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Governor Hogan Releases FY21 Budget Focused On Violent Crime, Education And Economic Development

Governor Larry Hogan recently released his Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget, which funds Marylanders’ top priorities, including crime, education, transportation and the environment. more

Arlotto’s School Budget Focuses On New Teachers And Pay Raises

In his $1.36 billion operating budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021, presented to the Board of Education on December 18, Superintendent George Arlotto included pay raises for employees and 195 classroom teaching positions to address enrollment increases and to reduce class sizes. more

Reservations About The Kirwan Commission And $31.9 Billion Price Tag

The Thornton Commission was tasked with meeting these expectations in 2002. I will leave the analysis of that commission’s successes or failures up to you, but it is worth noting that we are now back to the drawing board. more

Letter To The Editor

Letter to the editor from Pasadena resident. more

Suicide Is A County Public Health Crisis

Beyond gun violence, suicide has been one of the top 10 causes of death in Anne Arundel County for the last seven years. And the number of suicides has been increasing, both in the county and nationally more

Courthouse Dogs Going Statewide

Helping those in need has been one of my core objectives in the Senate. Whether it is vulnerable veterans, seniors or children, I have championed legislation to help them. more

Pittman Schedules Budget Town Hall Meetings In January

Each meeting will feature opening remarks from Pittman and the councilmember representing the district, and will be followed by a brief presentation. more

A Year Later: 2019 County Council Summary

December is upon us. It’s the most wonderful — and busy — time of the year! This month also marks one year since members of the county council were inaugurated. more

Remember Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

It's more important than ever to shop local this holiday season. more

A Message From Sheriff Jim Fredericks

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I was sworn in as your sheriff, but I can assure you that the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward to become more modern and efficient than ever before. more

Governor Hogan Announces “Innovation Schools” Accountability Initiative, School Construction Plan

In early December, Governor Larry Hogan announced an education package that includes an accountability initiative to turn around persistently underperforming schools, as well as the largest school construction plan in state history. more

Letter To The Editor: News From Fort Smallwood Park

There is good news and bad news to report. The good news is that the current sand restoration project will soon be completed, and the walking path around the pond will be reopened. Other good news is … more

The Season Of Service

The holiday season reminds us of the power of giving to others and the impact our service can have to make our community a better place to live. more

Repairing The Bay Bridge

The re-decking project on the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has been a source of frustration for many in our area. more

Positive Chesapeake Bay News

For those who want to see the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries cleaner, there is positive news coming out of Annapolis this year. more

Shuck Responsibly – More Oysters, Less Taxes And A Better Bay!

While Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg inspires youth from around the world to solve the environmental crisis, right here in Severna Park, we can do our part to restore clean water just by eating oysters! more

Sheriff’s Office Continues To Evolve

Ten months into my term as sheriff, I am very happy with progress made in the sheriff’s office, and we continue to move the agency forward toward even greater success. more

Our Secret Weapon Is You

We’re closing in on the end of year one, and we’ve made good progress. more

Our Secret Weapon Is You

We’re closing in on the end of year one, and we’ve made good progress. more

Letter To The Editor

I am not often motivated to respond to an article, but the one about the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company being turned down to improve their ability to serve the community really stuck in my craw! more
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