| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:41 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is all about brand-new this month. Two weeks after premiering David T. Little's Baltimore-inspired "Charm," the BSO is set to premiere another commissioned work — "Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan," by James...
| Sep 22, 2011
About one in four Baltimore residents is living in poverty, a one-year increase of more than 20 percent, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Although the recession officially ended in June 2009, a federal survey...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 2:47 PM
A Canadian company is launching a food manufacturing operation on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the state announced Monday.
Protenergy Natural Foods Corp., based in the Toronto area, has leased a building in Dorchester County that had been used by food...
| Sep 26, 2011
Edward L. Walls Sr., a retired decorated career Army officer and bluegrass banjoist, died Tuesday of leukemia at Easton Memorial Hospital.
The lifelong Centreville resident was 74.
Born in Roberts, Queen Anne's County, Mr. Walls was raised in...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:07 PM
Housing vacancies increased at a faster rate along much of Maryland's Eastern Shore over the last decade than in the nation as a whole, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Baltimore's supply of vacant homes, though,...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Baltimore County's average teacher salary is the lowest among large school systems in Maryland, but its two top officials are some of the highest-paid, according to data collected by the state.
On average, teachers in the county earn $60,272 — less...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Here, recycling is the name of the game. Copper and aluminum obviously, but also steel, brick and even seemingly worthless nuggets of concrete from demolished buildings find their way to new and productive uses. Grasses are planted to protect critical...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore County reported the highest suspension rate of any Maryland district apart from the Eastern Shore in the last school year, despite its efforts to focus on discipline that doesn't require students to miss classroom time.
About 10,000 students...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
An Eastern Shore watermen faces up to $28,000 in fines for multiple oystering violations in Dorchester County, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Thursday. Officers charged Joshua T. Tieder, 23, of Taylors Island with 13 counts of possessing...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature around 49 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees tonight.
Here are today's morning traffic issues.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
Teen boy killed when...