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New Georgia law tickets slow drivers getting in the way of faster cars. What do you think?
Jessie Grey July 6, 2014 at 10:34 am
This sounds like implies consent to speed - so if they do this legally they will not be able toRead More ticket for speeding.
Buck Harmon July 6, 2014 at 03:22 pm
This situation can not be improved upon by cops or laws...the push to enforce will fade away as fastRead More as it came about...another squeaky wheel will get the oil soon enough.We human beings are selfish, slow learners and it will take much more than perceived law enforcement to make a difference.
Paul Burkhardt July 6, 2014 at 06:54 pm
I'll tell you there ain't nothing that pisses me off more then the game of Harley riders in the fastRead More lane doing 50 mph. Blocking and impeding traffic and the cops just ride on by.
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Natassia Grover July 1, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I also can't believe that you are saying a woman cannot be nurturing while also armed. Unbelievable.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Heroin-related fatalities are on the rise in Maryland, recent report shows. (Credit: Getty Images)
Stephanie June 28, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Fentanyl is not prescribed after surgery unless you have been on narcotics for a long while. WhileRead More this appears to be a problem on the streets, it has made those that need prescriptions to function nearly impossible and they are labeled/scrutinized. Someone that can appease both scenarios and has legitimate knowledge should be appointed to this "diversion control" effort. It is impossible to do right thing for everyone. If someone dies from a heroin overdose, so be it. It was their decision to use it in the first place.
Baltimore VA Medical Center. Credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website
vietnam vet June 24, 2014 at 03:52 pm
The simple fact is Nothing will be done. it's only a veteran
Rick C Johnson June 24, 2014 at 07:07 pm
As a vet who was diagnosed with lung cancer associated with "agent orange" I wasRead More originally awarded future medical care but "Zero" disability because "Our records show you have already had half of your lung removed, and after it was shown to have spread to your lymph nodes your non-va doctors completed 4rounds of chemotherapy. The VA found that all this completed I was again 100% healthy. After 5 years and several appeals and several hundred pages of medical records later I am now rated at 80%. I can't begin to explain the long term physical effects of my treatment. But the hundreds of pages of medical records could. Again, the mental stress of 5 ++ years of fighting and continued denials and appeals HSS left me exhausted. It is no wonder the benefit caseload is so backed up. Their first course is ALWAYS to deny benefits. Resulting in appeals and further backlogs. Are there bonuses for denying benefits????
Steve D June 25, 2014 at 07:55 am
Yes, similar here to. I filled out my application 5 years ago, went through some business aboutRead More transferring my medical records from storage, that took 6 months, been waiting 4.5 years for my initial interview. I was told to get help from vfw and other folks to help get it through va, they didn't return my calls. After exposure to "special weapons" contents during desert storm I have a neurological issue, diabetes and am basically rotting from the inside out. I gave up on VA after a few years. I apparently have a couple presumptive conditions.
Politicians made concessions to casino operators with the introduction of table games and a sixth casino. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Dean Smith June 23, 2014 at 01:02 pm
For some reason, I could see clearly that information from this article was going to occur. I basedRead More it on how funds from the Maryland lottery were handled (i.e. the same which are occurring now with the casinos) and other areas (such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City) whose area casinos haven’t been a benefit. Peter Franchot has mentioned for years about the negative aspects of gambling but hardly no one listened. The majority of Maryland citizens brought the idea that casino revenue would help horse racing and education. Even the casino companies and leaders of this current legislature sold a bill of goods that casinos revenue would help lower taxes. I don’t think an administration could do a worst job in handling the casino operations in Maryland as this one currently in office.
steven bradley June 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
This is par for the course with this administration. Remember way back a couple years ago when aRead More trip through the tunnel was $1. That made it 2 dollars a day to go back and forth. Now it's $8. What happened to the transportation trust fund right before we started hearing the bridges and roads are falling apart and we need to raise fees to fix them?
