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Top 5 Annapolis Stories: A New Building, Gas Tax

Just in case you missed something this week, Patch brings you the week in review for Annapolis and the top stories that everyone's talking about.

Last week Patch told you about a potential new gas tax from Gov. Martin O'Malley and then sat in on the city's planning commission to hear about redevelopment plans for outer West Street.

And that's just to name a couple of the stories people were talking about this week.

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This week's top five stories (in no particular order):

  • The Annapolis Planning Commission signed off on on outer West Street and build a two-story office building in its place. The site is owned by the Tate family and the building has been used as the Tate Dodge service center since 1987.
  • O'Malley used last week to make his pitch for applying the 6 percent sales tax to gasoline. He said the additional money is needed to properly upgrade Maryland's infrastructure.
  • The Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands saw some of the best high school bands around. Check out some of the and of this great night of original music.
  • K&B True Value Hardware became one of the first businesses in Annapolis to . Wired right into the building's system, the owner said he expects to cut his electricity usage by up to 14 percent.
  • in downtown Annapolis was by the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The sanctions were in connection with the bar serving underage people who were involved in a fatal accident shortly after leaving the bar.
  • Emily Miller, an art teacher at , was named of the . She is now in the running for the top spot in the county and then on to the statewide competition.
James Dietrich February 06, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Say no to gas tax- find it somewhere else

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