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  • 'Superbug' found in US wastewater treatment plants

    'Superbug' found in US wastewater treatment plants
    Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
  • City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

    City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break
    After another city water main break caused fast-moving water to rush down Charles Street on Wednesday, officials defended plans to spend millions to upgrade Baltimore's aging public water system. The broken pipe at North Charles and East 20th streets,...
  • City contractor will end its use of Burke Avenue tract in Towson

    Fifth District County Councilman David Marks said this week that Wachs Water Services, a company that contracts with Baltimore City but has been operating in Towson, will be leaving its city-owned property on East Burke Avenue by the end of July. "It was...
  • 40 years after Agnes, officials say Laurel is better prepared for storms

    40 years after Agnes, officials say Laurel is better prepared for storms
    Every once in a while, Richard Kluckhuhn, president of Laurel Fuel Oil and Heating Co., will open an old shelved box to find a specific copper fitting for a plumbing job. Instead, he will find dried mud and silt from 1972 — when Tropical Storm Agnes...
  • Harford feeling the heat with a dry year, so far

    Harford feeling the heat with a dry year, so far
    Not much rain, a lot of wind, unseasonable heat – it all adds up to Harford County residents, farmers and water suppliers feeling more than a little parched. From a rainfall standpoint, it's not been a typical spring. Measured precipitation in...
  • Government first, business second?

    Sen. Ben Cardin and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently wrote an opinion piece in these pages regarding Baltimore's failing infrastructure. As Senator Cardin's opponent in the November election, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the real...
  • C. Milton Wright High is next to get turf field

    The athletic field at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air will be the next in Harford County to be converted from grass to synthetic turf. The Harford County Board of Estimates voted Thursday to award $783,745 contract to Dixie Construction Company...
  • Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies

    Charles Osborne Fisher Sr., 95, a long standing Westminster attorney, bank director, past chair of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, died June 22 at his home after a brief illness. In...
  • County installing water tanks in rural west to better fight fires

    County installing water tanks in rural west to better fight fires
    For as long as 26-year Clarksville volunteer firefighter Dave Monihan can remember, the lack of reliable water supply in west Howard County has been a problem. "Water supply has always been a critical issue," said Monihan, who joined the department as...
  • City approves 9 percent increase in water rates as auditor says more over-billing found

    Baltimore officials approved a 9 percent increase in water rates Wednesday as the city auditor revealed that the beleaguered system's billing problems are more extensive than previously known. City Auditor Robert L. McCarty said a continuing review shows...
  • Roland Park turns hat-trick of community events, all happening over May 4 weekend

    Three Roland Park-sponsored events fall together over the weekend of May 4. The annual Spring Celebration kicks off the community's hat-trick Friday at The Woman's Club of Roland Park, while the third Tunes @ the Tower and the fifth ciclovia happen...
  • Harford officials celebrate $70M expansion of Abingdon Water Treatment Plant

    Harford officials celebrate $70M expansion of Abingdon Water Treatment Plant
    Harford County officials unveiled the $70.4 million expansion of the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant on Thursday afternoon, which will double the plant's current capacity of processing 10 million gallons of water daily and serve more than 43,000 customers....