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  • Maryland's 'lawless sheriffs' are upholding our constitutional rights

    Maryland's 'lawless sheriffs' are upholding our constitutional rights
    State Del. Jon S. Cardin's recent commentary on Garrett County Sheriff Robert Corley is full of half truths and lies ("The lawless sheriffs of Maryland," June 17). Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not a laughingstock, and I challenge Delegate Cardin to...
  • Opposing Md.'s new gun control law doesn't make one an ignoramus

    Opposing Md.'s new gun control law doesn't make one an ignoramus
    I must take issue with a recent letter to the editor slamming the sheriff of Garrett County for his stand against enforcing the new gun law ("The booboisie emerges victorious," June 10). First, I'm a registered Democrat. Second, I never owned a gun...
  • Sheriff's refusal to enforce gun law is a victory for the people

    Sheriff's refusal to enforce gun law is a victory for the people
    Given what's been going on in Washington, it's good to see the sheriffs of three Maryland counties standing up for the rights of their citizens ("Sheriff won't enforce gun law," June 6). The framers of the Constitution would be proud of these men for...
  • Double standard on Md. gun law

    Double standard on Md. gun law
    I was intrigued by your recent article about the Garrett County sheriff's refusal to enforce the state's new gun control law ("Sheriff won't enforce gun law," June 6). The really interesting part of the article was the quote from H. Scott Curtis,...
  • Garrett County sheriff joins gun control law revolt

    Garrett County sheriff joins gun control law revolt
    A growing revolt in rural counties against the state's new gun control law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the Garrett County sheriff declared the measure unconstitutional this week and said he would enforce only the provisions he believes are...
  • Walter E. Woodford Jr., highway engineer

    Walter E. Woodford Jr., highway engineer
    Walter E. Woodford Jr., a state highway engineer and executive who supervised road construction projects from Ocean City to Garrett County and headed the building of the second span of the Bay Bridge in 1973, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at the...
  • Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling

    Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling
    Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
  • Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore

    Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore
    As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
  • Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area

    Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area
    Fat, wet flakes of snow mixed with cold rain slickened Wednesday evening commutes and slowed drivers around the region. The snow was expected to be a nuisance come Valentine's Day morning, according to forecasts. Earlier expectations of a more...
  • 5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered

    5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered
    As if some weren't already on edge with the prospect of an asteroid passing 17,000 miles from Earth, a meteorite exploded over Russian skies injuring 500 people. Scientists say the two aren't related, but there is a long list of questions many may have...
  • New western Maryland wind energy project in works

    New western Maryland wind energy project in works
    While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm." Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
  • Lawmakers press for disaster aid for Garrett Co.

    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management...