An unused house in the 800 block of Red Pump Road, north of Bel Air, will be converted into personal care boarding home to serve up to 10 senior citizen residents, according to a site plan presented to the Harford County Development Advisory Committee Wednesday.
It is wishful thinking to believe that the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba will lead to removal of the embargo. Only Congress can suspend the Helms-Burton Act — a law that requires a transition to democracy in Cuba, restitution of confiscated property of U.S. citizens and the absence from power of both Castro brothers.
Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in respected scientific journals, it doesn't mean the days of publishing inaccurate and misleading research are behind us. In fact, 2014 was a banner year for the promotion of some pretty dubious and downright silly research.
Companies that make the Top Workplaces list year after year don't necessarily offer the highest salaries or the most lavish benefits. But employees stay because they feel valued and empowered. They love the work and believe it's meaningful, and also enjoy flexible work schedules, opportunities to advance and a voice in company policy. And the companies work to sustain that culture.
Strong whistleblower laws protect everyone, because by helping to eliminate workplace safety hazards, wage theft and other problems, whistleblowers not only help themselves and their co-workers, they spare their employers and taxpayers the costs, fiscal and otherwise, that accompany workplace injuries and malfeasance. It's time to make sure Maryland law protects workplace whistleblowers.
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission voted to remove the letter from the Carroll Board of County Commissioners from the appendix of the master plan, despite protest from both Commissioner Richard Rothschild, R-District 4, and Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, R-District 1.
Mosaic Community Services, a Timonium-based behavioral nonprofit health provider, is remodeling one of its five clinics in order to give clients, seeking mental health and addiction services, access to all services on one floor.
Glen Shirley, a member of the Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board, said he can remember stories his father used to tell him of the farm he grew up on. Of the emerald and golden landscape, the bliss of an uninterrupted view of nature's bounty.
A Baltimore County bill meant to help farmers earn extra income is drawing criticism from local land preservationists, who fear the measure will let people pave over scenic rolling farms and put environmental resources in danger.