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  • Hudson's Corner: Derecho serves as metaphor for some sudden, devastating events of summer

    Summers seem to whiz by faster every year. In many ways, this summer was defined by the late June derecho. Some area homeowners and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. are still trying to sort out the damage, repair homes and gardens, and make things more storm-...
  • State workers ready to untangle Memorial Day traffic snarls

    State workers ready to untangle Memorial Day traffic snarls
    On Memorial Day weekends, Kim Yates and Albert Kullman measure success by speed. Yates steers her bright yellow tow truck toward trouble, with the goal of getting disabled vehicles out of the roadway or back in business before traffic has time to clog....
  • We could see 70 today before rain arrives

     
    Unless the thickening clouds today keep temperatures in check, the thermometer at BWI-Marshall could threaten the 70-degree mark today. But the mild weather won't much last longer. Forecasters are watching the approach of the next cold front, which is...
  • Airline passengers gaining new protections in January

    Airline passengers gaining new protections in January
    Too late for the busy holiday travel season, but the federal government will be expanding airline passengers protections next year. Starting Jan. 24: Airlines must include all the taxes and fees in advertised fares. (Hmmm, I wonder if we’ll ever...
  • Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel

    Taking the holiday blues and hassles out of air travel
    Airfares can fluctuate even within the span of a few hours, but the direction of holiday travel prices is one-way: up. Based on early bookings, Travelocity recently reported that the average domestic airfare over Thanksgiving will be about 4 percent...
  • Resorts eager to draw holiday travelers, but survey finds fewer of them

    Resorts eager to draw holiday travelers, but survey finds fewer of them
    Judging by the questions prospective guests ask when they call her beachfront hotel, some people seem to think that Ocean City got washed away by Hurricane Irene, says longtime employee Carol Dickel. "They're asking, 'Are you still there? Is everything...
  • One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale

    One weekend only: Southwest launches holiday airfare sale
    First of all, Southwest Airlines needs to get with my schedule. I expect to see airfare sales on Tuesdays. When the airline launches them on Fridays, it gets me all frazzled. Routine, people. But the sale Southwest announced today is anything but...
  • Deal of the week

    Travelers looking for fall and winter airfare deals don't have to look very far. Airlines are promoting savings on flights through the end of the holiday season. Vision Airlines, a new low-cost carrier making its debut at Baltimore-Washington...
  • Memorial Day forecast for Md. travel even with last year

    Even with gasoline prices at near-record levels, Marylanders are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend in the same robust numbers as last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts. But to make sure potential visitors aren't discouraged by the price at the...
  • Fewer Maryland travelers expected July 4

    "Staycations" will rule this Fourth of July, according to AAAMid Atlantic. The group for motorists predicts that about 760,000 Marylanders will travel this coming weekend, a 2.9 percent decrease from last year. Ragina C. Averella, spokeswoman for AAA...
  • Gas prices: Expensive or the new normal?

    Gas prices: Expensive or the new normal?
    As Maryland drivers cruise into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, they can think of their gas tanks as either half-empty or half-full. By historical standards, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline here remains high: $3.56 on Friday, up a...
  • New Del. toll plaza open in time for July 4 travelers on I-95

    Could Delaware's infamous toll plaza bottleneck finally have been uncorked? Delaware Department of Transportation officials say they've completed a $32.6 million project — just in time for the July 4 holiday weekend — that will greatly reduce...