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The stories that flow along the Patapsco River.

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A writer’s life in Baltimore, where it’s never too late to be a work-in-progress.

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A Baltimore poet, essayist and educator chronicles adventures and experiences with the places, people, and pastimes they have called home.

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Friday Afternoon Headlines: Former Gilman teacher arrested on child sexual abuse; Mosby’s trial to be delayed third time; and more.

Recently fired Gilman School teacher arrested on child sexual abuse charges — The Baltimore Banner Former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s federal trial to be delayed, again — The Baltimore Sun Baltimore County day care owner sentenced for shooting husband over sexual abuse allegations — WJZ-TV Baltimore Student Union members want to speak for themselves…

Friday Morning Headlines: Clarifying police stops for cannabis scent; Studying Md.’s long emergency room wait times; Two Beyonce shows in Md.; and more.

Task force proposed to examine Md.’s emergency room wait times, which are longest in nation – WBAL-TV Beyonce adds 2nd show in Maryland: now two August concerts at FedEx Filed in Maryland – NBC 4 Plans for Pimlico and Laurel renovations are bogged down and over budget – The Sun East Baltimore church turned into…

Thursday Afternoon Headlines: Attorney to assess whether Angelos law firm should be sold or dissolved; Bill would create Maryland Rail Administration; and more.

Outside attorney is named to take control of Peter Angelos’ law firm, assess whether it should be sold or dissolved — The Baltimore Sun Maryland House majority leader sets sights, again, on new plan for rail management in the state — Maryland Matters Goucher College bets on older and international students as it eyes campus…

Summer Fun is Back!

Imagine a sun-filled summer afternoon outdoors at the pool learning to swim or perhaps on the tennis courts working on your backhand stroke. Imagine creating artistic masterpieces or honing your acting and improv skills. Imagine learning programming, digital design, and fundamentals of digital photography and video. Summer fun comes in many forms – and you…

Thursday Morning Headlines: The books that GOP women want to ban from BaltCo schools; It’s Groundhog Day today; Police Accountability Board launches; and more.

The books that Republican Women of Baltimore County are looking to ban from schools – WBFF-TV Lawyer named as conservator of Angelos law firm – The Sun Orioles decline Camden Yards lease extension but keep negotiating – Associated Press City Police Accountability Board launches as members are sworn in – WMAR-TV If you live or…

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Hopkins grad students vote to unionize; Pasadena man wins 20 years of Ravens tickets; and more.

Johns Hopkins University graduate students vote to unionize — Baltimore Business Journal Lucky lottery player wins Ravens Seats for 20 Years — WMAR-TV Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott moving quickly on deal for BGE to take over conduit maintenance — The Baltimore Sun Here are the six Marylanders Gov. Wes Moore honored during his State of…

Wednesday Morning Headlines: Hogan inches closer to presidential run; Education reform cost rises due to free and reduced lunches; Terps basketball team boosts tournament chances; and more.

Hogan tells Fox News he is giving “serious consideration” to presidential run – The Sun Number of students receiving free and reduced meals spikes, adding cost to cost of education reform – Associated Press Preschoolers make survival kits for National Poverty Awareness Month – WMAR-TV Frank’s Red Hot, a McCormick brand, launches new game in…

Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Orioles facing one-time lease extension deadline; Single Carrot Theatre closing; and more.

Orioles facing one-time lease extension deadline as wait for long-term agreement continues — The Baltimore Sun Single Carrot Theatre Closing; Members Reflect on Company’s 15-Year Run — Baltimore magazine New governance rules proposed in wake of Baltimore water and wastewater system failures — Baltimore Brew Bed Bath & Beyond to close 87 more stores, including…

Tuesday Morning Headlines: Sinclair sports unit prepares for bankruptcy restructuring; Ellicott City flood control costs grow; Tractor-trailer flips off 795 overpass; and more.

Temperatures dropping fast on Tuesday – WBAL-TV Cost of Ellicott City flood prevention projects has swelled – WTOP News City-backed campaign seeks donations for squeegee kids – WBFF-TV Sinclair sports subsidiary, Diamond Sports, prepares for debt restructuring in bankruptcy court – Yahoo! Finance Tractor trailer flips off overpass on I-795 in Baltimore County – The…

Monday Afternoon Headlines: Baltimore banning TikTok on city government network and devices; Wawa opening 2 Baltimore County stores; and more.

Baltimore to ban use of TikTok on city network, devices — The Baltimore Sun Wawa opening 2 stores in Overlea and Rosedale — WMAR-TV Scott confirms talks with BGE amid more criticism of his conduit plan — Baltimore Brew Offshore wind will need major investments in transmission, supply chain, reports say — Maryland Matters From…