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  • O'Malley proposes major renovations at state parks

    O'Malley proposes major renovations at state parks
    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...
  • Harim USA is highest bidder for Allen Family Foods assets

    An affiliate of a South Korean poultry firm was the winning bidder in a bankruptcy auction for the assets of Allen Family Foods, a Delaware company that employs hundreds on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Richard A. Robinson, an attorney representing Harim USA...
  • 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...
  • Reborn in a hurricane

    They didn't name hurricanes back then, but 70 years later, old-timers who remember and merchants who can only imagine it say the Great Storm of 1933 that lashed the Atlantic coast and roared up the Chesapeake Bay was the best thing that ever happened to...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • The Pilgrims of Palomas

    PALOMAS, Mexico - Powdery gray dust clouds rise around her ankles with each footstep, then hang and drift on the breeze as Trinidad Tovar Tovar bustles about the bare dirt yard outside the concrete and cinderblock house she shares with her three grown...