Kevin Francis Marron June 23, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Vote Tuesday July 24th to finally end the OWE 'Malley Kamenetz team. Kamenetz runs TV ads usesRead More teachers from four years ago to make you think he has Sun endorsement he got in 2010.Sun knows of his $2.1 million dollar common core coverup.It was Liz Bowie that exposed it april 26th to late for teachers,students,parents&even union.He fired Vendor (Edcount)before school year began and paid them $2.1 million dollars to stay silent.That was significant clause in severance termination.No one was to know they were terminated.Teachers &Union told they could change to Baltimore program never told they didn't have one.YES Baltimore County was only District this happened in.Wonder why we had the HIGHEST number of teachers retiring in state?They had NO help,no where to turn.Financial experts agree on his Running finest county why aren't they listed? Because listing David Brown,Vanguard & caves Valley Partners who are experts supporting him of course they've made millions off him. That TV ad alone should cause him to go. Remember MY job to talk,Your job to listen? Well that is his job the way DEVELOPERS see it.How about you the voters? Send administration of arrogance,bullying an intimidation a message. Vote 'The Other Kevin" Kevin Francis Marron Baltimore County Executive. Do you really have to be treated the way you have the last four?? If you want to end the scandalous state .Start in YOUR county.The county you save may be your Own! authAnOtherKevinF.MarronforBaltimore County KTNMarrontreas
Alan Gross of Bethesda. File|Patch
matt dougherty June 21, 2014 at 09:16 am
Patrick Carter June 21, 2014 at 02:38 pm
We should have took over Cuba years ago and make it a US territory. We still should do this havingRead More to be concerned with a country less than 100 miles away is ubsurd.
Wm Thomas Capps July 3, 2014 at 01:14 pm
I feel bad for the guy being held in Cuba. That said this is what happens when you go to a communistRead More state. many Americans go to countries where the rule of law is backed by a dictator with a gun. It is very dumb to go to these countries as well as the middle east.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Credit: File|Patch
Wm Thomas Capps June 14, 2014 at 11:13 am
What make me mad is this. I was not invited!
R.U.Kidding June 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm
This state needs someone with a big set that is going to pull the plug on legislators in AnnapolisRead More and say no to any new taxes. Under the present administration, this state has been hit with more taxes and fee increase than you can shake a stick at. It's time we tried something different, a governor that reduces spending and taxing. Don't know if any of the candidates running are capable of that but I do know I won't be voting in the same sad excuse of a Lt. Governor as Governor - that's just plain stupid. Remember the gas tax and vehicle registration fees will be going up in July, another reason I have to not vote for Brown.
Bill Samuel June 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
"Economic development" is a code word for corporate welfare. That he attends anRead More "economic development" conference in Vegas is a legitimate issue. It shows us that he is part of the legal corruption that dominates our state and the nation.
Reisterstown has been designated a sustainable community, so it can apply for state money to help revitalize commercial areas, provide financing to small businesses, and encourage home ownership. File|Patch
Sara June 6, 2014 at 02:50 pm
As a prior Reisterstown resident, I am pretty sure they did this several years ago with streetRead More lamps, the brick crosswalks, new sidewalks, etc. The main street had a face lift already - I think it's time to share the wealth within Baltimore County. Arbutus needs a SEVERE makeover. I am sure there are other Baltimore County residents that can jump in and talk about areas that NEED improvement. Reisterstown is great and I think it's a wonderful place to live but it's time to share some money with the rest of the county that is ignored. The "historic" label is a way to get around putting money elsewhere.
Jeffrey Van Brown June 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm
I am a new resident of the area, and would like to become part of the community preservation effort.Read More Please contact me at Jeffrey_V_Brown@hotmail.com
Anthony Brown. Credit: File|Patch
virginia weaver July 2, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Come on folks, get over it. You are going to find scantily clad dancers almost anywhere you go inRead More Vegas. Or Baltimore, or DC, or any other city and many, many towns in the US. Good grief, this is no different than what you see on most TV shows, even before the 10pm hour when kids are supposed to be in bed. Do your kids get to watch South Park, King of the Hill, Two & a Half Men, Modern Family, etc? And just what are they looking at on the computer? U-Tube is loaded with "scandalous" things. .
Michele July 3, 2014 at 10:36 am
"Scandalous" being the key work - that's the point!
BlueStarMom July 4, 2014 at 08:25 am
Too funny....this is news. SMH
The city of Baltimore is enacting a stricter youth curfew, over the objections of some parents and the ACLU. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
Walt June 4, 2014 at 07:01 am
Typical democrat FEEL GOOD BS.
runymede June 4, 2014 at 07:02 am
..."keep city's children safe ?"....headline is misleading....."keep law abidingRead More city's residents safe" is the correct headline.
