Education, Family

Questions arise after controversial ‘Gender Queer’ book surfaces at Perry Hall High School library

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Community members are asking questions after a student at Perry Hall High School was recently able to check out a controversial book. The White Marsh Cowenton Community Association reports that the student was able to check out a book from the school library entitled, “Gender Queer.” The book has recently been the subject of controversy in neighboring Virginia, as …


Business, Education, Events

Perry Hall students among winners in 2022 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

Baltimore, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 13th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 5th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners …


Bird illness reports decrease, DNR lifts recommendation to stop feeding

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As of mid-August, reports of a strange illness affecting many local birds have decreased in many jurisdictions. On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources lifted its previous recommendation to stop feeding birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and other states began receiving reports of sick and dying birds. Several …

Parkville-based 9/11 memorial receives piece of steel from Twin Towers

PARKVILLE, MD—A local September 11 memorial has received a piece of steel from the Twin Towers. On Saturday, Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial was presented with a piece of steel that came from between the 85th and 89th floors of Tower 1 (North), which was just above the impact zone of American Airlines Flight 11. The ceremony was held at the …

Wildlife officials investigating mysterious bird illness in Maryland, Virginia, DC

UPDATE: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is lifting its previous recommendation to cease feeding birds. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Wildlife officials in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are investigating a mysterious illness that has been affecting local birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the tri-state area (and West Virginia) began receiving reports of sick and dying birds …

EPA waives volatility requirements in Maryland in response to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, shutdown

UPDATE: Some gas stations in southern Maryland and a few stations in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County are now out of gas. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily lifting some environmental restrictions as a ransomware attack threatens the gasoline supply chain in the southeastern U.S. The EPA said it was waiving volatility requirements governing …

NASA to attempt Monday night Wallops rocket launch following second delay

UPDATE: Monday night’s launch has been postponed to no earlier than Tuesday, May 11, at 8:05 p.m. The launch has been postponed due to upper level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Could the third time be the charm? NASA will once again try to launch a Black Brant XII …

NASA to attempt Sunday night Wallops rocket launch following weather delay

UPDATE: Sunday night’s launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, May 10, at 8:04 p.m. The launch has been postponed due to upper level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—NASA will try again, after weather delayed the launch of a Black Brant XII rocket on Saturday night. …