Veteran prosecutor files in state's attorney race
Nearly a year after he announced plans to run for Baltimore County state's attorney, veteran county prosecutor Stephen Bailey has submitted the paperwork to seek the post that his boss plans to vacate at the end of her term this year.
The Towson resident, 43, officially filed Wednesday as a Republican candidate for the countywide position.
Bailey, one of two deputies to longtime State's Attorney Sandra A. O'Connor, has worked as a county prosecutor for his entire 20-year career.
Scott D. Shellenberger, a former assistant state's attorney in Baltimore County, filed in January to run as a Democrat for the top prosecutor's seat. The Parkville resident, 47, has spent the past 13 years as a civil litigator with Peter G. Angelos' law firm.
The deadline to file is Monday.
Fire marshal OKs July displays
The fire marshal's office has approved a series of fireworks displays to be held throughout July.
Tomorrow: 9:15 p.m. at Jacksonville Elementary School, 3400 Hillendale Heights Road, Jacksonville; 9 p.m. at Arcadia Fair Grounds, 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco; 9:30 p.m. at the Eastern Yacht Club, 2330 Seneca Road, Essex.
Sunday: 9 p.m. at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, 30 Greenspring Valley Road, Owings Mills.
Monday: 9 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville; 9 p.m. at the Suburban Club, 7600 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville; 9:30 p.m. at Baltimore Country Club at Five Farms clubhouse, 11500 Mays Chapel Road, Timonium.
Tuesday: 9 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park; 9:15 p.m. at Fullerton Park, 4305 Fullerton Ave.; 9 p.m. at Loch Raven Technical Academy, 8101 LaSalle Road, Towson; 9:30 p.m. at Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave.; and at 9:15 p.m. at Grange Elementary School, 2000 Church Road, North Point.
July 15 and July 29: 9 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park.
July 31: 9:25 p.m. at Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Road.
Storms cause sewage overflow
A sewage overflow caused by recent heavy storms was discovered yesterday in the Rosedale area of the county, officials said.
A 36-inch main near the Redhouse Run Pumping Station was damaged, county officials said. The main was overflowing at a rate of 1,600 gallons per minute, officials said.
State environment officials were notified, and officials were expected to post health warnings in the area. Condition updates are expected to be posted on the county's environmental protection Web site, officials said.
Farmers' market is open Tuesdays
The Pikesville Farmers' Market will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 31.
The market returns for its third year at the Walker Avenue side of the Pikesville Library's parking lot with nine farmers who have been approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, said Sherrie Becker, executive director of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.
The market, which offers fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, is a project of the chamber, in cooperation with the county Department of Aging and the county library.
Becker said the market also will have two or three cooking demonstrations where chefs will use items sold at the market to create meals.
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