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  • Maryland Agricultural Resource Council names new executive director

    Maryland Agricultural Resource Council names new executive director
    When Kelly Carneal worked in Baltimore County's agricultural preservation office 10 years ago, she heard talk about a future center that would assist farmers by providing federal, state and county agricultural agencies under one roof. In the years...
  • Harford council challenges state's sustainable growth act

    The Harford County Council, along with Pete Gutwald, the county's planning and zoning director, blasted the state's new sustainable growth act Tuesday night for taking away private property rights and trying to control local land use planning. The...
  • Harford to spend $4 million more for ag preservation

    Hundreds more acres could be put into agricultural preservation in Harford County, at a cost of more than $4 million, as the County Council gets ready to deal with several agricultural-related bills in the coming month. The council introduced four...
  • Taking a stand, losing the farm

    ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor. The farmers said the company's new contract was...
  • College Park students compete to build green house

    College Park students compete to build green house
    At a small construction site tucked between an ice skating rink and an office building, students, professors and contractors sing along to country music as they put the finishing touches on two small houses joined in the middle by a manmade wetland....
  • The house the bay built

    The house the bay built
    Every time it rains, buildings in the Chesapeake Bay watershed contribute to the bay's pollution. The culprit is stormwater runoff. Our impervious, hardscaped environment acts as a funnel for contaminants that speed down the sewer system into streams...
  • Land conservation conference looms

    Land conservation conference looms
    Representatives of land trusts and conservation groups are expected to gather May 15 in Columbia for a statewide conference on the challenges of saving land in Maryland. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is scheduled to keynote the all-day event, which...
  • New boat launch, athletic fields proposed for Darlington

    A new boat launch and athletic fields are scheduled for the Darlington area within the next couple years, according to county parks and recreation officials. Director Arden McClune and Paul Magness of the Harford County Parks and Recreation Department...
  • NeighborSpace awarded $1,000 grant at Maryland Land Conservation Conference

    NeighborSpace of Baltimore County received a $1,000 grant on Tuesday that will allow it to implement a new system for prioritizing the acquisition of land. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to preserving open space in the county's most populated areas,...
  • Carroll sponsors employee class with biblical overtones

    Carroll County commissioners have asked county employees to attend a seminar on the Maryland Constitution led by a conservative Christian minister, sparking accusations that local officials are overstepping the boundary between church and state. David...
  • Md. to spend most of its settlement funds on housing-related efforts

    Maryland will direct most of the nearly $60 million it controls from the national mortgage settlement to housing counseling, legal help for homeowners and anti-blight work, state officials said Wednesday. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said...
  • Council members focus on Columbia, housing, jobs in General Plan

    Columbia redevelopment, connectivity, affordable housing, infrastructure and job growth — these are among the issues County Council members are hoping to address in the once-a-decade update to the policy document that guides land use. The...