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  • Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility

    Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility
    Maryland officials should get more economic bang from the Wallops Flight Facility — just over the line in Virginia — by capitalizing on space tourism and the potential from unmanned aircraft, according to a new study. The report, commissioned...
  • Like/Dislike with Rob Vary, Mount Vernon Ghost Tour guide

    Like/Dislike with Rob Vary, Mount Vernon Ghost Tour guide
    Since moving to Charm City nine years ago, Rob Vary has been quite busy interacting with the many residents of Baltimore — living and not-so living. Vary, 32, is a tour guide for the Baltimore Ghost Tours, which coordinates three ghost tours in...
  • Harford close to getting state authority to enact lodging tax

    Harford close to getting state authority to enact lodging tax
    Harford County is close to receiving elusive state authority to levy a tax on hotel and motel room rentals, thanks to a backdoor legislative tactic deployed by the leader of the Maryland Senate, with the blessing of a leading candidate for county...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Snowplow-busted mail box and other snow woes [Mostly Main Street]

    The weather — so what else are we going to talk about? Every time we inch a little closer to spring, it snows again. I thought that our buying a snow blower this season would guarantee a snow-free year, but obviously I was wrong. My husband Tom...
  • Carnival comes back [Editorial]

    Carnival comes back  [Editorial]
    It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...
  • Baltimore-based ships win notice from cruise critics

    Baltimore-based ships win notice from cruise critics
    While Disney Cruise Line sailed to 13 first-place finishes in the 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, Baltimore-based ships also cruised to Top 10 finishes in a number of categories. Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas ranked No. 8 overall...
  • Sea & stay: Cruises vie to offer onboard recreation

    Sea & stay: Cruises vie to offer onboard recreation
    Above Deck 17 on the Norwegian Getaway, a father and young son wearing safety harnesses work their way around a ropes course, taking careful steps on a web of narrow beams, winding their fingers through a rope net for balance. Up ahead, a woman is...
  • Slow to warm up to Carroll Farm Museum open in winter

    Slow to warm up to Carroll Farm Museum open in winter
    This year marks the first time since its opening in 1966 that the Carroll County Farm Museum has kept its doors open in the dead of winter. In the past, the museum closed for the season with the end of its Christmas open house and remained shut down for...
  • Smoke-free beaches [Editorial]

    Smoke-free beaches  [Editorial]
    Polls show a majority of Americans support bans on smoking in public places. That wasn't true a decade ago, but the numbers are so high now — between 55 and 59 percent in recent years, according to Gallup — that a growing number of cities,...
  • Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]

    Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]
    If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
  • Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond

    Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond
    Speeding race car tires may have blackened Baltimore's streets for the last time, as Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers announced Friday that calendar conflicts have doomed the event for the next two years. Event organizer Race On LLC's top official...