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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...