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  • April drought threatens 'May flowers'

    April drought threatens 'May flowers'
    A developing drought across the eastern half of Maryland could worsen without a few periods of soaking rain, and drizzle like that seen Wednesday won't be enough to cut the rainfall deficit. At Carter and Draper Farms on the Eastern Shore, John Draper is...
  • Delmarva's natural areas sustain local economies, report says

    Delmarva's natural areas sustain local economies, report says
    The Delmarva Peninsula's natural areas are more than just pretty sights to look at - they're a major source of income and employment for Eastern Shore communities, according to a new report. The report, released today by the Theodore Roosevelt...
  • The life of Harriet Tubman

    The life of Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman was a women born into southern slavery during the 19th century. Eventually escaping to freedom in the North, Tubman worked for many years helping other slaves gain their freedom using the Underground Railroad, a system of secret homes and...
  • A shortage of hands

    A shortage of hands
    For nearly 20 years, this tiny watermen's village on Hoopers Island has been enlivened each spring by the arrival of several dozen Mexicans - women who bring with them tortillas and tamales, mariachi music and the hands that make the local economy go....
  • Dry out today; more rain coming

     
    We'll get one more day to dry out from the weekend storms, forecasters say. Then, a new cold front and associated low-pressure system will bring new rains. You can see the system in the blue and red areas of this......
  • Drought, rain, now mosquitoes

     
    Okay, so we knew there had to be a downside to all this rain that wiped out the winter drought. It's mosquitoes.With plenty of puddles and soggy wetlands to breed in, and warming weather to kick-start their development, the little......
  • Coastal diversions

    Coastal diversions
    Popular mapping programs project that the trip from the Baltimore area to Ocean City should take about three hours, but with a little effort and planning you can easily meander there in nine. While for many the trip to Maryland's ocean resort is a race...
  • Doctors in short supply in rural Maryland

    Doctors in short supply in rural Maryland
    When his longtime physician retired, Southern Maryland lawmaker Thomas "Mac" Middleton faced a predicament: The senator needed a new doctor but couldn't find one who was taking new patients. "I had to go through three different doctor groups before...
  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Home beckons for crab pickers

    FISHING CREEK // Five months after coming to this marshy village on the Chesapeake Bay to take jobs picking crabs in a processing plant, Trinidad Tovar Tovar and a dozen other workers headed home to Mexico yesterday, their luggage bulging with trinkets,...
  • Blackwater refuge celebrates eagles this weekend

    While zipping through the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge on the way to the ocean, most folks have no idea that just to the south are tidal marshes so scenic and vast that they have been dubbed the "Everglades of Maryland." Indeed, southern Dorchester...