In The Counties

October 19, 2008

Maritime heritage: Five years after Tropical Storm Isabel ripped yawning holes in the former shucking house that had become the Annapolis Maritime Museum, a $1.2 million renovation project is all but complete. Now money from a National Park Service program is being used to help pay for "Oysters on the Half Shell," a permanent interactive exhibit scheduled to open in 2010 at the museum.

Land use: A heavily amended zoning code appears likely to win the Harford County Council's approval Tuesday. The proposal, nearly two years in the making, includes a provision that would allow farmers to sell their rights to building lots to developers for use elsewhere in established growth areas.

Signs of the times: Reporter Larry Carson's Political Notebook looks at a spate of vandalism of campaign signs in Howard County, and how officials from both major parties there have come together to ask residents to respect one another's right to free speech.

These articles, and more from today's Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard County sections, can be found at baltimoresun.com/maryland.

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