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August 26, 2011
I have lived off of Centennial Lane for over 20 years. I sent three children to Burleigh Manor Middle and onto Centennial High. We did not need a traffic light in front of the schools. Now tens of thousands of comuters will need to leave 10 minutes earlier for work because of this light. All this money spent in the worst economy in 80 years to satisfy yuppie parents who feel their offspring are too good to ride a school bus or walk two blocks. Dennis Smith Ellicott City
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Baltimore County police were warning motorists in the central Towson and Lutherville areas Wednesday of a number of traffic lights that were out, though some began to come back on after noon. Police said motorists should use extreme caution at intersections where a traffic signal has malfunctioned. Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said BGE has been contacted about the issue. "We are suspecting a problem with a transformer at York and West roads may have caused the outage. " Around noon the BGE website reported 14 outages in the area, but the cause was still being investigated.
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August 31, 2011
The Sun would do well to remind Marylanders in this time of power outage that when one approaches an intersection where the light is out, the light is treated as a four-way stop sign. That means you come to a complete stop and yield to the right. many drivers take a gang approach and simply follow the car ahead, forcing the opposing vehicles to inch into intersections until the traffic has to stop or crash. Four-way stop, folks. Four-way stop. Bill Burnham, Baltimore
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The girl in the tire swing is swaying above North Avenue, sneakers pointing to a traffic light. A block away, the Natty Boh guy and the Utz girl speed away on their wedding day, cans trailing behind their car. And then there's Cupid, aiming an arrow at the street. Above him float the words, "I loved more. " The works of artist Reed Bmore look like line drawings come to life. The 22-year-old shapes sculptures from metal wire, then hangs them on light poles and traffic light cables.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
Cynthia Larkins expected to be front and center and yelling "Hallelujah!" when city transportation officials turned on a new $100,000 traffic light Thursday at Wabash and Hillsdale avenues, near her home in Northwest Baltimore's West Arlington neighborhood. "I have only been trying 32 years to get a light at this intersection," said Larkins, 57, a retired federal employee. "And my father tried for years before me. I feel like a kid who was given a candy bar. I am elated for the safety of everybody who drives or walks through here.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2010
The Baltimore Department of Transportation will install a long-sought traffic signal and crosswalk next year on Charles Street near Penn Station to help pedestrians cross the busy northbound street, the city's traffic chief said Tuesday. Traffic division chief Randall Scott said the new signal at Charles and Oliver streets will remain green to northbound Charles Street traffic until a pedestrian pushes a button indicating a desire to cross. The new signal, which will be installed north of Mount Royal Avenue and south of the entrance ramp to Interstate 83, is expected to be in operation as early as February but no later than May, Scott said.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | February 5, 2013
With what appear to be the best of intentions, the Bel Air Town Commissioners took an action this week that is likely to make an already bad traffic situation worse. For many years, residents of English Country Manor, the pleasant little community off of Gateway Drive behind Harford Mall, have complained to the town about what they perceive as the need for a traffic light at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Boulton Street. The commissioners on Monday approved an $85,000 contract to install the light, and it could operational by May, the town's public works director said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
All northbound traffic on MD 2 in Anne Arundel County remained shut down at noon on Tuesday due to an early morning incident involving an asphalt paving truck, according to the State Highway Administration. SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said that around 4:20 a.m. a contractor was spreading asphalt on the pavement when the back of the truck elevated too high and knocked out a traffic signal. He said the signal's master arm — the bar that hoists the traffic light over the road — is down "We have determined that it's damaged beyond repair," said Gischlar.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2011
A 36-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday night in East Baltimore when men began shooting from a white van that pulled up alongside him at a traffic light, police said. An officer found Antonio Lamont Lee, 36, in the driver's seat of his vehicle, slumped over the passenger seat. Lee had been waiting at a stop light in a 2010 Acura sedan in the 1400 block of E. Monument St. when the van pulled up and gunmen opened fire, police said. The van turned northbound on Caroline Street then turned west on Madison Street.
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By Katie V. Jones | November 12, 2011
Home owners surrounding the new Liberty Exchange office, retail and warehouse development in Eldersburg are hoping to see the traffic light at the entrance of the center at Liberty Road become operational - and sooner than later. Currently, the signal at Exchange Drive and Liberty Road (Route 26) is a blinking yellow light, but residents are concerned about possible accidents as cars attempt to get through the heavily-traveled stretch of Liberty Road. "I have witnessed several close calls during the day, especially when the high school students are dismissed around 2:30 p.m.," said Jen Hoey, president of the nearby Sumner's Hollow home owner association.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided to expedite the safety measures - ideas that came from a months-long study of the area - to have them in place by the upcoming fall semester. Three pedestrians have been killed crossing U.S. 1 in the past six months. Beginning Aug. 1, U.S. 1's speed limit will be dropped to 25 mph from 30 mph between Guilford and Berwyn roads, the highway administration said.
