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  • More military explosives found in St. Mary's state park

    Ten more World War II-era Navy artillery rounds have been found along the shore of a state park in Southern Maryland, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said Saturday. Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown was closed Friday after several pieces of...
  • More explosives found in St. Mary's state park Tuesday

    Underwater surveys of the shoreline along a state park in Southern Maryland turned up eight more World War II-era military explosives, according to fire officials. More than 18 pieces of military ordnance — artillery shells — have been...
  • Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

    Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
    Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
  • Elkridge-based electronics recycling company wins green award

    Elkridge-based electronics recycling company E-Structors was honored with a Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Tuesday, June 7. The award is given to organizations that "have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, measurable results...
  • Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland

    Oyster farming off to a slow start in Maryland
    — The dock built to hold water-filled tanks of baby oysters stands empty. The new marina for landing fully grown bivalves is being used for now by some crabbers. Encouraged by a new state policy to boost private oyster farming, Jay Robinson and...
  • Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search

    Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search
    Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck. As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
  • O'Malley 'flush fee' increase may fall short

    O'Malley 'flush fee' increase may fall short
    With the Chesapeake Bay cleanup at a critical juncture, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on Marylanders to double down on their contribution to the effort, proposing to raise the "flush fee" every household pays from $2.50 to $5 a month, on average....
  • University leaders praise O'Malley's proposed budget

    The leaders of Maryland's university system say they're grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed another increase in higher-education spending for 2012-2013 at a time when many states are slashing support for public universities. University...
  • Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia

    Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia
    The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
  • Swing votes for same-sex marriage

    Some of the delegates who struggled, and ultimately supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland Name: Del. Tiffany Alston, Prince George's County Democrat Age: 34 A reason: Amendment she proposed protecting referendum was adopted Quote: "It...
  • Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university

    Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university
    The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership. "I certainly take all of the...
  • Historic home tour celebrates diamond anniversary

    Historic home tour celebrates diamond anniversary
    The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage will celebrate its 75th anniversary starting April 28 with tours of some of the state's most lustrous historic gems. Included in the anniversary tour are Whitehall, the home of 18th-century Gov. Horatio Sharpe, in...