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In the November 7 edition of the The Avenue News, the article titled “Despite opposition, Middle River sports complex gets green light” made a series of statements that did not and do not reflect the final project plan.

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For the last three years, it has been my pleasure and a joy to serve as the editor of the Avenue News. However, this week's paper will be my last. 

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On April 15th, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Baltimore County Council. The County Executive proposed several tax increases to balance the budget. While these are controversial, there is one area where there is broad agre…

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I wanted to write to you in regards to a recent article that was posted in the newspaper. The article is titled “Essex men’s lax rebounding after rare losing season” (4/4/19). It is an amazing coincidence that the players pictured (Jesse Hightower and Mitchell Foard) were published together.…

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I am thrilled to share details with you about a program that has been initiated by the wonderful people at our local Home Depot store, located at 6315 Eastern Avenue in Dundalk. This wonderful team of employees have come together with the common goal of taking care of the veterans and other …

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With the ending of the 2019 legislative Session approaching, I wanted to take a moment to write to you about the tradition of “Sine Die,” and what that means for the bills that are still on the docket, as well as what you can do to get them voted on.

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This week, Baltimore County unveiled a new, interactive online tool for residents to learn more about the state of Baltimore County’s budget and the difficult choices under consideration during the ongoing budgeting process.

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Today, more than ever, history should be taught to our young people and others in a challenging and serious manner. Our young people--the leaders and future of our country and world--are growing up in a changing world--a world of rapid technological achievements. This rapid change, coupled w…

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More than 900 guests entered the 2019 State of the Schools, hosted by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, on March 20, by walking through the 2nd annual Learning Walk of Knowledge. The Learning Walk filled the concourse of Towson University’s SECU Arena with more tha…

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My office often gets asked about how a bill in the Maryland General Assembly gets through committee. It can be a long, frustrating procedure, but one that can ultimately pay off when your neighbors’ everyday lives are made better. This makes the whole process worth it, and is one of the bigg…

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Throughout this month, our state will be celebrating its 385th Anniversary, dating from the glorious first landing (1634) at what today is St. Mary’s County and the blessing of this land by Father Andrew White as a haven for those of various religions. It should be noted-this was the sight-o…

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Councilwoman Cathy Bevins applauds the decision by White Marsh Mall to implement a parental guidance policy. “I am pleased that the mall has instituted a parental guidance policy. Following several incidents over the past few months involving juveniles the Mall was seen as unsafe. In respons…

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Delegate Ric Metzgar (R-6) has cross filed a Veterans Bill in the Maryland House of Delegates to expand eligibility for a property tax exemption for a disabled veteran and his or her spouse for a legal residence of a Disabled Veteran to include veterans with at least a certain percentage of …

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I am proud to co-sponsor Senate Bill 570, a bill that would designate the illegal distribution of fentanyl, that causes the death of another person, as a crime. It would be considered a felony second-degree murder, with a maximum of 40 years in prison. This legislation would make sure that t…

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This month, we honor and remember the numerous contributions made by women, in their struggle for equality and human rights. Certainly, the passage of the 19th Amendment adopted in 1920 giving women the right to vote and indirectly establishing the right of women to hold public office: merit…

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Delegate Ric Metzgar (R-6) would like to let constituents know the dates and times of his bill hearings if anyone would like to come to Annapolis to sign up to testify on these bills. Testimony is limited to two minutes with the bill number and name of the bill on the top of the page. Citize…