| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Some 25 feet in the air, standing on the top of a wooden pole looking down at a few of his Archbishop Spalding rugby teammates, Zach McCloskey is ready to take what Clive Felgate calls "The Leap of Faith."
It has nothing to do with matrimony, or some...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Candidates in the 6th Congressional District ran from polling place to polling place this morning, confronting particularly low turnouts despite the sunny, warm weather.
Still, the candidates were confident in their get-out-the-vote operation and...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Aug 23, 2012
John E. Sparks, an artist, educator and a nationally known printmaker who developed and chaired the department of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 2 of prostate cancer and pneumonia at Meritus Health...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Dr. Benjamin H. Cassutto, a veterinarian and Army veteran, died Thursday of cancer at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del. The Millsboro, Del., resident was 52.
The son of a minister and a Carroll County educator, Benjamin Henricus Cassutto was born in...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 3:29 PM
John Tokar, owner of Vintage Restorations Limited, in Union Bridge, started tinkering with British cars in 1969 when he was a teen in Bayonne, N.J., and his uncle sold him a 1959 Hillman Minx for $50.
"It needed a clutch, so I got involved in working...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:04 PM
On a sunny, humid day 150 Septembers ago, the fate of a nation seemingly converged at a diminutive rural Western Maryland village called Sharpsburg.
There, 87,000 federal troops under the command of Union Gen. George Brinton McClellan met the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Brett Bidle, Frederick County town councilman, tea party supporter and devout Methodist, is John Waters' new BFF.
That old saying about politics making strange bedfellows? Apparently, politics has nothing on hitchhiking. Back in mid-May, Bidle, a 20-...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Weather watchers have upgraded Central Maryland's chances of thunderstorm activity Wednesday night during prime firework show hours.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., gives an area from the Great Lakes to the Chesapeake Bay a "slight"...
| May 11, 2012
| 8:25 AM
New Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose recently inked a four-year, $250,000 deal that includes a provision that allows her to be reimbursed for up to $25,000 in relocation costs.
Foose will be moving from the neighboring Frederick County to...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
— A high-profile meeting of world leaders at Camp David drew only sparse protests Friday despite extensive security preparations by local officials.
Frederick County closed public schools Friday and police said they felt obligated to "prepare for...