| May 26, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A powerful stench was in the air Saturday at the Inner Harbor as 12-year-olds Alison Chase and Marissa Westerbeke hunched over the water's edge, studying tiny crabs floating to the surface.
The girls were in town from Connecticut for a relaxing annual...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The rain this past weekend finally lifted Harford County, along with the rest of central Maryland, out of a drought watch but the area remains pretty dry, as some observers have noticed.
The whole state except for the Eastern Shore was declared out of...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Hooray for Del. Heather Mizeur for staring down oil companies over fracking in Maryland ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Delegate Mizeur is demanding solid, scientific studies of all the risks of fracking before allowing it here. The oil industry...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Commuters to Baltimore are likely to face heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets.
Jamie Kendrick, the city's deputy...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
A 120-year-old water main that broke and flooded downtown streets will disrupt traffic for at least three weeks, said city officials who reminded residents that such disruptions are frequent because of the aging infrastructure beneath Baltimore.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Kevin Rector ("Break in Light St. water main disrupts downtown," July 17) presents jarring evidence of the pressing need facing our public water systems. In the last 35 years, federal investment in our most essential public service has all but dried up,...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Back in the late 1700s, when Baltimoreans got their water from nearby streams, springs and wells, every household was ordered to keep two leather buckets filled to fight fires.
That precaution might come in handy again, as the water main break Monday...
| May 9, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Harford County Public Works Director Robert "Bob" Cooper recently announced his retirement, ending a career that spans more than 40 years supervising local public works projects in both public and private sectors.
Cooper, who turns 65 this month, said he...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Imagine you are a nurse working in an emergency room, and a worker on a gas fracking well comes in covered in chemicals used in the drilling process. You call the gas company to find out what chemicals are being used to help in your assessment of possible...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:24 PM
After a week of cooler temperatures, the hot weather is back in Harford County, prompting medical calls and the opening of cooling centers.
Since Sunday, local emergency services personnel responded to four heat-related illness calls, according to Rick...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:42 AM
It was almost deja vu. Tuesday, May 22 was the annual meeting of the Roland Park Civic League. Many of the same people who spoke at the October 2008, standing-room-only meeting at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, spoke there again: Civic League...