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Baltimore County to host webinar on COVID-19’s economic impact, opportunities

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has assembled a panel of economic thought leaders to discuss the changing regional business landscape in the wake of COVID-19 business shutdowns, and explore potential long-term shifts that may alter the local economy for years and decades to come. “Exploring Economic Impacts and Opportunities in the Baltimore Region” is the fifth session in the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221). The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed …


Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of …

Education Foundation of BCPS cancels 2020 State of the Schools event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Out of an abundance of caution and in adherence with the state’s executive orders, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is cancelling the 2020 State of the Schools event. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at Towson University’s SECU Arena, and there were plans to reschedule it. The decision to cancel was made in accordance …

Essex-area principals among six finalists for 2020 Principal of the Year

ESSEX, MD—Two principals from the Essex area are among six finalists for 2020-21 Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year. Kelly O’Connell is in her fourth year as principal at Mars Estates Elementary School and her 18th year with BCPS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in human resources school leadership from Towson …

Eastern Tech mathematics chair named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator

ESSEX, MD—Stacy Barry, a resource teacher in the BCPS Office of Innovation and Digital Safety, has been named 2020 Maryland Outstanding Leader Using Technology by the Maryland Society for Education Technology (MSET), and Kimberly Burton-Regulski, mathematics department chair at Eastern Technical High School, has been named that group’s 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator. Both women will be honored at MSET’s Common …

Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools postpones State of the Schools

TOWSON, MD—Out of an abundance of caution, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is postponing the 2020 State of the Schools event at Towson University’s SECU Arena until further notice. It had originally been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The decision was made in collaboration with Baltimore County Public Schools and Towson University. In the near future, …

Towson University cancels classes due to coronavirus risk

TOWSON, MD—Towson University will become the first college in Maryland cancel classes in response to the recent novel coronavirus outbreak. In an email to Towson University students and staff, officials wrote that classes would be cancelled for the remainder of the week beginning on Wednesday. In addition, students should prepare for classes to be taught remotely following spring break. “Beginning …