| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Baltimore might not seem like a hot tourist destination, but for my husband and me, it was the offer of a free place to stay that catapulted Charm City to the top of our travel bucket list.
An advertisement for a split-level suburban home with a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Call them port discoveries.
Federal agents intercepted dozens of animal skeletons at the port of Baltimore in recent weeks because they "pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry," according to the Department of Homeland Security....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Harford County received $1.5 million in state grants to buy land easements in the Deer Creek Rural Legacy Area, continuing to make it one of the best-funded legacy areas in Maryland, Harford County's agricultural preservation head said.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:45 AM
As nearly 38,000 Harford County Public Schools students get ready to start classes for the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, a number of changes in school bus routes and policies have taken effect since last year.
School bus schedules and routes...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Fear not, boardwalk vacationers. Labor Day may be approaching, but one of summer's favorite pastimes, the Whac-A-Mole game, is getting an extended run. We speak, of course, of Maryland's unceasing efforts to protect consumers from unscrupulous payday...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:54 PM
A gorgeous pink flower that looks like a lily is emerging in spots around my yard. The flowers have long stems 2 to 3 feet tall but no leaves. Did someone plant this, or did it just grow naturally? This is our first year in this house.
Those are naked...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:55 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday.
The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Forty-one Harford County students, parents and elected officials pleaded with members of the Board of Education Monday evening to reverse course on policies designed to reconcile the school system's budget for Fiscal Year 2014, specifically policies...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
KEYW Holding Corp., a Hanover-based cybersecurity firm, reported a loss for the second quarter on Wednesday, citing acquisition-related costs.
The company announced it lost $2.36 million, or 6 cents per share, in the April-to-June quarter, compared with...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The following is an excerpt of comments presented earlier this week to the Harford County Board of Education and other public officials. A copy was provided for publication.
On behalf of the students who attend Magnet programs at the Science and Math...