| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days.
Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:45 PM
On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says.
The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge last week to confront Congress' recent benefit reduction, as highlighted in The Sun's recent editorial ("Hunger gets a boost," Oct. 29). As a social worker in D.C., I am acutely aware that food stamps...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Harford County Public Schools officials have revised club and extracurricular activity policies to make them clear that student gatherings held in private residences are permitted, but only if school system staff or sponsors of the organizations have...
| Oct 18, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 20
Concerts Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church's Fall Mini Concert Series continues with flutist Marlee Lindon, accompanied by pianist Alastair Edmonstone at 5 p.m. at 2330 Mount Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. Concert lasts approximately 45...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:55 AM
50 Years Ago
"Opens on Main Street
"Mrs. Juantia Mcintosh announces the opening of a Dressmaking and Altering shop at 149 Main Street. Sewing will be the capable hands of Mrs. Ruth Botts who had her own shop for an exclusive clientele...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
| Sep 29, 2013
Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008.
Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:01 AM
A 178-foot blimp that some residents have spotted above the Baltimore region in recent days is a manned, government research airship conducting aerial mapping, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
The MZ-3A "lighter-than-air" blimp began...