| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:15 AM
When their dog disappeared four years ago, the Willey family of Owings Mills searched and searched. They combed their neighborhood, they called everyone they could think of and then they called them again. For months.
But eventually they gave up. And...
| Jan 7, 2012
Q: I own a rowhouse built in 1905, and the bricks in the basement seem to be turning to dust over time. What should I do?
A: Moisture does it every time. Bricks are porous. You see the deterioration in chimney bricks especially, so you'll need to track...
| Jan 17, 2012
On a typical day, Mindy Mora arrives at her law office about 8 a.m. and leaves 12 hours later. She will drive home, eat dinner and put in a few more hours of work, even taking client calls late at night. "Being a partner at a law firm is not a 9 to 5 job,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Home prices in Burbank continued their slide in December compared to the same period a year earlier, but agents said they're hopeful that 2012 would bring better market conditions.
The median price for a single-family home was $510,000 last month, down...
| Nov 30, 2011
An article in the Nov. 30, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported that a thief left a trail that led to his arrest.
Footprints in last week's snow led police six blocks to a 44-year-old man who was apprehended for the theft...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The thought first crossed my mind as I contorted my body under ledges and sucked in my stomach to fit through narrow gaps between boulders as I followed the blue blazes along Burlington's "Mile of Ledges."
That same thought ran through my head Wednesday...
| Feb 2, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
With the August deadline for homeowners to change out their wood shake roofs looming, local Realtors concerned about a distressed housing market are expected to push the Burbank City Council on Tuesday to postpone the requirement.
Fears that the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Rather than splitting hairs about who knew what and when they knew it (roof-overs vs. exposed wood shingles), the fact remains that the 1992 ordinance to replace wood shake roofs had an August compliance date. Christopher John Rizzotti's lobbying the City...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:50 AM
| Nov 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
A private residence near Sykesville that predates the Revolutionary War is the latest structure in Howard County to be recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Howard Lodge, a 21/2 -story brick house built about 1750, was...