| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
If Maryland is "America in Miniature," then the Patuxent River is the linkage for that miniature America. It is the largest and longest river whose watershed lies completely within the state. It traverses dense woodlands and farm villages of the Piedmont,...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ophelia Barizo loves science and can’t wait to share it with her students at Highland View Academy east of Hagerstown.
Her passion for education was recently rewarded when Barizo was recognized by the National Science Teachers Association with the...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 12:55 PM
TheU.S. Senatepassed a sweeping, five-year farm bill on Thursday that would change the way the government subsidizes agriculture and maintain funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration -- despite earlier threatened cuts -- Maryland lawmakers and...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Steven Robert Hardy, a Harford County public school educator whose career spanned more than four decades, died June 13 of cancer at his Bel Air home.
He was 64.
The son of a real estate salesman and a homemaker, Mr. Hardy was born and raised in Havre de...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The son of Daniel and Bertha Wolfinger Boward, Lawrence Mark Boward was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Reid, Md., and grew up in Hagerstown, Md.
A lifetime member of First Christian Church, Mark graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1941.
Mark worked for...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Environmental groups are calling on Maryland officials to tighten new limits on farmers' use of animal manure and sewage sludge for fertilizer, saying rules recently proposed by the state don't go far enough.
A coalition of 20 green groups says the...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:10 PM
The multistate effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay is on track to meet its latest timetable for cleaning up the ailing estuary, even though states failed to achieve all the short-term pollution reduction goals they set for themselves three years ago,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Maryland's highest court on Friday ruled that the Dobbins Island beach is not a public playground, overturning a lower court's decision that allowed unfettered access to all sandy areas along the shore, even those that are privately owned.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
We've been slurping Chesapeake oysters, my Chesapeake Bay Foundation buddy Don Baugh and I, for more than 100 years between us.
And while we've known the bay in better times, we never had better oysters from it than the dozens we downed — chilled...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
With the Chesapeake Bay cleanup at a critical juncture, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on Marylanders to double down on their contribution to the effort, proposing to raise the "flush fee" every household pays from $2.50 to $5 a month, on average....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Environmental activists rallied in Annapolis yesterday evening, as their leaders described this year's General Assembly session as a make-or-break one for restoring the Chesapeake Bay and fighting climate change.
Senate President Thomas V. "Mike"...