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  • Letters: Zimmerman, water quality, and government

    Help Zimmerman cope The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • 'Rain tax' repeal dies, as bay languishes [Editorial]

    Harford County Executive David Craig's ill-fated plan to repeal the so-called "rain tax" has been revealed for the campaign ploy that it was, but the problems with the law requiring the levy still need to be addressed. Enacted by the Maryland General...
  • Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]

    Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]
    Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...
  • Fertilizer restrictions go into effect Oct. 1

    Fertilizer restrictions go into effect Oct. 1
    What kind of lawn fertilizer should I use in the fall? There are so many kinds with different numbers and different chemicals and some with zero chemicals. Glad you asked. The Maryland Fertilizer Use Act of 2011 kicks in fully on Oct.1. The law, aimed...
  • Bravery In Texas Disaster Was First Response

    Some 1,600 miles away from Boston, first responders in West, Texas, also put helping others above their personal safety last week. Many gave their lives doing that. Of the more than a dozen people who died in the explosion of the West Fertilizer Co....
  • If not firearms, how about fireworks control?

    If not firearms, how about fireworks control?
    Let us beat the gun-rights crowd to the punch and agree with them right here and now that firearms aren't the only dangerous devices out there in dire need of greater regulation. It seems that certain types of fireworks may need to be added to that list,...
  • Kentucky 41: Improved tall fescue seed said to resist brown patch disease better -- think earlier Kentucky 31

    Kentucky 41: Improved tall fescue seed said to resist brown patch disease better -- think earlier Kentucky 31
    As a young homeowner, now a seasoned homeowner, Kentucky 31 was the go-to tall-turf fescue grass seed to plant.  I still believe in its sturdy, strong stands of grass for difficult areas. I've tried all the pricier fine fescues and find few hold up in the...
  • Mayor of West, Texas: The face of a ravaged town

    WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move. Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
  • Federal inspectors should have warned of Texas fertilizer blast

    Federal inspectors should have warned of Texas fertilizer blast
    In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24). One...
  • Stormwater problem is real

    Stormwater problem is real
    Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1). I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...