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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.
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
A company that makes automotive windshield wipers has moved from Baltimore City to Baltimore County's Southwest Enterprise Zone. Executives from Alberee Products/SAVER Automotive on Wednesday marked the opening of the firm's new location, a 101,750-square-foot office and warehouse building in Halethorpe. The company acquired and renovated the previously vacant building with the help of $6 million in industrial revenue bonds authorized by the county. The move brought 73 jobs to Baltimore County, and a representative said the firm hoped to employ up to 150 employees within the next two years.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide in which a young male was found dead with severe trauma to his body early Saturday morning. The victim, whose age and identity were not immediately released, was found by police near Lantern Hill Drive and Sedgemoor Road in Lochearn around 2 a.m. Police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries and said he was pronounced dead on the scene. Police later identified the victim as Jonathan Michael Watkins, 20, of Milford Mill.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | 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.
NEWS
April 12, 2012
In just a few months, I will take the helm of Baltimore County Public Schools, a district with the unshakable belief that all students can learn at the highest levels. For the past 12 years, Superintendent Joe Hairston's vision, passion and drive in leading a team of outstanding individuals have resulted in phenomenal gains in student achievement. I am humbled that the Baltimore County Board of Education has selected me to build on his legacy. These are challenging but exciting times for public education.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | June 21, 2012
Baltimore County police are warning that scammers are trying to trick homeowners into coughing up money by claiming they're behind on property taxes -- and threatening to send a sheriff to their door if they don't immediately mail a check. The county will put a lien on your property if you're delinquent and include it in the annual tax sale (June 4 this year), but it's not dispatching police to collect the tab. If you get a call, police say, don't send money and don't give out personal information.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | September 17, 2012
Spraying to control mosquitoes in Baltimore County's Pikesville neighborhoods has been postponed until next week, health officials said. The state Department of Agriculture will spray Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in parts of Pikesville. Spraying in Catonsville will be Sept. 19 and 26.  Spraying will begin after 7:30 p.m. each evening.(More information and maps can be found at the county health department website .) Agriculture officials recommend residents and their pets stay inside as not to come in direct contact with the spray, Biomist 30-30.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
Baltimore County school board president Lawrence Schmidt's assertion that "the board makes no apology for the selection or the process utilized" to name S. Dallas Dance as our new superintendent ("Selection of Dance involved extensive public input," April 21) is just one more in the lengthening list of displays of arrogance by the leaders of our school system. True, the search agency provided a link to a survey on the school system's website. However, the primary input citizens were invited to give was to consider the agency's laundry list of descriptors and then select, from that list, a limited number of what we felt were the most important qualities the next superintendent should possess.
NEWS
August 18, 2010
I definitely support City Council member Kevin Kamenetz's plan to bring about a law making K2 and chemicals that have similar effects illegal ("Days of 'legal pot' could be numbered in Balto. County," Aug. 17). I think that if marijuana is outlawed, substances that share its effects should be too. They seem as if they are equally dangerous, having the same side effects such as racing heartbeats, headaches, and high blood pressure. If they have that much in common, it is possible that K2 and the like may be every bit as addicting as pot. Finally, the fact that K2 is so readily available is frightening; at least marijuana isn't so easy to get a hold of. The fact that it is in Ocean City is also a great cause of concern, given how many recent graduates go there for senior each year.
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