April 16, 2014
Is Ocean City the most dangerous place to live in Maryland? Even more dangerous than Baltimore? The surprising answer is yes, at least according to analysis by Movoto , a California-based real estate brokerage firm known for its data-based research of various trends and market conditions across the nation. The company this week released its list of the safest places to live in Maryland. Movoto said its report looked at places with populations of at least 5,000 and then ranked them based on FBI crime statistics in 2012.
September 7, 2012
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise. Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey accommodations, and the idea quickly flees your mind. Wait — come back! Did you know that there are exotic islands just off the coast of Maryland? Yes, really. We've uncovered three remote retreats, all within a three-hour drive from Baltimore, where you can unplug, recharge, and, blessedly, not know a soul.
July 20, 1997
When movie tough guy Robert Mitchum died July 2, news stories announcing his death listed his birthplace as Bridgeport, Conn.However, according to a 1948 story in The Sun, Mitchum, the son of a railroader, was born in the Cecil County town of Rising Sun:"Hollywood, Sept 1 (AP) -- Robert Mitchum, screen player, and two actresses left jail under $1,000 bond each today after their arrest earlier in a narcotic raid on a Laurel canyon home."Mitchum along with actress Lila Leeds, 20; dancer Vickie Evans, 25, and Robert Ford, a real estate man, were booked on suspicion of violating state and Federal narcotics laws after police said they broke in on a marijuana smoking party in the girls' home.
July 18, 2014
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday. Maryland employers added 7,700 jobs last month, with the strongest gains in tourism-related industries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But the bureau revised May's losses to 6,800 jobs, substantially worse than preliminary estimates of 1,300 fewer jobs.
January 2, 2013
I must disagree with letter writer Neil L. Bergsman's view that high taxes don't drive people out of Maryland ("Tax rates have a negligible effect on people's decision to move out of state," Dec. 29). My wife and I retired from the federal government, and it puzzles us why Maryland is taxing our retirement income when states like Texas and Florida do not tax retirement income or Social Security benefits. Maryland is not a tax-friendly state for retirees, even though Social Security benefits are not taxed here.
July 18, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt offensive lineman Isaiah Prince is likely still months away from making any formal decision on where he will play in college. He also remains interested in top schools like Alabama, Auburn and Florida State. But as it stands now, Roosevelt coach Tom Green believes Maryland is the top team on Prince's list. “We haven't had that conversation,” Green said in a phone interview. “But just from his comments and talking to him, I would think he would pick Maryland if he had to make a decision today.” Prince is rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals.com , and he's viewed by Rivals as the best prospect from Maryland for the Class of 2015.