Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light

Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light 

— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets.

Weekly rentals in Ocean City may be outlawed

Some property owners protest proposed restrictions.


Two watermen plead guilty in striped bass poaching case 

A fish poaching case that began in February 2011 is finally coming to a close.

2 Eastern Shore men charged with trying to carve off roommate's tattoo 

Two Hebron residents were charged Monday with attempted murder and assault for beating a man, attempting to carve a tattoo from his arm, and setting him on fire, police said. The victim remains in critical condition at a burn center in Baltimore, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said.

Assateague's mane event follows a tradition spanning generations 

"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa.

Manure-burning power plant in limbo 

The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry

'The Super Bowl of big fish tournaments'

One might not associate ocean fishing with 100-pound fish, sponsorships and millions in cash prizes. But for fishing boat captain Ted Deppe, that's what it is.

Ocean City police chief aims to help visitors find 'peace' at the beach

Ocean City Police Chief Ross C. Buzzuro started on the job last July after spending more than 25 years with the Baltimore Police Department. A Baltimore native and Dulaney High School graduate, Buzzuro has been busy for the past year...

Judge issues ban on Hershey campaign signs

A federal judge issued a temporary ban last week on a state senator's campaign materials that chocolate-maker Hershey says infringe on its copyright — and ordered the design be stripped from the Internet and roadsides by Tuesday.

Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab.

Police find missing rower dead in Talbot County

A 76-year-old St. Michael's man was found dead Sunday after he went missing while rowing in Broad Creek in Talbot County, Maryland Natural Resources police said.

Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland 

The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely.