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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2010
Dozens of area residents and business people filed into the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Friday for the first day of the Solar & Wind Expo to see how much it would cost to install solar panels or wind turbines — and how much that would cut utility bills. The expo brings together companies that offer all kinds of renewable energy for home or office, sponsors said. They, the vendors and state officials on hand said there was a real demand for such products now that government incentives and declining prices are making the switch more affordable.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of poverty, according to a regional group of government agencies, nonprofits and other players. "Most of the region's low-skilled job seekers face multiple and complex barriers to employment opportunity that have been getting worse," the Opportunity Collaborative concluded in its report, released Monday.
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NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
Their roads are snarled, their schools are overcrowded and their patience is wearing thin. So more than two dozen Eldersburg area residents decided last night that now is the time do something about it. "We needroll.The citizens' group invited representatives of other south county organizations to join them in finding a way to curb the rapid commercial and residential development that has transformed the Eldersburg area from a rural outpost into a full-fledged suburb.Last night, Mr. Hughes and others vowed to push county leaders to implement community planning councils so that residents can have a direct effect on when and where development can occur.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | May 14, 2014
A typical Baltimore-area resident is in the best position to save money compared with people living in other big metro areas, but many aren't taking advantage of that opportunity, according to an analysis by Interest.com . The site, owned by Bankrate Inc., said the typical household in the Baltimore metro area could save about $24,000 a year based on median expenses and after-tax income. That was No. 1 among 18 large regions the company analyzed. No. 2: Washington, with a "savings opportunity" of nearly $20,000.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1998
In a move that has angered many residents, the Howard County liquor board has granted a license to the owners of what will be the first liquor store in the tiny community of Fulton.This month, the liquor board -- composed of the County Council members -- approved a beer and wine license for Fulton Wine and Spirits, which will be in Fulton Station, east of Pindel School Road on Scaggsville Road.The decision has been met with disapproval by many residents, who worry that a liquor store would bring crime, vandalism and congestion to the area.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Evening Sun Staff | June 20, 1991
An overwhelming majority of Baltimore-area residents say the quality of life here is good or excellent, although city residents are less enthusiastic than are their county neighbors, according to a massive metropolitan survey announced today.The poll, prepared by the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy this spring in a partnership with the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, asked 2,500 area residents to rate life in their community and identify the region's most pressing concerns.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2001
Norman Benton, 72, fondly remembers his childhood days of fishing and swimming in Fort Armistead Park, a 45-acre area on the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel line named after a local War of 1812 commander. The Hanover resident thinks the fort is "beautiful." Del. Joan Cadden recalls that she went there every year as a child for Easter egg hunts or to watch ships cruise by on their way into Baltimore harbor. The park used to have a playground, the Brooklyn Park Democrat says, and the fort's underground tunnels were a great attraction for teens, who would explore the dark areas in groups.
BUSINESS
By A Sun Staff Writer | February 11, 1995
Pay raises for Baltimore area residents didn't keep pace with inflation in 1993, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday.Baltimore area residents earned an average of $27,236 in 1993, a percent increase from the previous year. The Consumer Price Index in 1993 rose by 2.1 percent.BLS economist Alan Paisner said 1993's statistics may be skewed by tax changes that encouraged people to take bonuses and other income in 1992. In previous years, area residents have seen raises match or exceed inflation, he said.
EXPLORE
March 27, 2013
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: Margaret Robbins, of Fallston, a sophomore at Connecticut College took part in "People Watching," the Dance Club's spring performance, Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 at the Martha Myers Dance Studio at Connecticut College. The concert featured works choreographed by students, along with student light designs. Students danced to music by Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Simon and Garfunkel and other greats. Robbins served on the publicity board for the show and danced in "The Party and The Band" and "Flock.
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday's 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. Some Baltimore area residents reported via Facebook and Twitter that they had felt tremors from the quake, whose epicenter is about 140 miles from Baltimore. After the largest earthquake to hit the East Coast in more than 60 years was felt Tuesday, researchers had predicted that aftershocks were could likely occur.
