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After 40 years, Beretta will move its entire gun-manufacturing operation to Tennessee in reaction to Maryland’s increasingly restrictive gun laws. Credit: Beretta USA Facebook page
TM July 23, 2014 at 10:40 am
It's not just 'gun law' that is forcing them out - look no further than Annapolis. Not a soul thereRead More that I voted for I assure you - thanks progressives... Pretty sure soon MD will only have residents that are on the federal and state dole - no one else will be able to afford to live here or do business here...
Chuck Burton July 23, 2014 at 11:08 am
Maryland USED to be the home of a number of large companies in various fields - B&O Railroad,Read More Maryland National Bank, Glenn L Martin, etc. ALL of these have been taken over by out-of-state companies, or have moved elsewhere, themselves. We are losing Berretta, and may be about to lose McCormick, the nation's largest spice company. Why? A sizeable blame has to attach to state politicians and the policies they have adopted. And they have adopted those policies to gain the votes of the people - who seem to go for the budgie in hand, when they could have chosen the condor behind the bush.
pc July 23, 2014 at 11:21 am
Look at House of Cards also, they only kept filming in Maryland because the tax breaks they wereRead More eventually given.
A crumbling rowhouse sits next door to the Park Heights Renaissance offices. (Credit: Sam Schmieder, Capital News Service)
David Polikoff July 12, 2014 at 01:16 pm
Stop voting for the same people to represent our state. It is time for an overall change. Use theRead More power of your vote to get/keep the incompetence out of office.
Tim Epperly July 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
I'm sorry but Park Heights below Northern Parkway is and always has been for over 40 years, a havenRead More for drug dealers and thugs. If they can spend 34 million on lotto?? What do you think the illegal drug income is????? So sending them more money will fix the problems? I think Not!
Steak 'n Shake, which began 80 years ago in Illinois, will open its first Maryland restaurant in September. Credit: Company Facebook page
Peggy Anne July 12, 2014 at 10:47 am
Ah ! More artery clogging dregs. More dead cattle that would prefer to be alive, more sales of ExRead More lax ! Isn't there enough garbage being fed to the peasants, already ???
Ray Bradley July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
Peggy, you must be fun at parties.
TheOldBray July 12, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Good lord guys - it's an American classic type of joint. Get a life!
Popular free treat will cool you off, but there's more free stuff available for this year's celebration.
Hawa Coulibaly July 10, 2014 at 09:48 am
11am-7pm? I wish they could extend that another two hours :-)
You July 10, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Boy are the Middle eastern/ Asian owned 7-11s going to hate this week. To me over the past decade itRead More seems like only the European, white or black owned 7-11s greet you with a smile when there are freebies (customer appreciation days). Middle easterner's/ and Asian's hate the freebies... pay attention and watch them this week when you stop in for your freebies.
Michael July 10, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Funny how I, in spite of my obviously extreme whiteness, have never experienced this problem. MaybeRead More there's something you're doing subconsciously when you walk in? Anyone walking in with a look of apprehension and nervousness, "watching them," is of course going to meet with a different welcome than someone who walks in with a friendly smile.
Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg was shopping at the College Park IKEA store, in his uniform, when a security guard asked him to leave his service weapon in his car. Credit: Screenshot from NBC Washington
art doyle July 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
Heather- You seem willing to take the article at face value. I find that a tad naïve. I also doRead More not consider it petty to call someone out when they make such a glaring error while insulting someone they do not know.
