| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Bel Air's town commissioners and staff spent two hours last week discussing the future of the armory marketplace project and, despite strong reservations from Mayor Robert Reier, they decided to move ahead with converting the Bel Air Reckord Armory's rear...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Doris A. Singer, who worked as a laboratory assistant, college admissions officer and educator, died Jan. 6 of a cerebral hemorrhage at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y.
The former longtime Charles Village resident was 92.
The daughter of an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:44 AM
At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University.
That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:05 AM
James D. Fielder Jr. was appointed by Bel Air commissioners as the new town administrator during a meeting Monday night.
Fielder, who was a cabinet secretary in two state administrations, replaces Chris Schlehr, who retired Dec. 31 after serving the town...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:50 AM
A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!"
This week's activity helped...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:47 AM
1. I have a mortgage. Why else do you think anyone goes in to work every day to deal with those people?
2. I lack the imagination to write fiction and the temperament to do academic scholarship.
As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay.
Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs.
Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Sister Mary Magdala Thompson, a Sister of Mercy who was a noted educator, psychotherapist and author, died July 14 of heart failure at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala.
The former Baltimore resident was 89.
"There was a common thread in all of the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:49 PM
If a tree falls in Maryland's forests — even if no one hears it — researchers soon will have a handle on how much it could contribute to global warming.
A pair of geographical scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park is...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Harford Christian School won its seventh consecutive Harford Envirothon Wednesday, the culmination of weeks of studying, but the students' coach warned them they couldn't rest long with the state competition about six weeks away.
"[There are] volumes of...