The men and women who toiled at Bethlehem Steel, and the neighbors of the Sparrows Point mill that powered the local economy for more than a century, say they've long since worked through the early stages of grief over its closure three years ago.
They saw the place sold at auction in 2014. They watched a new ownership group sweep in with plans to turn it into a 3,100-acre industrial and transportation complex. Many gathered to witness the demolition of its 32-story L Blast Furnace last year.
To some, though, the most recent change feels like a step too far.
In a bid to...