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  • Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week begins Sept. 12

    Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week begins Sept. 12
    Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week is Sept. 12-16. A kickoff celebration for the fourth annual is being held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in St. Mary's County, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The program is designed to help...
  • Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland

    Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland
    After heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee washed away bridges and roads, overwhelmed sewage systems and may have contributed to at least one Baltimore-area death, the runoff threatened to overwhelm Maryland towns along the Susquehanna River...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • Five Maryland toll bridges to receive security upgrade

    Five Maryland toll bridges to receive security upgrade
    Five state-owned toll bridges will be getting an $11 million security upgrade, including new lighting, sensors to detect stopped vehicles and cameras to peer above and below the spans. Work on the bridges — Bay, Key, Nice, Tydings and Hatem —...
  • State, Harford tackle problem of illegal signs

    State, Harford tackle problem of illegal signs
    People put signs for just about everything in the medians and along the sides of roads in Harford County. But Harford County and the state are trying to remind residents the signs, unless previously approved, are illegal and need to be removed. Starting...
  • GOP, others find faults with proposed map

    GOP, others find faults with proposed map
    Maryland Republicans criticized a proposal Tuesday to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in...
  • Aberdeen planning board gives go-ahead to new hotel

    The Aberdeen Planning Commission gave its approval Wednesday to a preliminary site plan for an extended-stay hotel within a mile of the main entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground. The hotel will be part of Aberdeen Exchange, a commercial development...
  • Hollywood in Bel Air

    Harford County is hardly Tinsel Town. The closest places to Bel Air named Hollywood are in St. Mary's County on Maryland's very lower Western Shore and in Carbon County, Pa., not too far from Scranton, backdrop for the hit TV series "The Office." Yet Bel...
  • Leonardtown chef sweeps National Oyster Cook-Off

    A Southern Maryland chef swept the National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, a festival organizer said. Chef Loic Francois Jaffres, who owns and operates Café des Artistes in Leonardtown, took the contest's three top...
  • PlanMaryland is a bureaucratic takeover

    What if Maryland's governor initiated a plan to incrementally reduce local planning authority and concentrate it in the hands of unaccountable technocrats in Annapolis? What if he dusted off a 37-year-old law and used it as a pretext to implement this...
  • Chief counsel McDonald appointed to Md. high court

    Gov. Martin O'Malley filled 10 of the open judicial seats in Maryland Thursday, selecting Robert N. McDonald, the chief counsel for opinions and advice in the attorney general's office, for the state's highest court. McDonald, a former federal prosecutor...
  • Military weapons wash ashore in St. Mary's state park

    A waterfront state park in Southern Maryland has been temporarily closed after several pieces of military weaponry washed ashore, authorities said Friday. Over the past few days a few "military ordnance" items were found on the waterline of Newtowne...