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  • Harford council wants to legalize sale of stun guns

    Harford council wants to legalize sale of stun guns
    Handguns and assault rifles are readily available for sale in Harford County, but Tasers or stun guns? Sorry. A new county bill, however, could make it legal for stun guns, or "electronic control devices," to be sold alongside other weapons in Harford....
  • Happy animals, local meat

    Happy animals, local meat
    Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
  • 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...
  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn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...
  • 'Drunken Botanist' event at the Cylburn Arboretum

    'Drunken Botanist' event at the Cylburn Arboretum
    The next time you're in a liquor store browsing the shelves, imagine you're strolling through a garden. That bottle of gin is a juniper bush with citrus peels and maybe some coriander and even lavender thrown in for good measure. Tequila? Made from...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Insects, not squirrels, are culprits behind falling twigs

    Our yard is absolutely covered with the tips of tree branches. The tree (don't know what kind) isn't dropping fall leaves yet, so what's going on? Squirrels? Two native insects will snip off the tips of tree branches in August and September. The twig...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Howard County health digest

    Calendar Wellness programs: Howard County General Hospital will offer the following classes in September. Unless otherwise listed all classes will be held in the Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Information: http://www.hcgh....