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4th Graders at Monsignor Slade invite alumna Senator Pam Beidle to return for a tour

4th Graders at Monsignor Slade invite alumna Senator Pam Beidle to return for a tour

| June 09, 2019, 04:03 PM

Fourth grade students at Monsignor Slade Catholic School have been studying Maryland’s state government and the history of Maryland from colonial times until the U.S. entry into World War II.  Prior to a recent Annapolis field trip, social studies teacher Mrs. Benitez encouraged her students to write letters to Maryland Senator Pamela Beidle (District 32). Senator Beidle is an alumna of […]

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Severna Park High seniors partner with Habitat for Humanity

Severna Park High seniors partner with Habitat for Humanity

| May 28, 2019, 01:47 PM

Troy Barlow and Gavin Ivey, two seniors at Severna Park High School, and their team of six juniors partnered with Habitat for Humanity and participated in a youthbuild in a local Annapolis community on April 13 of this year. With other Habitat volunteers, the team did work on a house on Clay Street, putting up […]

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Leadership project for Severna Park High puts on Earth Day Festival

Leadership project for Severna Park High puts on Earth Day Festival

| May 21, 2019, 01:46 PM

Student Leaders at Severna Park High School came together to help organize and market this years Earth Day Festival. Through the power of social media along with more traditional methods such as road signs, students at Severna Park High School helped contribute to the crowd of hundreds at this years festival. On top of this […]

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Severna Park High leadership project provides goodie bags for critically ill children

Severna Park High leadership project provides goodie bags for critically ill children

| May 19, 2019, 01:50 PM

Severna Park students took part in Elena Harris and Izzy Stone’s Leadership Institute Capstone Project by supporting children with critical illnesses and making goodie bags that will promote healing and positivity. The Leadership institute provides the opportunity to learn leadership skills through service leadership. This semester, Elena and Izzy have created a new project that […]

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Severna Park High’s Leadership Institute raises more than $25K for Make-A-Wish

Severna Park High’s Leadership Institute raises more than $25K for Make-A-Wish

| May 17, 2019, 04:23 PM

Severna Park High School, led by the Leadership 2 students, raised over $25,000 for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic this month. Severna Park’s Leadership Institute is widely known for their dedication and drive to make a change and unite the community around them through service learning. Each of the past 5 years, the SPHS Leadership Institute has partnered […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Busch’s replacement should prioritize the wishes of voters

GUEST COLUMN: Busch’s replacement should prioritize the wishes of voters

| April 22, 2019, 06:40 PM

We recently lost a great leader in Speaker Mike Busch, just a few short months after reelecting him. We must now begin the process of filling his seat in the House of Delegates. The 13 members of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee will meet on April 25th to interview candidates and forward one […]

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OPINION: “Move Over Law,” more tools needed to keep law enforcement safe

OPINION: “Move Over Law,” more tools needed to keep law enforcement safe

| March 16, 2019, 02:53 PM

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong, vehicular […]

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OPINION: Merck and HPV: We must hold our legislators accountable

OPINION: Merck and HPV: We must hold our legislators accountable

| February 12, 2019, 10:41 AM

In a completely predictable turn of events, Merck has been formally accused of fraud and a host of other serious charges relating to the approval and marketing of the troubled, liability free Gardasil vaccine. This is the same vaccine our Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has accepted over $100 million since 2011 to […]

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OPINION: Gun violence through the eyes of an 8-year old boy

OPINION: Gun violence through the eyes of an 8-year old boy

| December 11, 2018, 10:08 AM

A church has historically been a place of sanctuary and safety.  During our evening worship service, “Santa Claus” was making his rounds in the local neighborhood, to a blaring chorus of sirens and response vehicles.  In the public testimony time, my eight-year old son, asked for the microphone. There is no parent that doesn’t begin […]

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14 magical ways to celebrate the holidays in Annapolis from Visit Annapolis

14 magical ways to celebrate the holidays in Annapolis from Visit Annapolis

| October 30, 2018, 09:00 AM

Magical! That’s the word that best describes Annapolis and Anne Arundel County during the holidays. A host of events for the young and young at heart makes it easy for everyone to get into the spirit of the season. To help you celebrate, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has pulled together a handy list […]

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Guest Column: Equal Representation in District 30. Is it possible?

