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St. Mary's County

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  • O'Malley widens lead over Ehrlich

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has opened a 14-point lead over former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in their gubernatorial rematch, solidifying his Democratic base and winning over independents while his rival struggles to capitalize on the voter anger that is...
  • With loophole, many campaign donors remain anonymous

    A loophole in state campaign finance laws allowed contributors to Maryland candidates and political groups to pump $4.3 million into the 2010 election cycle while remaining anonymous — denying citizens a thorough look at the money that flows into...
  • Top 10 crabbing spots

    Top 10 crabbing spots
    We asked the experts, from biologists to tackle shop owners, to name the best places for crabbing in Maryland. Here are the Top 10 places we heard about: Point Lookout, Route 5, St. Mary's County Solomons Island fishing pier, Route 2, Calvert County...
  • For Maryland Day, communities weave historic tapestries

    For Maryland Day, communities weave historic tapestries
    Outhouses. Potbellied stoves. Four-mile walks in the snow. These are legacies of the Rosenwald Schools. For the past several weeks, county students have been studying the schools, a loosely affiliated network for African-American children that a white...
  • William Donald Schaefer ready for roasting?

    William Donald Schaefer ready for roasting?
    William Donald Schaefer would have loved Maryland Day this year. It's all about him! A year after of his death, Maryland Historical Society will celebrate Schaefer's memory Thursday with a roast. They'll also be showing off a few Schaefer artifacts...
  • Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets

    Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets
    When William Gunn sought medical care for his pit bull-Labrador retriever mix Smokey on a Sunday morning, one of her front paws was bleeding uncontrollably. The family's regular veterinarian was closed that day, and he didn't know where else to go, so...
  • Demographic shift causes state parks to adapt

    Demographic shift causes state parks to adapt
    When an approaching thunderstorm threatens swimmers at Greenbrier State Park, lifeguards reach for an iPod, scroll through the menu and press play. "La tormenta se aproxima," says the recording amplified by the loud speaker system. "Todo el mundo salga...
  • Irene whips Maryland

    Irene whips Maryland
    Marylanders began cleaning up from Hurricane Irene this morning but mostly the state emerged from the storm without significant damage or widespread flooding, as feared. Emergency officials cautioned that high winds are expected throughout the day as the...
  • St. Mary's County warns of potential dam failure

    St. Mary's County has notified residents downstream from St. Mary's Lake Dam of significant flooding from heavy rains that came along with Hurricane Irene. The county had warned residents that the dam could fail. Eddie Hopkins, a spokesman for the...
  • Irene damage closes area schools, stymies efforts to restore power

    Irene damage closes area schools, stymies efforts to restore power
    Schools throughout the region are closed today and hundreds of thousands of families and businesses remain without power as Marylanders clean up after Hurricane Irene. The transportation grid was coming back to life, and stores were restocking shelves...
  • Most Baltimore area school systems closed Tuesday

    Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will be closed Tuesday as those systems postponed the start of the school year for a second day in a row because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Anne Arundel, which opened schools...
  • Environmental protection -- down and dirty

    Environmental protection -- down and dirty
    The Harford Soil Conservation District has named Dave Davis, of C.D. Davis Excavating, its Conservationist of the Year for his work with wetlands and stream banks, pond restoration, wildlife habitat restoration and erosion and containment control. Davis,...