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  • Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll

    Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll
    When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls. She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
  • Abandoned Henryton hospital slated for demolition

    Abandoned Henryton hospital slated for demolition
    Perched on a wooded bluff in rural southeastern Carroll County, the old Henryton State Hospital bears silent witness to the ravages of decades of neglect and vandalism. First opened in 1923, the 18-building complex that once housed the sick and...
  • Port Deposit hoping to restore old Tome Gas House for use

    The Town of Port Deposit is trying to determine possible uses for the Tome Gas House once it's restored. At the town's monthly meeting Tuesday night, council members voted to support an easement for the gas house, the first step in ensuring the...
  • Aberdeen: Aberdeen Room's 25th anniversary continues

    We continue with the story of the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum's 25 years: The nine years at the 58 N. Parke St. location were very rewarding ones. The volunteers received more and more donations of historical items, and conducted more and more...
  • Author to Speak at HCC

    The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will welcome Dr. Alan Taylor on April 8 as part of the College's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Taylor will offer a public lecture at the Chesapeake Center at 10 a.m. His talk,...
  • Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house

    Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house
    In a few months, a historic house on a hill in Cape St. Claire will sport a new roof to go with its new paint job and the garden beside it, the latest moves to save a piece of the county's past. The goal is to bring back into use a vacant, dilapidated...
  • Md. still feeling quake's effects as hurricane approaches

    Md. still feeling quake's effects as hurricane approaches
    A day after the largest East Coast earthquake in more than 60 years, Marylanders continued to deal with the fallout, as officials assessed the effects on buildings and infrastructure, transit riders saw delays and some federal workers and public school...
  • Preservation of Oella mill town brings honors for developer

    Charles Wagandt is waiting patiently. When he stepped up nearly 40 years ago to help rescue a town whose very existence was being threatened, recession certainly wasn't on his mind. But now, the nation's sluggish economy is his primary foe as he waits...
  • More bidders needed for Monument fence repair

    This week Watchdog brings you an update on a problem that has yet to be fixed. Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired. Several months ago, Jean Renalds called Watchdog with concerns about the fence. The...
  • New Superblock lawsuit awaits judge's decision

    A Circuit Court judge is expected to rule soon on whether to dismiss a lawsuit about the city's much-contested Superblock project — the second challenge from Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos — or to let the case proceed. City officials want...
  • Archaeologists seek Civil War camp

    Archaeologists seek Civil War camp
    Volunteer archaeologists are descending on leafy Lafayette Square in West Baltimore this weekend in an effort to uncover relics from Camp Hoffman, a Union army encampment that stood there during the Civil War. Just hours into the project Friday, while...
  • Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation

    Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation
    Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it. The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup. "If you acted up, she...