Wm Thomas Capps June 5, 2014 at 03:05 pm
They need a curfew through out the state. Just might make parents do their job.
An audit of Baltimore speed cameras found higher error rates than previously disclosed. Officials are urging checks of all such systems in the state. File|Patch
MoCoRes June 8, 2014 at 09:33 am
If speed and red light cameras are revenue raisers, then I don't think they are a very sustainableRead More one. People will figure out not to speed or run red lights (or in some cases avoid intersections with red light cameras) therefore reducing the fines (and revenue) generated by these things. They'll catch some people, but the majority of people will know about them and avoid the fines.
Mary Ellen Cote June 8, 2014 at 09:45 am
That is ridiculous. Do some research into how much money these cameras generate. They are totallyRead More sustainable. You give the public way too much credit.
Gary Elwards July 1, 2014 at 06:49 pm
"New requirements in schools zones include a sign warning of a speed camera in proximity to theRead More school zone sign." Shouldn't a speed limit sign be enough?
The Republican candidates for governor in Maryland gathered Saturday night in Salisbury to talk taxes and job creation. Credit: Screenshot DelMarvaNow
George Helm June 3, 2014 at 10:36 am
Did anyone ask these guys how they intend to get these proposals through the democratic controlledRead More legislature in Annapolis. Awful lot of wishful thinking campaign proposals out there!
Wm Thomas Capps June 5, 2014 at 03:09 pm
NJ Chris Christie got his states credit down graded. Yet the GOP of Maryland wants to go with theRead More same play book. Yawn!
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley serenaded passers-by on an Annapolis street Memorial Day with his banjo picking. Credit: Screenshot of O'Malley's Twitter feed
amark May 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Reminds me of those homeless guys you see outside the stadium after the oriole games.
Brian June 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm
How did that imbecile get elected?
Bob Higginbotham June 2, 2014 at 06:45 pm
That is probably the only thing he is good for, being the clown. He certainly is not governor andRead More has no redeeming social or fiscal value to be president. In his terms as governor he has done as much or more to destroy Maryland as his hero has to destroy my country. The only difference between the two is that we know O'Malley was born in this country.
Governor Martin O'Malley opened the 2014 Governor's Conference on Human Trafficking on May 19, 2014.(Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
You May 21, 2014 at 09:33 am
In December, I twice saw the same M.O. in front of the Green Turtle at White Marsh Mall just priorRead More to the mall closing.... As I was waiting for my wife in my car in the "waiting zone". I saw an 1990's mini van pull up with North Carolina tags (fully tinted windows). A guy in a very expensive, new Mercedes Benz with New Jersey tags was parked at the front of the "waiting zone"; a Middle Eastern looking guy got out of the mini van's passenger seat and quickly ran down to the Mercedes Benz and talked to the guy. The guy in the Mercedes got out (he was well dressed brown skinned man). They both walked up to the mini van and the side door was pulled open by the Middle Eastern guy. Two Asian girls (in their 20's) dressed with warm weather type clothes (in the middle of the winter) got out and put their heads down and were quickly led to the Mercedes Benz and got in the backseat. The Mercedes instantly pulled off and the mini van went the other way. I right off the bat thought this looked like trafficking and it probably was. Exactly a week after that, on another Friday night I was in the same spot waiting for my wife again... and the same exact M.O. happened again. This time it was a beat up mini van with Virginia tags with two Middle Eastern looking guys and they did exactly the same thing. This time it looked like two Hispanic girls. Two older, white guys took the girls into their really nice SUV and drove off fast.
MG42 May 21, 2014 at 11:51 am
Legalize it, and there will be plenty of voluntary participants, so no one will need to kidnapRead More anyone. It's not a difficult concept.
James Freeman May 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Pfui. I own my home without a mortgage. But my property taxes are sky high. I have no kids inRead More public schools. I am 64. I drive less than 10,000 miles per year. I am being taxed out of my home. It seems to me that I am a slave of Gov MOM's government. Human trafficking? Martin is knee deep into it.
Lisa Ward adjusts Molly’s stroller with son Ian outside the Frederick Transitional Shelter. Photo by Tazeen Asiya Ahmad.
