Baltimore County

Council withdraws bill on solar energy

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council Tuesday decided to toss out a bill that would regulate the placement of solar facilities in rural areas of the county. Councilman Wade Kach, R-Third District, who was the lead sponsor of the bill, withdrew the [...]

Parents urge school board to allow more recess for kids

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Parents of elementary and middle school students are urging the Baltimore County Board of Education to provide more recess time for kids during the school day. The parents, who are part of a group called Maryland Advocates for Play (MAP), [...]

Rat infestation frustrates county residents

April 5, 2016 // 7 Comments

By Raenard Weddington Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 30 residents from Essex and Dundalk came before the Baltimore County Council Monday evening to complain about what they said was a major rat infestation problem in their neighborhoods. The residents told the council that the rat [...]

Snow removal efforts cost county $11 million

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Brett Buccheri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County has spent an estimated $11 million to remove more than 30 inches of snow so far this winter – almost twice the amount of money originally budgeted, according to the county’s public works website. Of that figure, $9.2 million was [...]

School redistricting plan meets opposition

February 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Haire Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer More than 100 parents, teachers and children packed Catonsville High School Wednesday night to voice their opposition or support for a school redistricting plan that would require more than 300 Kindergarten to fifth-grade students to move to new [...]

White tailed deer are making an impact on suburban Maryland

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By D. Chris Draughn Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Bill Yardley had just finished an afternoon hike at North Point State Park when he stopped to chat with a fellow hiker in the parking lot. “Have you ever been in the woods and had the feeling that something was watching you?” Yardley said. He [...]

Opponents of proposed White Marsh mall file petition to force 2016 referendum

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sydney Engelhardt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A group that is opposed to a County Council decision that allows a 390,000-square-foot outlet mall to be built in White Marsh has filed a petition with the Baltimore County Board of Elections in an attempt to force a referendum on the issue next [...]

County delays flu vaccine until December

November 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Chanda Kumar Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Children in Baltimore County public schools will have to wait until December before they can receive their nasal spray vaccine for the flu because of a shortage in the medication, school officials said. Tiffany Tate, the executive director of the [...]

Parents seek answers about possible magnet school changes

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Paige Whipple Parents plan to show up in force this week as school officials hold four public forums to discuss the magnet school status of Lutherville Laboratory and Cromwell Valley elementaries. Jamie Papas, the PTA president of Lutherville, said she expects at least 100 parents from her [...]

Measles outbreak sparks review of local procedures

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jay Greene The measles outbreak in Disneyland last December and the cases popping up closer to home have prompted Baltimore County officials to review local health procedures so they would know how to respond should the highly contagious respiratory disease come to Maryland. In the public [...]
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