Even though Havre de Grace's annual community Thanksgiving dinner has been moved from its traditional site at St. Patrick Catholic Church to the Havre de Grace Community Center this year, that did not stop several hundred volunteers and multiple people wanting a Thanksgiving meal and holiday company from coming out Thursday.
Anyone who is in need this Thanksgiving and cannot share a holiday meal with family or friends has their pick of meals offered by local community groups and houses of worship around Harford and Cecil counties.
Officials from the Maryland health exchange and their prime contractor have agreed to delay their litigation over the troubled website that frustrated thousands in their attempts to buy health insurance promised under the Affordable Care Act.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore.
Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was also a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait painter, died Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of pneumonia. He was 79.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from the lead contractor hired by the state to build the site.
Baltimore Immigration Court, facing an increase in the number of cases involving immigrant children who crossed the border illegally, is expediting reviews to more quickly decide whether the children should be deported, according to attorneys with clients before the court.
Republican members of the House of Delegates are seeking answers from Gov. Martin O'Malley about how Maryland will deal with the unaccompanied children coming to the state in the wave of illegal immigrants from Central America.
The Harford County Board of Education could not muster enough votes Monday to take action on the educational specifications for the $86.8 million replacement for Havre de Grace High School and Middle School.
State and local officials in Maryland stressed Wednesday that they are working with the federal government to identify a shelter for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
WASHINGTON — Carroll County officials voiced swift opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential a shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals.
By By John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday.
Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development.
"Please have a good time and enjoy this moment," choir director David Tramontana told Havre de Grace High's roughly 148 seniors in the last "you-better-behave" speech they were going to hear in high school.
All we ask is that Maryland's new marijuana decriminalization law sparks a conversation, not a lecture. You have taught us to think critically and use our voices, so when we choose to engage with you about this topic, listen. When we ask questions that deserve a legitimate response, answer. If we want to discuss the positive effects of legalizing marijuana with you, be tolerant of our opinions.
Celebrated nationwide each year in May, Older Americans Month this year focuses on safety and injury prevention, with the theme, "Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow." It is also a time to recognize older adults for their contributions and the important role they play in our communities.
Thousands of scientists and researchers federal agencies have been hired in recent years under special hiring authority intended to help the government compete with the private sector for senior leadership positions. Government watchdogs warn, however, that officials must use the powers judiciously.
The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee can vote in their respective village for their village's representative to the 10-member Columbia Council, which becomes the 10-member Board of Directors.
The plan to build a combination middle and high school in Havre de Grace cleared a major hurdle recently when the state agency that oversees local school construction projects gave Harford County school officials authority to initiate planning for the new school.
WASHINGTON — A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, opening the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker who requested the probe.
The head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday that his agency is planning to examine state-based health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, a move that could lead to a review of Maryland's troubled website.