Police/Fire

Water rescue reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A rescue operation was under way in Perry Hall/Kingsville on Friday night. At around 9 p.m., the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company swiftwater was involved in a rescue operation on the Great Gunpowder Falls at Pot Rocks, according to Councilman David Marks. Rescuers were reportedly accessing both Belair Road and Anvil Court off of Forge Road. The victim was …


Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to downzone 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he will recommend downzoning 147 acres in northeastern Perry Hall, limiting development in one of the most rural areas of the community. Councilman Marks will recommend downzoning 147 acres to either DR 1 (one house per acre) or RC 2 (Rural Conservation) for Perry Hall Manor and two other …


Gunpowder Falls tunnel expected to open by Labor Day

KINGSVILLE, MD—Perry Hall’s county and state legislators have confirmed that the pedestrian tunnel at Gunpowder Falls State Park should be opened by Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Senator J.B. Jennings, and Delegates Kathy Szeliga & Lauren Arikan shared this message from Wendy Wolcott, District Engineer at Maryland State Highway Administration: “Thank you for your email …

Board of Education seeking public comment on boundary recommendations affecting Perry Hall, Carney schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday that the public has until Saturday, June 13, to comment on a proposed adjustment to the boundary lines of four Baltimore County schools now under consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed boundary change, which was presented to the Board during its May 19 work session, is necessary …

Parking to be prohibited along Belair Road near Gunpowder Falls State Park

PERRY HALL, MD – Due to safety concerns along Belair Road within the Gunpowder Falls State Park – Central Area, parking will be prohibited near the State Park entrance beginning Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will post “No Parking” signs along US 1 between Miller Road and Mount Vista Road, and …

MDOT SHA begins project to rehabilitate Belair Road bridge over Gunpowder Falls

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Access to trails in Gunpowder Falls State Park west of Belair Road will be limited during a bridge and trail tunnel rehabilitation project. Beginning in early summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a new $3.6 million project to rehabilitate the US 1 (Belair Road) Bridge over the Gunpowder Falls and …

Additional signage to be installed reminding motorists of U-turn safety near Gunpowder River

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that new signage would be installed to remind motorists of the dangers of making U-turns near the Great Gunpowder Falls at the Kingsville/Perry Hall boundary. “You will be happy to know that we are making arrangements to install an additional ‘No U-turn’ sign along US-1 in the median at the entrance to the …

Gov. Hogan approves $12M for Route 40 bridge rehabilitation

Governor Larry Hogan has approved over $12 million for bridge rehabilitation to bridges along Route 40. The repairs will include the bridges over both the Little Gunpowder and Gunpowder Falls, according to the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association.  These bridges are in need of restoration, having originally been built in 1934.  Work performed will include: – Replacement of steel and concrete …