| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county's version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the state-mandated stormwater management fee.
Under legislation approved last...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new Chesapeake Bay cleanup requirements, in return for their voluntarily doing more to reduce polluted runoff from their fields....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to help plant 600 trees and shrubs along a stream on the Long Delite dairy farm in Williamsport.
In the Long family for six generations, the farm is in the process...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Environmental groups are split over a bill that would give Maryland farmers more certainty about how Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations will affect them.
Under the legislation, farmers would be exempted from new regulations for 10 years if they agree...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:25 PM
U.S. Navy Country Current band performance canceled
BOONSBORO - A scheduled performance in Boonsboro by the U.S. Navy Country Current band has been canceled, according to Boonsboro Town Manager Debra Smith.
Boonsboro Town Council member Cynthia Kauffman...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Oyster happy hours have been popping up lately. Corner BYOB in Hampden had a Saturday afternoon oyster party a few weeks ago. They called it a Shuck-n-Chat. Love that.
In January, Ten Ten in Harbor East started up Local Oyster Nights on Tuesday...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Farmers and others upset over state-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development staged a "tractorcade" Tuesday past the State House in Annapolis.
The protest comes on the day the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It's what some would call smart marketing. Give a little and hopefully get something back.
Non-profits like the American Heart Association, Lung Association and The Salvation Army send out millions of customized mailing labels each year. Virginia...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...