Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind Superintendent chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Leadership Maryland announced on Wednesday that William Robert Hair ’20, Superintendent at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Hair is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 28th class – the …


Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces appointment of Maryland’s first education Inspector General

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the appointment of Richard P. Henry as Maryland’s first Inspector General for Education. Henry, who has over 30 years of law enforcement experience at the federal level, currently serves as executive director of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Compliance and Monitoring. “For five years, our administration has been working hard …


CCBC to hold emergency preparedness drills in February

ESSEX, MD—As students return for classes, the Community College of Baltimore County will be conducting 10 emergency drills throughout CCBC campus locations in mid-February: Tuesday, February 18 CCBC Essex (two drills: day and evening) CCBC Randallstown (one drill: day) Wednesday, February 19 CCBC Catonsville (two drills: day and evening) CCBC Owings Mills (two drills: day and evening) Thursday, February 20 …

PHHS girls’ basketball coach closes out 24-year coaching career

PERRY HALL, MD—Perry Hall High School girls’ basketball coach Linda Caccavalla closed out her coaching career with a pair of wins. Both the JV and varsity squads picked up victories over Eastern Tech on Friday evening as Coach Caccavalla ended her 24-year tenure as coach at PHHS. Councilman David Marks was on-hand Friday night to present Coach Caccavalla with a …

Kenwood High School student awarded Junior ROTC scholarship

ESSEX, MD—Josh Hunt, of Kenwood High School in Essex, is one of just 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets worldwide to earn a Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC. More than 2,575 cadets worldwide applied for the scholarships. Valued at approximately $22,500, the scholarship will support Hunt in attending an accredited aviation university during …

Marks, Henn applaud passage of Built to Learn Act

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed HB1 the “Built to Learn Act.” This bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. “I am thrilled to hear that the Built to Learn Act of 2020 passed in the Maryland House of …

Baltimore County offices to be closed for Presidents Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in recognition of Presidents Day. Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. Trash and recyclables …

Baltimore County expanding summer youth employment program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to grow the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program by at least 50 percent, providing job opportunities to a minimum of 300 young people this summer. “We are committed to providing more of our young people with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” Olszewski said. “We know from research that …