Anne Arundel County News

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The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County voted Wednesday to appoint Superintendent George Arlotto to a second four-year term.

The reappointment isn’t final — it is contingent on the board and Arlotto agreeing to a new contract, according to schools spokesman Bob Mosier.

State schools Superintendent...

2/21/2018 9:35:00 PM

A man who Anne Arundel County police say fired shots at five police officers this week during a 22-hour standoff near Annapolis was convicted of threatening police with a knife almost two years ago.

Samuel Miller, 35, confronted three county police officers in July 2016 after they responded to...

2/21/2018 6:25:00 PM

The city has issued two citations to the Annapolis Yacht Club for sediment runoff and a failing construction entrance at its expansion site, one of which came after a weekend of heavy rain.

A “stabilized construction entrance” on the site of the new AYC Family Activity Center near the foot of the...

2/21/2018 3:30:00 PM

Maryland residents who are deaf or have speech disabilities — or anyone with a reason to ask for help silently — could soon use their cellphones to send and receive 911 requests by text.

The state Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to approve a $2.4 million contract that will allow emergency...

2/21/2018 3:00:00 PM

When auditions for Northeast High School's production of "Grease" were held in December, senior Izaiah Plaza was encouraged by several classmates to tryout despite his lack of theater experience.

His musical background includes the school choir and he is a member of a classic rock band that won...

2/21/2018 2:15:00 PM

Baltimore County

Baltimore County - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has selected former Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin as his running mate in the race for governor, bringing a progressive voice from the Washington suburbs to his effort to win the Democratic nomination.

2/22/2018 4:00:00 AM

After six years at the helm of La Cakerie on Allegheny Avenue, executive chef Jason Hisley announced in October he would step down to pursue a new venture in Timonium.

Plans for his new shop — called Cake by Jason Hisley — have been kept under wraps since then, but the patisserie and cake shop...

2/22/2018 5:00:00 AM

Moving from west to east across Towson in three different locations, the family-owned and -operated Hollenshade’s Auto Service nevertheless remains rooted in the community it has served for the past 79 years.

The founder, C. Lee Hollenshade Jr., opened a Texaco gas station in 1939 on the same spot...

2/21/2018 5:00:00 AM

Brookside Market, a new deli and restaurant, is preparing to open in Jacksonville in Baltimore County.

Chef-owner Casey Brooks said he’s hoping to open the doors next week at 14232 Jarrettsville Pike in the building that most recently housed the Dogwood Tack shop.

Brooks previously owned Casey’s...

2/21/2018 2:20:00 PM

A Baltimore County schools spokeswoman retracted an earlier statement in which she said that the school board plans to begin a nationwide search for the district’s next superintendent.

Spokeswoman Diana Spencer said that when she confirmed the national search to The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning,...

2/21/2018 4:45:00 PM

Howard County News

Howard County - Baltimore Sun

Ahead of what he has said “will not be an easy year” for the Howard County budget, County Executive Allan Kittleman has imposed a hiring freeze for non-critical government positions.

Budget Director Holly Sun said it has been left up to each department head to decide which positions are considered...

2/21/2018 11:00:00 AM

As someone who bikes frequently, I know how uneasy it can be to take a trip to work, the park or the store. Sharing today’s roads with faster cars and distracted drivers can make anyone second-guess choosing to get around by bike.

This is why BikeHoward Express, the latest measure to provide better...

2/21/2018 5:00:00 PM

Howard County schools’ annual Black History Month events, which included last weekend’s Black History Expo, speakers and classroom projects, had a new participant this year: The local chapter of the national Black Lives Matter in our Schools.

Black Lives Matter in Schools organizers, who held a...

2/20/2018 8:35:00 AM

An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses that could supply its fuel.

BTS Biogas established its North American headquarters in Columbia last fall and now hopes to break ground...

2/20/2018 11:45:00 AM

It looks like X-rayed lungs on a Rorschach test.

No, it’s a smashed spider with broken legs.

It’s just ridiculous.

There’s no consensus on what Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District resembles. There’s no singular policy or priority that unites a district carved out of four counties and Baltimore...

2/18/2018 5:00:00 AM