Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
By: University System of Maryland Student Council There has been much talk about “budget mess” in Annapolis. The blame game has disappeared, more or less, from public view into the back room negotiations where our lawmakers desperately scramble to make a deal. However, during these private discussions, we Marylanders must not forget that we must not let our leaders negotiate away our principles. We write as the representatives of more than 180,000 students in the University System of Maryland. Our passion for public higher education is not a product of generational zeitgeist. Post-secondary education fuels innovation, discovery, and not just national, but global competitiveness. Our futures are what is at stake in this impasse. Public …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The 27th annual commemoration marks the fewest number of honorees since 1986.
Deceased Maryland state trooper Shaft Hunter will be honored next Friday at the annual Fallen Heroes Day at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. The 27th annual day of remembrance will feature the fewest number of honorees since the event's inception in 1987. "An 11-year veteran of the force, TFC Hunter was killed when his patrol car collided with the back of a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder of I-95," according to a release. "Hunter, a former Marine Corps Captain was the father of six. He is buried at the Fallen Heroes Memorial." Fallen Heroes Day recognizes men and women—police officers and firefighters—who have died in the line of duty over the past year. "Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is privileged to be the …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Baltimore County Public Schools, in partnership with tech firms, announced the launch of a three-year plan to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math students.
Baltimore County Public Schools officials are partnering with tech industry professionals to meet the state’s demand to increase the number of students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM. Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to see triple the number of teachers in STEM shortage areas, and a 40 percent increase in the number of STEM college graduates by 2015. His request is based on a task force recommendation that was released in 2009, which indicated Maryland is “falling behind” in terms of producing such professionals. The Baltimore County STEM Alliance presented a plan to potential stakeholders Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium on how they could entice students to enter these fields. Baltimore …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley is focusing on job creation. How about you?
Losing weight? Quitting smoking? Spurring job creation? If you're the governor, your New Year's resolution might lean toward the latter (see video), but in most cases some sort of self-betterment might be sufficient. So let's have it! What are your plans for 2012? Sound off in the comments section, or post a video reply using the link contribution link above.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Lutherville-Timonium Patch readers have been vocal about the proposed tax hike. Where do you stand?
Gov. Martin O'Malley addressed a proposed gas tax increase during a round table discussion with reporters on Thursday. (See video.) The gas tax would increase by 15 cents over the next three years if the governor's recommendation passes in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly, which convenes on Jan. 11. The governor said Thursday that state infrastructure has traditionally been paid for by a flat tax on gasoline. He cited pointed out that in the early 1990s, when the 23-cent tax per gallon of gasoline was set, a gallon of gasoline cost no more than $1.50. "And that's the flat rate that we've been using to maintain an infrastructure that is becoming more far-flung, as land consumption has spread and as populations spread out as people …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The governor appeared emotional when discussing the death of Jake Owen, who died from injuries sustained in a four-car pile-up on I-83.
Gov. Martin O'Malley broke from his speech Thursday outlining his administration's major accomplishments from 2011 and became emotional after mentioning the death of a 5-year-old who died in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. O'Malley was detailing the declining death rates pertaining to homicides—juvenile, Baltimore city and statewide—as well as fire deaths and traffic deaths before acknowledging the "tragic day on our highways yesterday." Watch the video to see the governor's statement. At around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, four cars traveling northbound on Interstate 83 toward Timonium collided into one another, forcing a Medevac transport for two children who were badly injured in the crash. One of the children, 5-year-old Jake Owen, …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Community leader Eric Rockel testified against the proposal Thursday in Annapolis.
At least one outspoken Lutherville-Timonium community leader is dissatisfied with the proposed legislative redistricting maps, which could effect what Greater Timonium Community Council president Eric Rockel called "significant portion" of residents in the Lutherville area. The governor's redistricting advisory committee recommended that the redistricting line be drawn at Greenspring Drive, through the Country Club Park community. Residents living north of the boundary would be shifted into the 11th District—which is represented by state legislators Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Delegates Dan Morhaim, Jon Cardin and Dana Stein, who are all Democrats. Currently, that area of Lutherville is in the 42nd District, where the state legislators are Sen. …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown hosted a combined Agriculture and Volunteerism Appreciation Day at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.
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