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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.
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NEWS
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
NEWS
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. nadavis@baltsun.com
NEWS
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 baltimorecountymd.gov/recycling. -Mary Gail Hare
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
The Baltimore County indoor track championship meet has been rescheduled for Thursday at the Fifth Regiment Armory. The meet was set for 3:45 p.m. at the armory in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday, but snowfall and the closure of Baltimore County schools forced the postponement. Thursday's meet will begin at 3:45 p.m., weather permitting. This is the first of the various area championship meets in the area for indoor track. After these come the region title meets during the period of Feb. 1 to Feb. 11, and the indoor season concludes on Feb. 17 and 18 with the state track meets at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 23, 2010
Closely divided Baltimore County lawmakers decided this morning not to back a plan to add elected members to the local school board, likely dooming the legislative effort this year. The county's delegates had narrowly endorsed a similar proposal earlier this month, though County Executive James T. Smith opposed it. Sen. Bobby A. Zirkin had sought a "hybrid" school board of eight appointed and seven elected members as a way to add new voices to a board that is now selected by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Baltimore County is set to resume testing certain recreational waters for harmful bacteria, two years after budget cuts ended the monitoring. The county is mandated by the federal government to sample water at public bathing beaches - those with lifeguards and shower and restroom facilities, county health department spokeswoman Monique Lyle said. Now, it plans to expand testing to recreational waters that are not required to be monitored, including Back River, Bear Creek, Bird River and parts of the Patapsco River.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
A man was assaulted in an attempted robbery as he sat in his car in Windsor Mill Friday night, with two suspects shooting him as he tried to drive away, Baltimore County police said. The 54-year-old victim, who was able to drive to a hospital around 10:45 p.m., told police he was parked near Security Boulevard and Belmont Avenue to use his cell phone. Two men approached him, indicated that they would rob him and began assaulting him. As the victim drove away to flee, at least one gunshot came through the rear window of his car and struck him in the back, police said.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
The failure of Baltimore County's state Senate delegation to approve a bill calling for elected members on the county board of education is a setback for those of us who favor public accountability. The importance of such accountability is amply demonstrated by the board's arrogance in approving construction of an elementary school at Mays Chapel Park. This action was taken in spite of strong community opposition and without proper consideration of the many substantive issues raised by opponents of the project.
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