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  • State should clean up its act [Letter]

    State should clean up its act [Letter]
    I can't recall the last time that a commercial real estate development site spilled more than 3 million gallons of raw sewage into the Maryland waterways but that's what the state of Maryland did last week ("3 million-gallon sewage spill reported at Wagner's Point," Aug. 15). Maryland has instituted overwhelming changes over the last few years on commercial real estate development concerning storm water runoff on all development sites throughout the state. These changes were made to control the amount of rain water that leaves commercial sites. It dramatically increases the cost of development and diminishes the competitive advantages of recruiting businesses to the state. To make it even more expensive for businesses to thrive here, the state has added a rain tax to all commercial developments.
  • Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park

    Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park
    City officials said Thursday they are investigating a fish kill in a Northeast Baltimore creek that flows through Herring Run Park, where users of the park and streamside trail expressed dismay. "This is ridiculous," said Donald Cooper, who stopped...

    Glenelg mountain biker shares passion for county parks in video

    Glenelg mountain biker shares passion for county parks in video
    Mountain biking has had a big influence on Nick Griesser, and his passion motivates him to make others aware of the sport. The Glenelg resident has been biking since he was 10 years old and says he intends to continue mountain biking and "dirt jumping"...

    August downpour results in sewage overflow of 12 million gallons

    August downpour results in sewage overflow of 12 million gallons
    Baltimore city officials belatedly disclosed Friday that sewage overflows topped 12 million gallons during last week's downpour, four times what had previously been acknowledged. It was the most untreated waste reported spilled in the city in a single day...

    Baltimore's overflowing sewers in action

    Baltimore's overflowing sewers in action
    Ever wonder what a sewer "overflow" looks like?  This video by the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper shows what happened in multiple places in Baltimore during the near-record downpour of Aug. 12, when six inches of rain fell in a 12-hour time span. That's...