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  • State fertilizer rules moving ahead over objections

    State officials are plowing ahead with new rules on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields, despite last-minute objections from environmentalists that the proposed limits have been weakened in an apparent bid to mollify agricultural interests....
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Chesapeake Christmas

    Holiday Gift Guide: Chesapeake Christmas
    Make gift-giving a local endeavor this season with items that exude Chesapeake charm. 1. Boordy Vineyard's Icons of Maryland wine series have engraved labels depicting iconic Maryland wildlife such as the Baltimore oriole bird on the riesling, the...
  • Arundel council to hear debate on storm-water runoff fee

    A proposal scheduled to come before the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday would create a property tax surcharge to help reduce storm-water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. measure would permit a $35 annual fee on residential property tax bills and $25...
  • 5 questions for Shawn Kimbro

    Shawn Kimbro will speak to the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's newly revived Annapolis chapter Tuesday at the Boatyard Bar & Grill. He'll be discussing cold-water jigging as well as Careful Catch Maryland, a program started collectively by...
  • Shore county sued over farmland zoning

    In what some see as a critical test of a recent Smart Growth law, environmental groups and some property owners have filed suit to overturn the recent decision by Queen Anne's County's commissioners to zone 525 acres of Eastern Shore farmland for...
  • Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland

    Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland
    Labor unions that represent government workers — and some Maryland Democrats — criticized the budget President Barack Obama unveiled Monday for cutting $27 billion in federal employee pensions while offering what they called a modest, half-...
  • Education center-resort rising quietly at Elk Neck

    Trucks rumble through the waterfront state park at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay. Machines are digging drainage ponds and trenches for pipes. A 15,000- square-foot dining hall with a water view is rising amid the evergreens, its angled roofline -...
  • Hatching hope for farmers : the new pecking order

    AS HE TRUDGED through the mud of poultry grower Arthur Holley's Parsonsburg farm last week, Rep. Wayne T. Gil-chrest symbolically crossed into new territory. He and several other members of Congress had journeyed from Washington to take a closer look at...
  • Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels

    Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels
    If the 60 percent jump in Virginia's oyster harvest in 2012 wasn't enough, last year the state logged another 25 percent surge — making that harvest the biggest since 1987. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the state's oyster bounty for...
  • An invasive danger to James City waterways

    An invasive danger to James City waterways
    JAMES CITY – In at least one measure, Powhatan Creek is in better shape than experts anticipated. "So this is what a healthy freshwater tidal marsh should look like," said Tim Russell, lab technician with the College of William and Mary's Keck...
  • Want to be an oyster gardener? Learn how with upcoming seminars

    Want to be an oyster gardener? Learn how with upcoming seminars
    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is hosting a series of seminars in Hampton Roads, including at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club at 6:30 p.m. today, to help residents get started in oyster gardening. After the seminar, participants may receive 1,000...
  • Learn how to grow oysters at July 15 workshop

    Learn how to grow oysters at July 15 workshop
    A workshop on how to grow oysters for Chesapeake Bay restoration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News. The workshop, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is designed to get volunteers to grow oysters which will...