SPORTS
By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
David Berdan, a 32-year-old science teacher and cross country coach at Garrison Forest, won Saturday's Baltimore Marathon, becoming the first local champion in the 13 years of the Baltimore Running Festival. The Owings Mills resident finished in 2:30:05, almost nine minutes faster than runner-up Brian Crispell (2:38:57), a 37-year-old from Philadelphia. “It's been a goal of mine for a while,” said Berdan, who led the first half of the 2011 marathon before eventually placing 10th.
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September 16, 2013
The annual "Car Free Days," promoted by the Harford County Department of Community Services' Commuter Assistance Program, will be held Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22. The event encourages people to reduce driving and avoid trips by car. "We are excited to give area residents this year the opportunity to participate on a weekday as well as the weekend," Alan Doran with the Department of Community Services said. Participants are encouraged to park their cars and choose another form of transportation to reduce trips.
NEWS
By Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 3, 2013
School officials have vowed they would include parents and stakeholders in discussions on finding a way to accommodate the burgeoning elementary school-aged student population in central Baltimore County. They appear to be keeping their word, demonstrated by a recent meeting during which they proposed an outside-the-box proposal involving in combination Cromwell Valley Elementary, Halstead Academy and the old Loch Raven Elementary building. "I think the superintendent (Dallas Dance)
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
Media mogul Russell Simmons might have apologized for posting a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel that's become known as "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tapes. " But, the famed abolitionist's great-great-great grandniece isn't even close to forgiving him. In a two-paged open letter to Simmons that was emailed to a reporter at The Baltimore Sun, the artist Tina Martin Wyatt verges on accusing the entertainer of being a race traitor. "Your parody of Aunt Harriet is not unlike parodies of African Americans by racist individuals in this country and others abroad," Wyatt writes.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
Two Baltimore-area residents were killed in a small plane crash in Virginia on Saturday, the Virginia State Police said Sunday. The men were identified as Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, and Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster. Berry Raymond Newgent was the pilot and owner of the experimental plane, and Thomas Berry Newgent the passenger, police said. The plane attempted to land several times, likely at a nearby airstrip, and crashed in a field in Suffolk, police said.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, Scott Dance and Patrick Maynard, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
Ryan McGrath and other Baltimore-area runners were relaxing after the Boston Marathon, refueling with some burritos, when they heard the blasts. "I thought maybe it's one of those boat-type things that just shoots off a cannon every day," said McGrath, a Highlandtown resident who organizes a running group through Falls Road Running Store in Mount Washington. "One of my friends was like, 'Man, that didn't sound like a cannon.'" Police and emergency vehicles quickly flooded the area, and marathoners and spectators ran by crying, McGrath said.
NEWS
July 9, 1998
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission has invited Neal I. Payton of CHK Architects and Planners Inc. and landscape architect Chris Batten to give presentations on creative land-use planning for the Freedom area.Area residents are welcome to attend the free program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Liberty High School auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.The presentations are being given in conjunction with the Freedom Area Citizens Advisory Committee to help residents understand alternative land-use planning concepts.
NEWS
January 26, 1995
Police responding to a report of a shooting in the 2600 block of Barclay St. yesterday afternoon found the body of a man lying on the sidewalk.Pronounced dead at the scene from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body was Ckyyou Moore, 23, who lived a few doors from where Northern District police officers found him shortly after 4:30 p.m. Police interviewed several area residents but none were able to provide any information concerning the incident.
EXPLORE
March 27, 2013
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: Margaret Robbins, of Fallston, a sophomore at Connecticut College took part in "People Watching," the Dance Club's spring performance, Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 at the Martha Myers Dance Studio at Connecticut College. The concert featured works choreographed by students, along with student light designs. Students danced to music by Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Simon and Garfunkel and other greats. Robbins served on the publicity board for the show and danced in "The Party and The Band" and "Flock.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
On Monday, the realization began to set in for Baltimore-area residents that the Ravens' victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday night was something they would remember for the rest of their lives. With memory-making in mind, Shemirra House-Massie took her husband and three children to the Ravens' training facility in Owings Mills to greet the team as the players returned from New Orleans. About 50 others had the same idea and gathered outside the complex, known as the Castle, on Monday afternoon.
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