Family, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Boy Scout Troop cleans up Carney watershed

CARNEY, MD—Summer storms have brought a large amount of debris into places like the Jennifer Branch of the Gunpowder River. Over the weekend, Boy Scout Troop 124, which is based out of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Carney, got busy! “Many thanks to the Scouts from Troop 124 who led a trash collection effort this weekend- Gabe Tomko, Ben …


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Baltimore County, City lead proposed national class action settlement with Monsanto

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Last week, the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, along with eleven other governmental entities across the country, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities nationwide. “This national resolution will empower nearly 2,000 cities, …


Haunted locations near Nottingham: Fact or fiction?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Halloween seems like the perfect time to take a look at some of the allegedly-haunted locations in and around the Nottingham area. Are there any?  Is there any truth to the rumors?  We decided to take a closer look. Perry Hall Mansion The historic Perry Hall Mansion may or may not be haunted, depending upon whom you ask. The …

County begins Lower Gunpowder at Seven Courts stream restoration project

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County has initiated the Lower Gunpowder at Seven Courts stream restoration project. A community meeting had been held in October 2016 to discuss the project. Baltimore County will be restoring approximately 5,000 linear feet of degraded stream and habitat from Naygall Road to India Avenue along a tributary of the Lower Gunpowder River. The tributary crosses …

Olszewski announces preservation of five farms by Baltimore County, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation

TOWSON, MD – County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Friday that offers had been made to preserve five farms totaling 561 acres in Baltimore County through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation. The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation made offers to five farms in Baltimore County through the Fiscal Year 2019 State easement process. The offers were scheduled to go …

Chesapeake Bay underwater grasses show resilience despite record rainfall

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported this week that Chesapeake Bay underwater grass abundance fared better than expected in 2018, despite extreme rainfall causing a spike in nutrients and sediments. An estimated 50,015 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Baywide, about 91,559 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in …

Bowleys Quarters Marine Emergency Team rescues lost kayaker

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – The Bowleys Quarters Marine Emergency Team rescued a lost kayaker earlier this week. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at about 6:45 p.m., the unit received word that a kayaker had been missing for over 4 hours. Based on last known location information provided by the caller, a search of the Gunpowder River in the area of …

Water rescue in progress on Gunpowder River

UPDATE: The stranded individual has been rescued with no injuries reported. Original story below… —— Emergency personnel are performing a Thursday evening water rescue along the Gunpowder River. At just after 5 p.m., the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that crews were searching the river between Belair Road and Philadelphia Road after receiving a report for an overturned kayak …