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  • Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election

    Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election
    To win a seat on the Annapolis city council, candidates say they've relied on tried-and-true shoe-leather politics. Eight men running for four seats have been spending days knocking on doors, trying to reach the estimated 8,000 voters who will cast...
  • In Sykesville, neighbors question proposed composting facility

    In Sykesville, neighbors question proposed composting facility
    Neighbors filled three-quarters of the pews at Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville last week to grill a local contracting company about its proposal to use farmland in the area as a mulching and wood composting facility. The proposal, from Howard...
  • Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report

    Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report
    Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period. While acknowledging...
  • West Friendship Elementary's Tiger Trot wins in a walk [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Although the weather forecast sounded a little iffy at first, the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 23, dawned crisp and clear for West Friendship Elementary School's fourth annual Tiger Trot. This event functions not only as a walkathon type of fundraiser...
  • Maple Lawn brings taste of farming to MPT audiences

    Maple Lawn brings taste of farming to MPT audiences
    For an agricultural operation that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Maple Lawn Turkey Farm is adept at blending the old and the new. Tried-and-true methods still prevail at Maple Lawn. But the Fulton farm also embraces modern concepts,...
  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn
    Amid an outcry from Maryland farmers, state officials pulled back again Friday from a new regulation aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by restricting the use of animal manure to fertilize crops. The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced that...
  • Mark Miller on mission to fight Idaho wildfires [West Friendship]

    During times of tragedy and natural disaster, as observed in the recent typhoon which hit the Philippines, we are reminded of the natural impulse to reach out to help. It was this same quality which led West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department...
  • Md. farm animal regulation lags

    Md. farm animal regulation lags
    More than four years after Maryland first moved to regulate its largest poultry and livestock farms, nearly 30 percent, or 169 operations, still do not have required state permits mandating measures to control polluted runoff from their chicken houses...
  • Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]

    Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]
    About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
  • Amtrak transfers passengers after train stalls in Joppatowne

    An Amtrak train stalled in the Joppatowne area after a mechanical issue Wednesday, and more than 100 passengers were transferred after being stranded for about an hour in 90-degree heat without air-conditioning. When local a emergency crew arrived on the...
  • Details of sweeping Harford school bus services changes released

    Details of sweeping Harford school bus services changes released
    Getting to and from school each day will be different for thousands of Harford County Public Schools students this coming school year as a result of a series of transportation changes announced Thursday. The changes are so widespread that school...
  • Doing his civic duty, columnist catches a whiff of something unpleasant [Hampden]

    Our neighborhood is beginning its annual, seasonal, new year morphing, with a handful of businesses closing and a slate of new businesses opening. The keyword in 2013 appears to be pizza, with three new pizza joints either already open (Birroteca) or...