Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
Pikesville: “Thanks to the gerrymandered districts, it's all but impossible for Republicans to win. So no, I don't really like our representatives.” – Holly Hosler via Facebook on Marylanders Concerned about Sequestration Effects on State, National Economy Lutherville-Timonium: “OMG. What will I do without my guilty pleasure, a half rack of dry rub ribs and fries? Crying.” – Sandy Black via Facebook on Charred Rib To Serve Its Last Customers Towson: "Gee, it's getting so a person can't even walk around drunk any more! What is this world coming to?" - M. Sullivan on 3 Robbers Attack Intoxicated Man Perry Hall: "Really? The entire country is on the verge of shut down, schools are falling down around kids ears (literally) there are no books, …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Who will the Ravens draft to fill the void at linebacker?
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
With the retirement of middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will have to replace him with a middle linebacker in this year's NFL draft.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from Maryland Patch sites.
Here are some of the best Local Voices posts in the past week from around Maryland's Patch sites. Remember, if you have something on your mind, it's quick and easy to join the conversation. Just click "Start a Blog" under the top story on our front page. Sequestration: We Have a Choice: U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin talks about the impact budget cuts mandated by sequestration will have on Maryland. Gratia Benedictus XVI: In Montgomery County, a reader wonders what the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI will be. Benedict stepped down from the papacy on Thursday. Starting School Later Does Not Have to Cost More: A Howard County dad points out other jurisdictions that have later start times for schools. Marks Changes Position On County Cars for …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The pontiff announced he will step down Feb. 28.
Pope Benedict XVI's Monday resignation announcement left Bel Air's Catholic community reeling along with the rest of the world. "A pope’s resignation is totally unprecedented [in modern times] and has not happened in 598 years," Patti Murphy Dohn, John Carroll School campus minister, said Monday. "So this news was shocking to all of us." The 85-year-old pope said he will officially resign Feb. 28 because he does not have the strength to carry out his duties, according to an article on Reuters.com. Dohn said she ran the course of emotions Monday morning before sharing the news with the students at John Carroll during morning announcements. "They are witnessing and experiencing a new chapter in our church's history," Dohn said. The students …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Vote on the team that you think is the best in the city’s history.
Choose the Baltimore football team you think was the best.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Read notes from the Harford County Board of Education's Jan. 28 meeting.
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bills in the House of Delegates and Senate would create a new standard where all dog owners are presumed liable for dog attacks, regardless of the breed of the animal.
Legislation overriding a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that made landlords liable for pit bull attacks, and put owners at risk of being evicted or having to give up their dogs, will be heard Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee. Identical House and Senate bills seek to create a new standard where all dog owners in civil action cases, regardless of the dog’s breed, are presumed liable for attacks unless owners can prove they did everything possible to avoid the attack, said Sen. Brian Frosh, sponsor of the Senate bill. It would also reverse the strict liability on landlords. “The interest groups: pet owners, landlords, and animal rights groups are pleased with it,” said Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat who is also chairman of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Harford County is awaiting its first significant snowfall of 2013.
Harford County residents could be in for their first big snowfall of 2013 this weekend. Forecasts vary, but a storm projected to reach the Baltimore metro area on Friday could dump a few inches of powder just in time for the weekend. Weather.com forecasts about 1-to-3 inches of snow for the area, depending upon the forecast models. Weather.gov forecasts a 60 percent chance of snow on Friday, and a 40 percent chance on Friday night. The projected high for Friday is 26 degrees, with a low of 17 degrees. There's also a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to Weather.gov. A weather outlook from the National Weather Service states "a clipper system may produce light snowfall accumulations" Wednesday night…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference. Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…