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Dec 28, 2017

Baltimore New Year’s Eve revelry may be hampered by frigid temperatures

Frigid temperatures could result in smaller crowds in downtown Baltimore on New Year’s Eve, which would be bad news for bars and restaurants looking for revelers to boost business. “I think for us, we know weather’s a factor, and New Year’s Eve can be weather dependent. So with the lower temperatures, we don’t want to […]

Dec 30, 2014

Md. crab drop gets New Year’s Eve spotlight

New York, London, Moscow, Beijing, Kolkata and downtown Easton, Md. are all among the places CNN will be broadcasting from to ring in the new year on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Dec 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve doughnut drop in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — New Year’s Eve revelers in Hagerstown are sweetening their celebration with a doughnut drop. The event Tuesday night in the downtown Public Square is sponsored by locally made Krumpe’s Do-nuts. The doughnut drops early, at 7 p.m., to make the event family friendly. Elsewhere in western Maryland, the Civitan Club of Frederick is […]

Dec 31, 2012

Last of 2012 laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

After three sessions of the General Assembly that spanned almost 100 days in 2012, the last of the 797 bills approved by state legislators and made law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year will go into effect as the fireworks start in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Nov 18, 2011

Fireworks look like a go for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore

It looks like Baltimore will ring in the 2012 with fireworks after all. City officials said Friday that more than $32,500 was donated following a report Thursday in The Daily Record that the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts lacked money for the annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. “We are confident we’ll […]

Nov 16, 2011

Baltimore lacks cash for New Year’s fireworks

Kicking off 2012 in Baltimore this year may lack some spark. Officials at the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts say there is not enough money to produce the Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular entertainment and fireworks display at the Inner Harbor, which attracts 100,000 viewers and revelers. “We have known since the spring […]

Nov 15, 2011

Westminster seeks to attract people to downtown

WESTMINSTER — Holiday sales, shopping contests and a New Year’s Eve celebration are among the ways city officials are hoping to drive more people into downtown Westminster. Lori Graham, chairwoman of the Downtown Westminster Main Street Program, has been helping the city by creating new contests and planning future events. She said she wants more […]

Nov 8, 2011

Orioles’ Alfredo Simon acquitted in shooting death

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon has been acquitted of an involuntary manslaughter charge. Defense attorney Dinora Dilone said Simon was acquitted Tuesday in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte. Dilone says experts testified that the fatal bullet did not come from Simon’s gun and that […]

Jan 3, 2011

Orioles’ reliever Alfredo Simon surrenders to Dominican police

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon surrendered to police Monday to face an involuntary manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting New Year’s Eve. His lawyer said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. The Dominican pitcher is suspected of killing 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounding his 17-year-old brother in […]

Dec 29, 2010

Stocks edge up as market approaches new year

NEW YORK — Stocks were higher at midday Wednesday in thin trading as the market approached the end of the year. In the absence of any fresh economic data, traders’ moods appear to be buoyed by the spate of mostly positive economic news in recent weeks. Strong corporate profits have also pushed stocks higher for […]

Dec 28, 2010

2011: year of New Year’s resolution rethink?

Lori Biancofiori has been looking forward to 2011 for a long time. That’s when she hopes to leave 2009 behind for good. Her husband was laid off, her salary shrunk, the transmission blew on their car and they racked up $17,000 in credit card debt. Now, nearly three years later, her hubby’s working again and […]

Dec 23, 2010

Holiday travelers benefit from spread-out season

NEW YORK — As travelers take to road, air and sky in the sometimes-hectic last days before Christmas, they should keep one thing in mind: It could be worse. Planes took off into windy but accommodating skies Thursday morning at New York’s LaGuardia Airport as Steve Kent prepared to fly to Denver for a family […]

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