Richard Parker July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am
The rule is stupid from the beginning because if a criminal is going to rob your store and or theRead More customers that you have in your stores then THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR NO WEAPONS POLICY NOR YOUR LIVES, STUPID STUPID, STUPID you are like our state law maker's having nothing better to do then to make up a bunch of dumb rules that don't make any sense and tell me this was your guard armed or was he un- armed??? so again just like our state law maker's THE LAW APPLIES TO EVERYONE ELSE BUT NOT TO YOURSELVES??? YOUR A BUNCH OF DUMB ASSES!!!!! That was a uniformed police officer if something had happened what was he to say to the robbers I know it would be something like this, can you guys wait a minute I have to go to get my gun from the trunk of my car because they have a No Weapons Policy and by the way did you guys know you can't bring that in here. then the robbers go we know that's why we're here knowing that you can't bring weapons in the stores it's like taking candy from a baby. Hahaha Dumb Asses... The officer did right leave and tell the world about their stupidity GOOD FOR YOU CHIEF :) RICH
Heather Patti July 14, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Art, I am far from a naïve person. I have no reason to believe that The Patch is inaccuratelyRead More reporting this story. IKEA is quoted as saying, [The chain's statement said: “We regret that there was a misunderstanding of our weapon policy in our College Park Store. Our weapon policy does not apply to law enforcement officers. We are taking steps to ensure that this is clear for all our co-workers.”] I was also raised in such a manner to know that correcting the grammar of a stranger is considered rude. ;) I think we can agree to disagree on that one, but I stand by my statement that the security officer's actions were incorrect and inconsistent with the policies of IKEA, and that IKEA later made that clarification.
Dennis Gilpin July 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm
When O'Malley initially ran, he ran against Erhlich who he said was thinking about bringing inRead More casinos and that was bad for the citizens. O'Malley " also" said, the citizens of the state are overburdened with costs and they should get a relief with the policies he would implement. That didn't work out too well. I do realize that the Federal government has pulled back funds to the states but the putting too much burden on the citizens is counter productive. Asking too much from private businesses will drive them out of our state. that has already happened.
John McGill July 2, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Not the casino's fault. better to learn this lesson now while young
Dennis Gilpin July 2, 2014 at 04:17 pm
John, Right about that. The casinos will take your money away but the lotto can also do a job on aRead More desperate person.
Slot machines at Maryland Live! casino during its grand opening in June 2012. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Dennis Gilpin June 29, 2014 at 06:54 am
Jag, Our state has lots of problems. Why are so many people dissatisfied with the way this state isRead More run ? The people who are satisfied work for the government. The private sector, not so satisfied. lots of "drops" in the future unless there is a change. If the casinos do well it will only be because of the tourist trade coming into Baltimore. They won't come in to buy lottery tickets.
runymede June 29, 2014 at 07:39 am
It is more fun losing money at a casino.
Dennis Gilpin June 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
Runymede, Right on. LoL Probably have free entertainment, coupons for dinners along with freeRead More chips to start you out on.All you get at the lottery counter is people complaining about not winning.
(Credit: Milford Patch)
Jennifer Schmitt June 23, 2014 at 11:18 am
Forget Starbucks! When an opportunity presents, try buying coffee somewhere locally! For those of usRead More in this area, Zekes is a local coffee roaster, has a storefront in Hamilton and sells their coffee locally and retail.
michael mooney June 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
I already refuse to pay starbucks outrageous prices. For the cost of a single cup there I can buy aRead More months supply of coffee to brew at home. Personally I would not miss them if they went out of bussiness
An unidentified lottery player buys Pick 3 tickets at a gas station in Capitol Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. (Credit: Capital News Service)
Maryellen Brady June 21, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Buying lottery tkts is a cheap way to have some fun, and express HOPE that things will get betterRead More with a windfall. And it is fun to buy and dream. I play lottery sporadically, but each time I buy a ticket, I hope that it is the one. It is wrong to presume that all poor ppl are on public assistance. There are a lot of poor, near poor who have jobs and suffer through low wage jobs and hunger in order not to have to ask the govt for help. I think the idea of revenue sharing has merit. The counties that produce the most revenue shld get a bonus, as is ordinary in business operations. And finally,Those poor, working poor keep their money circulating, they support the economy, provide the environment that creates jobs and they help to maintain government services for all to benefit. Poor in your wallet, does not make you poor in spirituality.
