| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
A tract of land near Ellicott City's west end may become the location of a senior townhome community, engineers said at a community meeting Wednesday.
Local developer Lou Mangione, owner of Commercial Contractors, has plans to request a conditional use...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Sediment buildup behind Conowingo Dam poses a relatively small threat to the Chesapeake Bay's health, a federal official said at a Senate hearing Monday. He predicted it could cost billions of dollars to address the risk by dredging the river bottom,...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:32 AM
The silt that has built up in the slack water on the upriver side of the Conowingo Dam may well be, as an Army Corps of Engineers official reported at a U.S. Senate hearing on Monday, a lesser pollution threat to the Chesapeake Bay than runoff fouled with...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Despite road closures and water levels that threatened to burst up and over stream banks, Howard County escaped Wednesday's heavy rains relatively unscathed, according to county officials monitoring the situation.
Just three of the more than 25 roads...
| 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'...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:11 AM
The City of Havre de Grace finished its fiscal year June 30 "in sound financial shape," with a $3.1 million fund balance in its operating budget, according to Mayor Wayne Dougherty, despite a troublesome and worsening deficit in the city government's...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's water quality has taken a turn for the better, state officials report, as the oxygen-starved 'dead zone' where fish, crabs and shellfish struggle to breathe has shrunk to its second smallest since 1985.
Water samples taken in early...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country — built in the...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On a hot summer day, it's hard to see how the Conowingo Dam could hurt the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers line the shore below the 94-foot high impoundment, casting out into the gently roiling Susquehanna River for rockfish breaking the water.
Yet unseen, on...