| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:29 AM
“Since you have allotted a lot of column space to Allan Powell, to unload a ton of dirt on the Republicans and the Koch brothers, I would like to request that Allan Powell or one of the Herald-Mail editors do the same thing with the Democrats and...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:18 PM
September was another relatively static month for unemployment in Washington County as the jobless rate dropped from 9.7 percent to 9.6 percent, although the number of people working jumped by more than 600, according to new state figures.
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The number of people unemployed in Washington County remained static from July to August, but a dip in the labor force and the number of people employed led to a slight increase in the jobless rate, according to preliminary figures released recently by...
| 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...