Jim Burnetti June 21, 2014 at 07:00 pm
The lottery and casinos are taxes on math challenged people. All for a good cause. Education.Read More Legalize drugs and prostitution, and put hotels with hourly rates across the street from casinos with lottery ticket machines in the room. Imagine the revenue. Imagine how smart our children will be.
Adam R June 22, 2014 at 08:44 am
What correlation does gambling revenue have with Education results in Maryland? Zero. Separate butRead More equal laws in the 1900's have still not been overcome. It's a systematic problem not a money issue. Maryland is full of hypocrisy in the land, two school systems Montgomery, and Howard are two of the best in the USA. We also have two of the worst: Prince Georges County and Baltimore City. So I ask the question why if Baltimore City spends the most on the lottery why are their schools still among the worst?
Old Bay celebrates its 75th anniversary with a limited edition commemorative can. Credit: Old Bay
Matthew Straffin June 11, 2014 at 02:52 pm
I'm sure you meant "75th anniversary" not "7th Anniversary"
virginia weaver June 12, 2014 at 08:13 pm
A former Marylander, I have always loved Baltimore MD style steamed crabs w/plenty of kosher saltRead More & Old Bay. When they came out with the Old Bay seasoned potato chips several years ago, we went crazy for them. Still special order them from MD every year for Christmas gifts for everybody in the family. We use Old Bay for steaming shrimp, to season homemade crabcakes, on pork chops, chicken breasts, in homemade potato salad, and numerous other foods. Guess you could say we are addicted to the taste of Old Bay!
McCormick & Co.'s hunt for new office space could lead to a spicy incentive war among Maryland leaders. File|Patch
Joe White June 7, 2014 at 01:45 am
Everyone else is leaving Branchtown, MD. Why should McCormick be any different?
Noreen Dalisera June 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm
It is sad that so many businesses are looking outside Maryland for affordable space and to get awayRead More from all the taxes they are forced to pay. I hope McCormick decides to stay in Maryland, they are a part of our history.
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Tim June 5, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Just what this country of fatties needs. National donut day. Too funny, if it wasn't so sad.
Matt June 6, 2014 at 06:59 am
Such positivity ...I love the DD in perry hall
Joe White June 6, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Wow, one whole donut for men who sacrificed their lives and youth for the country. Don't goRead More overboard, DD.
Attendees at a Pennsylvania gun rights rally. Credit: Kara Seymour, Patch
John Moore June 7, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Most businesses simply do not want the liability of what can happen if any kind of gun violenceRead More breaks out in their place of business. It isn't exactly the kind of publicity they seek. Having your business robbed is bad enough. Having someone, who is not the perpetrator of a crime shot or killed in your place of business isn't something you want advertised. I can only imagine people saying, hey let's go down to Red Robbin where that guy/girl/kid got killed & have lunch. The problem with guns is they are tools with one purpose. Good things rarely happen when they are used among the general public. Public safety is a balancing act that requires factoring in probabilities & the probability of something going wrong increases with guns added to any scenario that isn't target practice, gun club activity, hunting or war.
The BSD Guy June 7, 2014 at 08:42 pm
Let's say for the sake of argument that an armed robber comes into some store or whatever, getsRead More confronted by one our "armed heroes protecting the constitution" and a gun battle breaks out. Lets just say that during the gun battle the "hero of the constitution" manages to accidentally kill 3 people in the crossfire. Is our "armed hero of the constitution" guilty of murder? Manslaughter? Anything? What do we say to the relatives of those who "accidentally" got killed? "Tisk, Tisk, Tisk....They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time." This is stupid. Do we all need to start wearing head to toe body armor now just to protect the rights of some fanatic gun nuts and radical right wing extremists? Do gun manufacturers REALLY need money that badly?
