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Councilman Marks provides update on Gerst Farm in Perry Hall, meeting to be held

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Councilman Marks sent the following to NottinghamMD.com: For five years, I have blocked development of the Gerst Farm in Perry Hall. In 2015, I blocked a proposed Planned Unit Department that included a blend of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes that would have …


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Chapel Hill Elementary student emerges as winner of Peabody’s Young Artists Concerto Competition

TOWSON, MD —Taeyeon (Sophia) Park, a Grade 3 student at Chapel Hill Elementary, has earned first place in the Peabody Young Artist Concerto competition. As part of the Preparatory’s Concerto Competition Day, held on Nov. 17, the Young Artists Concerto Competition provides intermediate and advanced students, who are aged 14 and under, the opportunity to compete for a solo performance …


Maryland Department of the Environment recognizes local schools for ‘idle-free’ policy

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Some northeastern Baltimore County schools have been recognized by the Maryland Department of the Environment. MDE has published an “Honor Roll” recognizing schools that have established a “school idle reduction” policy. “(These schools) are making great strides to keep students, staff, and families safer by reducing vehicle emissions from unnecessary idling,” said MDE officials. MDE reminds parents that idling …

Hundreds sign petition to alleviate overcrowding at Perry Hall Middle School as new housing development looms

PERRY HALL, MD – In the wake of Baltimore County Board of Education’s decision to postpone addressing the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall Middle School, residents are taking matters into their own hands. Earlier this week, resident Joe Norman created a petition to urge the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Build to Learn Act and to urge lawmakers to …

Board of Education to hear Perry Hall Middle overcrowding relief proposals

PERRY HALL, MD – The construction of the new Nottingham-area middle school has been delayed indefinitely ever since the state senate failed to pass a school construction initiative earlier this year. In the wake of this decision, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn have requested alternative relief options for the overcrowded conditions at Perry Hall …

Councilman Marks creates work group of residents to plan for future of Gerst Farm

UPDATE: Councilman David Marks has provided an update on the Gerst Farm property. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD – Councilman David Marks announced on Tuesday the creation of a working group that will identify goals and evaluate plans for any future development of the Gerst Farm in eastern Perry Hall. Councilman Marks down-zoned the entire farm in 2016 …

2019 BCPS Teacher of the Year nominees announced for Eastern Zone

Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced the nominees for the 2019 “Eastern Zone” Teacher of the Year award. Here are this year’s nominees, listed in alphabetical order by school. Stephanie Lawson, Battle Grove Elementary Terry Flynn, Battle Monument Cindy Laue, Bear Creek Elementary Stacey Steinberg, Berkshire Elementary Diane Pfeifer, Chapel Hill Elementary Carrie Sprucebank, Charlesmont Elementary Irene Check, Chase …

Councilman Marks: New truck restrictions on Honeygo’s neighborhood roads

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday that new truck restrictions would be implemented in Perry Hall’s Honeygo area. The changes are designed to encourage trucks to use Honeygo Boulevard instead of Cowenton Avenue and Joppa Road in the Chapel Hill Elementary School area. Trucks making deliveries to the Honeygo Village Center will no longer be able to use Cowenton …