| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Carroll County is facing fines of up to $10,000 a day after the Maryland Department of Environment and the Attorney General's Office reviewed the county's efforts to avoid levying a stormwater fee on residents.
The Board of Carroll County...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Be part of the grand reopening of the Montpelier Mansion Historic Site Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at 9650 Muirkirk Road.
Following extensive renovation at the site, visitors can enjoy tours with a member of the restoration team, answering...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:56 AM
James Hopkins has faced many obstacles in his life.
The most recent sequence included a boating accident in 1992 that resulted in a broken back and other lingering injuries.
The 45-year-old earned a certificate in computer-aided design from Anne...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again.
But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty.
Almost all the restoration work...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Entering the foyer of Irv and Sharon Caplan's rambling rancher-style home just outside Stevenson in Baltimore, a visitor would never know.
"What you're walking into is where a tree fell through the house," said Sharon Caplan.
The initial horror at...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:50 AM
With the redistricting process in full swing, Patuxent Valley Middle School in Jessup could face significant change in its student population, with more than 280 students possibly leaving for other schools and almost 250 coming in from nearby Murray...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Howard County libraries will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 to observe Columbus Day. Meanwhile, renovation work on the Savage branch of the Howard County Library System, shuttered since earlier this year, is beginning.
"Our library system is a key part of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Government agencies and nonprofit groups have produced and planted a record 1.25 billion baby native oysters in Maryland waters this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday, declaring it a milestone in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The restoration has begun of the J.C. Davis, No. 600, an 1875 Baltimore & Ohio steam engine that was a casualty of a roof collapse at the B&O Railroad Museum's roof during the 2003 Presidents Day snowstorm.
The work, which is being conducted at the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Reality TV host Anthony Melchiorri spends his workdays circling the country and globe, on a mission to help ailing hotels and their owners resurrect themselves on the Travel Channel series "Hotel Impossible."
When the hotel fixer visited Baltimore...