CCBC announces 2024 President’s Distinguished Graduate Award Winner

ROSEDALE, MD—The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) this week announced that Vidhi Patel has been named the winner of the 2024 President’s Distinguished Graduate award. The award is annually given to a student who demonstrates leadership and a commitment to helping others. This year, Patel was recognized for her work as a student mentor, president of the CCBC Essex […]

41-year-old man dies in fatal Essex motorcycle crash

ESSEX, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in Essex over the weekend. The accident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024,  in the area of Orems Road and Old Orems Road (21221). Authorities say the crash happened as 41-year-old Donald E. Busick Jr. was attempting […]

Public meeting on BGE Brandon Shores transmission upgrade project to be held in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Following last month’s virtual session, an in-person meeting will be held in Perry Hall this week to discuss a large transmission upgrade project called BGE Brandon Shores Mitigation. The project will affect Middle River, White Marsh, Kingsville, Fallston, and other areas in northeastern Baltimore County and southern Harford County. The project is necessary due to the announced retirement of Talen […]

BCPS educators earn 4 state-level awards from the Maryland Art Education Association

TOWSON, MD—Four Baltimore County Public Schools educators have earned statewide honors from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, the BCPS Office of Visual Arts has selected nine district-level award winners. State- and district-level awards will be presented during the 2024 MAEA virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., to be followed by a Summer Celebration at […]

Baltimore County Public Library gears up for 2024 Summer Reading Challenge

TOWSON, MD—This summer, adventure begins at Baltimore County Public Library! The annual Summer Reading Challenge runs Saturday, June 1, through Saturday, August 31. With the theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” this program encourages exploration of the world through books, engaging activities and prizes. There are two ways children can participate; either by tracking via the Beanstack app or […]

Baltimore County to hold public hearing on proposed water supply, sewerage plan amendments

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Planning Board is set to hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed amendments to the Baltimore County Water Supply and Sewerage Plan, known as Amendment Cycle 42. The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. on July 18 in Room 104 of the Jefferson Building, located at 105 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson. The Baltimore […]

Maryland medical equipment company settles fraud allegations for $352,800

BALTIMORE, MD—A durable medical equipment company with offices in Baltimore County and one of its owners have agreed to pay $352,800 to settle allegations that they defrauded a federal health program intended to help government employees with medical expenses. The settlement resolves claims of billing fraud filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland. Federal officials alleged that Comfort Care […]

NTSB Key Bridge preliminary report released

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a preliminary report on the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the M/V Dali cargo ship. The 24-page report (PDF) says that, at just before 1:30 a.m. EDT on March 26, 2024, the 947-foot-long Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Dali was transiting out of Baltimore’s Inner […]