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  • 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...
  • Outdoor classroom

    The phrase of the day was "invasive plants," defined as species that take over an area outside their natural environments at the expense of native plants. Students from three Howard County middle schools have already learned enough about invasive...
  • Three Eastern Shore solar installations unveiled

    Three Eastern Shore solar installations unveiled
    SolarCity will unveil three solar installations in Queen Anne's County this week that the company said are collectively the largest in the state not owned by a utility. The installations include more than 14,000 solar panels and are capable of...
  • 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  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn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...
  • Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election

    Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election
    To win a seat on the Annapolis city council, candidates say they've relied on tried-and-true shoe-leather politics. Eight men running for four seats have been spending days knocking on doors, trying to reach the estimated 8,000 voters who will cast...
  • 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,...
  • Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report

    Local spice makers defend safety after FDA report
    Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period. While acknowledging...
  • Notebook: McDonogh's Meurer, Calvert Hall's Dutton named Ohio State captains

    Notebook: McDonogh's Meurer, Calvert Hall's Dutton named Ohio State captains
    Goalie Greg Dutton (Calvert Hall) and defenseman Joe Meurer (McDonogh), both seniors on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team, will serve as captains, the team announced. Dutton is a two-time All-Eastern College Athletic Conference second-team...
  • City Dock top priority for Annapolis council before election

    City Dock top priority for Annapolis council before election
    The Annapolis city council is rushing to finish business on a number of weighty issues before city elections Nov. 5, including adoption of the controversial new master plan for downtown's City Dock. By Mayor Josh Cohen's count, the city council has...