| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
Happy New Year!
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| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The state Board of Public Works gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a wetlands dredging permit for a company that hopes to build a third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs power plant in Southern Maryland, even though the project is far from...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:29 PM
— The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:03 PM
What can we say about the half-acre of stream valley forest that developer William Tarbutton recently, blatantly bulldozed near Federalsburg on Maryland's Eastern Shore?
He will likely be fined by the Maryland Department of the Environment, which has...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The pitch from the door-to-door salesman sounded appealing: a deal to lock in a lower electricity rate with Constellation Energy Group and get a better gas price with Constellation's BGE Home for the next 12 months.
But Baltimore County resident Michelle...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 8:09 AM
A hunter is in the hospital and four of his friends have been charged with multiple counts of illegal hunting after an incident Saturday afternoon just off a major thoroughfare in Prince George's County, Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Rebecca Yenawine and Mark Carter are accustomed to awe-struck looks when visitors cross the foyer of their 19th-century rowhouse in Reservoir Hill.
The four-story brick Victorian, built circa 1870, is sprawling — some 6,000 square feet. And with...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck.
As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:49 AM
After last August's Hurricane Irene, when houses in the South Laurel Briarwood community were without power for more than four days, resident Mary Swift had had enough of what she saw as seemingly excessive power outages.
Swift, 65, decided to take up...
| Jan 27, 2012
Sunday, Jan. 29
Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Carnival of the Animals" at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets and information: 4104801686.
Dance performance The...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:41 AM
President Obama's State of the Union speech to Congress last night focused largely on jobs, taxes and income inequality, but it had plenty of red meat in it for those concerned about energy and the environment.
He vowed to continue to push for "clean...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Architects live and breathe design, blissfully losing themselves in details most people would never notice — the bevel of a trim, the way light falls across a room, squared legs or curved.
So what happens, we wondered, when two such aesthetes...