| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Six people have been charged since the start of this month with illegally catching striped bass in federal waters more than three miles off the coast of Ocean City, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Police said the recreational fishers...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave.
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:21 PM
By Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy's remains surrounded Ocean City.
From the east, the evening high tide, a full moon and a 7-foot storm surge sent waves crashing over dunes in some spots. To the west, a white-capped Assawoman Bay overflowed onto the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:00 PM
After viewing two episodes of Cinemax's new spy thriller, "Hunted," I sat down one recent Saturday intending to watch the third. Several hours later, I had finished the season's eighth and final hour with just one thought in my head: "I can't wait to...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— In a challenge to the Obama administration's efforts to jump-start the lagging restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, lawyers for farmers and homebuilders argued in federal court here Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its...
| Oct 4, 2012
"Taken 2" is so much lousier than need be, and its action sequences look as if they were put together by someone who doesn't know what he's doing. That's a problem. And not even the charismatically weather-beaten face and basso profundo action-star...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:16 PM
It's hard work catching soft crabs, a fickle livelihood in an increasingly precarious part of the world.
Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Kevin Marshall and Buddy Evans, like many cousins, are close. They keep in touch regularly and enjoy talking over a cup of coffee when they can get together.
The two, who have spent much of their lives on the Chesapeake Bay as watermen, even took their...
| Jun 9, 2012
In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:29 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be mostly sunny and breezy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 69 and northwest winds between 14 and 20 miles an hour.
A small craft advisory is in effect for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the...