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Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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  • Upper Chesapeake Bay sees low salinity levels

    The near-record amount of runoff that coursed down the Susquehanna River and into the Chesapeake Bay last spring has created the lowest salinity levels seen in the upper bay since 1985, when water monitoring stations were established. Gauges at the...
  • More than 1,000 protest proposed toll increase for Hatem bridge

    More than 1,000 people from the northeast corner of the state came out Monday evening to tell state officials not to raise the toll on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, which they say connects them to their churches, shopping centers, doctors and...
  • State parks could reach capacity early as day-trippers seek water, sun

    State parks could reach capacity early as day-trippers seek water, sun
    With sandy beaches, cooling waters and shady picnic areas, Maryland's state parks have become the go-to destination for more than 6 million day-trippers between Memorial Day and Labor Day. But if the weather matches the July 4th weekend forecast, park...
  • In-state tuition opponents confident of referendum

    In-state tuition opponents confident of referendum
    Opponents of a new law to extend in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants delivered nearly 75,000 more signatures to the state Thursday, a number they believe is more than enough to keep the measure off the books until voters have their say....
  • Child dies after being pulled from waters off Sandy Point State Park

    A young boy who arrived early Monday with family to reserve a spot on the beach at Sandy Point State Park on what was expected to be a crowded Fourth of July holiday slipped under the water and drowned. According to Capt. James Rostek, a spokesman for...
  • Avoid toll increases by shifting priorities

    Avoid toll increases by shifting priorities
    The Maryland Transportation Authority recently announced its intention to increase automobile tolls throughout Maryland, including a per car increase in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge toll from $2.50 to $8 by 2013. According to the MdTA, the justification...
  • Fight congestion with E-ZPass incentives

    Fight congestion with E-ZPass incentives
    Many public and business leaders on Maryland's Eastern Shore have expressed concern recently about the negative effects of the Maryland Transportation Authority's proposed Bay Bridge toll increases. Any increases, they argue, will be detrimental to...
  • Winter getaway to the Eastern Shore

    Winter getaway to the Eastern Shore
    You might expect winter on the Eastern Shore to be slow. I know I did. So even though it was Presidents Day weekend, I told my husband that the holiday wouldn't be a hindrance to a quick two-day trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a resort I've been...
  • A man of the people

    Like most Marylanders, I'm deeply saddened by the death of Gov. William Donald Schaefer. He and I were both "freshmen'" in Annapolis in 1987, when he became governor after 15 years as one of America's most acclaimed mayors and I was a first-time state...
  • Tunnel, bridge violations merit different fines

    Last month's horrific crash that threw a 70-year-old retired sportswriter off the Bay Bridge and killed him underscores the fact that long bridges and tunnels are an especially dangerous place for drivers to be on less than their best behavior. The...
  • Rodney to the rescue

    Rodney to the rescue
    Two years ago, Ocean City debuted a sunny, slightly absurd ad campaign starring a lifeguard named Rodney, who "rescued" people from their daily lives and whisked them away to the beach. With summer just around the corner, the ad series is back for...
  • Artists create visual diary of life at sea

    Artists create visual diary of life at sea
    Christine O'Neill is petrified by sharks. But when she came across a school of them recently, hungry for food, she knew what she had to do. "Facing My Fears I and II" are two paintings that O'Neill created to capture her encounter with the sharks. They'...