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Senator: Technology warrants new privacy laws
Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.
Crossword, Celebrity Cipher return to comics page
The Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle and Celebrity Cipher are back on our comics page, effective today.
“We received considerable feedback from our readers, telling us they prefer the L.A. Times puzzle and Celebrity Cipher.
Weekend time change brings call to change smoke detector batteries
In anticipation of daylight-saving time beginning in the early morning hours of March 9, the state fire marshal is urging Marylanders to “Change Your Clock — Change Your Battery” in both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.
- In Brief - 03/07/2014
Grantsville man wins suit to remove property from annexation plan
A River Road businessman who successfully sued the town of Grantsville will have his property removed from the town’s annexation plan.
On Feb. 7, Garrett County Circuit Court Judge James L. Sherbin ruled in favor of Rodney Youmans, who owns and operates Meshach Browning’s Cabins on the River at 315 River Road.
Garrett Sunday alcohol sales bill being considered
Bills that would allow voters to decide whether to expand Sunday on- and off-premises alcohol sales in Garrett County are being considered by the General Assembly.
PSC examining winter’s impact on customers’ utility bills
The tough winter has led Maryland Public Service Commission officials to take a close look at how utility companies will handle arrearages and payment options for consumers after this winter’s expensive heating costs.
CSO meeting creates more questions than answers
With numerous objections being voiced by David Wendt, supervisor of operations with the LaVale Sanitary Commission, a Wednesday meeting in Annapolis on Cumberland’s proposed $30 million combined sewer overflow project created more questions than answers.
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