Guest Column: Equal Representation in District 30. Is it possible?

| October 25, 2018, 07:00 PM

We continue to dismiss the racial disparities in political participation that persist election cycle, after cycle. As a die-hard Democrat, I never really thought about the racial imbalances within our party until recently (I grew up with an African American President). A photo of seven white candidates running on both the state and local level […]

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Guest Column: Why I am running for Clerk of the Court

Guest Column: Why I am running for Clerk of the Court

| October 22, 2018, 09:43 AM

At the Clerk’s office, where I’ve worked for 27 years, we are passionate about serving our community. Our mission is fair, equitable and accessible justice. Our goal is to ensure that each and every person has access to justice and to the services of the court. Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Torrey Snow–My hesitancy with ACT

GUEST COLUMN: Torrey Snow–My hesitancy with ACT

| October 08, 2018, 02:39 PM

Editor’s Note: A new organization, ACT, recently held an event with candidates for public office. They asked for commitments from each candidate to meet with the organization monthly. Torrey Snow declined, but offers his reasoning here. As County Councilman, I have a responsibility to evaluate the various ideas and organizations that seek to play an […]

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OPINION: Bike lane needs to be re-thought

OPINION: Bike lane needs to be re-thought

| September 22, 2018, 10:06 AM

I wanted to take a second to send you my thoughts as a Resident of Ward 1, for what their worth, on the debate and discussions surrounding the Main Street bike lane issue. As brief background, I have lived in ward one going on four years now and while I am not originally from Annapolis […]

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OPINION: Small businesses and workers benefitting from tax cuts

OPINION: Small businesses and workers benefitting from tax cuts

| September 14, 2018, 01:51 PM

President Donald J. Trump had taxpayers and small business owners in mind when he signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law December 22, 2017. The new law cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% for 2018 and lowered income tax at nearly all levels. Tax cuts for working families allow them to […]

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Guest Column: Clerk of the Court a component in battling domestic abuse

Guest Column: Clerk of the Court a component in battling domestic abuse

| September 13, 2018, 06:41 PM

Fear too often steals from our lives. At the Clerk of the Court for Anne Arundel County, we became aware that too often victims of domestic violence, fearing stalking and additional violence, will not purchase a home because their address will become public record exposing their home address to their abusers. I am proud of […]

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GUEST COLUMN : Bikes: A Proxy For Change

GUEST COLUMN : Bikes: A Proxy For Change

| September 13, 2018, 02:41 PM

All the brouhaha around the Main Street bike lane has a very strong cultural component that is bubbling just below the surface of the discussion about the project. Sure there are issues of cost and process which are certainly understandable, but most of the visceral dislike revolves around the cultural perceptions of people riding bikes. These […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Capital Gazette Memorial fundraising gets underway with kick off event

GUEST COLUMN: Capital Gazette Memorial fundraising gets underway with kick off event

| September 12, 2018, 12:37 PM

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, Inc., a nonprofit organization is leading a coalition of community groups, together with the City of Annapolis, to build a Memorial in Annapolis, home of the Capital Gazette and the five slain journalists. The memorial honors the mission of journalism as a watchdog for our communities and an […]

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Annapolis Roads community comes together in cleanup effort

Annapolis Roads community comes together in cleanup effort

| September 10, 2018, 01:56 PM

Annapolis Roads residents, well-known for their commitment for preserving community woodlands, green spaces, and waterways turned out one Saturday late in August to “reclaim” the beach from the debris that washed ashore after the Conowingo Dam release. Approximately 40 residents of all ages swarmed the beach hauling logs and trash to County provided dumpsters.  Many […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Campaign slates obfuscating election process in Anne Arundel County

GUEST COLUMN: Campaign slates obfuscating election process in Anne Arundel County

| September 07, 2018, 10:19 AM

Being a target of a political campaign slate attack flyer is like facing a diamondback rattlesnake with a silencer on the rattle. Slates, which allow for unlimited transfers of campaign funds from a slate member’s campaign committee to a slate, are antithetical to the purposes of campaign spending reform. When campaign attack flyers funded by slates do not identify […]

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Important info from AACPS as school starts up again

Important info from AACPS as school starts up again

| August 31, 2018, 06:20 PM

More than 83,000 students – the most ever – are expected to fill seats in schools across the county when the 2018-2019 school year begins for most students on September 4. With the exception of five schools that will open one day late due to planned construction projects, the first day of classes for students […]

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Crofton High School to open for some students in 2020

Crofton High School to open for some students in 2020

| August 24, 2018, 02:04 PM

Crofton Area High School will open its doors for students in grades 9 and 10 only in September 2020, the Board of Education was told at its meeting this week. The school will add Grade 11 in the 2021-2022 school year, and Grade 12 in the 2022-2023 school year. The $135 million facility, now 25 […]

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