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The Dream Continues…

I encourage everyone to remember those who worked tirelessly to ensure the many liberties we enjoy today as we welcome February, which is Black History Month. more

The School Budget

Happy New Year, which, amongst new beginnings and resolutions, marks the start of the busiest time of year for your AACPS school board. This month’s column is dedicated to sharing a few of my initial reactions to Dr. George Arlotto’s recommended budget. more

We’re Not Giving Up On The Bay

When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, in Anne Arundel County, we are still in. more

Pedestrian Safety

Roads without sidewalks or shoulders are increasingly common, especially in newer neighborhoods, mine included. While popular for financial, environmental and aesthetic reasons, shoulder-less roads without sidewalks can be a hazardous no-man's-land for runners and walkers alike. more

State Of The County

When County Executive Steuart Pittman held his State of the County address in December, he outlined several key initiatives. Here are some takeaways paired with comments from Pittman. more

Maryland Could Soon Make Radical Changes To Education

The funding formula for Maryland public schools hasn’t been changed since the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act was passed in 2002, but the Kirwan Commission is poised to change that fact. more

“A Seismic Shift In Both Chambers” — Breaking Down Maryland’s 2020 Session

For the Maryland General Assembly, it’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. more

Advocating Like A Boss

Since 2016, we have seen a renaissance in local activism. I myself ran for office, having no previous political aspirations but concerned for the well-being of my friends and neighbors and looking for a way to give back. more

Together We Can End Distracted Driving

Shortly before the holidays, I was privileged to join two of my colleagues from the Maryland Association for Justice — Ryan Perlin and MAJ's president, Ellen Flynn — in giving an … more

Council Update

The new year is officially here. Most begin the journey of fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions while the winter cold settles over us, and the darkness of evening comes much earlier. more

Pittman Schedules Budget Town Hall Meetings In January

Each meeting will feature opening remarks from Pittman and the councilmember representing the district, and will be followed by a brief presentation. more

Thanksgiving And Thanksliving Everyday

As we just celebrated the national holiday of Thanksgiving, that features family and food, I thought of what we call in Lebanon “Thanksliving,” when you are happy just to be safe. more

Students Must Be Held Accountable For Their Actions

Thank you, Anne Arundel County NAACP, for your advocacy and for demanding changes in our schools to help erase hate. Your frequent testimony during our Board of Education meetings, but especially during the November 20 meeting, made a difference. more

Bay Bridge Update

Nine months ago, here in the Severna Park Voice, I discussed the challenges surrounding Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic and state efforts to resolve it. Here is a status update. more

Addressing Traffic Along Our Main Corridors

I ask the community for fresh ideas and practical solutions every chance I get. And just about everything we’ve accomplished during the first year of our administration has been backed by large numbers of engaged county residents. more

Behind The Scenes Of The Forest Conservation Bill

In September of this year, the county executive introduced Bill 68-19 to the council. This bill quickly became known as the “forest conservation bill.” It was the largest bill that this council has considered. more

Remember Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Shopping local keeps your money circulating within our local towns and communities. These stores also employ thousands of Marylanders and represent the lifeblood of Maryland’s small business community. more

A Message From Sheriff Jim Fredericks

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I was sworn in as your sheriff, but I can assure you that the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward to become more modern and efficient than ever before. more

The Season Of Service

The holiday season reminds us of the power of giving to others and the impact our service can have to make our community a better place to live. more

Opportunities And Choices

 The high school landscape today does not resemble what it did when I was going through in the early/mid ‘90s in Southern California. more
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