| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A meeting to address residents' concerns over environmental hazards on the site of the proposed Harbor Point development has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown.
The meeting had been scheduled for Monday at neighbors' demands, but...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Farming and building groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling recently that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay.
Lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Plans to begin work soon redeveloping the former chemical plant site at Harbor Point hit a potential delay Monday, as the Maryland Department of the Environment said the federal government shutdown would prevent it from completing review of the project by...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:45 AM
For the average person, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the depth and breadth of the threat represented by climate change. Flip around the cable TV channels, and it's not hard to find completely contradictory views of the issue. And at a time when...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Recent Open Forum letters from Kingsville and Bel Air writers concerning the Tea Party and Republicans are good examples of low information voters and those who have a twisted slant on history to suit their wacky agendas.
Blaming the Tea Party as an...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:09 PM
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next problem: striking a new deal before funding runs out again in...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I received my commercial property tax bill and cleverly concealed with no explanation was the much anticipated "rain tax" section of the bill. I knew it was going to be ugly, and so it was.
I had already familiarized myself with the details. It was...
| Jul 17, 2013
Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Welcome to Tax Hell! Marylanders are suffering under a deluge of taxes and fees. More than 40 taxes and fee increases have been forced upon the people in the last 8 years. The latest and dumbest is the "Rain Tax." The "Rain Tax" is projected to...