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  • Chicken without a side of arsenic

    Maryland farmers produce no crop more valuable than chickens. The state ranks eighth nationally, and the 1.4 billion pounds of broilers grown each year are valued at more than $600 million, or roughly 40 percent of all the state's crops added together....
  • Anglers, watermen spar over fishing fees

    Anglers, watermen spar over fishing fees
    Anglers and watermen are at odds, again, this time over fishing license fees.  With the Maryland Department of Natural Resources facing a looming deficit in funds for overseeing both recreational and commercial fishing, anglers are pushing a bill that...
  • West Friendship: Janet McKegg was a friend to friend to nature and a friend to all

    A bright light was dimmed March 9 when long time West Friendship resident Janet McKegg died. In recent years, Janet had resided at Elternhaus Assisted Living, in Dayton. Janet is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Al McKegg, and her loving...
  • O'Malley seeks bigger 'flush fee' hike

    O'Malley seeks bigger 'flush fee' hike
    Hoping to overcome lawmakers' qualms, the O'Malley administration has revamped its proposal to increase the Bay Restoration Fund, seeking a straight increase in the "flush fee" paid by all households from $30 to $75 annually. Environment Secretary Robert...
  • Contaminant search limited around Sparrows Point

    A federal judge signed off on a deal between government regulators and the owner of the Sparrows Point steel plant requiring the company only to look near its shoreline for toxic contaminants it might need to clean up. U.S. District Court Judge J....
  • Commission votes to curb menhaden catch by 37 percent

    Commission votes to curb menhaden catch by 37 percent
    The interstate panel that oversees fishing along the Eastern Seaboard voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to cut the menhaden catch by up to 37 percent next year in an effort to protect the species and, by extension, striped bass. The 14-3 vote by the...
  • Faith-based group lobbies for Howard politicians' support

    State lawmakers from Howard County say they're pushing the state to shift spending from senior institutionalized care to programs that allow residents to remain in their homes as long as possible. Several delegates said at a community meeting last week...
  • Maryland's oysters more depleted than thought, study says

    Maryland's oysters more depleted than thought, study says
    A new scientific study recommends halting all commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland, warning that the ecologically important bivalves are even more depleted than previously believed and that continuing to catch them risks eliminating them altogether...
  • Hurricane Irene leaves sewage spills in wake

    Hurricane Irene leaves sewage spills in wake
    Hurricane Irene did more than topple trees and turn out the lights across the Baltimore area. The storm left behind some nasty, stinky reminders of its fury, as sewage spills forced beach closures and triggered warnings to stay away from the water as...
  • County Digest

    Oyster gardener workshop The Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Naval Academy's Nature Center in Annapolis for those interested in learning how to cultivate oysters. Each workshop participant...
  • Former Howard County farm envisioned for children's garden

    Former farmland near the heart of Columbia would become a children's garden and "early childhood education nature center" if a citizens group is successful in persuading Howard County officials to carry out the project. The land is part of a 300-acre...
  • Ryleigh's OysterFest dates announced

    Ryleigh's OysterFest dates announced
    Ryleigh's Oyster in Federal Hill has released details of its annual OysterFest celebration. The kickoff event is the Oct. 6 Oyster Ball, a benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The weekend festival begins in...