Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

June 28, 2007

Public workshop today on I-95 improvements

The Maryland Transportation Authority has scheduled a workshop today to apprise residents of plans to improve the Interstate 95 corridor in Baltimore and Harford counties.

The event, an open house at the Essex branch of the Community College of Baltimore County, will focus on six projects in various stages of design and construction from the I-895 split near the city line through four interchanges in Harford County.

Visitors can view details of the improvements, including timelines and cost estimates, and add their comments.

One station at the workshop will look at the express toll lanes, a nearly $1 billion project under construction from I-895 to Route 43 in White Marsh.

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in Building B, Upstairs Lobby at the college, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Information: 866-713-1596.

Mary Gail Hare

White Marsh

2 face drug charge after traffic stop

Maryland Transportation Authority police have arrested two men after officers said they found nearly 42 pounds of marijuana in a station wagon during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County.

A police officer stopped the driver of a 2006 Dodge Magnum south of White Marsh on Tuesday for speeding and following too closely, the agency said in a statement.

Raymond A. Sharpe, 25, of Lithonia, Ga., and Dewight Antwain Stephens, 26, of Hallendale, Fla., were charged with possession of marijuana and other charges, the agency said.

Police, who alleged the two were transporting drugs from New York City to Washington, were being held on $100,000 bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, the agency said.

Liz Kay

Hunt Valley

Local band in free concert

Mister Wilson, a local band of 40-something and 50-something musicians born and raised in the Baltimore area, will perform Friday night at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre.

The concert, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chuck Thompson Memorial Plaza area on Main Street, is free.

Information: 410-785-3770.

Dundalk

Postmark to honor Dundalk fair

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the Dundalk Heritage Fair with a pictorial postmark.

The fair is an annual event that celebrates the nation's Independence Day with a three-day community fair honoring the men and women who have served their country. The heritage fair runs from tomorrow through Sunday.

The Dundalk Heritage Fair postal station will operate at Heritage Park in Dundalk from noon until 5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The postmark will be offered without charge and applied to any item that bears first-class postage (41 cents).

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