| Sep 8, 2014
HAMPTON — Not many months after the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association published its first history book in 2006, two of the authors met at dinner and started talking about writing a second.
Yet even with the unveiling of that brand new volume...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ("Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15).
Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:03 PM
In the early part of the 20th century, commerce started to turn away from the Connecticut River and focused on the ribbons of roads and highways that started to crisscross the state.
Many towns and cities along the river followed suit and turned their...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year.
The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced.
The U-boat attacked the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:05 AM
America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year.
In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Today they endure climbing children and have bicycles chained to them, but the cannons that flank Patterson Park's Pagoda were used in wars as much as 350 years ago, park officials have found.
A cannon expert surveyed the seven historic weapons last...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Two centuries after Francis Scott Key sat on a ship amid smoke and explosions, peering to discern the famed Star-Spangled Banner on the Baltimore shore, the city will celebrate the anniversary with similar sound and fury.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:21 PM
I am Dave Glenn and I am really excited for the opportunity to run for re-election for the Havre de Grace City Council.
For those that don't know me, I have been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1967. I have been happily married to the former Terri...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Ever wondered what the first Marylanders ate? Cookbook author Katie Moose will visit Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City this month to share her knowledge of — and a few recipes for — the food and herbs of the Chesapeake up to the War of...