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  • With a strong bond, Gloucester's field hockey team keeps piling up the wins

    GLOUCESTER — It was bound to happen eventually, and eventually became the 15th day of October. But the strangest thing happened: The ground didn't begin shaking, the sun didn't explode and that giant asteroid was nowhere in sight. In other words,...
  • Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines

    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines
    Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard...
  • What are you reading this summer?

    What are you reading this summer?
    As we've written in the past, the main goal of Writers' Block is to bring local authors to the attention of our readers. This week, however, we're turning the tables. We want to know what books made your reading lists this summer. I'll start. I'm...
  • Q&A with Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore police area commander

    Q&A with Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore police area commander
    What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far? The importance of leadership and guidance. "In a job as tricky as this, people need that. I've always tried to make myself available for people." What's a fact about yourself that will surprise people?...
  • Katherine Rafalko, nurse

    Katherine Rafalko, nurse
    Katherine E. Rafalko, a retired Stella Maris nursing supervisor who had been a World War II Army nurse and treated Battle of the Bulge casualties, died of heart disease Monday at her Timonium home. She was 91. Born Katherine Kinney in Rochester, N.Y.,...
  • Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns

    Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns
    The state will halt spending on the Route 460 expansion project until the Army Corps of Engineers gives its final OK, according to the state's top transportation official, and much to the disappointment of local officials. Transportation Secretary...
  • VDOT official to Isle of Wight Board: U.S. 460 project "refocused," not delayed

    A Department of Transportation official told the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors on Thursday that the U.S. 460 project was being refocused, not suspended entirely. The project, a new 55-mile stretch of divided highway slated to be built along the...
  • Five questions for Kathleen T. Snyder

    When Kathleen T. Snyder retires from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in June, it will be a decided shift after years of running — and turning around — business organizations. She's headed the chamber since 1999, taking on budget deficits...
  • Russell Banks' stories offer a view from the end of the lane

    When we think of Russell Banks, what comes to mind are the novels: "Continental Drift," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Cloudsplitter," "Rule of the Bone." These are ambitious books, dealing with politics and history, the aftermath of tragedy, the specter of...
  • Blackbeard's last stand

    Blackbeard's last stand
    Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke. Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
  • A healthcare navigator in unfriendly waters

    A healthcare navigator in unfriendly waters
    Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans. Quinetta Rascoe was waiting for them. Wearing a bright pink...