Executive Laura Neuman will speak at the Arnold campus Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Great Outdoors Month is next June.
State officials announced this week plans for Great Outdoors Month in June, inviting Maryland residents to mark Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days from June 8 to 22. The second annual outdoors days aims to get families outside. State officials also invite organiztions to share outdoor events on their website. The outdoors days start with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and ends with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, according to a Department of Natural Resources release. Some state parks will offer special programs around the campout day. “June marks the end of school, the excitement and anticipation of summer, and the perfect time to encourage our children to connect with nature through outside activities,” Gov. Martin O’…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school was built in 1967, and since then has not received any major overhauls.
A group of parents with students at Arnold Elementary School have attended the past two county budget hearings asking for planning funding, which could lead to the construction of a replacement school. The group addressed the Anne Arundel County Council twice during public hearings on the county budget this month, asking for approval of a $2.23 million feasibility study at the school—the first step in any construction project at the school system. The study would help to determine the scale of construction that needs to be done at the school, whether it should be replaced or merely patched. Arnold Elementary was built in 1967, and since then has not received any major overhauls. The school is listed on the school system's six-year capital …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Dwyer pleaded guilty, seeking a lesser punishment in his trial on Tuesday.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Executive Laura Neuman will speak at the Arnold campus on May 22.
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is scheduled to speak at Anne Arundel Community College in a joint event hosted by several local citizens groups. Local residents are invited to attend a speech by Neuman at AACC on May 22 in Arnold where the executive will lay out her priorities for the next fiscal year. Neuman will also host a question and answer session after her presentation. The event is being hosted by the Broadneck Council of Communities, the Arnold Preservation Council and the Greater Severna Park Council, and will take place at 7 p.m. May 22 in the Florestano Building lecture hall at AACC's Arnold campus. Neuman became the county's executive in February after being chosen by the Anne Arundel County Council to serve out …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The bakery's owners were presented with a certificate from the comptroller for their customer service and excellent business.
Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot paid a visit to a popular local bakery this week on the recommendation of Broadneck's councilman and found a treat to his liking. Franchot arrived in the St. Margaret's area of Broadneck along with Anne Arundel County Councilman Dick Ladd at Cakes & Confections this week to recognize Mike and Julianne Brown, owners of the gourmet bakery. The owners were awarded with a certificate for "their excellent bakery and customer service, and their commitment to their customers." Ladd said it is one of his favorite bakeries and couldn't resist convincing Franchot to take home a berry pie, the councilman's favorite. What's your favorite treat at Cakes & Confections?
A few potential candidates have expressed interest in the 2014 race for Anne Arundel county executive, according to reports.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, in a letter that says the decision was not "stimulated" by negative claims about the department.
After a stretch of less than nine months heading police in Anne Arundel County, Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, as the county awaits the outcome of an investigation into claims of unfair treatment within the department. "I am resigning today because the department needs a chief who can focus solely on the department’s mission, something that is challenging to do in the current environment," Tolliver said in the letter. Tolliver's resignation is effective May 21. Patch contacted the office of County Executive Laura Neuman for information about possible replacements, but she has yet to respond. In late April, County Councilman Jamie Benoit wrote Neuman, requesting an investigation into whether Tolliver used …