| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The Bel Air Town Commissioners received an overall clean audit report during their work session Monday, although the report must undergo a final review before a formal presentation is made at the Jan. 21 town meeting.
The town is also moving ahead to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Harford County may have to look for new sources of water in the future, but the county's quest for water is not as crucial as originally projected in light of slowing population growth, a county engineer told the county council Tuesday.
The county will...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday.
Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Harford County crews have restored water service to five Joppatowne homes that were without water for five hours Thursday afternoon and evening, following a water main break, as temperatures dipped into the 20s.
About 45 homes in the neighborhood...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Bel Air town officials expect to propose an increase in residential and commercial sewer rates in order to reflect changes in the bulk rate Harford County charges the town to treat its sewage.
Town Administrator Chris Schlehr told the town...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
What can I do to help the environment?
As a master's student in conservation biology and environmental policy, I get this question often from my (mostly) left-leaning, but financially focused, friends. They generally understand that the environment is...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:10 AM
The Bel Air Town Commissioners were advised last week to move forward with the next phase of negotiations in the establish of a regional water and sewer authority.
In a presentation during a work session Nov. 26, Craig A. Ward, Bel Air representative...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Critics of the National Security Agency are often correct in their assessment that the agency's surveillance programs have gone too far and that Congressional oversight has been lacking. It doesn't take a civil liberties attorney to see something...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Some Aberdeen residents in the Route 40 area have dealt with water shutoffs in the wake of an ongoing state project to improve part of the road; however, the last of them is expected to occur this week.
The State Highway Administration is in the midst...