| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Christine Zeamer found out years ago just what kind of person Terri Gates is.
"She's just awesome. She'd do anything for anybody,” Zeamer said.
Gates, who Zeamer had just met after starting a new job, took up a collection for Zeamer after...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:44 PM
If a sinkhole destroys your home, the federal government may pay more to knock it down than it will pay you to get back on your feet.
That's the reality confronting Jamin and Belinda Sell of Whitehall Township.
They've been seeking help for nearly a...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On a hot summer day, it's hard to see how the Conowingo Dam could hurt the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers line the shore below the 94-foot high impoundment, casting out into the gently roiling Susquehanna River for rockfish breaking the water.
Yet unseen, on...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's water quality has taken a turn for the better, state officials report, as the oxygen-starved 'dead zone' where fish, crabs and shellfish struggle to breathe has shrunk to its second smallest since 1985.
Water samples taken in early...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country — built in the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Now it's official: A report released today (8/30) finds the Conowingo Dam is losing its ability to prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the reservoirs behind Conowingo and other dams on the lower...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The Lawnton Fire Company in Dauphin County has started a drive for fellow firefighters in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"Last year at this time, we were recovering from our own floods and our own disaster. When this struck some fellow...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Baltimore's ailing harbor remains fouled by trash and pollution that make it largely unfit for swimming, but cleanup efforts are starting to pick up steam, according to the latest report card on the urban water body's health.
The Waterfront Partnership,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The remnants of Isaac are still causing heavy rainfall in our area and flash flood warnings have been issued.
The Red Crossoffers the following flood safety tips: •
- People should listen to weather reports for updates and stay alert for extended...