READY is a summer jobs program in which youth are paid to install rain gardens and conservation landscaping on various properties throughout the county to help control storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as driveways, parking lots and sidewalks.
Farmers, builders and rural officials joined Tuesday in blasting new state environmental regulations that would limit growers' use of fertilizer and require more costly but less polluting septic systems on all new homes not connected to sewers.
The multi-state effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay is on track to meet its latest timetable for cleaning up the ailing estuary, even though states failed to achieve all the short-term pollution reduction goals they set for themselves three years ago, officials said Monday.
High-earners in Maryland will feel a financial pinch beginning Sunday, when employers boost paycheck withholdings to accommodate higher income tax rates. The tax increase is one of hundreds of new laws taking effect with the July 1 start of the state's fiscal year.
A group of Maryland political leaders and environmental scientists say the O'Malley administration's proposed manure regulations aren't strong enough to meet the EPA's goals or to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
By By Gerald W. Winegrad, Walter Boynton, Thomas R. Fisher, Bernie Fowler and Parris N. Glendening and Tom Horton
CSX Corp. has terminated agreements to purchase land from property owners along Race and Hanover Roads in Elkridge, all but eliminating the possibility of it locating its proposed intermodal facility there.