Hearing scheduled on Devonport proposal

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

December 07, 2007

A hearing on a proposal to build 38 townhouses, four apartments and a 30,000-square-foot commercial marina in the Devonport community in Middle River is scheduled today.

White Marsh-based Gast Construction Co. has proposed building the residences and marina on the east side of Old Eastern Avenue, north of Punte Lane, as part of its Villas at Devonport project.

The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Room 106 of the County Office Building, 111 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson.

Information: 410-887-3321

Towson

Presidential straw poll planned

The Central Baltimore County Democratic Club and Towson University College Democrats will sponsor a presidential primary forum and straw poll tomorrow at the university.

Representatives from the presidential campaigns will be on hand to make the case for their candidate and answer questions.

Members of the public attending the forum can then select who they are supporting for the straw poll.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Susquehanna Terrace at the school's University Union, 8000 York Road.

Information: 410-853-7717 or 301-335-3428.

Panel to discuss executive power

Scott Shane, national security reporter for The New York Times and a former reporter for The Sun, will discuss "Executive Power and Human Rights: Torture, Secrecy and the Rule of Law" tomorrow at a forum sponsored by the United Nations Association of Maryland's Council of Organizations.

The forum will be held at 2 p.m. at Kelley Lecture Hall, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

Other panelists are Susan Burke, lead counsel in a class action suit on behalf of the victims of Abu Ghraib; Johns Hopkins University political science professor Matthew Crenson, co-author of Presidential Power; and Curtis Cooper, president of the Maryland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.

A public discussion will follow the presentations. Crenson will be available for a book signing afterward.

Information: 410-823-7246.

Reisterstown

Humane Society to hold open house

In conjunction with its "Give Them a Home for the Holidays" adoption drive, the Humane Society of Baltimore County is offering credits to seniors and half-price specials on selected animals.

During December and January, the Humane Society of Baltimore County is holding promotions including "Pets for Seniors" and half-off reduced adoption fees for selected animals through Dec. 21.

"Pets for Seniors" offers people 60 and older a $50 credit toward the animal's adoption fee.

The promotions will begin Sunday during the society's annual Holiday Lights Festival ceremony and open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown.

The adoption drive continues through Jan. 31

Information: 410-833-8848.

10th District

2 community forums scheduled

Del. Adrienne A. Jones, speaker pro tem and representative from the 10th Legislative District, will hold two community forums next week to review the outcome of the recent General Assembly special session and to discuss the 2008 legislative session.

Representatives from the governor's office, the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Legislative Services have been invited.

Forums will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown, and Thursday at Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road, Catonsville.

Information: 410-744-1300.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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