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  • Conservation Commission chair active in farmers' market and much more

    On Sundays from May to December, Loretta Wrobel is a familiar face at the Ashford Farmers' Market. This will be the market's ninth year when it opens on May 10, a little more than two months from now. It is hard to believe food might actually be grown...
  • Oyster poaching continues on bay despite enforcement efforts

    Oyster poaching continues on bay despite enforcement efforts
    Waterman Edward "Bruce" Lowery lost his Maryland license to harvest oysters five years ago, after racking up more than three dozen violations. He was convicted of fishing at the wrong times, in the wrong places and using the wrong equipment. But that...
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
  • New Jersey posts details of $225 million Exxon Mobil pollution settlement on website

    New Jersey posts details of $225 million Exxon Mobil pollution settlement on website
    TRENTON, N.J. — Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and...
  • Hoge honored with the Forest Partner Lifetime Achievement Award

    Hoge honored with the Forest Partner Lifetime Achievement Award
    Connie Hoge has been in love with trees all her life, so it was fitting that she was the first recipient of the Forest Partner Lifetime Achievement Award, chosen by the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards. Hoge received the...
  • Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder

    Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder
    Dunes Pavilion Renaissance Inc., had a plan. It included subleasing a small portion of the ground floor of the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion to a business that rented kayaks and offered guided waterway tours. There would be bike and beach...
  • Drought will prove a formidable opponent in Brown's final term

    Drought will prove a formidable opponent in Brown's final term
    During the drive from the Capitol to Lake Tahoe this week, Gov. Jerry Brown could see the damage wrought by four years of drought. Rivers have turned to dribbles, parched forests threaten to ignite with a fateful spark, and meadows where snow should be...
  • Governors In Conn., Mass., R.I. Say They Will Collaborate On Energy Policy

    The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are joining together to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity. Under the plan, electric distribution companies...
  • Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world'

    Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world'
    Standing in a brown field that would normally be smothered in several feet of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered cities and towns across California to cut water use by 25% as part of a sweeping set of mandatory drought restrictions, the first...
  • Water quality monitors honored at Audubon

    Volunteers filled the great room at the Connecticut Audubon Society Grassland Bird Conservation Center in Pomfret on March 27. Huddled around Petri dishes, they tried their hand at identifying stream invertebrates, small insects that are amazingly...
  • Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts

    Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts
    State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry. But the legislation, which has been billed as...