| May 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
— A high-profile meeting of world leaders at Camp David drew only sparse protests Friday despite extensive security preparations by local officials.
Frederick County closed public schools Friday and police said they felt obligated to "prepare for...
| May 19, 2012
Ian Yarmus can spot them when he goes down to his favorite indoor climbing gym in Rockville or when he travels to Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, the place after which he named his now 3 -year-old daughter.
"I remember being 100 feet up [at Seneca], and...
| May 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
State Sen. Jamie Raskin likens the prospect of being called back to Annapolis for another special session to the plight of a middle school student being told on the last day of classes that he has to attend summer school.
But the Montgomery County...
| May 26, 2012
| 2:06 PM
— Christopher Gearhart does not know where he would be without fly fishing.
Growing up in this Frederick County town, Gearhart's father left the family when he was a small child. Donald Lewis, the town's mayor, took Gearhart and a few other kids to...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Brett Bidle, Frederick County town councilman, tea party supporter and devout Methodist, is John Waters' new BFF.
That old saying about politics making strange bedfellows? Apparently, politics has nothing on hitchhiking. Back in mid-May, Bidle, a 20-...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Heavy rains throughout the day and into the night Wednesday will create the potential for flooding in the Baltimore area, and forecasters say a small amount of snow is possible overnight.
As cold air from the north and west filters in to the Baltimore...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Weather watchers have upgraded Central Maryland's chances of thunderstorm activity Wednesday night during prime firework show hours.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., gives an area from the Great Lakes to the Chesapeake Bay a "slight"...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Despite budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two huge federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 1:07 PM
All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not.
At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year.
"Politics just didn't play a role,"...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:32 PM
The Rev. Mary-Patricia N. Ashby, a retired Episcopal priest who had been rector of a Frederick County church, died Wednesday of a cardiac arrest at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
The Mount Airy resident was 71.
The daughter of a career naval officer and a...