes for July. The committee also will select the most tastefully decorated home at Christmas.

Betty Anderson won the door prize at the last meeting, a yellow cake donated by member Arlene Peterson.

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