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  • Why two pet stores made the change to rescue dogs

    On Christmas, while his 3-year-old daughter opened her presents, pet-shop owner Michael Gill was in his bathroom cradling an English bulldog mix puppy suffering from a lethal canine virus.
  • Demand high, ESU seeks to build another suite-style dorm

    East Stroudsburg University officials say they have overwhelming demand for the two suite-style residence halls built on campus in the last several years. A third building has been in the works for more than three years, but was delayed as the...

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home
    Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...

    Tall order: Author urges choosing the right tree for your yard

    You wouldn't buy a crib and expect your kid to sleep in it till he's 18. So why would you plant a dawn redwood six feet from your house? Yet Scott Zanon sees that kind of heedlessness in landscaping all the time. That's why he's written "Landscaping...

    U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed

    U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing lifting a ban on imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit. The announcement Thursday comes one week after China said it had reopened its doors to American citrus exports. Under the proposed rule, China...