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  • Criticism of storm response unfair

    At some point within the past several weeks we have all stopped and asked, "What in the world has happened to Maryland, New Jersey and along the East Coast?" Although Maryland side-stepped catastrophic damage and is, for the most part, back to "pre-Sandy"...
  • Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner

    Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner
    Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave. Scores of...
  • Bel Air does well to reject floodplain development [Commentary]

    Bel Air does well to reject floodplain development [Commentary]
    The Bel Air Planning Commission's decision last week to deny permission for the construction of 48 townhouses on a portion of a property owned by St. Matthew Lutheran Church was a sound move that is likely to prevent a lot of unnecessary anger and...
  • Chris Wallace to Ron Paul: 'You're being taken more seriously by the media'

    Chris Wallace to Ron Paul: 'You're being taken more seriously by the media'
    Two GOP presidential candidates appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday: Newt Gingrich was on "Meet the Press" and Ron Paul appeared on "Fox News Sunday."  While NBC's David Gregory basically accused Gingrich of being a racist, Paul...
  • Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is today

     
    From The Sun's print editions: Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: If you tune in to radio or TV at 2 p.m. today, you will witness the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. It will sound......
  • National test of Emergency Alert System Nov. 9

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:We’ve all heard those annoying bleats on the radio when stations test the Emergency Alert System. “Had this been an actual alert…” Last week, FEMA announced it will conduct the first nationwide test...
  • Tropical system will move up East Coast

     
    With a new tropical system (could become Nicole) getting organized in the northwest Caribbean, FEMA has already issued an advisory to residents of the Southeastern U.S. to prepare for heavy rain and other possible disruptions."We are closely watching this...
  • Tornados beg question: How much should government do for those in need?

    The tornado devastation in the South is just heartbreaking. So many or our neighbors have lost their lives and are now homeless. This is a time in which we as a nation need to reach out and do all that we can. But where would these neighbors be without...
  • Peach Bottom exercise goes off without a hitch

    Harford County's emergency responders got a perfect report card for their response to a hypothetical disaster at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. They were recovering from a major exercise, set every two years, on how they handle a nuclear emergency...
  • NOAA expects more storms this hurricane season

    As the fifth named storm of the season fell apart in the Caribbean Thursday, federal hurricane forecasters rolled out an update their predictions for the rest of what they still say will be an "active" season. The August outlook calls for a slight...
  • Firefighter recalls searching World Trade Center rubble after 9/11

    Firefighter recalls searching World Trade Center rubble after 9/11
    The memories of searching through the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center towers in New York are forever seared into Mark Gardner's mind and soul. Some days, the images of his nine days at the wreckage recede and he scarcely thinks about that...
  • Social networks bear load as phone lines jammed after quake

    Social networks bear load as phone lines jammed after quake
    Moments after the Virginia earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon, Kafi D'Ambrosio tried calling her daughter's day care but couldn't get through. So instead, she turned to Facebook. The 38-year-old Hamilton resident posted a message on her day-care provider's...