MelB May 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm
I'm dismayed by some of the heartless comments to this article. Despite what you may think or judgeRead More about the mother, there are two children who have not made any bad choices and who should have the same opportunities as other kids. I think the next-to-last paragraph is telling - poverty and broken families are cyclical, and I'll bet that Ms. Ward did the best any of us would have done under the circumstances. We can either turn a cold shoulder or we can help break that cycle. My thoughts are with her and her children.
Whitney Manansala May 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm
I wonder if I could contact the shelter to help donate.
Steve D May 21, 2014 at 07:55 am
Funny how one's position on these things can change once, through a series of unfortunate events,Read More one has the opportunity to experience this type of thing first hand. I once harbored some of the thoughts posted here about folks who end up in this situation. Then I got poisoned by a dr prescribed med (Gov fined them 500m), was out of work six months, lost my home, had to file bankruptcy, and was dumped by my 20 year wife. For 7 years I've been one paycheck away from homeless. I got to see that compassionate capitalism is no very compassionate. There are zero second chances even if it was through no fault of your own. Life happens, life happens to all of us. It would be easy to wish life happening to some of the posters on here, but really wouldn't want to see anyone have to go through it. God has blessed these two children with a very strong mother.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill into law that prohibits job and housing discrimination based on gender identity, commonly known as the transgender rights bill. File|Patch
You May 16, 2014 at 09:00 pm
@ Mark it is public record that "Obama's" job creation <lol> is 82% part-time,Read More minimum wage, seasonal or fast food! The Dow is NOT soaring... it has been day traders and minute buyers taking advantage of the market which is causing the spikes up and down... standard investors are doing poorly (look it up it is fact! Read the Wall Street Journal or daily invest briefs). Lastly, Obama just APPROVED a major law which gives back tons of power of to health insurance companies as of TODAY (they can now regulate how much they will pay for serious illnesses, which kicks pre-existing illnesses out the door, they can say $1000 and that's that... the rest is on you)! The IRS scandal was exposed and shoved under the rug by NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and the like... have you read the Congressional hearing on this? Apparently not... Obama 100% knew of this and his cabinet sold him out on him knowing about it.... then it was swept under the rug by major news corps for more important things... like Hollywood scandals, murder trials 10,000 miles away, the Olympics, and the like. Wake up blind man!
elaine whitmore May 17, 2014 at 08:29 am
I didn't know about obama giving the power back to Health Insurance companies. Omg. Is this real?Read More The only Thing I thought he had done right! Smh. Wow. That stinks!!!!!!! Why would he do that?
DeDe May 17, 2014 at 11:14 am
O'Malley is the worst governor Maryland has had, all he's done is raise taxes and drive people outRead More of the state as well as business. Now as he leaves, Brown is trying to become governor who will be more of the same, he didn't have time to put together the health package for Maryland. O'Malley now has this law were transgender people can use the bathrooms they want, does that mean if I have pants on I can go in the men's room if the ladies room line is long and just say I'm transgender.
Maryland residents love to complain about high taxes, and a new ranking of best states to retire to hammers the Free State for its hefty tax bill. File|Patch
Bill Hahn May 15, 2014 at 09:03 am
South Dakota? Must be some sort of a joke. Taxes are much less important to me than being close toRead More my family and friends. Of course, if I didn't care about my family and had no friends, then I could move anywhere. But South Dakota as the "best" place to retire? Shows the limitations of the report's criteria.
Piotr Gajewski May 15, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Note: the estate tax is being fazed out in Maryland.
Veronica Pond May 15, 2014 at 01:38 pm
If I hadn't bought a house in Westminster (the single worst place to retire and/or live in) that isRead More worth less than what I owe on it, I would be out of Maryland in a New York minute! I do not want to live in a state that falsely accuses you of a crime you did not commit (I got someone else red light camera ticket), and a city where the brute force police break the glass in your screen door, and kick in the front door of your house (doing $1,658.50 worth of damage), all because you would not open your door to them. No warrant! To this day, I do not know why I was traumatized and now have PTSD because of it. If only I wasn't stuck!
Maryland has a disproportionately large bite of the Department of Defense budget, making its members of Congress attractive targets for defense companies’ contributions.
