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Nov 12, 2012

Super-snow Sandy

While most of our state dodged the worst of Sandy, its wind and moisture caused a blizzard across Mountain Maryland.

Nov 12, 2012

Sandy socks Garrett Co. grower of big Christmas trees

HAGERSTOWN — The World Bank, CIA and other Washington-area customers won’t be getting the giant Christmas trees they ordered after Superstorm Sandy buried a Maryland farm in more than 2 feet of snow and snapped many of the 15- to 35-foot firs. Gale-force winds drove wet snow deep into the boughs of firs at Pinetum […]

Nov 8, 2012

Glendening discusses superstorm, climate change

LAUREL— Superstorm Sandy and this summer’s derecho that knocked out power to many Marylanders are prompting a resurgence in discussions about global climate change, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening said Thursday. The former Democratic governor and president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute spoke at a workshop on sustainability and growth at the Patuxent National […]

Nov 8, 2012

Garrett Co. reviews actions as storm cleanup continues

OAKLAND — Garrett County officials are reviewing their response to Superstorm Sandy, which dumped 3 feet of heavy, wet snow, and caused catastrophic damage to the power system, closed roads and threatened communications networks. At a briefing Thursday in Oakland, county commissioners and staff talked about the challenges they faced during and after the storm. […]

Nov 8, 2012

A great time for reflecting on what’s really important

Devastation elsewhere provides perspective on our relative good fortune.

Nov 7, 2012

Md. monthly casino revenue drops below $40M for first time since June

Two out of three Maryland casinos showed year-over-year decreases in October revenue as the trio combined to generate $39.6 million last month, the first time since June the state’s slots parlors failed to break $40 million.

Nov 2, 2012

Assateague Island reopening after storm

BERLIN — The National Park Service says it is partially re-opening Maryland’s Assateague Island National Seashore, which sustained some damage during Superstorm Sandy. The Park Service says the North Ocean Beach parking will open Friday for day use, and the visitor center is open. But the park is currently closed to camping and hunting. Several […]

Nov 2, 2012

Officials attribute another Md. death to Sandy

OAKLAND — Authorities say an elderly man in western Maryland died earlier this week while shoveling snow after Sandy spawned a blizzard that buried the mountainous region under two feet of snow. County emergency management chief Brad Frantz said Thursday that the man died of natural causes while working outside Monday. He was in his […]

Nov 2, 2012

Power still out for 19,000 in Maryland after Sandy

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Maryland residents remain without power after Superstorm Sandy, while electricity has been restored to people in Delaware, the District of Columbia and Virginia. On Friday morning, there were nearly 19,000 power outages across Maryland. Snowy Garrett County, in the state’s far western corner, is hardest hit with nearly 11,000 outages. The […]

Nov 1, 2012

Most automakers report sales jumps despite storm

DETROIT — Most major automakers reported sales increases in October despite losing at least three days of business to the punishing rain and wind from Superstorm Sandy. Toyota said its sales rose almost 16 percent for the month, while Volkswagen reported another strong month with sales up 22 percent. Honda sales slowed from double-digit growth […]

Nov 1, 2012

Top five legal movies: A Sandy-inspired list

This was one of the first movies that got me interested in the law when I was in high school.

Nov 1, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about emergency election litigation but were afraid to ask

When you think about election season, you often think about debates, political ads -- and, of course, litigation.

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