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  • Teachers struggling to implement changes, survey shows

    Teachers struggling to implement changes, survey shows
    Schools from Ocean City to Garrett County are struggling to put in place two major shifts in education policy this year, with teachers working longer hours and sometimes feeling overwhelmed, according to a survey released Wednesday by the state teachers...
  • Cougars not as unlikely in Harford as it might seem at first glance [Editorial]

    There was a time when cougars roamed Harford County, then again, it may have been in the times before there was a Harford County, strictly speaking. Harford County was split off from Baltimore County in 1773, and there's a reasonable chance there were...
  • Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday

    Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday
    Some very big cats may have been roaming the neighborhoods around Abingdon Elementary School in the middle of the night Tuesday into early Wednesday morning, according to a report made to Harford County's 911 Center. Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m....
  • Fall turkey, deer harvests up compared with last year

    Fall turkey, deer harvests up compared with last year
    Maryland hunters have killed considerably more turkeys and deer than this time last year because of better conditions, the Department of Natural Resources said late last week. Hunters completed the early portions of the archery and muzzleloader deer...
  • Maryland eyes expanding wildlands

    Maryland eyes expanding wildlands
    The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it. More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
  • Fall foliage nearing its peak around Central Maryland

    Fall foliage nearing its peak around Central Maryland
    Take a drive through Maryland's countryside and you'll see that the vibrant reds, yellow and oranges of fall foliage are nearing their peak for the season. High levels of color were being reported along the Interstate 95 corridor and in points west as...
  • Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield

    Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield
    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...
  • Record 41 bears killed on first day of Md. hunt

    Record 41 bears killed on first day of Md. hunt
    Achieving its increased quota of 95 to 130 black bears in this year's annual hunt should not be difficult after the most productive first day since the event was revived in 2004. A total of 41 bears were killed Monday, according to Paul Peditto,...
  • Season's first snow falling in Western Md.; freeze watch issued

    Season's first snow falling in Western Md.; freeze watch issued
    As much as a couple of inches of snow fell across parts of Western Maryland on Wednesday as cold air settles over the mid-Atlantic region. The chill prompted a freeze watch for points north and west of Baltimore. A light snow fell over the morning...
  • A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery ongoing

    A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery ongoing
    A year ago, Hurricane Sandy was imminent, and now 12 months later, signs of recovery from the storm remain in Crisfield and Garrett County. In Crisfield, charity workers will on Monday dedicate the first two houses to be rebuilt since Sandy's winds...
  • Tracking Maryland's biodiversity, one creature at a time

    Tracking Maryland's biodiversity, one creature at a time
    Pasadena resident Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton of Easton stand on a wooden overlook at the edge of a shallow pond at Wooten's Landing Park in the Harwood area of southern Anne Arundel. It's silent, except for animals. On a whim, Brighton asks Hubick...
  • Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says

    Marylanders to travel more this Labor Day weekend, AAA says
    Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for getaways to put Maryland on course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession. AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that 678,...