McGibblets May 7, 2014 at 09:09 am
So patch is just a news aggregate now? "Posted by Elizabeth Janney" but as usual linkingRead More to a Capital News story from someone else..... sad state of patch affairs
McGibblets May 7, 2014 at 09:10 am
I digress, the point here is the days of the GOP being viewed as the warmongering party areRead More evidently long over. The left is the new right when it comes to military funding and intervention. Or is it that the left IS the right?!?!? Oh the beauties of the illusion of choice.
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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 08:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 08:58 pm
My point exactly.
E May 7, 2014 at 09:31 am
Get your facts straight
Leonard May 7, 2014 at 09:48 am
Papers are legal you can buy them at almost any gas station or 7-Eleven. I used to work with an oldRead More guy who roled his own cigarettes. It's just like the little pipes used for smoking it, you can buy them many place including online, I guess it's how you use it that makes the difference. PVC pipe is legal until you fashion it into a potato gun.
Bryan Harz May 7, 2014 at 01:22 pm
You can buy a pipe anywhere...no problem. But if you get caught with pot and the pipe is nearby,Read More that very legal pipe suddenly becomes paraphernalia and illegal. Of course it's not illegal to buy or have rolling papers, unless there is pot in or around them. Go ahead and test your theory and get back to us.
A Baltimore resident posted a YouTube video of an SUV slowly tipping over and vanishing into a collapsed hillside. Credit: YouTube screenshot
Eric Sutton May 1, 2014 at 09:07 pm
Buck Harmon May 2, 2014 at 08:43 am
Got it wrong again there Deb, this was the failure of a retaining wall that was over 100 years oldRead More due to lack of maintenance and a squabble between CSX and the City over who was responsible to maintain and repair it. Local community members have been attempting to get the city and CSX to address the dangerous issue for many years out of fear that this might occur. Now the folks effected by this are getting screwed by insurance company claims that this was an act of god...a total trainload of crap. Patch should get it's act together before reporting half of the story. Probably the reason that they seem to be failing.
Buck Harmon May 2, 2014 at 08:49 am
I would love to know the name of the structural engineering firm that Rawlings Blake hired toRead More inspect this structure...that would be another story for someone that considered to be a journalistic reporter...
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Buck Harmon April 30, 2014 at 08:28 am
The court system is a corrupt mess that caters to the prison profiteers and fattens the pockets ofRead More lawyers. Very little justice is ever served...it's completely out of control , severely broken and takes advantage of thousands that are un educated about law
barry blyveis April 30, 2014 at 08:56 am
The number who fail to appear is outrageous. Also, when witnesses who are under subpena fail toRead More appear, apparently nothing is done. I accompanied a neighbor to court because she was subpened as a witness. However, she did not actually witness the crime. The two subpened witnesses who did witness the crime failed to appear. I asked the officer in charge of the case what will happen to those witnesses. He said nothing is done when a subpened witness fails to appear! I guess the people of MD are unaware of how deficient their criminal justice system is.
jnrentz1 May 13, 2014 at 06:36 am
Maryland should have a law similar to the District of Columbia's Bail Reform Act, that in part,Read More makes it a separate and distinct criminal offense for a defendant to willfully fail to appear in court. So, in the event a defendant were to fail to appear for a criminal violation, he/she would also be charged with a Violation of the Bail Reform Act, and subject to an additional penalty for failing to appear, in addition to the penalties originally faced. This idea has been expressed to various members of Montgomery County's Delegation who have never replied or entertained the idea.
(Credit: Baltimore County Government)
Sara April 29, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Too vague. Bottom line, here's what taxes should cover FIRST: schools, roads/sidewalks, trash &Read More public works, emergency services (fire & police. Most of the other stuff is a waste of money. Reduce taxes and improve the business environment to allow for more jobs. No more giveaways - we need more and better jobs! Let people keep their money and make their own decisions on how it is spent on charities - I don't need the government taking more money from me to pay for social programs. I am paying my taxes and would like to see it go to its intended purposes.
Terrie April 30, 2014 at 07:31 am
I emailed, called, and tweeted BCPS and Kevin K. several times to find out when this was and neverRead More received an answer. I feel a new level of distain this morning.
Terrie April 30, 2014 at 10:37 am
This is the BCPS Budget schedule where is clearly states the hearing was to be held in May 2014.Read More http://www.bcps.org/budget/FY15/operating_budget_schedule.pdf
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