We’re now past the two-week mark of city computer networks sitting hobbled by a ransomware attack, and Maryland’s federal lawmakers are keen on getting some answers from federal authorities investigating the hacking.
The issue of school start times has been one of Maryland’s hottest political footballs in recent years.
Gov. Larry Hogan, with the support of Comptroller Peter Franchot, issued an executive order in 2016 that required schools to start after Labor Day and end before June 15. He heralded the move as a boon for tourist destinations in the state, like Ocean City, and said it “will help protect the traditional end of summer.”
Earlier this year, however, the Maryland General Assembly put an end to that, passing a bill to return the power of start dates to the individual school boards. Hogan vetoed the measure, but legislators overrode it.
When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours, a lively series of evening events with activities, inspired by the BMA’s current exhibitions. Boost yourself with a beer & a bite, groove to music from house musician, Hans Berg, enjoy surreal games and pop-up performances and experience art in new ways.
Eighteen months out from the perplexing and unsolved on-the-job death of Det. Sean Suiter, the Baltimore Police Department and Maryland State Police are in talks to conduct a joint investigation of the case.