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Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Perched atop a weathered navigational marker near Rocky Point in Back River, the osprey shifted nervously, screeched and flew off as a boat full of people approached. With the raptor circling overhead, Rebecca Lazarus climbed onto the marker and peered into its nest, a tangled heap of tree branches and scraps of plastic. "She's got one chick in here," called out Lazarus, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, College Park. The osprey had laid two eggs, but only one hatched.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The home at 409 Patapsco Ave. in Essex is no run-of-the-mill raised rancher. "This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase a waterfront home that is fully renovated inside," said Michael Schiff, the listing agent with Keller Williams Legacy. The house, priced at $325,000, is on one-eighth of an acre. The tree-filled backyard leads down to the waters of the Back River, with views of the river from the rear deck. The open floor plan features a living room and breakfast room that opens to a galley kitchen, which measures 21 feet long - larger than most galley designs.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. One individual was rescued by police helicopter, while a citizen on another vehicle rescued the other patient, according to a police statement. Police said the unidentified individuals were unharmed. Officials were called to Eastern Boulevard near the I-695 overpass in Essex at 4:50 p.m. The individuals were trapped about 300 feet from the bridge in the vehicle, which had become lodged in the mud, police said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A Sykesville man was seriously injured after he jumped off the bow of a 22-foot rental boat and was then run over by the vessel on Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City Monday, police said. John Scott Hauf, 26, had lacerations to his left shoulder, neck and head from the boat's propeller. Hauf was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury in critical condition, and then later taken Maryland Shock Trauma. He was listed in stable condition Tuesday. The operator of the boat failed a field sobriety test, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2012
An array of solar panels, spreading across nearly five acres at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Essex, could deliver significant energy savings and will pay for itself within a decade, officials said Tuesday. The 4,200 American-made panels, installed in the past three months at a cost of about $4 million, have begun to supply about 5 percent of the energy — up to 1,000 kilowatts per hour — needed to run the plant on Eastern Avenue. The plant serves about 1.3 million residents in the city and Baltimore County and can treat 180 million gallons of sewage a day. It uses the methane byproduct from its treatment process to produce about 20 percent of the power for its equipment.
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October 21, 1991
Earlier this month, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Mayor Kurt Schmoke announced a $40-million federal anti-pollution grant tohelp finance the on-going work at the Back River sewage plant. The state's largest wastewater-treatment plant, Back River strains up to 180 million gallons a day. Its discharge into the Chesapeake estuarine system has a major impact on the environment that nurtures oysters, clams, crabs and bay fish. Thus, a particular emphasis in Maryland's commitment to the Chesapeake Bay Compact focuses on upgrading the Back River plant.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago. Police released the images to help identify the man but said the facial features might vary. The victim is a white male and 40 to 60 years old. The victim had no upper teeth and may have worn dentures, police said. The cause of death is undetermined but police said there were no signs of foul play. The body had been in the water for a significant period.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | February 21, 2007
A Pikesville developer is moving forward with plans to build 144 high-end townhouses on a waterfront parcel in eastern Baltimore County. Mark C. Sapperstein won County Council approval last night to submit the project as a "planned unit development." The designation, while subjecting the plans to public hearings, allows Sapperstein to break some zoning rules if the project is determined to benefit the community. Early plans call for clusters of six "villa-style" townhomes built on 37 acres on what once was Bauer's Farm in Edgemere.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1994
Baltimore officials have decided not to allow the construction of a second processing facility to turn wet sludge into dry pellets at the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant.The first such processing facility -- which uses indirect heat to make the conversion -- is in its start-up phase and is expected to be operational early next year.But plans for a second facility at the city-owned plant in eastern Baltimore County -- using direct heat -- had drawn fire from nearby residents and county politicians.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | October 21, 1993
