| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City.
Snowden, 29, attended...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:54 AM
A Baltimore County councilman's failure to disclose his outside employment has drawn the attention of the county ethics board, whose director says she expects the issue to come up at this week's meeting.
Councilman John Olszewski Sr., a Dundalk...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Pool owners have been itching to open their backyard oasis for months, and now that we are on the verge of taking the plunge into summer, let’s make sure you know how safely unleash pool season. Before you even take the cover off your pool, check...
| May 18, 2013
Carpenters used to handle almost every phase of home construction and renovation. That changed with the post-WWII building boom and housing mass production. Since then, building trades have become increasingly specialized. There may be a general...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:14 AM
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As the housing market recovers, community associations are once again looking to hire contractors for community improvement projects. However, before entering into a contract, it pays to “shop around.”...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Q: I read an article you wrote on how to hire a contractor and thought it was very good, but two items that were not brought up were permits and inspections.
Often, the homeowner doesn't factor in the cost of pulling permits, and hasn't decided who...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Reinvestment and redevelopment of the distressed Park Heights neighborhood will continue under a funding agreement Baltimore's financial oversight panel approved Wednesday with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
The foundation, named for the late Orioles...
| May 11, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Judy and Joe Kaminski hired a landscaper to plant trees in their yard to replace trees that died during recent storms.
They felt comfortable knowing the landscaper, as required by state law, would make sure the underground utility lines in their yard...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Aberdeen City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the courtroom on the third floor of the Municipal Building, 123 S. Lincoln St.
The agenda items include:
Application: Continued hearings for Music on Main events on May...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:57 AM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Terry Phelps pleaded guilty in multiple counties to charges of financial exploitation of the elderly, stealing by deceit, and unlawful merchandising practices for his role in asphalt-paving scams. Boone County Prosecuting Attorney...