Education

Eastern Tech educator awarded statewide honor

The Technology & Engineering Educators Association of Maryland (TEEAM) has selected Angela Waldrop, an engineering teacher at Eastern Technical High School, as the High School TEEAM Teacher Excellence Award winner for Maryland. To receive this award, a teacher must have an extensive background in technology and engineering education and must pursue meaningful ongoing professional development opportunities. Creative and innovative use …


Crime, Emergency Response

Perry Hall businesses vandalized, Kingsville church burglarized, Parkville victim fights back

Police are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16, an individual parked his vehicle behind several businesses in the 4100-block of E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21236), then cut the wires in panel boxes belonging to the businesses. The suspect fired a BB gun into the …


Arrangements announced for Officer Comegna

Viewing and funeral arrangements have been set for Officer Joseph Comegna. The former school resource officer at Eastern Tech took his own life in his office at the Essex school on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, located at 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall, on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. …

Water main break, sinkhole reported in Essex

UPDATE: A large sinkhole has formed on Foxcroft Lane. Motorists should avoid the area. Original story below… —— A water main break in the Essex area has left some residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch main has ruptured in the 900-block of Foxcroft Lane (21221). Approximately fifty residents and one hydrant are without water …

Robberies reported in Perry Hall, Fullerton, Essex

Police are investigating several robberies that were reported over the weekend. At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9, an individual entered the Papa John’s Pizza located in the 7400-block of Belair Road in Fullerton (21236), displayed a handgun, and told the cashiers to open the cash box. The suspect took the cash and fled the scene. At just before 9:30 p.m. on Friday, …

Middle River woman dies in Essex crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash on MD 702 in Essex that occurred at just before 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Authorities say a Hyundai Tucson traveling westbound on MD 702 near the exit to I-695 failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.  The vehicle crossed the grass median and the eastbound travel lanes.  It then traveled down an embankment and struck …