From Freddie Gray's neighborhood and beyond, bewilderment follows dropping of charges

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Severna Park family won't appeal Critical Area violation case

A Severna Park couple dropped an appeal over a patio they built without permits in the Critical Area of the Severn River, telling the Board of Appeals they were removing the patio. They had taken the case to the Board of Appeals after the county's hearing officer denied permission to keep it. The...

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Study: Naval Academy could face over 6 feet of sea level rise by 2100

Study: Naval Academy could face over 6 feet of sea level rise by 2100

High tides could flood Naval Academy fixtures like Bancroft Hall on a daily basis by 2100, according to a study on sea level rise released today. "Military bases and personnel protect the country from external threats," the report states. "With rising seas, they find themselves on an unanticipated...

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  • State restricts shellfish harvesting in some waterways over bacteria concerns

    State restricts shellfish harvesting in some waterways over bacteria concerns

    Maryland environmental officials have forbidden oyster and clam harvesting from 1,200 acres of waterways in Anne Arundel and Talbot counties over concerns of high levels of bacteria. The state on Thursday ruled that the Rhode River in southern Arundel, an area of more than 1,000 acres, is closed for...

  • Pasadena man arrested in vehicle tampering incident

    Pasadena man arrested in vehicle tampering incident

    Anne Arundel County police said a man was arrested early Saturday morning after he was spotted tampering with vehicles in Pasadena. Officers on bike patrol at about 4 a.m. in the area of Kingsley Court and Leeds Drive spotted the man, later identified as Colin Tyron Johnson, 27, of Pasadena, rummaging...

  • Dr. Michele T. Cerino, retired vascular surgeon, dies

    Dr. Michele T. Cerino, retired vascular surgeon, dies

    A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. June 7 for Dr. Michele T. Cerino at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Roman Catholic Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, Pasadena. Dr. Cerino, a retired thoracic and vascular surgeon, died March 26 from complications of multiple myeloma at his Pasadena home. He was 84. The...

  • After 10 months of nurturing, volunteer oyster gardeners cut 'youngsters' loose

    After 10 months of nurturing, volunteer oyster gardeners cut 'youngsters' loose

    With her 8-year-old son, Eddy, and several hundred adolescent oysters in tow, Suzanne Goll pulled into the gravel parking lot at Londontowne Community Pier in Edgewater and watched a trio of workers unshackle zip ties on her three oyster cages. They dumped the occupants into 5-gallon buckets and...

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  • Betty Nakielski, Severna Park seafood business owner, dies

    Betty Nakielski, Severna Park seafood business owner, dies

    Betty Nakielski, a cook who later was co-owner of Seafare Inc., a Severna Park seafood business, died July 1 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 86. Family members said an autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. The daughter of Albert Siegrist, a bookkeeper, and Lisette Schapell,...

  • Scientists give Chesapeake Bay its highest environmental grade since 1992

    Scientists give Chesapeake Bay its highest environmental grade since 1992

    The Chesapeake Bay received a "C" on its latest report card, released Tuesday, its highest score since 1992. In an annual survey of bay conditions, researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found that water clarity and the prevalence of underwater grasses increased...

  • Arundel residents rise in Toby's 'Peter Pan'

    Arundel residents rise in Toby's 'Peter Pan'

    Several Anne Arundel County residents are on the stage in Howard County these days — either on two feet, or four — in the production of "Peter Pan" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Co-directors Toby Orenstein and Mark Minnick are bringing their own vision to this musical based on James M....

  • Maryland set to conduct more detailed oyster survey after Assembly passes controversial bill

    Maryland set to conduct more detailed oyster survey after Assembly passes controversial bill

    Scientists say they have only a vague idea of how many oysters cover the reefs in the Chesapeake Bay, and can't say how many can be harvested safely each year without threatening the future of an already decimated population. Over the next year and a half, they hope to figure it out. In the waning...

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