Here are the top stories for the past week in Towson, in case life got in the way of keeping up with the news:
Dulaney High senior, formerly homeless, wins essay contest about his “hero” teacher
Randall Davidson has won Barnes & Noble’s national “My Favorite Teacher” essay competition after penning a letter about the strong impact a science teacher had on him while his family was homeless.
Big turnout for meeting on county jail and immigration
Dozens of people turned up Tuesday afternoon to voice support or opposition to a proposed bill that would require Baltimore County jails to screen for illegal immigrants.
Improvements to Herring Run
Councilman David Marks announced the creation of a task force to recommend improvements to the Herring Run green space in eastern Towson. It will be headed by David Riley, president of the Knollwood Association, and include representatives from neighborhoods closest to the watershed.
Towson-area high schools get $8,000 donation from Masons
The Freemasons of Towson’s Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 116 Charitable Foundation are supporting students in need at Dulaney, Towson, Loch Raven and Parkville high schools.
The Arc has a new executive director
Kathleen McNally Durkin, who has been with the organization since 2001, will succeed long-time executive director, Stephen H. Morgan, when he retires on June 30th.
Towson and Dulaney push for new buildings at public hearing
Advocates for new buildings for Towson High and Dulaney High showed up in force at a Baltimore County board of education public-input meeting.