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Frederick County (Maryland)

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Top Frederick County (Maryland) Articles

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  • Van Hollen is contemptuous of opposing views

    I read with some amusement your article about Rep. Chris Van Hollen's participation in the Obama re-election campaign ("Van Hollen gains unexpected role in the Obama campaign," Aug. 26). While Mr. Van Hollen spends his time traveling around the nation...
  • A clear and present danger

    A clear and present danger
    Editor's note: It has been 150 years since the Civil War moved into Washington County and North and South met Sept. 17, 1862, on a battlefield along Antietam Creek. The following story is part of a package of stories that look back at the Battle of...
  • Back Story: 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

    Back Story: 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam
    On a sunny, humid day 150 Septembers ago, the fate of a nation seemingly converged at a diminutive rural Western Maryland village called Sharpsburg. There, 87,000 federal troops under the command of Union Gen. George Brinton McClellan met the...
  • The eyes on the bus

    The eyes on the bus
    Last April and May, 28 states participated in a survey to find out how often motorists illegally pass school buses that are stopped with their lights flashing and "stop arm" extended. For one day and one day only, organizers asked drivers to count up...
  • Back Story: Site of grisly 1956 murder is demolished

    Back Story: Site of grisly 1956 murder is demolished
    A small, nondescript fieldstone house on an overgrown lot at 6520 N. Charles St., across from the Sheppard-Pratt gatehouse, was demolished this month. The house was the scene of one of the most brutal murders ever to have taken place in Baltimore County....
  • Western Md. Democrats may get 2014 preview

    Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County. While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
  • Carroll County officials may make English official language

    Carroll County officials may make English official language
    A Carroll County commissioner has drafted legislation that would make English the county's official language — and if it passes, Carroll would become the third Maryland locality to enact such legislation this year, following Frederick and Queen...
  • 10 years ago, snipers plunged the region into terror

    10 years ago, snipers plunged the region into terror
    When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...
  • It's official: It's English.

    The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.  Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
  • Maryland farmers try beer production

    Maryland farmers try beer production
    Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
  • Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects

    Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects
    The state's power grid operator does not need a $3.3 billion pair of transmission line projects built through Maryland because the weak economy has slowed demand for electricity, the staff of operator PJM Interconnection has concluded. The staff will...