| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:20 AM
It's been a while since Historic Ellicott City Inc. sponsored a show house in the historic district, which makes this year's effort at Mount Ida that much more special.
It's a beautiful house, and this beautiful weather makes an outing there even more...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Many college students are without a car or alternate form of transportation to check out what is available off campus. Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are no different.
Beginning Friday, however, UMBC students began having...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:05 AM
The tale of a tiny river village that was nearly wiped out in 1972 after the shuttering of its textile mill — and that had its existence further threatened months later by Tropical Storm Agnes — is a compelling one.
The rebirth of Oella,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later.
Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
After the Halloween sugar frenzy abates and parents have secretly looted their tykes' treat bags, what's to be done with the remaining glut of sweets?
Well, little ones can happily surrender their booty because Woodstock dentist Walter Mazzella is...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Susquehanna State Park was a muddy mess. A heavy thunderstorm had brought a downpour to its trails, and Richard Smith had not brought the right pair of shoes for such a hike. It didn't help that it was still raining, if only lightly.
The shoes he had on...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:15 PM
There's a reason people want to own or visit properties that back up to open spaces: Nature enhances lives.
And that's why protecting and preserving the Patapsco Valley "is really all about quality of life," says John Slater, president of Patapsco...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities has repaired a sewage leak in Sykesville, but not before an estimated 77,500 gallons of effluent leaked from a pipe each day over the past 12 days, according to a Carroll County government press release.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The phrase of the day was "invasive plants," defined as species that take over an area outside their natural environments at the expense of native plants.
Students from three Howard County middle schools have already learned enough about invasive...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two teens on Wednesday robbed a person who had used Facebook to try to sell a pair of tennis shoes, Anne Arundel County police say.
About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to Nursery and Patapsco roads in Linthicum Heights, where the victim said...