| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:01 PM
When the water rushed into town, it was quick and powerful, inundating basements in minutes and smashing through fences and doors.
When it rushed out, it left residents with an arduous recovery on their hands, and an uneasy sense of vulnerability....
| Oct 8, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Something positive resulted from last month's battle with Mother Nature: more places to catch trout this fall.
More than 27,000 trout will be stocked throughout the state starting this month. Most of the trout will be either rainbow or golden trout...
| Oct 13, 2011
At a time when governments at every level are desperate to find and save money wherever they can, it shouldn't surprise anyone that county officials might have reached a little in trying to score some federal disaster-relief money, or that the state...
| Sep 14, 2011
Well, it's kind of hard to write a sports column about local sports when games played are outweighed by those that are not played.
When a whole slate of Friday football games get the nix and then are rescheduled for Monday, life gets a bit more...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Although Harford County was initially denied a request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Lee, there is still time for appeals, according to officials.
In order for Harford County to qualify for federal reimbursement of costs spent...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Last Feb. 27, Project: Prom Dress raised $4,000 to benefit the American Red Cross in Howard County. The next day, a fire swept through an apartment complex in Columbia and, just like that, the funds were completely spent on the four families displaced...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:27 PM
One of the oldest volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County now has a fleet of vehicles no older than 10 years after welcoming its most recent addition.
Founded in 1906, the Violetville Volunteer Fire Department replaced an engine with 60,000 miles...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A bit of good news - the vast, grassy Susquehanna Flats apparently weathered Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in good shape.
Scientists conducting their annual checkup of the bay's underwater grasses found the lush bed at the mouth of the...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:43 AM
The military's six-year-long BRAC process officially ended, with a formal celebration and plenty of self-congratulation. BRAC added six organizations to Aberdeen Proving Ground, 6,500 net jobs, 2.8 million square feet of new and renovated space on post....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:39 AM
The year that ends at midnight Saturday with the annual Duck Drop and fireworks at Havre de Grace Middle School was full of the good and the bad. There was the usual – mayoral elections in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace and heavy snowfalls. And the not...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:27 AM
The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair.
Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:40 AM
Fewer oysters died from shellfish diseases in Maryland waters last year than at any time in more than 25 years, state officials report, despite late-summer storms that wiped out bivalves in some upper Chesapeake Bay spots.
A fall survey of oyster bars ...