| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Nearly $2 million in federal grants have been awarded to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore, including a portion to enhance wildlife habitat on a 950-acre former bird sanctuary whose owner just donated the development rights to the state....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to spend nearly $23 million to improve Maryland's often-maligned state parks, proposing widespread renovations for a system that critics say has been deteriorating for more than a decade.
The money would go toward highly...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Washington County’s jobless rate for February was 9.2 percent, an increase from January’s adjusted rate of 9 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
In Washington County, 6,295 members of the labor force were without jobs in...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to lawmakers Tuesday to adopt his "moderate" and "reasonable" proposal to curb development on septic systems, warning that unless sprawl is reined in the state's "Christmas future" would include loss of farmland and forests...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Sea level around the Chesapeake Bay is rising. Larger-than-ever storm surges are a certainty. Land is sinking further. The time has come to plan an orderly human retreat from more development along the watershed's low-lying edges.
The science that...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:40 PM
A man was shot by police in Hurlock, Dorchester County, after allegedly driving toward two officers late Friday night, according to the Maryland State Police.
Leon J. Spry, 35, of the 4300 block of Harmony Road in Preston, Caroline County, was under...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:53 AM
With its leafless landscape and almost eerie yellow and pink light, the Eastern Shore in winter is wonderfully different from its warm-weather self. This time of year, it is stripped down to its essence — quiet and spare. Summer, with its crowds and...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:56 PM
With the presidential election in full swing and Congress mired in gridlock, President Barack Obama used his third State of the Union address Tuesday to sound a populist message on the economy, outlining a series of policies he said would give the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Washington County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.7 percent in August, up from July’s adjusted rate of 8.5 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
The jobless rate was 10 percent at this time last year. It was 11.1 percent in...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...