| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly.
Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Walmart is moving into organic foods with the relaunch of the Wild Oats brand, the retailer announced Thursday.
The mass discounter is promising more affordable prices -- 25 percent savings compared to national brand organic products -- on everything...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A high-ranking Annapolis police officer has been suspended after he was charged with second-degree assault in an alleged domestic dispute, according to police.
Capt. Christopher A. Amoia was charged April 4, according to court records and Lt. Gregory...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The Senate approved legislation Thursday that will allow some renewable energy generation equipment to be placed on land that farmers have put under agricultural easements, sending its version to the House.
The 44-3 vote would clear the way for...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:58 AM
A young man who spent five years in the Perryville Police Department's outreach program is preparing to depart for training to become part of a Marine Corps security team designated to protect the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Pfc. Joseph Immel, who spent...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts.
The legislation, championed by...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Environmentalists are slamming a new draft Chesapeake Bay restoration agreement for failing to address toxic pollution or even mention climate change as a complicating factor in the three-decade effort to revive the ailing estuary.
The Chesapeake Bay...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:47 AM
The following is the text of Harford County Executive David Craig's State of the County Address delivered to the Harford County Council on Feb. 4, 2014:
Good evening Council President Boniface, Members of the County Council, and fellow citizens.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days.
Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Deer have stripped all the leaves off my evergreen and my Nellie Stevens holly. Will they grow back, or should I cut them down?
Some evergreen species tolerate deer "pruning" well and put out new growth in spring, although lower branches won't bounce...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The international scientific consensus is in after thousands of peer reviewed published studies. Foods produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe (sometimes safer), environmentally friendly, and sustainable. Mandatory labeling laws are a...