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  • The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders [Commentary]

    The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders [Commentary]
    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay. Not only should it not be built so close to their...
  • George R. Frank, businessman and philanthropist

    George R. Frank, businessman and philanthropist
    George R. Frank, a Baltimore businessman, packaging executive and philanthropist, died Friday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "George was serious, had his principles, knew what he wanted and worked very...
  • John Franzone Jr., businessman

    John Franzone Jr., businessman
    John Franzone Jr., founder of a Hunt Valley plastics manufacturing company who combined his love of the outdoors with flying, died July 19 of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 93. The son of parents from Italy and Scotland, John Franzone Jr. was...
  • Baltimore nanocrystals maker raises $5.1 million in funding

    Baltimore nanocrystals maker raises $5.1 million in funding
    Pixelligent Technologies, a maker of miniscule crystal additives used in electronics and plastics products, said Friday it has raised more than $5.1 million in new funding from the Abell Foundation and others. The funding will allow the Baltimore...
  • Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched

    Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched
    Ken Beerbohm always wanted to be an artist. With a visit to the large basement studio in his Long Reach home, filled with dozens of intricate and undoubtedly unique clay and wire sculptures, it would be easy for any art lover to believe he’s...
  • Brrrrr !! And colder tonight !

     
    That was bracing! Overnight lows ranged from around minus-8 degrees out in Garrett County, to about 11 degrees in Aberdeen. Here is a map with National Weather Service observer reports.We recorded a low of 10 degrees out on the WeatherDeck......
  • Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage

    Home design shifts focus to roofs, ceilings, storage
    Few architects and builders today are recommending trendy architectural elements to clients. Instead, house pros are mining the history of residential design to extract elements and styles that have worked and keep working, hoping to construct timeless...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood

    Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood
    FARMINGTON — When Mike Cheshire and Tom Aiezza were boys here in the 1990s, they wanted to find a way to throw a Frisbee indoors without breaking anything. They tried jar lids. They tried bottle caps, shaving bits from the sides or tops. They...
  • Bracy proposes legalizing hemp business

    Bracy proposes legalizing hemp business
    State Rep. Randolph Bracy, D-45 (Orlando, said he intends to introduce a bill that would legalize industrial hemp production, a cannabis business that would not become legal under either Amendment 2 (the proposed medical marijuana initiative) or the...
  • Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves

    Groups trying to scrub exfoliating microbeads from store shelves
    You know those colorful, plastic, exfoliating microbeads suspended in hundreds of face and body washes, scrubs and toothpaste? They can pollute waterways and poison fish and birds. Environmentalists, politicians and others, including groups in Los...
  • Business owners oppose 'class A' apartments

    Business owners oppose 'class A' apartments
    For Garry Lukas and his allies, their opinions on the matter are clear: It's a case of Costa Mesa planners "gone wild." Much to Lukas' chagrin, a proposal for a 240-unit apartment complex is wending its way through the City Hall approval process,...