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  • Housesitting can make you a world traveler on a budget

    Housesitting can make you a world traveler on a budget
    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...
  • Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI

    Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI
    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,...
  • Harford County parents and students blast bus route changes, sports and activity fees

    Harford County parents and students blast bus route changes, sports and activity fees
    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...
  • Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike

    Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike
    The three-day strike that paralyzed the port of Baltimore is over — for now. Striking longshoremen agreed late Friday to resume working on the docks during a 90-day "cooling-off period" while negotiations continue on a new local contract. Work...
  • 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...
  • 4 local girls selected as U.S. junior national hoops All-Stars

    Basketball Four local girls selected as U.S. junior national All-Stars Four local girls basketball players were selected for the All-Star team at the United States Junior Nationals/Nike under-17 national championships last week. Rising seniors Cydni...
  • KEYW reports second-quarter loss

    KEYW reports second-quarter loss
    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...
  • Magnet program bus changes protested [letter]

    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...
  • Pesticides, fungicides harming bee colonies, UM study says

    Pesticides, fungicides harming bee colonies, UM study says
    Honeybees responsible for pollinating crops worth billions of dollars are under attack from a cocktail of fungicides and pesticides that weaken colonies and make them susceptible to a deadly parasite, according to a study by the University of Maryland and...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • House tour shines a light on solar power

    House tour shines a light on solar power
    Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
  • Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns

    Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns
    A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding. City officials' high hopes for casino...