April 14, 1991
Permits for Maryland's spring rockfish season, which open May 11, will be available at distribution centers this week. There is no charge for the permits, but there will be a limit of one per person, and the permit is required for anyone fishing for rockfish.L A Chesapeake Bay sportfishing license also will be required.During the special hook-and-line rockfish season, which closes May 27, fishermen will be limited to one fish measuring at least 36 inches long.Fishermen will be required to tag the fish through the gill immediately after landing it. The fish then must be checked in at a designated station on the day it is caught.
February 12, 1992
The mayor of Annapolis is learning a lesson about parking in his hometown.In the city's historic district, where parking spots on thetraffic-clogged streets are at a premium, every residential sticker counts. Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins discovered that after he paid off a bet with five freebie permits.Although the mayor apologized and tried to smooth over the issue last week, frustrated residents won't let the matter drop. Complaining that they often must circle their homes to find a parking spot, several residents have questioned whether the problem is more widespreadand have called for a full investigation.
April 3, 1992
When the mayor of Morningside came to Annapolis on a business trip, he got a permit that opened the gates to the state capital's crowded streets. Mayor Gerald Glaubitz, who presides over the hamlet of 1,200 people in southern Prince George's County, visited Annapolis' historic City Hall. He shook hands with Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins and leftwith a temporary permit that allowed him to park for free near the State House. It was one of Hopkins' many gestures of small-town hospitality.
July 18, 1991
The Maryland Department of the Environment has modified its policy to allow printers to take possession of presses before they have the necessary permits to operate them.The decision was made this week after an article in The Evening Sun on Monday pointed out the plight of small printers who were finding it difficult to buy used presses because of the long waiting period for the permits.Under the federal Clean Air Act, the state must limit the quantity of volatile organic compounds -- such as gasoline vapors -- released into the air. The state requires a permit for such items as gasoline storage tanks, dry-cleaning machines, incinerators, chemical-processing equipment used by photographers, and printing presses.
August 28, 1991
For years, the best Scott Warehime has been able to do when guests at the Tremont Hotel ask him to call them a cab has been to smile and say: "OK, you're a cab."The desk agent says dispatchers often wait dozens of rings before answering his calls, and then cars can take 15 minutes to swing by the downtown hotel."We need more cabs," he said.But Baltimore won't be getting any more for at least another 90 days.State regulators' proposal to issue 69 more permits to raise the number of licensed cabs on city streets to 1,151 has been stayed by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge.
November 19, 2013
More than four years after Maryland first moved to regulate its largest poultry and livestock farms, nearly 30 percent, or 169 operations, still do not have required state permits mandating measures to control polluted runoff from their chicken houses or feedlots. An environmental watchdog group, the Center for Progressive Reform, contends the state is lagging in protecting the Chesapeake Bay from pollution from such large-scale farms. The Washington-based center said in a new report that the state's regulatory effort is hampered by a lack of staff and skimpy inspections.