Politics, Traffic

New traffic light activated in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—After more than one year of planning and discussion, a new traffic signal has gone live in Perry Hall. On Thursday, the Maryland State Highway Administration activated a new traffic light at the intersection of Belair Road and Klausmier Road. The intersection has been called one of the most dangerous in Perry Hall. The new light will give …


Crime, Police/Fire

Police responding to brawl in Dunfield community

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are responding to a Thursday night disturbance in Nottingham. At just before 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a call for a large fight in the unit block of Monhegan Court in the Dunfield community (21236). Initial reports indicate that several people were injured in the brawl. There has been no word from police on any arrests. Advertisement Our …


Governor Hogan announces ‘Innovation Schools’ accountability initiative, largest school construction plan in state history

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced an education package that includes an accountability initiative to turn around persistently underperforming schools, as well as the largest school construction plan in state history. “We are here today to launch the next chapter of education reform in Maryland, which will provide increased investment for our schools, more accountability for Maryland parents, teachers, …

Paramedic with Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company receives 2019 Baltimore Ravens Community Quarterback Award

FALLSTON, MD—A Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company paramedic has received a big honor. Edward Benesch, who is also a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Reserve Officer, has been given a 2019 Baltimore Ravens Community Quarterback Award for his selfless contributions to the local community. Through the annual Community Quarterback Award, the Baltimore Ravens, together with T. Rowe Price …

CCBC Essex women’s soccer player, a Perry Hall High graduate, earns NJCAA All-America Honors

ESSEX, MD—The National Junior College Athletic Association on Thursday announced its 2019 Division I Women’s Soccer All-America teams, with CCBC Essex’s Kara Dietrich earning second team honors. She is the first Knights’ women’s soccer student-athlete since 2002 to earn the honor. A freshman, and Perry Hall High School graduate, Dietrich helped lead the Knights to a 19-4 overall record and …

Separate Baltimore County yard materials collection ends for 2019

TOWSON, MD—The separate collection of yard materials (for Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their collection schedules) will be halted for the winter in December and will resume in April 2020. The date of the last 2019 “Y” day varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. Residents must refer to their particular schedule for details (the final “Y” day will …

State results show nearly half of students prepared for kindergarten

BALTIMORE, MD—The results of Maryland’s 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) show that more than half of the local school systems in Maryland made progress in school readiness over the past year, but overall kindergarten readiness across the State remained the same. “Preparing students to succeed in kindergarten is a key goal of our early childhood learning efforts, so we will …

Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with Event Ticket Sales LLC, Guinio Volpone

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Maryland Consumer Protection Division had settled charges against Nebraska-based Event Ticket Sales, LLC, an online event ticket reseller, and its owner, Guinio Volpone, for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and Maryland’s Interference With Internet Ticket Sales law. Charges against Event Ticket Sales and Volpone were initially …