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Garrett County

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  • Wind project curbed to reduce bat deaths

    Wind project curbed to reduce bat deaths
    Federal wildlife officials announced Monday they have approved measures taken at Maryland's first industrial wind energy project to reduce the risk of spinning turbine blades killing endangered bats and birds. Exelon Generation, which owns and...
  • Garrett County developers accused of bank fraud

    Garrett County developers accused of bank fraud
    A federal grand jury indicted two Garrett County developers Tuesday on charges related to a $3.7 million bank fraud conspiracy. The indictment, announced by U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt, alleges that...
  • Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days

    Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days
    It will soon be payback time for Maryland students who have spent those lazy snow days sleeping until 10 a.m., playing with friends and sledding. Twenty-two of Maryland's 24 school districts have already plowed through the days they build into their...
  • Fracking commission needs more time [Commentary]

    Fracking commission needs more time [Commentary]
    After 25 meetings in 30 months, Maryland's Safe-Drilling Advisory Commission can show nearly finalized recommendations for overhauling the regulation of gas drilling by the Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Natural Resources (MDE and...
  • Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage

    Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage
    By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows. A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
  • Road salt is killing Garrett County [Letter]

    Road salt is killing Garrett County [Letter]
    The Maryland State Highway Administration is destroying Mountain Maryland. During the winter of 2012, the agency applied 48,352 tons of salt on 600 lane-miles of highway in Garrett County. That is more than 80 tons per lane-mile of highway. During the...
  • 2 Baltimore-area schools are named state Blue Ribbon winners

    2 Baltimore-area schools are named state Blue Ribbon winners
    Two Baltimore-area schools, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Baltimore County and Linthicum Elementary in Anne Arundel County, were among the six named state Blue Ribbon winners on Wednesday. The designation, which is given by...
  • For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales

    For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales
    The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend. Their first Christmas tree sales. All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
  • Sensible salting is SHA's goal [Letter]

    Sensible salting is SHA's goal [Letter]
    This time of year, highway conditions play a large part in planning our activities. Highways are the routes home to our loved ones, the lifeblood of our economy and the vital links to medical treatment. At the State Highway Administration, the science...
  • Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike

    Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike
    Looking to get the new year off on the right foot? Maryland state parks are offering 24 guided walks on New Year's Day as part of the third-annual national First Day Hike program presented by America's State Parks and the American Hiking Society....
  • Barn quilts coming to Carroll County

    Barn quilts coming to Carroll County
    Some Carroll County barns are about to become county attractions. The Carroll County Arts Council, partnering with four other county groups, is in the final stages of organizing Carroll's first Barn Quilt Tour. A barn quilt is an 8-feet-by-8-feet...
  • Wild turkeys in Harford the result of a sustained restoration effort [Editorial]

    Wild turkeys in Harford the result of a sustained restoration effort [Editorial]
    In recent years, wild turkeys have become relatively common in Maryland, seen fairly regularly in wild areas and parks, and even turning up from time to time in more suburban areas. The photograph published in Wednesday's edition of The Aegis showing...