Top 5 Stories: Breastfeeding, Boat Crash and Quiet Waters

Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.

No. 1—

A group of area women plan to nurse their children at a gym after an Annapolis mother contended she was asked to cover up or move to the lobby to nurse her daughter. The gym's owner said his employee saw the woman exposed and not breastfeeding when the mother was asked to cover up. The mother said that was not true. As a result, the mother has been banned from 1st Class Gymnastics.

No. 2—

Anne Arundel County Del. Don Dwyer (R-Glen Burnie) admitted that he was drinking before his boat collided with another off Gibson Island in the Magothy River. The accident sent seven people—including four children—to the hospital with serious injuries on Wednesday evening. Dwyer said, "I deeply regret my actions and ask for forgiveness from the public."

No. 3—

City officials and builders of a proposed development adjacent to Quiet Waters Park spent most of a four-hour Board of Appeals hearing talking about how much of a buffer zone will be required between the park and the new houses. The developer wants 32 feet, but the city asked for 100 feet. The developer will agree to 100 feet if he can grade part into the buffer during construction in order to save some of the houses he plans to build. 

No. 4—

Maryland's Court of Appeals decided that an April ruling that called pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed and made landlords liable for tenant dog biets will stand. The court said it would reconsider its decision to apply strict liability to pit bull mixes. 

No. 5-

 in Annapolis was featured on the Food Networks' Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Monday night. The four-minute segment took more than 10 hours to film in Annapolis in November. Pub owner Kiymoi Endo said Davis' didn't have a special event to celebrate its television debut. She said the plan was to "be kind of chill about it; be normal I guess."


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