| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There’s no cause for alarm – unless you’re one of the volunteers pretending to be displaced by a major storm, that is.
The Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is hosting a citywide preparedness exercise on...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Several candidates for governor — a Democrat and three Republicans — said Friday that they would cut taxes to improve Maryland's business image and revive its ailing manufacturing sector.
The three Republican candidates and Democratic...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The idea of having Harford County served by a single governmental entity responsible for providing clean water and treating sewage on the whole is a good one. There are, however, aspects of such a system that deserve close public scrutiny as the water and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Baltimore Department of Public Works crews were working to fix a water main break near the Canton waterfront Monday night that left customers in four zip codes without water.
It was not clear as of about 11 p.m. how many customers were affected,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Water returned by late Tuesday morning to thousands of households and businesses in South and Southeast Baltimore after a water main break disrupted that service Monday night, according to the Department of Public Works.
The problems began about 8:30 p....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Howard County won five awards from the National Association of Counties this week for innovative programs and services it offers to residents.
The county took home a "Best in Class" award in the Community/Economic Development category for the "Pitch...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The growing controversy over an upcoming contract to install "smart" water meters in Baltimore has once again provided a glimpse into the legalistic mind of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake. In a statement issued on her behalf, the mayor's spokesman assures...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:59 PM
An Aberdeen Proving Ground wastewater treatment plant overflowed Tuesday and sent about 250,000 gallons of partly treated sewage into the Bush River, the Army reported Thursday.
"The bypass was caused by extreme rainfall totaling 3.66 inches in 24 hours,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a massive $263 million contract for constructing a new facility aimed at curbing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
The spending panel voted to award the contract to Archer Western Contractors LLC,...