October 18, 2012
Baltimore County's proposal to borrow $255 million through pension obligation bonds is downright reckless and another cheap trick to kick the can down the road rather than face the pension funding problem in a forthright manner ("Baltimore Co. weighs pension bonds," Oct. 14). If borrowing is such a good idea, why not borrow enough to make the pension system fully vested? The risk is that the pension system underperforms enough in the early years of the bond issuance, such that the 4.5 percent interest rate becomes a further drag on a system that is not properly funded.
July 24, 2012
Baltimore County's Office of Tourism has posted a web commercial touting the waterfront crab houses, restaurants and tiki bars lining the coves and beaches of Essex, Middle River. • Pictures: Dundalk boat bars The video features chefs and FOH staff telling viewers the best thing to get at their restaurant. The represented restaurants are the Hard Yacht Cafe, Seasoned Mariner, Sue Island Grill and Crab House, Riverwatch Restaurant, Brewer's Landing Bar and Grill, Seahorse Inn, Carson's Creekside, Sunset Cove, Island View Waterfront Cafe and the Malibu Beach Bar and Restaurant.
January 22, 2013
Baltimore County residents: Feel free to get nosy about your neighbors' property taxes. A new online database from The Baltimore Sun allows users to find the assessed value and the amount of tax paid for any Baltimore County home or commercial property . The database contains numbers from the tax year that ended June 30, 2012, and gives users multiple search options. In addition to looking up a property by address, users can search by the property owner's name, the assessed value, the tax amount or the credit amount.
May 2, 2013
Baltimore County officials have set the teams, dates and times for the championship games in boys and girls lacrosse and in softball. No. 6 Hereford will meet Dulaney for the boys lacrosse title at Franklin on Saturday at 5 p.m. Catonsville will meet Hereford for the girls lacrosse title at Franklin on Saturday at 3 p.m. In softball, No. 1 Eastern Tech will play Franklin for the title at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills on Tuesday...
April 30, 2010
Baltimore County Councilman Sam Moxley will not seek political office this year, he said Friday. When the Democrat announced earlier this year that he would leave the council after four terms representing Catonsville and Arbutus, he said he was considering a run for clerk of the court. He says now he has ruled that out. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my years in public service, and I will continue to look for ways to serve my community," Moxley said. "I am not sure where the future will lead me, but I am looking forward to the journey."
January 9, 2012
I read with great interest the commentary by Tom Horton regarding Maryland's draft forest policy ("To save the bay, save the trees," Jan. 5). As an active master gardener and avid outdoor person, I am tuned in to the environment. It is well known our current Baltimore County administration has comfortable ties to the development corporations. Since May 2011, I have been dealing with the effects of sprawling development on the environment in Randallstown and a lack of interest from county government.