Regional Recap, September 6, 2011

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Crofton Named ‘Best Town” By Money MagazineMaryland has a lot of small towns that are great places to live, and three of them have drawn the attention of Money Magazine.In its annual list of the Top 100 best small towns to live in, the editors of Money listed Eldersburg as No. 67. The other two Maryland towns to make the list were Crofton in Anne Arundel County, which came in as No. 82, and Montgomery County’s Montgomery Village, which ranked 40 on the list.

Coupon Can Help Replace Trees Lost In Storm. For people who lost trees because of Hurricane Irene, Maryland has a program to help residents replace them.The state is extending a program that encourages residents to plant more native trees with $25 coupons.The Marylanders Plant Trees initiative started in 2009. The goal was to plant 50,000 native trees in the state by 2010.

Armed Robber Strikes Anne Arundel Store. An armed robber struck a Glen Burnie store in broad daylight Saturday Anne Arundel County Police said.Officers were called to the Lil Guardian Angels store at 8A Central Avenue at about 3:30 p.m.The store clerk told officers that a man in his 50s entered the store wearing a dark T-shirt, blue jeans and a green knit cap with a bold orange stripe over his face. The armed man displayed a knife, announced a robbery and demanded money.

Boy Injured Jumping From Moving Fair Ride. A 9-year-old boy was injured at the Maryland State Fair over the weekend when he tried to jump from a ride.The fair’s coordinator of emergency services said the child was injured on Saturday as he tried to get off a swing ride that was still moving.The official said family members convinced the boy to go on, but when the ride started, he decided to unstrap himself and jump.

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