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June 17, 2011
Editor: It is with dismay that I read your June 15 editorial "Cutting Through," concerning the proposed emergency- only connection between Tollgate Village and Bel Air Acres Your statement "Such a link, no doubt, would turn into a shortcut, possibly an irritating one," completely misses the truth and focal point of the issue, namely that the Harford County government, the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, other emergency groups and the overwhelming...
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By Carrie Wells and Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Emergency roadwork on MD 166 West in Catonsville at Wilkens Avenue has closed the westbound right traffic lane and the westbound right shoulder since first reported by the state Department of Transportation at 5:27 a.m. on Wednesday. Emergency roadwork on MD 45 South in Towson at West Road has closed the southbound left traffic lane at 5:26 a.m., DOT said. The center turn lanes are bi-directional, DOT said. An incident on MD 7 East in Rossville at Rossville Boulevard has closed the eastbound left traffic lane and eastbound left shoulder at 5:27 a.m., DOT said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
Emergency roadwork has closed the two southbound lanes of York Road between Greenmeadow Drive and Timonium Road in Lutherville-Timonium. Traffic is being routed through the center lane.
BUSINESS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The energy company Dominion said Tuesday that it is exploring developing an alternate evacuation route for some residential neighbors of its proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas plant, prompting opponents to question anew assertions by the company and federal regulators that the facility poses no significant safety or environmental risks. Karl R. Neddenien, spokesman for the Richmond, Va.-based company, declined to offer details but said Dominion is "looking into" establishing an alternate route for residents living on Cove Point to get away should there be an emergency at the facility.
NEWS
July 30, 2012
Before Gov.Martin O'Malleytook office, he said he considered casino gambling morally bankrupt. Despite that statement, he announced last week that a special session of the General Assembly will be held to address the expansion of gaming to National Harbor in Prince George's County ("O'Malley calls special session on gambling," July 27). In a previous letter to the editor, I expressed my opposition to expanding gaming to National Harbor which has become a very attractive destination in its own right without the need for a casino ("Don't gamble with National Harbor," June 3)
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March 27, 2012
The County Council last week sent a letter to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston asking him to change a policy that closes school athletic fields from use during school emergency closures — even if the emergencies don't affect the fields. In a letter to Hairston sent March 20, the council pointed to the days after Hurricane Irene, when the lack of power forced the cancellation of school for a week. "Even though the fields were free of debris, all outside activities were forced to stop because of this superintendent's rule," said the letter, which was signed by all seven members of the council.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
The injured were bruised and confused. Those displaced were agitated. Police shouted while triage was performed and people were transported to a hospital and shelter from the parking lot of a school that had been leveled by a tornado twisting through Annapolis. The emergency scenario that played out Tuesday morning in Maryland's capital city was a drill aimed at testing the city's response to disaster - a response that Kevin Simmons, emergency operations chief, said went "really well.
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By Frank Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 5, 2010
Maryland is under a state of emergency as a winter storm that forecasters described as "extremely dangerous" brought potentially record-breaking snow totals and gale-force winds to the region. Accumulation rates as high as 2 to 3 inches an hour were expected to bury the region in up to 2 feet of snow by daybreak Saturday. If the forecasters are right, another 5 to 9 inches of snow is possible before the precipitation ends Saturday evening, with total accumulations of 20 to 30 inches, or more, predicted.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
As of 9 a.m., emergency roadwork on Interstate 83 has closed one of three northbound lanes and a northbound shoulder before Old Pimlico Road, according to state highways officials. Public transportation lines are running smoothly, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
State transportation officials said that the right traffic lane and shoulder on Interstate 895 South in Baltimore City are closed on Thursday morning due to Wednesday emergency roadwork. The state Department of Transportation reported the road closed at 7:19 p.m. on Wednesday. The Maryland Transportation Authority said the road is expected to be closed until at least Thursday afternoon. MdTA reported heavy congestion with backups at the Harbor Tunnel toll plaza on Thursday morning and encouraged motorists to use I-695 or I-95 as alternates.
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It was hot inside Fort McHenry tunnel No. 4, even though the ventilation system was on high. The lights were on and the white tiles were shimmering. A group of cadets training to be Maryland Transportation Authority Police was running in formation and shouting cadences that bounced off the tunnel walls.
SPORTS
By Aaron Oster | September 20, 2014
The WWE announced Saturday that Roman Reigns underwent emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia. He will not compete against Seth Rollins on Sunday night. Reigns was in Nashville to promote Sunday's Night of Champions pay-per-view. "Most of the time, the recovery time for something like this in terms of returning to physical activity is between four and six weeks," WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.com. "This was a pretty significant hernia, so it will probably be closer to six weeks.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A proposed amendment to Maryland's constitution that would prevent funding diversions from the state's Transportation Trust Fund has been finalized — ready for voters to decide its fate in November. John P. McDonough, Maryland's secretary of state, certified the language of the proposed amendment last week. It will appear on Nov. 4 ballots as "Question 1. " The so-called "lockbox" amendment was pushed through late in last year's legislative session, and is aimed at preventing the trust fund — bolstered by the state's new gas tax — from being depleted for state needs unrelated to transportation.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake contrasted her police department's peaceful handling of Occupy Baltimore protesters with the militarized response of police in Ferguson, Mo., where officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowd.  Rawlings-Blake, who has become a recurring guest on the program, appeared on a panel discussing the civil unrest sweeping in the country after police shot and killed 18-year-old...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
State transportation officials said that the right traffic lane and shoulder on Interstate 895 South in Baltimore City are closed on Thursday morning due to Wednesday emergency roadwork. The state Department of Transportation reported the road closed at 7:19 p.m. on Wednesday. The Maryland Transportation Authority said the road is expected to be closed until at least Thursday afternoon. MdTA reported heavy congestion with backups at the Harbor Tunnel toll plaza on Thursday morning and encouraged motorists to use I-695 or I-95 as alternates.
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By Ashley Halsey III and The Washington Post | February 6, 2010
After hearing hype that rivaled the Super Bowl, after sweeping the supermarkets clean and stockpiling enough food for a winter's hibernation, the Washington region braced Friday for a storm that was expected to leave at least 20 inches of snow on the ground by late Saturday. The District of Columbia declared a snow emergency, ticketing cars parked on emergency routes and changing traffic signals to handle an early evening rush hour. The school systems that bothered to open at all - in the District and the Maryland counties of Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Anne Arundel - sent everyone home early.
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