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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2010
Many employees of Swirnow Buildings Systems reported for work Saturday, but they won't be at their desks or in the warehouse. Instead, they will help to provide turkey dinners to as many as 17,000 needy residents in Baltimore and as far away as southern Pennsylvania. This marks the 14th year that the family-owned company in Baltimore has sponsored its Adopt-a-Turkey program, distributing food baskets to more than 60 nonprofit organizations — a list that has grown annually. "It is really a family tradition started by Richard Swirnow and carried on by his son, David, today,' said Tim Ratajczak, company spokesman.
December 14, 2009
W hen it comes to recycling, Baltimore County is about to go from being a laggard in the region to being a leader. Starting Feb. 1, the county will allow residents to put out all kinds of recyclables - paper, plastic, metal and glass - in one bin. It will accept a much broader range of materials than it did before, and it will begin extending pickup to multifamily residences that were not previously served by recycling. It's a big improvement, and it's about time. Years ago, Baltimore County was a pioneer in the area in its decision to cut trash pickup to once a week and increase recycling to once a week - a shift not accomplished in the city until just this year.
April 18, 2010
One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash around 4 a.m. Sunday in Baltimore County, police said. The victim was male. The crash occurred in the 14700 block of York Road in the Sparks area, according to police. The vehicle apparently struck a tree. No other information was immediately available. Andrea F. Siegel
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
A Baltimore County man was fatally shot in the block where he lived early Friday morning, police said. At around 12:08 a.m., officers found Danard George Norris, 25, of the 3600 block of Derby Shire Circle in Windsor Mill suffering from multiple gun shot wounds near his home, police said. He was declared dead at the scene. Baltimore County homicide detectives are investigating the incident, but the events leading up to the shooting and the motive are unknown.
January 10, 2010
Baltimore County will begin collecting Christmas trees for recycling Monday. Residents must place their trees, which must be free of decorations, stands and bags, at the front curb or street no later than Saturday to ensure pickup. Crews will not collect trees from alleys. County residents who live in apartments or condominiums should consult their property managers about tree recycling collections. Information: 410-887-2000 or go to -Mary Gail Hare
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