Coast Guard responding to Key Bridge collapse, Governor Moore declares state of emergency

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies in response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore on Tuesday morning. At just before 1:30 a.m. on March 26, the Coast Guard received a report that a 948-foot Singapore-flagged containership collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Additionally, it was reported that the bridge […]

Officials launch ‘Discover Baltimore County’ tourism initiative [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials on Tuesday unveiled Discover Baltimore County, a bold, comprehensive new branding and marketing initiative that aims to attract visitors and further establish the county as an unexpected destination for travelers. “Located in the heart of Maryland, Baltimore County offers something for everyone, including miles of beautiful waterfront, rolling hills, vast swaths of farmland, and hundreds of […]

Olszewski to appoint D’Andrea L. Walker as Baltimore County Administrative Officer, makes additional senior leadership announcements

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced plans to appoint D’Andrea L. Walker as Baltimore County Administrative Officer. Walker, who currently serves as Director of the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation, will succeed Stacy L. Rodgers who is retiring from Baltimore County government next month after serving more than 30 years in federal, state, and […]

Baltimore County forms new Agriculture Advisory Board

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday issued an executive order establishing a new Agriculture Advisory Board to help strengthen the agriculture industry in the county. The new board will consist of 24 individuals including local government officials and representatives from agritourism, dairy, equine, livestock, and other private industry sectors. The Board will advise the county on its long-term […]

Baltimore County announces plans to acquire portions of former C.P. Crane plant in Middle River to preserve as parkland

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Forsite Development, a coal plant remediation company, has entered into an agreement with Baltimore County for the acquisition of portions of the former Charles P. Crane generating station in Middle River. This transaction will help to preserve the area’s natural resources and provide a place for county residents to enjoy. The 153-acre site is being purchased by Baltimore […]

Baltimore County continuing Back River midge treatments following declines in bug levels

ESSEX, MD—Following significant declines in nuisance midge levels along the Back River in eastern Baltimore County, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that midge reduction treatments will continue this spring. Aerial spraying – along with remediation inside Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant – is expected to begin on Monday, March 4, and continue through the fall. “We remain […]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Red House Run Elementary School

ROSEDALE, MD—A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday at Red House Run Elementary School in Rosedale. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Myriam Rogers and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski joined members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County delegation in officially cutting the ribbon on the new school. The $66.2 million project replaces the […]

NOW YOU KNOW: Asking the County Executive to Withdraw His Housing Bill

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Governor Moore testified in favor of his bill, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act, before the Environment and Transportation Committee in Annapolis last week. During the controversial hearing, the Governor and other proponents of the legislation faced difficult questions and challenges from bipartisan committee members. Delegate Nawrocki […]