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  • Changes in store for 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race

    Changes in store for 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race
    The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race will include new twists when the 35th edition of the sailboat competition begins next June. Starts will be divided with the slower boats departing Friday morning, June 5, and the faster boats leaving the next day....
  • A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

    A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean
    When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey...
  • Singing the blues [Editorial]

    Singing the blues  [Editorial]
    The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing. That's because the latest...
  • Rockfish season underway in Chesapeake Bay

    The spring recreational fishing season for Maryland's iconic striped bass, better known as rockfish, began last weekend and runs through May 15 with a limit of one fish per person per day and a minimum size of 28 inches. Striped bass fishing until May...
  • Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum

    Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum
    As Judy Greiner strolled through San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid-20th century, she couldn't help noticing that the bespectacled Jewish bubbes and tattooed Asian gamblers were eyeing one another with wary respect. You wouldn't want to meet a...
  • Beauty queens are just some of the lovely sights in Atlantic City

    Beauty queens are just some of the lovely sights in Atlantic City
    After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J. The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern...
  • Memorial service for 'Four Chaplains' to be held Saturday in Aberdeen

    Four military chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save fellow passengers on a sinking transport ship during World War II will be honored during a memorial service in Aberdeen Saturday. The service, at 11 a.m. in the American Legion Bernard L. Tobin...
  • 'High-impact' storm forecast Thursday, with 6 inches or more of snow possible

    'High-impact' storm forecast Thursday, with 6 inches or more of snow possible
    A "nor'easter" storm has the potential to bring 6 inches of snow or more Thursday across Central Maryland, but accumulations will depend on the storm's unpredictable path, forecasters said. The National Weather Service placed nearly all of Maryland...
  • Thursday snowstorm could illustrate tricks of forecasting

    Thursday snowstorm could illustrate tricks of forecasting
    If you had asked the Europeans a week ago, they could have told you a truckload of snow was headed for Baltimore on Thursday. The Canadians came around soon afterward. It took the Americans until just a few days ago to get a whiff of a winter storm. But...
  • Wind leases off Maryland coast proposed

    Wind leases off Maryland coast proposed
    Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to auction the rights to build industrial wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast — a move hailed by many environmentalists and some businesses as the first step toward a new green industry but...
  • Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound [Commentary]

    Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound [Commentary]
    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Dominion Cove Point Terminal has long been a model of industrial and environmental cooperation. More than 1,000 acres of pristine beach, forest and marsh lands in southern Maryland are conserved, while at...
  • Irish novelist Colum McCann reads at Johns Hopkins University

    Irish novelist Colum McCann reads at Johns Hopkins University
    When the Irish-born novelist Colum McCann sits before a blank page, he launches himself into a vast, empty space. He's surrounded by fog on all sides, so he can't tell if his vehicle is right side up or upside down. The craft he's maneuvering is clunky,...