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  • Muck in Arundel's Herring Bay irks marina, nearby residents

    Muck in Arundel's Herring Bay irks marina, nearby residents
    From his blue clapboard and brick home overlooking Herring Bay in the southern Anne Arundel County community of Rose Haven, Mark Curl has views of some of Maryland's iconic sites: the Bloody Point Lighthouse and the Bay Bridge. But a small patch of...
  • Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, ironworker, dies

    Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, ironworker, dies
    Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, a retired ironworker who during his nearly 50-year career worked on some of the nation's most notable bridges, died July 13 of pneumonia at his Loch Raven Village home. He was 93. The son of a construction superintendent and...
  • Chessie the manatee pays return visit to Chesapeake Bay

    Chessie the manatee pays return visit to Chesapeake Bay
    Chessie, the wandering Florida manatee that has visited the Chesapeake Bay at least twice over the past 17 years, is back. The well-traveled mammal has not been seen since 2001, and his resurfacing is making waves among marine scientists and bay folk...
  • Look who's against clean water

    Look who's against clean water
    Water has a tendency to flow downhill. This has been known for quite some time — to the point one might have assumed word had penetrated the hallowed halls of the U.S. House of Representatives by now. Alas, it appears not. Last Wednesday, the House...
  • Pavement to Prairie Party can help save Chesapeake Bay

    Whew. Let me tell ya, things in Hampden are really heating up this summer. Ha! I don't know why it's fun writing in clich├ęs, but it is. I mean it's also true. I'm writing this at the tail end of a mini-heat wave (do people just not use that phrase...
  • Temperatures headed for 100 degrees

    Temperatures headed for 100 degrees
    Temperatures in the mid-90s on Monday drove Marilyn Ramirez to the beach at Rocky Point Park, where her children splashed in the Chesapeake Bay. But they probably won't be back at week's end. With temperatures forecast to rise to 102 degrees by Friday,...
  • Ghost gear: A hidden threat to the Chesapeake Bay

    Ghost gear: A hidden threat to the Chesapeake Bay
    Camouflaged in waters around many of our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, lost fishing gear no longer brings in seafood but continues to snag marine life. The gear — crab pots, tangled fishing line or nets — were either abandoned or dropped from...
  • Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation

    Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation
    Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it. The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup. "If you acted up, she...
  • Chessie: Chesapeake by choice

    Chessie: Chesapeake by choice
    Welcome back, old friend. In a summer of discontent across the United States from the record heat wave that's plagued much of the country to the icy deficit reduction talks in Washington, it's good to see a familiar (and might we add unflappable)...
  • Is this still good: blog posts that passed our smell test

    Is this still good: blog posts that passed our smell test
    These posts and articles were interesting when I starred them. Now I'm not so sure. What do you think? Hey, if you send an email to richard.gorelick@baltsun.com I'll put you in my Google Plus Baltimore Diner Circle and then you can see these fun and...
  • States better choice to defend Chesapeake Bay than feds

    What exactly is "stupefying" about turning the care of the Chesapeake Bay over to the state which has the greatest stake in having it be clean and functioning ("No defender of the bay," July 18)? Or was your editorial more about political candidates The...
  • Is anybody surprised that Rep. Harris votes against the bay?

    In response to your editorial "No defender of the bay" (July 18), are you really surprised that Congressman Andy Harris voted against protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay? You can expect every vote from the 1st Congressional District to be against...