Officials with the Army's Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and energy supplier Constellation Retail recently signed three-year agreement to explore alternative energy sources for the Harford County Army post as leaders across the military and federal government look for ways to reduce the amount of energy used at their facilities.
Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the city's residents and long-term fiscal health.
The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.
Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health.
Arnold Jolivet was often at loggerheads with government officials, and, as Doni Glover, the owner of a communications company, pointed out, "He had no problem suing the city for millions of dollars when it was wrong. He had no problem calling Gov. Martin O'Malley on the carpet."
As Gov. Martin O'Malley has extended a welcoming hand to immigrant children fleeing Central America, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown and Republican rival Larry Hogan have staked out starkly different positions on whether he is handling the influx wisely.
The Harford County Board of Estimates recently approved a bulk fuel purchase worth $3.8 million, which is expected to save considerable money compared to if it were paying retail pump prices like ordinary consumers.
Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America who may be on their way to Maryland as part of a national influx of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence there.