| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Only 78 percent of Washington County Public Schools kindergartners were fully ready to start school last fall, according to a state report, and the findings have caused concern among school officials, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said.
In an effort to...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Washington County’s jobless rate dipped to 8.2 percent in March, a decrease from February’s adjusted rate of 9.3 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
It is the lowest the county rate has been since November 2011, when it...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:12 PM
If you have black walnut trees in your yard, and do not know what to do with all of the walnuts that drop each fall, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service could use your help with collecting them.
If you can provide at least two...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 4:22 AM
The chances for accumulating snow in Central Maryland late Monday and Tuesday have inched upward a bit, now set at 70 percent for Tuesday, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service.But just how much snow is likely remains unclear.......
| Oct 25, 2010
| 6:30 PM
Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil and Republican challenger Andy Harris are running dead even in Maryland's hottest midterm election contest, a new Baltimore Sun poll shows.
The same candidates fought to a near draw two years ago. In the latest poll, each...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:35 AM
The governor has announced the 17 dishes that will be featured at his (invitation-only) July 21 cookout, the launch event for Maryland's Buy Local Challenge Week, July 23-31.
Recipes were submitted by chef/producer teams and selected for their...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:52 PM
For the second straight year, Del. Andrew A. Serafini has offered a package of bills that he said could improve the state’s pension system.
Two of his bills would change the system from defined contributions to defined benefits, while another would...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Jeffrey H. Douglas, a former Caroline County Department of Public Works supervisor, died of heart failure Wednesday at Seasons Hospice in Northwest Hospital.
The Baltimore resident was 59.
Born and raised in Lutherville, Mr. Douglas was a 1972...
| Aug 18, 2011
Classic comics, indie comics and more will be featured at the 12th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con, happening Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The event boasts a huge guest list of comic book creators and artists and will...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Jesse quivered and refused to budge.
A creature defined by her keen senses, the yellow Labrador retriever was overwhelmed in an atmosphere stained by the stench of jet fuel and saturated with the growl of heavy machinery and thumping of military...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:30 AM
There are major problems with your editorial on the departure of Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and the selection of the Baltimore County Board of Education ("Rethinking oversight," Oct. 16).
First, it was the 12-member...