Baltimore County

Bill would lift lifeguard requirements at hotel pools

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katelyn Murphy and Summer Evans Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council will consider a bill next Thursday that would remove the requirement that lifeguards be on duty for guests to swim at privately owned hotel and motel pools. Baltimore County is one of only two counties [...]

County urges residents not to be energy vampires

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The average Baltimore County resident produces 4.4 pounds of garbage each day, up from 3.7 pounds in 1980, according to the county’s Department of Public Works. Much of that waste – between 1,300 and 1,400 tons of it per day – ends up in the [...]

County neighborhoods may get help with rat problem

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Derrell Reid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council will consider a bill next week that is designed to help residents in nine county neighborhoods get rid of rat populations that have infested their homes and yards for more than a year. The neighborhoods that would be [...]

County Council repeals ban on tasers to comply with Supreme Court ruling

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council passed a bill Monday that repeals a 32-year-old law that banned the possession of stun guns, or “tasers,” for personal use on grounds that the ban was unconstitutional. The emergency legislation, which was passed during [...]

County Council bill would repeal ban on taser guns

March 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Campbell Kistner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council will consider a bill next week that would repeal a 32-year-old law that bans the possession of taser guns and other electronic devices because the ban is no longer constitutional. The bill, which was discussed during a [...]

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 [...]
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