Students at Youth's Benefit Elementary School in Fallston received a big surprise on Thursday morning when they learned their school was the grand prize winner of $25,000 in the Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes.
Picture in a parking lot at Anne Arundel Community College a one-sided game of tug of war: At one end of the rope is a group of students, heels digging into the asphalt for traction. The other end is tied to a boxy delivery truck set in neutral, its weight making it a formidable challenger.
Health advocates are concerned that new guidance from the Obama administration could make it more expensive for some low- and middle-income parents to pay for dental insurance for their children once the new health care law takes effect next year.
As school districts across the country aim to serve nutrition-conscious menus that appeal to students palates, students at Howard High School emerge from cafeteria lines with plates as green as well-manicured lawns.
The staff at the Aberdeen Post Office flexed a little extra muscle in December, above and beyond its regular holiday rush. Over the course of several days, a team of five employees processed shipments totaling in excess of 1,000 pounds – all postmarked to various military installations overseas
In February, APG Federal Credit Union honored Susan Kemen, senior vice president of consumer lending, with an award presentation for 30 years of dedicated service to the credit union, and Barbara Poff, senior member service operation specialist, with an award presentation for 25 years of service
Retailers now may recoup "swipe" fees, thanks to a proposed lawsuit settlement with Visa, MasterCard and major banks. When a consumer pays with a credit card, retailers can tack on a surcharge or "checkout fee" of up to 4 percent of the purchase to cover processing. But few are.
Earlier this month, the Smith family, owners of Springfield Farm in Sparks, got word that a decision by Maryland's second highest court could pave the way for a vision for a farmers roadside stand to finally become reality.
Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the last year by a series of extremely public problems. But behind the scenes, they have also been making progress on the city's aged and long-deteriorating water system.
When Maryland utilities replace their gas pipelines, customers have been asked to fork out extra money afterward — not during. But that's poised to change. Lawmakers are in the final stages of approving surcharges of up to $2 a month for gas infrastructure replacement.
Attorneys General in Maryland and 29 other states have reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. designed to strengthen protections for consumers impacted by safety defects and prevent future miscommunication over faulty equipment
CA has presented its general plan for transforming CA-owned Symphony Woods into an urban park containing several buildings, including a new headquarters for CA. CA President Phillip Nelson advises that park construction and operation is to be directed by a CA-created nonprofit corporation called Friends of Columbia, with the same board of directors as CA. In a letter Mr. Nelson wrote to Thomas Scott Feb. 1, he said "Friends of Columbia is not subject to the disclosure provisions of the Maryland
The Maryland Transit Authority is experiencing "massive delays" on local bus lines and the light rail system, a result of thousands of football fans attending the Baltimore Ravens parade and breaking through barricades controlling their routes through the city.
A Carroll County plumbing company hit with at least $1 million worth of penalties and restitution payments under a state Attorney General's order this month has racked up numerous consumer violations during more than two decades in business,
Baltimore-area households have 10 different "green power" plans to choose from, selling electricity generated by wind turbines. Many offer rates lower than the standard fossil-nuclear mix provided by BGE.
In a nod to a small but vocal opposition, Maryland utility regulators say they will give energy customers an option on smart meters — but they haven't decided yet whether that option will be an opt-out. If so, it won't be free.
Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is expected to announce the adoption of a pioneering federal rule Thursday that is intended to prevent a repeat performance of the risky mortgage lending that led to the mid-2000s housing boom and bust.
Baltimore residents have endured a year of challenges created by their city government. Water bills arrived in some mailboxes with erroneously exorbitant sums. Property tax bills similarly were miscalculated with homestead and other credits going to owners who didn't qualify for them.