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Aug 14, 2012

Chesapeake dead zone down, dry weather credited

The size of the Chesapeake Bay’s low-oxygen “dead zone” is down and this year’s dry weather is getting the credit. Samples taken last week found 11.8 percent of the bay had oxygen levels in the water too low to support life, nearly half of the long-term average for this time of year. And that’s down […]

Aug 1, 2012

BGE: Summer storm outages averaged 37.5 hours

Baltimore Gas & Electric said in a report to state regulators that a summer storm that knocked out power to more than a million people statewide, caused more than 762,000 of its customers to lose power with the average outage lasting 37.5 hours. The report laid part of the blame on weather forecasts. BGE said […]

Jul 2, 2012

For some, a storm of business

Some local businesses benefitted while others suffered in the wake of the severe storm that ravaged much of the east coast, leaving a trail of destruction and more than 840,000 Marylanders without electricity. Minnie Allen’s Parkville-based Allen & Sons Tree Service Inc., for example, typically receives 23 to 25 calls per week, she said. After […]

May 9, 2012

SMECO gets $4M for Hurricane Irene relief

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $4 million to the Southern Maryland Electrical Co-op in three Maryland counties. The federal funds will help recovery efforts following last year’s Hurricane Irene. The award was announced Wednesday by Rep. Steny Hoyer. The grants are 1.14 million in Charles County; $1.19 million in […]

Apr 3, 2012

$1.8M in hurricane aid for St. Mary’s cleanup

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $1.8 million for cleanup costs in St. Mary’s County following Hurricane Irene. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced the grant on Tuesday. The county is one of a number across the state eligible for federal aid for damage between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5. Mikulski […]

Dec 28, 2011

Scientists: Storm damage to Chesapeake Bay not bad

HAMPTON, Va. — It’s rare good news for the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared. The plume stretched dozens of miles and was of particular concern to the Susquehanna Flats, the area […]

Nov 1, 2011

1,000 remain without power in Maryland after storm

HAGERSTOWN — Electric utilities in Maryland say about 1,000 customers remain without power after a freak October snowstorm. Allegheny Power said Tuesday it had about 800 outages. Nearly 700 of those are in Washington County. Delmarva Power and BGE report scattered outages in their territory. Sabillasville Elementary School in northern Frederick County is closed for […]

Oct 28, 2011

Constellation earns $73.7M in 3rd quarter, but misses estimates

Almost five years to the day from when Constellation Energy Group Inc. and Florida Power and Light Group Inc. officially called it quits on their plans to merge, Constellation is gearing up to face the state regulatory agency that was instrumental in nixing the deal. On Monday, the Maryland Public Service Commission is set to […]

Oct 25, 2011

Baltimore city, county added to Maryland disaster list

Federal aid is being made available to support recovery efforts in Baltimore and Baltimore County following Hurricane Irene. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that the city and county would be added to list of Maryland jurisdictions that were declared a disaster area for public assistance. The disaster […]

Oct 18, 2011

31,000 pounds of trash netted in coastal cleanup

SALISBURY — Volunteers have collected about 31,000 pounds of trash from beaches and rivers in the mid-Atlantic region, including a kitchen counter top and flag pole. The trash was collected during the 25th annual Coastal Cleanup event, co-sponsored by Delmarva Power and environmental, governmental and business organizations. More than 2,700 volunteers participated in the cleanup […]

Oct 17, 2011

Coast Guard to replace landmark Ocean City jetty tower

OCEAN CITY — The Coast Guard has plans to replace the landmark tower that sat at the entrance to the Ocean City Inlet until it was ripped away by Hurricane Irene. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the tower was swept away when the storm came ashore in August and has not been found since. […]

Sep 29, 2011

Rite Aid sales increased in September

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. said Thursday that an important revenue measurement rose in September as its pharmacy business improved. The company said revenue at stores open at least a year grew 1.3 percent over the four weeks ended Sept. 24. Revenue at its pharmacies rose 2.1 percent, and revenue from […]

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