| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Facing a flurry of lead paint lawsuits, a nonprofit company that provides affordable housing in Baltimore has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
City Homes Inc. and its subsidiaries, which operate more than 300 apartment units in what...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Trent Waite wasn't new to the Butchers Hill area when he purchased a home there three years ago. He simply exchanged the renovated one he already had in the Baltimore neighborhood for another that was in desperate need of fixing up. His reasoning was...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Gone are brightly-colored paintings of Colonial Annapolis life. Gone is the crumbling molding. Gone is the blue-painted trim.
Annapolis city officials last week celebrated their renovated council chambers in City Hall, starting the Monday council meeting...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:47 PM
As the students inside the newly renovated, sparkling classrooms at Stoneleigh Elementary worked on their lessons Tuesday morning, Principal Christine Warner and a host of elected officials thanked the parents and community who advocated so hard for the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Visitors to Laurel Woods Elementary School have noticed something different as they prepared to enter the front door — they needed permission.
The North Laurel school was one of many Howard County elementary schools to have a new buzzer system...
| 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...