ELLICOTT CITY — A new report finds that Howard County is the healthiest place to live in Maryland, while Baltimore City is ranked as the worst. The report was released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s General Assembly has passed a measure that redistricts five Somerset County commissioner districts. Maryland’s House of Delegates passed the bill 135-1 on Tuesday. The emergency legislation will take effect when Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the bill later ...Read More »
The Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population has plummeted since the late 1960s, when Willy Dean, a Maryland waterman since the age of 17, would go hand tonging with his father and “load the boat with oysters.” “The catch is way, way ...Read More »
PRINCESS ANNE — A newly formed committee is planning events to honor the role of Somerset County in the War of 1812, which will celebrate its bicentennial next year. Paul Touart, an architectural historian and committee member, says Somerset saw ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says federal aid has been made available for the state of Maryland for Hurricane Irene recovery efforts. FEMA announced Friday that federal aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts for areas affected ...
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Maryland officials say the earthquake was felt across the state, but no injuries or major damage are being reported. Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude quake, which was centered in Virginia, was felt from Garrett ...
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Click on the yellow hotspots on the map to hear from businesses and economic development officials on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.Read More »
After insisting that he was a victim of police retaliation, West Baltimore boxer Deon Johnson had his attempted murder case dropped this week on the morning of the trial. That story and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. ...
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More than one in four school-aged children in Somerset County and Baltimore City school districts live in poverty, the highest rates in the state, according to recently released census data. In these two school districts, plus those in Dorchester and ...Read More »
DEAL ISLAND — Watermen who are upset about a drop in oyster prices have staged a strike in the hopes that buyers who must fill upcoming Thanksgiving orders will relent. The buyers had been paying as much as $42 per ...Read More »