| Nov 8, 2011
The tropical storm that deluged Maryland in early September may have killed off many of the oysters in the upper Chesapeake Bay, a Department of Natural Resources spokesman said Monday.
DNR spokesman Josh Davidsburg wouldn't say how extensive or severe...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:09 AM
A week after flash floods sprung up all across Baltimore County, the lunch crowd on York Road was still pulling fruitlessly into the parking lot in front of Side Street Cafe.
But instead of a hefty serving of the familiar — including a greeting...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:13 AM
State biologists have found "concentrated pockets" of dead oysters in the upper Chesapeake Bay, which they blame on a record-high influx of fresh water into the estuary this year. But the die-off appears so far to be limited to two areas north of the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:48 AM
It turns out the Harford County government has met the Federal Emergency Management Agency's threshold of $800,851.02 spent in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee to qualify for federal disaster aid.
It's an odd number, but no one ever said federal...
| 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 20, 2011
| 4:44 PM
A Halloween without pumpkins?
But before you race to the grocery store for canned pumpkin to mold into fall's favorite orange orb, consider this: While the soggy residents of Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont are facing a shortage of jack-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:44 PM
In a dimly-lit room north of Bel Air, dispatchers stand by for emergency phone calls from all over Harford County.
These dispatchers work out of the Harford County Emergency Operations Center building, also commonly referred to as the 911 Center, off of...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:16 AM
The Baltimore Sun was named Newspaper of the Year — and recognized as having the best website among the competitors — Friday in the annual Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association awards contest.
The Sun has been chosen Newspaper of the...
| Apr 22, 2012
Steamed crabs, cream of crab soup, crab cakes, crab imperial, soft shell crab, deviled crab, corn and crab chowder, crab bisque, crab dip, crab salad, crab fritters, crab ravioli, crab pie, crab quiche — but that's probably enough for the first day....