| May 5, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Monday requiring coaches and other recreation volunteers who work with children to undergo background checks, a move officials said is meant to protect children from sexual predators.
The county is the...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved — and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Sun's "Checking on the coach" (April 23) editorial is probably the most ill-informed and misguided piece of commentary you have ever published. For starters, the cost to perform a background check on youth sport coaches and volunteers was greatly...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Petition signature collectors have hit the streets again in Baltimore County for a referendum effort on development issues — this time targeting a recent County Council bill that would protect a Middle River project from an earlier referendum...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Eastern Baltimore County residents say a bill before the County Council could open the door to poorly planned development on a key tract in the Middle River area near Route 43.
"Let's work on a better bill, please," said Allen Robertson, president of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Baltimore County Council members took heat again last week over their use of taxpayer-funded cars, a rare perk among local councils in the Baltimore area.
At a meeting in Towson, county resident Mary Locke said she was surprised to learn that Councilman...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Baltimore County officials have ordered a Parkville-area roller-skating rink to cancel an Aug. 16 club-themed event after complaints about crowds of teenagers disturbing residents and businesses as they leave the rink at closing time.
This week, the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze.
A County Council resolution being considered...