| Sep 2, 2014
We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second.
If so, then, how do you explain:
Illinois? Chicago? The...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:43 AM
A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
| Aug 22, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 24
School open house Beth Shalom Congregation will host an open house for its religious school at 4 p.m. at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-531-5115.
Monday, Aug. 25
Ask the Pharmacist Don Hamilton, pharmacist,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:45 PM
David R. Millard, an oil company executive who was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Oil Co., died Aug. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer. He was 88.
The son of Junius Samuel Millard, a pharmacist, and Marian Bentley Millard, girl's athletic director at...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The party starts early en route to Lake Erie's South Bass Island.
Minutes after the drive-on/drive-off ferry pulls away from the dock on Catawba Island a few miles west of Sandusky, Ohio, T-shirt-clad passengers on the lower deck start popping beer cans....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Demonstrators in Baltimore are planning to return to the streets tonight in support of residents of Ferguson, Mo., where marchers have been protesting the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager since Aug. 9. The death of Michael Brown, 18,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning.
As part of the Battle of...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:57 AM
We eagerly look forward to this September's Star-Spangled Spectacular commemorating the end of the War of 1812 ("More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration," Aug. 12).
If it is only half as good as the 2012 Star-Spangled...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said.
Detectives have charged George Elias Sotirakis, 34, in the theft,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and — to note what really matters — the first baseball player to win...