| 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,"...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2011
There is much excitement in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development these days. Late last month, the federal government purchased vacant land in an industrial park in Urbana on which it will relocate and upgrade the Social Security...
| Sep 11, 2011
The restaurants around Fort Monmouth in New Jersey used to be packed. Now that lunchtime crowd gathers 150 miles to the southwest, in Aberdeen.
Javier Rodriguez, who just relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, was struck by the familiar feeling...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 12:27 AM
Reuben Dagold wasn't sure what he was going to do when he retired as a bureau director of the Baltimore City Health Department 11 years ago at age 62. He knew one thing.
"I told myself that I wasn't going to take on any responsibility," Dagold recalled....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Renewed jostling to expand gambling in the state began Wednesday as a national casino operator painted its proposal to build a casino in Prince George's County as good for taxpayers and as Frederick County lawmakers asked constituents if they want slots...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:59 PM
A historic aqueduct in Western Maryland has been restored nearly four decades after two of its three arches collapsed, leaving the now-139-year-old structure in ruins.
State and federal lawmakers held a ceremony Saturday near Point of Rocks, about 15...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Milad Pooran was honeymooning in the South Pacific last summer as politicians in Washington were turning a deadline to raise the U.S. debt limit into another opportunity for partisan brinkmanship.
A critical care physician from Frederick County, Pooran...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:03 PM
It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards.
Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Some 25 feet in the air, standing on the top of a wooden pole looking down at a few of his Archbishop Spalding rugby teammates, Zach McCloskey is ready to take what Clive Felgate calls "The Leap of Faith."
It has nothing to do with matrimony, or some...