| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Washington County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.7 percent in August, up from July’s adjusted rate of 8.5 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
The jobless rate was 10 percent at this time last year. It was 11.1 percent in...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Summer's off to a smoggy start in Maryland and across the country, it seems.
Since the first official day of summer June 20, there have been nine days when ozone pollution made the air unhealthful for at least some Marylanders to breathe, according to...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Martha Jane Schneider, a piano teacher and church organist who had been a longtime resident of Cambridge, died June 24 of pneumonia at an assisted-living facility in Clemmons, N.C.
She was 92.
The daughter of a banker and a homemaker, Martha Jane...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 9:58 AM
The fish kills that have plagued Baltimore's Inner Harbor and nearby creeks over the past two weeks may have eased with the dip in temperatures, but scientists caution that's not the last we've seen of potentially toxic and even deadly algae blooms in...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Despite a barrage of public comments, many negative, Maryland State Board of Education members said Tuesday that they will push forward with plans to reduce the use of long-term suspensions and expulsions in student discipline.
"Everybody gets that...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:43 PM
HOOPERSVILLE — Two boaters who went missing while fishing in Dorchester County have been found safe after spending two nights stranded in a marsh.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say a waterman discovered 41-year-old Richard Moore and 49-year-old...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Washington County’s jobless rate dipped to 8.2 percent in March, a decrease from February’s adjusted rate of 9.3 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
It is the lowest the county rate has been since November 2011, when it...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The Delmarva Peninsula's natural areas are more than just pretty sights to look at - they're a major source of income and employment for Eastern Shore communities, according to a new report.
The report, released today by the Theodore Roosevelt...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
A developing drought across the eastern half of Maryland could worsen without a few periods of soaking rain, and drizzle like that seen Wednesday won't be enough to cut the rainfall deficit.
At Carter and Draper Farms on the Eastern Shore, John Draper is...