Mariner June 8, 2014 at 07:03 pm
3 dead in shooting at Vegas restaurant, Walmart Another shooting where people were ambushed andRead More perhaps the shooters stopped by someone legally carrying a weapon. Two of those critically wounded were police officers. The two shooters killed themselves. Of course this is one of those shootings that liberals say they never hear of happening. Kudos to James Hatfield, lead man from Metallica and proud card carrying member of the NRA
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, chair of the Democratic women’s working group, supports the women’s economic agenda in Congress. Photo by Tazeen Asiya Ahmad.
Commonsense May 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Two suggestions: Stop the inflow of low wage, non tax paying illegals and send back the ones alreadyRead More here, then the value of any worker goes up and the market will bring up the minimum wage all by itself. And if child care is such a problem, don't have a kid, or several, voila, problem solved. I'm sure she is all for a woman's choice, so choose not to have a kid and your child care issues are solved.
Roger May 22, 2014 at 08:06 am
Jesus would ask you both to change your attitudes.
Elisa May 22, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Even if they raise the minimum wage, many of these women will still need public assistance and manyRead More will still qualify. So that problem does not get solved as Edwards so casually claims. Not to mention that it is far more "lucrative" to have a child than not unfortunately. I am a woman for choice as well and there are plenty of programs offering birth control. If you can't afford a child without assistance, common sense would tell you not to have one. However, common sense doesn't really weigh in here. No offense to the poster about "Jesus". Jesus doesn't pay the tax bill. I do. When he does, he can have a say.
"B" for Brianna Benlolo, 21, is etched in a tile at the front of the store.
ECskater May 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Tiles? That's it? These kids were randomly and brutally murdered, and all they get are tiles withRead More their first initial? Not even their entire names! You have got to be kidding me. While I didn't know either of the victims, as a member of the local skate community, I'm furious and disappointed that this is all Zumiez and the Columbia Mall have done to remember the victims: tiles that people are just going to walk on. How insulting to their memories and families.
Sandy Hillman wants to see more women in management. Hillman says that women bring special sensitivities and ways of thinking to the job. Photo by Tazeen Asiya Ahmad.
pc May 19, 2014 at 03:43 pm
I am going to read this article again tonight when I am trying to fall asleep
John McGill May 20, 2014 at 08:44 am
meh
MG42 May 20, 2014 at 11:36 am
Kim Cooke- Minimum wage jobs are not meant to support a family of four. They are met to getRead More experience dealing with customers, showing up to work on time, building references, solving problems, etc. You get much more than a paycheck from a minimum wage job, you get valuable work experience. Min wage jobs are the best "internships" out there for low skilled workers. I sure would appreciate it if middle class white people like yourself quit pretending to know what's best for the poor.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
Kevin J. Kohler May 13, 2014 at 11:15 am
Marley Station in Glen Burnie is getting really close. Very little in business beyond the anchorRead More stores and movie theater.
You May 15, 2014 at 07:36 am
@Kevin... Marley Station is a really cool throwback to the 80's mall. I like going there from timeRead More to time because it feels nostalgic. If teens and twenties people want to really see first hand what malls were like in the 1980's... Marley Station is worth a visit. Even the movie theater is still exactly like mall theaters were in the 1980's.
Dean Smith May 15, 2014 at 10:02 am
I believe there were just too many malls built in the Baltimore area and also, there were mallsRead More which were wrongly targeted for a certain demographics (ex. Owings Mills Mall which was intended for upscale clientele in a mostly middle income area). As for crime, I think high crime will occur just as often in a main street style shopping center as in a mall. However, for some people, internet shopping is much safer than going to a shopper center. Finally, like anything else that has been around for a while, malls are currently not in style as much as main street shopping. However, I believe that malls still have their place (especially in cold climates) so shoppers can be protected from the elements.
Each day, goats eat approximately 20 percent of their body weight, making them ideal foragers for clearing property. Capital News Service (Credit: Patrick Farrell, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE)
Peggy Anne May 4, 2014 at 10:55 am
Great idea. We owe animals the best that life has to offer.
