Md. youths needing psychiatric care find long waits, drives

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The first time Jeannine LeMieux’s daughter was hospitalized for a psychotic episode, she was only 8 years old. LeMieux took her daughter to a hospital emergency room near her home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where it was…

Bad news for gig workers: A crowded labor market is depressing income, census data shows

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The “gig” economy has increased employment opportunities for thousands of Maryland residents, including high-skilled and low-skilled workers. But as the number of people jumping into gig work grows, the competition for jobs means smaller paychecks for…

In honor of Maryland black WWI vet, Van Hollen introduces bill to ‘right historic wrongs’

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland – During World War I, Army Sgt. William Butler charged a squad of Germans and overran their position “single-handedly” with an automatic weapon slung over his shoulder, freeing U.S. prisoners, and “taking some of his own,” according to…

Maryland’s growing tourism industry gears up for warm season

Here are some of the most unique and exciting vacation spots to check out in Maryland as the weather gets nicer.

Maryland hunters can soon wear pink, thanks to two sisters

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Thanks to the work of two novice hunters — young sisters from the Eastern Shore — Maryland hunters may soon be allowed to wear bright pink safety gear. Before taking a hunter safety class in October 2016,…

Maryland’s mysterious Russian compound gathers dust, awaits its fate

CENTREVILLE, Maryland — The soccer field is still trimmed to perfection, but no Russians will be gracing the pitch anytime soon. Nor will they be staying in either of the two Georgian-style mansions or in any of the ten bungalows clustered on the 45-acre waterfront property.

Big Chicken is still king on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but can solar and aquaculture make economic inroads?

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland — Kevin McClarren has been growing oysters in nets on the Chesapeake Bay for 20 years. “We were told it would never work,” said McClarren, who manages four acres of floating oyster grounds for the Choptank Oyster Co.…

Maryland could expand options to treat addiction remotely

A bill that could expand telemedicine to include counseling for substance abuse disorders, which could help thwart the ballooning heroin-opioid epidemic in the state, is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly.

New Harriet Tubman National Park opening on the Eastern Shore

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is opening this weekend in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore.

360 video: Oyster aquaculture seeks to preserve Eastern Shore industry

HOOPERS ISLAND, Maryland – Disease and pollution destroyed the Chesapeake Bay oyster population, leaving it at about one percent of historic levels. Scientists, politicians and watermen are exploring aquaculture as a way to help rebuild the population and preserve the Eastern Shore way of life.

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