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’s heroin and opioid crisis reaches an all-time high

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling…

New Program Offers Free Meals, Cuts Hunger in Maryland Schools

Baltimore City joins list of school systems in Maryland offering free breakfasts and lunches to all students in public schools, regardless of income.

Montgomery County Ranked Healthiest County in Maryland For Second Year

Montgomery County is Maryland’s healthiest county for the second year in a row, according to the 2015 County Health and Roadmaps Rankings report.

In Rural Maryland, Health Disparities Fuel Efforts To Attract More Doctors

A lack of health care providers in rural areas around Maryland is contributing to health disparities that include higher rates of heart disease and obesity and lower life expectancy rates.

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.

Senator Surveys Sandy Recovery Progress in Crisfield

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin surveyed recovery progress in Crisfield, which was battered by superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

Feds Deny Storm Assistance For Eastern Shore

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Maryland’s request for financial help for lower Eastern Shore residents affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Crisfield Still Waiting For Government Help After Sandy

Nearly a month after Sandy ravaged the East Coast and displaced hundreds, Crisfield residents are still waiting to hear whether the federal government will help them rebuild their flooded homes and businesses.

Supreme Court Declines Somerset County Case of Mistaken Shooting

A jury will decide whether a Somerset County police officer’s shooting of a suspect was an innocent mistake or one worth $1.2 million after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.