Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Great Outdoors Month is next June.
State officials announced this week plans for Great Outdoors Month in June, inviting Maryland residents to mark Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days from June 8 to 22. The second annual outdoors days aims to get families outside. State officials also invite organiztions to share outdoor events on their website. The outdoors days start with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and ends with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, according to a Department of Natural Resources release. Some state parks will offer special programs around the campout day. “June marks the end of school, the excitement and anticipation of summer, and the perfect time to encourage our children to connect with nature through outside activities,” Gov. Martin O’…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, in a letter that says the decision was not "stimulated" by negative claims about the department.
After a stretch of less than nine months heading police in Anne Arundel County, Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, as the county awaits the outcome of an investigation into claims of unfair treatment within the department. "I am resigning today because the department needs a chief who can focus solely on the department’s mission, something that is challenging to do in the current environment," Tolliver said in the letter. Tolliver's resignation is effective May 21. Patch contacted the office of County Executive Laura Neuman for information about possible replacements, but she has yet to respond. In late April, County Councilman Jamie Benoit wrote Neuman, requesting an investigation into whether Tolliver used …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
County Executive Laura Neuman recently set up an official Twitter account, as one of the latest moves to modernize the office in Anne Arundel County.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The two-term Republican state delegate plans to announce his 2014 campaign on May 2.
Monday, April 22, 2013
'The Capital Gazette' reports that Del. Tony McConkey and his wife face two foreclosure suits.
Del. Tony McConkey (R-District 33A) and his wife are facing two foreclosure lawsuits on Severna Park homes, The Capital Gazette reports. In a lawsuit filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on April 10, Fire Home Mortgage Corp. alleges the pair have not repaid a $600,000 loan on a Severna Park house they have owned since 2007, according to The Capital Gazette. In a separate lawsuit, Fremont Investment & Loan alleges McConkey and his wife defaulted on a $360,000 loan on another Severna Park property, The Capital Gazette reported. In February, Patch reported that McConkey was publicly reprimanded by his peers after an ethics panel concluded that he stood to benefit personally from legislation. The General Assembly's ethics committee …