Somerset County officials are calling on the state Department of Housing and Community Development to amend an application for $8.6 million in federal aid that they say would leave many families hurt by Hurricane Sandy ineligible to receive any money.
I hope everyone had a Happy Fourth of July as America celebrated her 237th birthday. As families enjoyed cookouts and fireworks, here's hoping they remembered America's past, including our Founding Fathers with the vision for a free country, and all the immigrants who sacrificed everything to travel to a new country for a better way of life.
The Chesapeake Bay's health improved last year, University of Maryland scientists reported Wednesday, and the leader of the troubled estuary's annual checkup said he sees signs the cleanup effort is making progress.
Officials say they are better prepared for the next outage emergency, having made efforts since the derecho to shorten the duration of outages and better locate vulnerable residents who might be suffering in the dark.
Saying climate change is already under way, a panel of scientists is urging Maryland officials to plan to accommodate rising seas of up to 2 feet along the state's shoreline in the next 40 years alone – and perhaps by nearly six feet by the end of the century.
Despite a foul-smelling algae bloom and fish kill this time last year, Baltimore's ailing harbor actually earned a C-minus grade overall for water quality in 2012, according to its latest ecological report card.
Jay Davenport has been working on the Boardwalk for 20 years, and he thinks he can tell when a strong summer is about to start. He has that feeling about the season that kicks off today – the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.