After more than four years of work, Lower Back River Neck Peninsula residents are praising the Baltimore County Council's approval of a plan they say will protect and preserve their community.At Monday night's meeting, the council approved a plan residents and the county Office of Planning and Zoning put together to preserve the peninsula's marshes and woodlands, and restore its coastal creeks.The plan, which the county Planning Board has approved, calls for limiting development, reducing zoning density and rigorously enforcing environmental regulations.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
A Baltimore man suffered serious injury after he was reportedly gouged in the eye during an attack in Essex on Feb. 6, according to police. Between 1 and 2 a.m. the man, who was standing in the unit block of Back River Neck Road, was attacked by three other men, according to a Baltimore County police report. One assailant struck his eye with an unidentified weapon, another hit him in the head with an object and the third kicked him in the head. The victim received medical treatment at a nearby hospital.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
The state Board of Public Works approved Wednesday a $126 million grant to Baltimore toward upgrading the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant — part of a $686 million state and local project to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. The upgrade in technology at the city-owned plant in Baltimore County, which serves an estimated 1.3 million people in the region, is expected to reduce nitrogen pollution from the plant...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. One individual was rescued by police helicopter, while a citizen on another vehicle rescued the other patient, according to a police statement. Police said the unidentified individuals were unharmed. Officials were called to Eastern Boulevard near the I-695 overpass in Essex at 4:50 p.m. The individuals were trapped about 300 feet from the bridge in the vehicle, which had become lodged in the mud, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago. Police released the images to help identify the man but said the facial features might vary. The victim is a white male and 40 to 60 years old. The victim had no upper teeth and may have worn dentures, police said. The cause of death is undetermined but police said there were no signs of foul play. The body had been in the water for a significant period.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
A waterspout, or tornado over water, was spotted by members of the public over the Back River near Edgemere on Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service said the sightings occurred about 6:40 p.m. About the same time, Doppler Radar indicated a line of thunderstorms moving through the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor that are capable of producing strong wind gusts and waterspouts, the weather service said in announcing a special marine warning.
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Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Perched atop a weathered navigational marker near Rocky Point in Back River, the osprey shifted nervously, screeched and flew off as a boat full of people approached. With the raptor circling overhead, Rebecca Lazarus climbed onto the marker and peered into its nest, a tangled heap of tree branches and scraps of plastic. "She's got one chick in here," called out Lazarus, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, College Park. The osprey had laid two eggs, but only one hatched.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | February 28, 1992
If an overnight canoe trip down Back River in February doesn't capture your imagination, relax. The idea leaves Jeffrey Leo of Dundalk cold, too.Cold doesn't cover it, though. Try numb. And wet. And embarrassed.Mr. Leo, 24, a Bethlehem Steel worker who lives in the 3100 block of Wallford Drive, said that he "had a couple of days off" and that he decided to take his canoe on an overnight trip.On Wednesday afternoon, he slipped his canoe into Herring Run in Baltimore.Things went well the first day, and he camped out. But yesterday morning, after he paddled down Moore's Run and into Back River, the wind picked up. The waves developed a 1- to 2-foot chop after he passed under the Eastern Avenue bridge.
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By Ann LoLordo | October 25, 1990
It's an odor-eater that will cost Baltimore $1.8 million. But neighbors of the city's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant probably will think it's well worth the money.Residents near the Back River plant in eastern Baltimore County have long complained about the stench from the thousands of tons of raw sewage processed there. When Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke took office in 1987, he pledged to try to clear the air.Yesterday, the city's Board of Estimates awarded a $1.8 million contract to contain and clean the foul-smelling air emanating from one part of the plant.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2012
Rescuers, including the Coast Guard and other local police authorities, are searching for a man after his personal watercraft was found unattended in the Back River near Essex. The Coast Guard reported Harry Gillis, 47, of Baltimore, was missing. According to statement, the Coast Guard received a call at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man reporting that a blue personal watercraft had drifted to his pier with the keys in the ignition. Coast Guard crew used a boat and a helicopter in its search.
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