County offices and libraries will be closed next Monday, in observance of Columbus Day.

Three admirable women were in the spotlight last week as they each told of their individual journeys to become successful businesswomen in our community. Why are they successful? Because they followed their passion – helping other people. And they do this in three different ways.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced his plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers.

TOWSON — In a critical public health victory, the Baltimore County Council voted to approve County Executive John Olszewski’s proposal to increase the legal age for tobacco product sales in Baltimore County from 18 to 21 years of age, and to expand the law to include all electronic smoking d…

The National Newspaper Association, while meeting for its annual convention in Milwaukee, called for Congress to renew its commitment to postal reform in light of a new report criticizing the Postal Service for steeply rising costs despite spotty service performance.

DUNDALK — Students, faculty and staff at Sollers Point Technical High School think it’s “important” to participate in Baltimore County Public Schools “Kindness Matters” month, an initiative promoting acts of kindness that coincides with National Bullying Prevention Month.

TURNER STATION — A sorority took over Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center this week as it became the chosen venue for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter (AKAUEO) to host The Level Up Experience Conference, #Cap Kickoff Session, and Free Community Shred Day for the first time.

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BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Daryll Williams is settling into his new position, and was in Dundalk last week to cut the ribbon on the new elementary school.

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DUNDALK — A full house enjoyed camaraderie and merriment at the Fourth Annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG) Luncheon, held last Friday at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center in Dundalk.

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DUNDALK — The new Dundalk Elementary School is state of the art, and has become quite famous countywide. It’s been commemorated with several opening ceremonies and ribbon cuttings, the most recent of which included new Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams.

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DUNDALK — The Turner Station sign at the corner of Main Street and Dundalk Avenue suffered damage after being hit by a vehicle for a third time recently. This time, members of the community and Sollers Point Technical High School stepped in to restore it.

TOWSON — The Baltimore County Department of Aging is pleased to announce its plans to increase programming within its Division of Senior Centers and Community Services to meet the rising membership and community needs.

DUNDALK — A plethora of new laws took effect in Maryland on Oct. 1, spanning from firearms legislation and tobacco purchasing age to taxing online sales and cracking down on human trafficking.

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to the state's medical cannabis commission.