| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Crabbing season officially begins in Maryland today, but the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs apparently haven't gotten the word.
My colleague Richard Gorelick reports that watermen, seafood dealers, restaurateurs and state natural resource officials all...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:21 PM
William Jabine II, a former Evening Sun reporter and assistant city editor who later became spokesman for the old State Roads Commission and the Department of Natural Resources, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Catonsville Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Emergency responders on Sunday recovered the body of a 26-year-old kayaker who had been reported missing a day earlier.
The body of Daniel Travis Deamond of Parkville was pulled from the Gunpowder Falls near Belair Road in Kingsville at about 11:30 a.m....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Harford County residents have access to thousands of acres of local and state parklands, with attractions ranging from disc golf courses, equestrian and hiking trails and sports fields to boat launches, playgrounds and nature centers.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Today is "Skeptical Reader Day" at the Dan Rodricks column. Today, at no extra charge, I will answer a letter from an anonymous reader who questioned a figure that appeared in this space last week, to wit: "The Department of Natural Resources says...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday named the head of Department of Natural Resources as his new chief of staff.
John R. Griffin, 66, will take over for Matthew Gallagher, who will leave the administration at the end of May to lead the Goldseker...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:49 PM
As gulls and cormorants perched on the walls of Fort Carroll looked on, a crabbing boat stopped long enough to jettison 30 bushel baskets of very special oyster shells into the Patapsco River.
On the boat, a handful of Pasadena residents spent their...
| Jun 26, 2013
Harford Christian School won its second consecutive Maryland Envirothon recently, its third overall state championship in the past five years, and will represent the state in the North American Envirothon in August.
The Darlington school's five-member...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Six children were burned — two seriously — by a flash fire that occurred during a Memorial Day boat ride on the South River.
Two of the three adults on board also suffered minor injuries.
None of the burns appear to be life-threatening,...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The recent passage and signing of landmark forest legislation will help protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders for generations to come. Maryland has made a commitment to "no net loss" of our state's forests — both urban and rural...