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Kent County

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  • State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield

    State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield
    The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
  • Dr. Philip J. Ferris, Franklin Square surgery chairman

    Dr. Philip J. Ferris, Franklin Square surgery chairman
    Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79. "He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • State education department releases 'frightening' bus safety results

    The Maryland State Department of Education released Wednesday the results of a state-wide survey of  showing that motorists continue to bypass stop arms on school buses--the signs that swing out and flash when a bus stops to board students--at a...
  • Leonard D. Wheeler

    Leonard D. Wheeler
    Leonard D. Wheeler, a retired Baltimore public school educator who since 2008 had been president of the Harford County Board of Education, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Bel Air home. He was 73. Dr. Wheeler had presided over the board's Monday...
  • State Democrats back LaFerla write-in bid

    State Democrats back LaFerla write-in bid
    The Maryland Democratic Party has endorsed the write-in candidacy of Eastern Shore physician John LaFerla to challenge freshman Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District. “Dr. LaFerla has resounding grassroots support and the...
  • Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays

    Reflecting a national trend, Maryland's population grays
    Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
  • Baltimore Farmers' Market returns on Sunday

    Baltimore Farmers' Market returns on Sunday
    The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar begins its 35th season April 1. This is the second year the popular market is starting so early. Until 2003, when it was moved up to the first week in May, the opening came in early June. Last year, skeptics...
  • Royal duty: Anne Arundel estate was a king's obligation

    Royal duty: Anne Arundel estate was a king's obligation
    Obligation is the appropriately named Anne Arundel County estate owned by retired attorney John F. Wilson Jr. The vast chunk of property on which his 17th-century home stands was a land grant issued in 1671 by Charles Calvert to Thomas Stockett, who had...
  • New reef created in Chesapeake Bay

    New reef created in Chesapeake Bay
    Concrete that once blocked fish from swimming up the Patapsco River to spawn has a new life as home for aquatic creatures at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay. Water cannons blasted chunks of the demolished Simkins Dam off a barge Wednesday, completing...
  • Funnel reported on Eastern Shore; no damage

     
    Emergency personnel in Queen Anne's County on Maryland's Eastern Shore scrambled this afternoon to check out reports of a tornado in the northern portions of the county. But Kevin Aftung, the director of emergency services says his crews have found......