| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Red tape, lack of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has hired a new chief spokeswoman.
Walinda "Linda" West is now director of communications for the county. She started Monday, and will receive a salary of $120,000, officials said.
West had worked with Neuman...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Chipotle Mexican Grill is helping the Towson Chamber of Commerce celebrate National Farmers Market Week at its weekly market on Allegheny Avenue in Towson by distributing 500 $10 food tokens to be used at Thursday's market.
Nancy Hafford, executive...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:38 PM
I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Local farmer Rick Holloway and America's Farmers Grow Communities is supporting the Community Foundation of Harford County Inc. to help better serve the area.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:21 PM
As a Foreign Service family who lived for six years in Central America, where no soda was allowed on our children's school campus, we were very surprised to discover that the highly rated Howard County schools still sell soda in vending machines.
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops.
The language, tucked into...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The revisions to the health and wellness policy for Howard County schools are good, but they could be better if the system wants to be word-class in all aspects, according to a study released last month by a local nonprofit dedicated to health in Howard...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Parents of children who attend 14 Harford County public schools were warned by school officials Thursday night that their children may have eaten a pizza product that is subject to a voluntary recall because of possible E. coli bacteria contamination....