| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly.
Opponents said there is...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough.
The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
After taking 2013 off, the Silopanna Music Festival will return on Aug. 16 at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Rams Head Promotions announced today.
The lineup and other information, including ticket prices, will be announced in the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:56 PM
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication.
In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Jill Sorensen's basement flooded after a winter storm knocked out her power, then again in 2011 during Hurricane Irene.
What stopped another encore performance during last year's derecho? She'd installed a sump pump that uses her home's water pressure to...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Here's an ugly thought to bring up while people along Connecticut's coast are still struggling to rebuild their shattered homes and lives:
Maybe Sandy wasn't bad enough.
Maybe what we really need to knock some sense into us about how we handle our...
| Dec 22, 2012
No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there.
Meetings were organized. Baltimore...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:56 AM
A couple years ago, Nabil Sabio Azadi crashed on Heather Feather's couch for about three weeks. He was her friend's brother, and he'd made it to New York just in time for Hurricane Irene.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Nov 18, 2012
Many people were steamed at their electric company after sitting in the cold and dark for days following Hurricane Sandy. Many of them unfortunately had the same experience last year when Hurricane Irene blew through, and again when a freak......
| May 7, 2013
The state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...