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November 23, 2013
Whether you are a devoted soccer mom taking your child to practice or a game, an anxious job-seeker looking for a place to park, a business executive running late for a meeting, a big rig trucker delivering fresh produce, or student heading to class or a tourist trying to find a museum or other local attraction, you, your vehicle and your trip are essential to the economy. What is more significant, whoever you are and wherever you are going, is that you are a person and much too important to be lumped into the demeaning and dehumanizing category of "traffic.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | August 13, 2013
The so-called deficiencies found by Harford County planners in the paperwork relating to traffic at the Bel Air South site where Walmart plans to build a store totaling 186,000 square feet aren't likely to have any effect on the long-term prospects for stopping the project. Odds are the new Bel Air South store will be open and the old Walmart on Constant Friendship Boulevard in Abingdon will be closed in time for the 2015 Christmas shopping season, if not sooner, traffic concerns notwithstanding.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
New Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis had to call his own police officers for assistance after he was involved in a minor traffic incident over the weekend. On Saturday night, just one day after he was announced as County Executive Laura Neuman's pick for police chief, Davis' county-owned SUV was struck by another driver. Davis said he was stopped at a traffic light on Benfield Boulevard near Interstate 97 in Millersville at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, when a Mercedes in the next lane drifted over and bumped the SUV's left rear tires.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
All northbound traffic on MD 2 in Anne Arundel County remained shut down at noon on Tuesday due to an early morning incident involving an asphalt paving truck, according to the State Highway Administration. SHA spokesman Charlie Gischlar said that around 4:20 a.m. a contractor was spreading asphalt on the pavement when the back of the truck elevated too high and knocked out a traffic signal. He said the signal's master arm — the bar that hoists the traffic light over the road — is down "We have determined that it's damaged beyond repair," said Gischlar.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Seminary Avenue at the light rail crossing in Lutherville is scheduled to be closed for five days beginning 10 a.m. Friday for track and road improvement work, the Maryland Transit Administration announced. Local businesses will remain open and all side streets and residential driveways will remain open. Through traffic along Seminary Avenue in Historic Lutherville will be detoured using Falls Road, the Baltimore Beltway, Charles Street and Bellona Avenue. During track work, MTA will provide shuttle bus service between the Timonium and Falls Road stations beginning Friday at 8 p.m. The rubberized rail crossing is being replaced to improve safety for light rail passengers and motorists on Seminary Avenue.
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November 18, 1993
The long-awaited traffic light at Gorman Road and U.S. 1 will be activated in early December, according to State Highway Administration officials.Highway officials had expected that it would be spring before they could activate the light, said Gene Straub, an assistant district engineer. But workers at the Freestate Development site -- a project that will include a neighborhood shopping center -- have finished more of the work around Gorman Road and U.S. 1 than highway officials originally had thought, he said.
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October 19, 1990
Two elderly people died last night of injuries received when their car was struck broadside at Falls Road and Seminary Avenue near Brooklandville. A traffic light was not working because of the storm that struck the area.Baltimore County police said Joseph R. McIntosh, 85, of the 2800 block of Houck's Mill Road in Monkton, and Kathleen Ness, 86, of the 13700 block of Falls Road in Monkton, were pronounced dead at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center shortly after the 10:55 p.m. crash.Police said a 1986 Chevrolet driven by Elizabeth McIntosh, 70, Joseph McIntosh's wife, was northbound on Falls Road when it was struck on the passenger side by a 1988 Mercury Cougar driven by Anthony R. Paszkiewicz, 59, of the 5200 block of King Ave. near White Marsh.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | February 5, 2013
With what appear to be the best of intentions, the Bel Air Town Commissioners took an action this week that is likely to make an already bad traffic situation worse. For many years, residents of English Country Manor, the pleasant little community off of Gateway Drive behind Harford Mall, have complained to the town about what they perceive as the need for a traffic light at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Boulton Street. The commissioners on Monday approved an $85,000 contract to install the light, and it could operational by May, the town's public works director said.
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Editorial from The Aegis and The Record | January 10, 2013
It wasn't that many years ago that the prospect of relatively few fatal accidents involving drugs or alcohol would have been presumed to coincide with relatively few fatal accidents altogether. As it turns out, the number of deadly vehicle collisions in Harford County in 2012 where drug or alcohol use was believed by police to have been a factor was zero, yet depending on how you count, the number of people killed on roadways in the county in the recently passed year was 31, making it the most deadly year for highway fatalities in about two decades.
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