During 44 combined years of teaching, Leo and Diane Zerhusen had seen so many children coming to school without adequate clothes, school supplies or food to eat that they felt they had to do something to help.
Lisa Hurka Covington was shattered when her lovely, talented sister shot herself at the age of 28.
Lucinda Merry-Browne was driven by a lifelong desire to help theatrical students perform professional-quality theatre.
One of the fundamental principles of democracy is that voters have the right to choose who governs them. Yet as we wrap up the review of the County Charter done every ten years, the County Council is poised on Monday to retain for themselves the right to choose a new County Executive or County Council member should a vacancy occur any time after the first year of a four-year term.
Difficulties dealing with three feet of snow in six days were to be expected as Anne Arundel County was pummeled with two back-to-back massive storms starting February 5th. All of us owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the hundreds of plow operators who worked 12-hour shifts or longer every day for more than eight days in cold, dangerous and exhausting conditions. Unfortunately, these plow operators
UPDATE (10/26/09): According to section 9-1A-31 of Senate Bill 3, the monies the county may eventually receive from slots will be in the form of Local Impact Grants that "shall be used for improvements in the communities in immediate proximity to the video lottery facilities and may be used for the following purposes: (1) infrastructure improvements; (2) facilities; (3) public safety; (4) sanitation; (5) economic and community development, including housing; and (6) other public services and improvements". A 15-member Local Development Council must be established to ad
The last several years have been tough ones for Anne Arundel County. Under County Executive John Leopold, we have been living beyond our means. In fiscal years 2009 and 2010 combined, the county is projected to spend $150.6 million more than its revenues:
Anne Arundel County Overspending ($ Millions)
(including State Grant Funding)