| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Downtown Ellicott City will soon see more pedestrian, parking and stormwater improvements as the county kicks off a series of new public works projects next month, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday.
The county plans to connect Ellicott...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:00 AM
About 50 people showed up early Sunday to witness demolition of an already collapsing distillery warehouse in Cockeysville — the first step in a plan Baltimore County officials say will help mitigate flooding in the area and, they hope, encourage...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:19 AM
It started two years ago this weekend. I was pregnant with our second baby, and we wanted to be closer to family and away from big-city madness. So, after 13 years in Los Angeles, we packed up a pod, our two-year-old daughter and cat, and moved clear...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health improved last year, University of Maryland scientists reported Wednesday, and the leader of the troubled estuary's annual checkup said he sees signs the cleanup effort is making progress.
The bay's overall health earned a 'C'...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Here's a question for a snowy day in spring: Will Marylanders, and Baltimoreans in particular, ever grow so accustomed to snow that they stop worrying so much about it?
Could climate change do enough crazy things to the atmosphere to bring us more...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers have lost 44 percent of their underwater grasses over the past three years, scientists reported Thursday, reducing vital habitat for crabs and fish to a level not seen in nearly three decades.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Before it became "The Wall That Ate Some Cars," it was just a stone wall on Mulligans Hill Lane, bracing a 20-foot-high embankment — stalwart as the steep hills that give Ellicott City's historic district much of its character.
Then in early...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Every year the county budgets for snow removal costs, and almost every year, the county spends more than the budgeted amount.
But not this year.
"This obviously was a milder winter than the last few," Howard County Director of Public Works Jim Irvin...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Just as they do every April, the fruit orchards at Larriland Farm have donned their spring finery.
The plum trees at the pick-your-own place in western Howard County sport brilliant white blossoms, while the peach trees are decked out in bright pink....
| Mar 18, 2012
| 11:55 AM
It was an emotional evening at the Bayou restaurant Saturday when the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps honored a life member who recently died.
Friends and family of the late Norma Jean Cole Rice held back tears when Chief Jeremy Mothershed spoke about the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The protective underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006, according to the latest report from Maryland and Virginia scientists.
The scientists from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a regional partnership, view the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Baltimore's ailing harbor remains fouled by trash and pollution that make it largely unfit for swimming, but cleanup efforts are starting to pick up steam, according to the latest report card on the urban water body's health.
The Waterfront Partnership,...