National Sailing Hall of Fame quashes rumor of move

The National Sailing Hall of Fame sought to quell a rumor about a move to Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday.

There was a report on a Newport website, Newport Buzz, claiming the hall of fame was set to move to a Rhode Island sailing center.

That report is erroneous, said Gary Jobson, president of…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-digest-sailing-hall-20170820-story.html
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Anne Arundel County has only two Confederate monuments left

As the furor and emotion surrounding monuments to Confederate heroes or those associated with their cause, like the statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney removed from the State House grounds Friday, it is curious to find but two monuments in Anne Arundel County dedicated to the…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-waddell-owens-20170820-story.html
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Hogan announces new statewide development plan at Maryland Association of Counties conference

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new effort Saturday for a statewide plan to guide growth and development across Maryland.

The plan, Hogan said, will “finally put local planning authority back in the hands of local government, where it belongs.”

Speaking at the close of the Maryland Association of…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-hogan-maco-speech-20170819-story.html
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Removal of Taney statue at State House sends message of change

Annapolis’ statue of Roger Brooke Taney has garnered controversy for years.

In the early 1990s, there were calls to take the statue down — and again in 2000, 2007 and 2016.

But each time, the statue withstood the efforts for its removal. Until last week.

Spectators gathered behind yellow tape early…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-taney-times-up-20170820-story.html
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As Annapolis election nears, ward-specific issues come into focus

Public safety, expanding a public trail, and combating nuisance flooding and climate change downtown are just some of the issues that Ward 1 and 2 candidates are focusing on in the Annapolis election.

The Annapolis primary is a month away with five of the eight wards holding contested elections…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-wards-one-two-0819-story.html
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Annapolis police search for missing teen

Annapolis police are asking for the public’s help to locate a critically missing child last seen on Chinquapin Round Road on Thursday evening.

The missing 16-year-old girl is Destiny Riffle. She is 5 feet 4 inches, with red/brown hair, weighing approximately 200 pounds.

Her parents are concerned…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-girl-missing-0819-story.html
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Hogan taking heat for Taney statue removal

Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to remove a controversial Confederate-era statue from the State House grounds has prompted a backlash within some facets of his Republican base.

The Facebook comments on the social-media-savvy governor’s page came fast and furious this week, as one-time supporters turned…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-hogan-taney-backlash-20170818-story.html
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