Education

Perry Hall High, Towson High seniors earn college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

TOWSON, MD—Towson High School senior Jacob Fey and Perry Hall High School senior Tiffany T. Shum are among the more than 2,600 distinguished high school seniors from across the nation who have earned college-sponsored National Merit® Scholarships. The scholarship recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Fey, who lives …


Education, Entertainment, Events

2022 BCPS Film Expo honors 17 projects from 11 schools

TOWSON, MD—The 2022 BCPS Film Expo event showcased films produced by Baltimore County Public Schools students from 11 schools. Held on May 17 at The Senator Theatre, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. In its seventh year, the competition attracted 158 film, GIF, and poster entries from six middle schools and 16 high schools. Seventeen …


Governor Hogan announces supplemental budget for new public safety facilities, expanded cyber readiness, infrastructure and public health investments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that he has submitted a $2.8 billion supplemental budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s core priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber readiness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This supplemental budget also funds top priorities for …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials provide update on when masking requirement might be dropped

UPDATE: Masks will become optional at Baltimore County Public Schools on March 1st. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Wednesday provided an update on when school masking requirements might be eliminated. On February 10, 2022, Baltimore County’s COVID-19 case rate dropped below 100 cases per 100,000 residents, moving the county out of the CDC’s high …

Ryan Nawrocki announces House of Delegates bid to bring ‘common sense values’ to Annapolis

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—On Monday, lifelong Baltimore County resident Ryan Nawrocki announced his candidacy to bring a “common sense conservative voice to the people of northern and eastern Baltimore County” as the next Delegate from District 7A. “I’m running for state delegate because Baltimore County residents deserve a real conservative voice who will represent their interests in the state legislature,” said …

Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …

Gov. Hogan on rising hospitalizations: ‘This is not March 2020, use common sense’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With Maryland surpassing 2,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday provided Marylanders with an update regarding ongoing emergency actions: “As we have been projecting, our statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have now reached record levels and surpassed 2,000. “With hospitalizations and deaths our primary focus, we have already taken a number of emergency actions in preparation for this surge. …

Baltimore County Board of Elections names new election director

HUNT VALLEY, MD—Baltimore County Board of Elections President Bruce Robinson on Thursday announced that Ruie Lavoie has been named the County’s new Election Director. Lavoie will begin in her new role on December 29, 2021. Lavoie has worked in Maryland elections for more than 12 years, the first 10 in Baltimore County, and the last two as Election Director in …