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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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,...
  • Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads
    The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...
  • To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

    To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
    Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
  • Gun Making Part Of Connecticut's Fabric

    From coast to coast, politicians and pundits quickly grasped the irony when the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown landed Connecticut, the home and birthplace of the American firearms industry, at the center of a national...
  • Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

    Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two thirds of women in a new U.S. study reported regularly using cleansers, lubricants or petroleum jelly intravaginally - and some of the products were linked to a higher chance of common vaginal infections. Those mundane...