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  • Aquarium's rescued sea turtles heading home

    Aquarium's rescued sea turtles heading home
     On Vixen! On Prancer! On .... Oceana? They're probably not heading to the north pole, but the three sea turtles the National Aquarium released into the wild on Friday might just be heading in that general direction. The aquarium and Oceana, an ocean...
  • Bay crabs: protect the females

    It has been a good summer for Chesapeake Bay crabs. They have been heavy and sweet, a gustatory delight. Beyond the dinner table, the picture is looking better as well. A recent scientific study done for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  • Maryland cover crop program sets record

    Maryland has enrolled a record 550,000 acres of farmland in the state's winter cover crop program, the state announced Tuesday. The project pays farmers to plant small grains in the fall to reduce the erosion of soil and harmful nutrients into the...
  • Escape plan: Crab week at Chesapeake Hyatt

    Escape plan: Crab week at Chesapeake Hyatt
    Feeling crabby? Head on across the Bay Bridge to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort's second annual Crab Week – actually 14 days — featuring crab-themed activities and a five-course tasting menu from celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio....
  • Cardin leads fight over pesticides

    Cardin leads fight over pesticides
    Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, a longtime advocate of the Chesapeake Bay, is wading into the high-profile debate over the federal regulation of pesticides -- instantly putting him at odds with fellow Democrats while potentially raising his national profile on...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-695 at I-70

    As of 2:00 p.m., all but one lane of westbound I-695, the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway, was closed prior to Exit 16, for I-70, due to a single vehicle accident involving three vehicles. The shoulder of the outer loop is also closed because of...
  • Woodbine's Katie Loveless named 2011 Howard County Fair Farm Queen

    We know that it's almost time for school to start when the Howard County Fair is over. This was a great year for 4-H members; but especially for Poplar 4-H. Poplar's Recording Secretary, Katie Loveless, was chosen as the 2011 Farm Queen. Katie will be...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-95 north at Eastern Avenue

    Traffic on northbound I-83 is slow from the downtown entrance at E. Fayette Street through North Ave. There is an overturned vehicle near the intersection of the expressway and North Ave., according to police reports. Police officers and firefighters...
  • Md. boating deaths hit highest level in over a decade

    Boating deaths in Maryland have reached their highest level in more than a decade, with 20 so far this year. But authorities say they can't find any explanation for the increase other than nice summer weather. "Boating is a recreational activity, and...
  • Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials

    Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials
    State officials looking to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are weighing a series of new restrictions on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields — and on when municipal sewage treatment plants can spread their sludge on farmland. Draft...
  • O'Malley faces tough sell to locals on land development

    O'Malley faces tough sell to locals on land development
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's broad strategy to revamp land development rules across Maryland met harsh criticism Friday, as local officials worried that the governor's proposal would interfere with their ability to plan and pay for schools, roads and housing....
  • 5 places to go stand-up paddleboarding in Maryland

    Ocean City Located near the Fager's Island pier (Route 90 bridge and 60th Street on the bay side), sunset rides accompanied to 1812 Overture as well as daytime yoga classes. Operated out of Fager's Island Bar and Grille. Solomons Island A flat water...