With a highly charged presidential election and several closely fought questions on the ballot, nearly twice as many Marylanders voted early this year than in 2010. And with long lines and waits at several early voting centers, lawmakers are talking about opening more in 2014.
Rick Peterson, who received rave reviews as the Orioles' organizational director of pitching development this season, will interview Saturday for the vacant Boston Red Sox pitching coach job, according to an industry source.
Patrick and Helen Murray have lived at their home on 1212 St. Francis Drive in Bel Air's Marywood community for 38 years. When Superstorm Sandy hit the area Monday and Tuesday, the two were fortunate they were not home when winds picked up a tree, roughly 200 feet tall, from a neighbor's yard and slammed it onto their roof, right above the Murrays' bedroom.
Residents in the Western Maryland mountains are used to snow — they had nearly 300 inches in 2010 — but Sandy was different. Folks who have lived here all their lives say they've never seen a storm like this.
In their previous four seasons, the Baltimore Ravens could count on three things when traveling to Cleveland to take on the Browns: unpleasant weather, opportunities to run the football and a victory over their AFC North rivals.
The Baltimore area made strides Wednesday in the battle to get back to normal after Sandy — local government offices reopened, trains filled with commuters, and the lights were back on at nine out of 10 homes and businesses that lost power.
Nearly 15 percent of homes and businesses in central and southern Harford County still did not have power early Wednesday morning, as residents dealt with the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy. The remaining power outages are forcing public schools and some local government-related activities in the county to remain closed for a third straight day Wednesday.