Education, Government

Councilman Marks: Failure of state school construction funding puts responsibility on Baltimore County

by Councilman David Marks The 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be remembered for many things, including a ban on polystyrene foam products and an increase in the minimum wage. It will also be remembered for the untimely death of House Speaker Michael Busch on the day before its legislative adjournment. The 2019 session will not be noted …


Education, Government

Marks: State Senate’s actions imperil school construction funding

by Councilman David Marks This week, I joined my colleagues on the Baltimore County Council in urging the Maryland State Senate to advance a badly-needed school construction bill. Advertisement The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the Build to Learn Act, which would provide $400 million over the next four years to renovate and build schools in Baltimore County. Unfortunately, …


Perry Hall High School to hold ribbon-cutting for new turf field

Perry Hall High School will hold a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new turf athletic field. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. at Al Miller Stadium. Advertisement The school’s lacrosse teams will be hosting games against Eastern Tech.  The JV game will take place at 5 p.m. and the varsity game …

Councilman Marks: Resurfacing of Belair Road to begin in May, Joppa Road a top priority

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that the Maryland State Highway Administration had begun patching portions of Belair Road from I-695 to Still Meadow Drive. The improvements precede a resurfacing of the corridor that is expected to begin in May. Additionally, county crews will begin their work soon on local resurfacing projects. While the list has not been …

Noise walls to be built along portions of I-95

Perry Hall’s elected officials announced on Wednesday that two new noise barriers would be constructed along portions of Interstate-95 between the East Joppa Road and New Forge Road overpasses. Along northbound I-95, a new noise wall will extend south from the New Forge Road overpass for approximately 3,470 feet. Along southbound I-95, a new noise wall will extend south from …

Students from Nottingham area serving as student pages during Maryland General Assembly

TOWSON, MD – When the Maryland General Assembly session ends on April 8, so will the service of 10 BCPS students assisting as 2019 student pages. Student pages are high school seniors selected to spend two nonconsecutive weeks in Annapolis during the General Assembly session to learn about the legislative process. For 2019, the BCPS seniors serving as pages are: …