Author Archives: Paul Samuel

Maryland Chamber to induct three into Hall

A Baltimore construction company owner, the head of a Western Maryland mountain resort and a biotechnology company executive are this year’s candidates for induction into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame. The chamber selected Kenneth R. Banks, ...

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Potholes update: Do it now!

In response to my blog about a town in Germany selling potholes to citizens who pay to have them filled in, a reader has reminded me that this idea is not new — in fact, it was done in Baltimore ...

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Own your own pothole?

Now that winter seems to be loosening its icy grip on Baltimore, potholes are blossoming on local streets, and officials are combing through their scarce budgets to find the money to pay to fill them. But one town in Germany ...

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Senator’s colorful language stirs environmental ire

Environmentalists are livid over some remarks by state Sen. Richard Colburn, a Cambridge Republican. Now they’re calling for a formal and public apology. It happened during a meeting on Feb. 15 between the Eastern Shore delegation and the secretaries of ...

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