Cheryl Leach-Harazin May 4, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Because I'm ridiculously affected by Poison Ivy & it seems ALL plant life >giggle<, IRead More borrowed a friends 5 Nubians. We staked them around a 3 acre perimeter btw 30 & 60 ft deep, with-in a week, all the invasive multi-flora thicket rose & kudzu was gone. POOF, bye bye. Excellent job w/ NO CLEANED UP, besides the "end" result.
Kolo Jezdec May 5, 2014 at 07:04 am
Is the 'end' result useful for fertilizer or compost?
Two utility companies that serve a large segment of Maryland – Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric – would merge in a deal announced Wednesday. File|Patch
PH May 1, 2014 at 08:42 pm
The PSC is worthless. Now BGE will be a TRUE monopoly. As always, we the consumers are screwed.Read More Check out BGE's opt out fees for smart meters.
Matt Bechta May 2, 2014 at 05:35 am
Not true. You are free to buy your power from any supplier at very competitive prices. You do notRead More need to buy from a regulated utility such as BGE or PEPCO.
Point May 2, 2014 at 11:31 am
Matt B is right. BGE is only the transmitter of the power or gas if your supplier(s) are otherRead More companies in Maryland. However, as a side comment, I would add that it is very hard to do or rather, it is very hard to research the other options. The state of Maryland makes it very hard to comparison shop electric or gas. Also, the difference between similar options (contract or no contract, source of power, etc.) is not as great. I had all wind for many years and paid about $17 more a year for it. (But for a few years, it was lower than BGE rate.) With the crazy prices this winter, my renewable electric company went under (it was small, local, and still pretty new - they did not have the flexibility on the open market yet). I was switched back to BGE (mostly coal and nukes). I tried to find another wind supplier but, it was confusing. I also learned that, ultimately, it might be just the same to buy carbon credits which is essentially what my old company did (swapping wind for coal and nuke to me - benefiting BGE or, whoever). Choosing a gas supplier is even more impossible to do. There is no way to find a supplier who does not do fracking either. There needs to be easier ways (an app!) for consumers of all types to research and compare electric and gas supplier options for states that have an open market. Price per unit, contract type, sustainability, how energy is generated are minimal things a consumer needs to compare when choosing energy suppliers.
Michaels in Bel Air (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Harold Sullivan April 19, 2014 at 07:03 am
Why has god forsaken such an adherent follower, such as this faith-driven organization?
itsneverboring April 19, 2014 at 07:50 am
Harold - you might be thinking of Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately I shopped at the Michael's in FrederickRead More during that time period. Again...
Buck Harmon April 20, 2014 at 08:04 am
These situations will most likely continue to get worse...technology works in both directions, andRead More considering the fast pace of it's development real security can't possibly be achieved. If you live off of cards your finances will never again be secure.
Life April 22, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Cee, Cee, Listen, the reason a self-employed person gets taxed in the first place is because he/sheRead More made money! Get that through your head! If my business failed, I wouldn't be paying any taxes. Instead, in 2012 and 2013, my business exploded and my company made tons of money. It's so obvious that your ignorant on the matter because you're telling me I don't know how to run a business and you're giving me advice on how to be successful. I have proven to myself first and foremost that I can start and sustain a profitable company because I'm good at what I do, I know my competition, I know my target area, I know how to market myself, etc. etc..But if you knew anything about TAXES and business, you would know that the more you make, the more the government wants. And the more the government takes, the less money I have to hire new employees or give raises to my existing employees. Believe me, my employees worked very, very hard and they deserve a raise. But the government took it from my company. If only you knew how many business owners DON'T pay themselves or DON'T give themselves a raise because of this anti-free market mentality of Obama ass kissers like yourself! It's tragic that you think you're smart when you're just so plain stupid!
CeeCee April 23, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Finally, we are in an agreement your employees deserve a raise.
Life April 23, 2014 at 03:41 pm
But you believe the government should get their raise. I believe my employees should get it.Read More Therein lies the difference. We don't agree at all.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
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