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  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'We're not in Oklahoma no More'

    'The Amazing Race' recap, 'We're not in Oklahoma no More'
    Welcome back, everyone! I hope you got your Phil fix over the summer by watching him recreate the 1928 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle. The man does not stop. His calves do not stop. Anyway, back to the race. It opens in an Old West movie ranch...
  • Why I love Harford's school bus depot system [Letter]

    Why I love Harford's school bus depot system [Letter]
    I am an 11th-grade student at the Natural Resources Agricultural Sciences magnet school program in Harford County. A common topic of conversation these days with magnet schools is the new bus depot stop program. While many people dislike this program...
  • Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]

    Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]
    Food insecurity has become a major issue in the United States. More families than ever before are depending on government assistance and other nutritional aid to supplement their diets. And the problem is only going to get worse as Congress considers...
  • Legalized pot would not sink U.S. [Letter]

    Legalized pot would not sink U.S. [Letter]
    This letter is in response to the letter from Edward Davenport who wrote about how his personal knowledge regarding decreased productivity of workers in America proves that legalizing marijuana will cause the destruction of the United States ("...
  • 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...
  • Maryland eyes expanding wildlands

    Maryland eyes expanding wildlands
    The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it. More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
  • 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...
  • Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

    Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy
    On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America. A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Nominations Sought for 2014 Historic Preservation Awards

    The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning, in conjunction with the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, is seeking nominations for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. As part of this year's event, the Historic Preservation...