| Aug 11, 2012
In Sparrows Point, bankrupt RG Steel's delinquent city water bills have risen from about $3.5 million in 2009 to nearly $7 million today, according to city records.
Chemical giant W.R.Grace & Co. owes almost $500,000 — even after recently...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| May 10, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Aberdeen unveiled a proposed $12.4 million operating budget for fiscal year 2013 at Monday night's city council meeting that not only holds the line on taxes, but also cuts spending by a surprising 28 percent.
The budget was one of several important...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The Maryland Department of the Environment on Tuesday extended a drought watch to western Maryland and parts of central Maryland. A drought watch was already in effect for the Eastern Shore since April 13.
The drought watch includes all of Harford and...
| 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 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Maryland is fortunate to have many beautiful parks, rivers and streams, breathtaking views, delicious fish and shellfish and enjoyable recreational opportunities, from our nation's largest estuary to the snow-capped mountains in Western Maryland....
| 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...