Education, Politics

Five Baltimore County Council members sign letter urging school board to consider replacing superintendent

TOWSON, MD—Five members of the Baltimore County Council have signed a letter urging the school board to replace Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams. In the letter, the councilmembers cite constant issues found in Baltimore County Public Schools such as transportation issues, school buses running late, and low student and teacher morale. The letter tp Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Julie …


Politics

Councilwoman Bevins to not seek re-election

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Baltimore County Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins will not be seeking re-election. Bevins on Tuesday announced that she would not be seeking a fourth term. The councilwoman became the subject of much criticism last year when she briefly moved out of her district, realized she had violated the county charter, then moved back into the Sixth District. Bevin …


Water main break reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—A water main break in the Rosedale area has left several residents without water. Councilwoman Cathy Bevins on Thursday reported that an eight-inch main had ruptured in the 9100-block of Lennings Lane (21237). Thirty services (including residents and businesses) and one hydrant are currently without water. Water has been shut off to allow contractors to complete repairs. Motorists should …

Water main repairs leave several White Marsh neighborhoods without water

WHITE MARSH, MD—Many White Marsh neighborhoods are without water on Thursday due to water main repairs. The Department of Public Works reports that repairs are being made to a 16-inch water main. Repairs began at 9 a.m. in the area of Ebenezer Road at Bird River Road. The following neighborhoods are without service, according to Councilwoman Cathy Bevins… Ebenezer Road …

Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce salutes hometown heroes

ESSEX, MD—A local chamber of commerce recognized some very important individuals last night. On Thursday evening, the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce held its 14th annual Salute to Hometown Heroes. Members of the organization gathered at the Eastern Yacht Club to honor fire, police, military, hospital, and other local heroes who have shown courage in the face of a disaster …

Baltimore County Council votes, along party lines, to extend state of emergency

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend the county’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 vote, which followed party lines, extends the state of emergency by 35 days. County Executive Johnny Olszewski last week declared a local state of emergency to “expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republican …

Utility work to disrupt water service in Middle River neighborhood on Monday

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Utility work will disrupt water service in parts of Middle River on Monday. On August 30, the City of Baltimore’s Office of Engineering and Construction will be performing utility work in the 1700 – 2000 blocks of Leland Avenue (21220). Water service will be interrupted for approximately five hours, according to Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. Motorists should use caution …

Bevins, Marks: New middle school, Pine Grove addition funded for construction

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that full funding has been secured for the new northeastern middle school, as well as the addition at Pine Grove Middle School. Both projects have been fully funded by Baltimore County for several years, but delayed due to the missing state match. With the enactment of the …