| May 7, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 4:26 AM
It's been almost exactly a year since Hurricane Irene tortured 1.3 million Pennsylvanians by knocking out their power. Most people had their lights back on within three or four days, but some waited nearly two weeks. If you were among......
| Nov 18, 2012
| 4:26 AM
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......
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:18 AM
If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful.
Utilities such as...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:20 AM
People up and down the east coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy. The major storm is churning through the Caribbean and is expected to make its way up the coast before turning back inland and finding its way to Central Pennsylvania.
It's hard to...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Predictions for the hybrid storm bearing down on the Northeast keep worsening and the tone of the coverage is growing ever more strident, so it's no wonder the phone at Ice Cream World has been ringing off the hook.
No one's looking to stock up on ice...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Pennsylvania remained in Hurricane Sandy's crosshairs Sunday, with forecasters predicting a one-two punch of wind and rain to start hitting the Lehigh Valley late tonight.
Although a degree of uncertainty remains about the storm's precise path, there...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Residents and tourists deserted downtown Ocean City on Sunday afternoon after officials ordered an evacuation of the town's southernmost blocks as Hurricane Sandy began to whip the shores.
But at the Purple Moose Saloon on the Boardwalk, owner Gary...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.
In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...