| 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...
| May 24, 2012
| 12:39 PM
The plan to pay a $625 bonus this spring to nearly 7,400 Harford County government, sheriff's office and school system employees died an unceremonious death in the Harford County Council chambers Tuesday evening.
Though they lamented the latest turn...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Something's rotten on the Baltimore area waterfront. Fish are washing ashore by the thousands in a mass die-off that officials say appears to be caused by a weather-driven worsening of the pollution that chronically plagues the Chesapeake Bay.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The Susquehanna Hose Company had much to celebrate during its annual awards banquet Saturday evening at Level Fire Hall.
"2011 was a busy year," President Charlie Packard Sr. said, reminiscing about the "hurricanes and flood events and evacuations" the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As J.C. Barbely looked at Assateague Island in his rearview mirror Saturday night, he was pretty sure his seaside home away from home wouldn't escape Sandy's fury. But Wednesday morning, the assistant manager of the Maryland Park Service's biggest money-...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Heavy spring rains, a hot summer and two major storms caused the Chesapeake Bay's overall health to worsen last year, scientists said Tuesday, though there apparently was a slight improvement in the Baltimore area's Patapsco and Back rivers, long...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Now it's official: A report released today (8/30) finds the Conowingo Dam is losing its ability to prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the reservoirs behind Conowingo and other dams on the lower...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
There's a new champion in Baltimore. Not a sports team, a tree. Tucked amid a clump of loblolly pines in Druid Hill Park stands Maryland's largest striped maple.
Acer pensylvanicum, as scientists know it, looks striking in winter, when its bare...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:37 PM
The Town of Port Deposit intends to introduce an ordinance next month that would prohibit media companies from distributing free fliers or newspapers that Mayor Wayne Tome said "litter up the town."
The ordinance will be introduced next month and is...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Harford County's public works department wants to charge out-of-county trash haulers the same tipping fee as those in Harford, resurrecting some discussion about the tipping fee in general among the county council Tuesday.
The in-county tipping fee for...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:39 AM
From the Sun's archives: This time last year remnants of Tropical Storm Lee were playing havoc with the Orioles and Yankees. Both teams were getting water logged.
The Orioles had started a three-game series at Yankee stadium on a steamy Sept. 5, losing...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Rebounding from near-collapse four years ago, the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are more plentiful than they've been in nearly two decades, with a record crop of young, Maryland officials announced Thursday.
The annual winter survey of Maryland and...