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  • Coast Guard team keeps Chesapeake Bay buoys shipshape

    Coast Guard team keeps Chesapeake Bay buoys shipshape
    Thousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way. When they go on the blink,...
  • Fort McHenry enlists border collies on a wild goose chase

    Fort McHenry enlists border collies on a wild goose chase
    The human eye sees a black-and-white border collie, about 35 pounds, stepping slowly and silently across the lawn at Fort McHenry, its light-brown eyebrows lending its face a most personable expression. The Canada goose eye apparently sees something...
  • Scary times in Ellicott City this October

    Scary times in Ellicott City this October
    They say historic Ellicott City is haunted. Maybe it's the granite, the underground water or he flow of electricity. Things are about to get a little spookier. Howard County Tourism and Promotion offers three different ghost tours, leading visitors...
  • Howard Conservancy's Fall Festival is 'a big success'

    Howard Conservancy's Fall Festival is 'a big success'
    It might have felt more like summer, but that didn't deter a record-setting crowd from attending the Howard County Conservancy's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Woodstock. "The event was a big success," said Meg Schumacher Boyd, executive...
  • Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion

    Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion
    After visitors to this year's Decorator Show House meander along a slate pathway from the parking lot to the front of Mount Ida, it becomes obvious why William Ellicott, grandson of one of the city's founding brothers, chose the site on Sarahs Lane for...
  • Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns

    Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns
    A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding. City officials' high hopes for casino...
  • Shad Roe thwarted from second perfect week by one loss

    And what, you might ask, kept your favorite football mind from nailing down his second straight week of perfect picks? Only a potential game-winning, overtime field goal being blocked. North Harford, the team I had picked to beat Loyola, had a shot at...
  • Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]

    Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]
    "Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
  • Democratic primary ahead as Corkran enters District 9B race

    Democratic primary ahead as Corkran enters District 9B race
    Rich Corkran entered his first political race "kind of on a whim." In 2006, the Ellicott City Democrat decided to run against incumbent Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman in District 9 when no one else stepped forward "because I felt people needed...
  • J. George Kropp, Calvert Hall educator

    J. George Kropp, Calvert Hall educator
    J. George Kropp, an educator whose career at Calvert Hall College High School teaching social studies and history spanned more than 50 years, died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Loch...
  • Baltimore County educator named Md. Teacher of the Year

    Baltimore County educator named Md. Teacher of the Year
    A Baltimore County English teacher who the state superintendent said "personifies the cutting edge Maryland educator" was named Maryland's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, state education officials announced Friday. Sean McComb, of Patapsco High School &...
  • Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....