From Ocean City to Fells Point, a grueling kayak journey for a cause

From Ocean City to Fells Point, a grueling kayak journey for a cause 

The Scunny Memorial Paddle, which ran from Sept. 16 to 21, turned out to be even less fun than Christopher Furst, a marketing director for Power Plant Live, thought it would be. And the novice kayaker didn't go in expecting the 175-mile kayak trip was going to be a day at the beach.

Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's

The tiny brass ring bearing the initials "CC" presents a mystery: Did it belong to Charles Calvert, the third Baron Baltimore? And can the St. Mary's College of...

More Maryland animals, plants in danger of extinction

Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and...


Letter penned by teacher placed on leave a point of contention for lawyers 

Attorney says authorities shouldn't have released parts of four-page letter written by teacher.

Former Gov. Hughes' grandson charged in heroin ring 

Former Gov. Harry Hughes' grandson has been charged with taking as much as $250,000 from his grandfather to support his heroin habit and for possessing and distributing drugs as part of a major trafficking ring on the Eastern Shore.

Three rescued after boat capsizes near Ocean City

The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized in the rough waves.

Bartlett Pear Inn is an Eastern Shore treasure 

Bartlett Pear Inn is the name of Alice and Jordan Lloyd's boutique inn on Harrison Street in Easton. It's also the name of their wonderful-in-every-way restaurant on the inn's first floor.

St. Michaels waterman pleads guilty in fish poaching case

Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels pleaded guilty Friday to illegally harvesting striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. He served periodically as a helper on the Kristin Marie between 2007 and 2012 with Tilghman Island watermen Michael D. Hayden, Jr. and William J. Lednum. In early 2011,...

Swimming restrictions in place in Ocean City as Cristobal stirs up seas, drowning Va. teen 

The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal...

Pollution cuts ordered for coastal bays

Sources include air pollution fallout, farm and urban runoff and wastewater discharges.

Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases 

An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.

After respite, Bay's 'dead zone' back with a vengeance

After shrinking for a while to its smallest size in 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" has made a late-summer comeback, and that's not good for crabs, fish and oysters.

Highway worker killed in St. Michaels work-zone crash

A contracted highway worker for the State Highway Administration died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a work zone in St. Michaels, according to the SHA and Maryland State Police.