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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Some of the more than 170,000 power outages caused by a thick glaze of ice across the state Wednesday might not be repaired until Friday, utility officials said, prompting leaders in two counties to open shelters at schools that were closed for the day because of slick roads strewn with tree limbs. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said the ice was impeding power restoration efforts but they expect to have most customers' electricity back on by Thursday evening. Freezing rain, falling on top of snow and sleet in some areas, laid down a coat of up to a half-inch of ice in parts of Carroll County and a quarter-inch closer to Baltimore.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A 72-year-old Hampstead woman died when her car veered off the road and hit a tree Wednesday afternoon on Marshall Mill Road in Baltimore County's Franklin District, police said. Beatrice Martin, of the 18000 block of Marshall Mill Rd., was driving northbound in a Chevy Cavalier at 1:11 p.m. when she suffered a medical condition and drove off the road, according to investigators. No other vehicles were involved, police said. A woman who answered the phone at a number listed for Martin declined to comment Wednesday.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
Federally funded efforts to curtail farm pollution of the Chesapeake Bay are falling short, and recent spending cuts by Congress cast doubt on the efforts' ultimate success, an environmental group said Monday. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said farmers planted only a fraction of the stream-side trees last year than they should have to meet goals set for creating forested buffers to reduce polluted runoff from fields, feedlots and pastures. Maryland and the other five states in the bay watershed have pledged collectively to establish 185,000 acres of new forested buffers on farmland by 2025, the Annapolis-based group said.
NEWS
By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 26, 2013
Howard County is offering a free tree-recycling program for residents looking to dispose of their Christmas trees in an eco-friendly manner this holiday season. The "Merry Mulch" Christmas tree recycling program, run by the county since 1993, has sent thousands of trees to a compost facility, where they are recycled into compost and mulch. From Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Howard County residents can drop off their Christmas trees seven days a week, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at one of the sites listed below.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Sick of the holidays? Santa didn't bring what you wanted? Or maybe you are just looking to spruce up the garden? Send your Christmas tree to the wood chipper. Christmas tree disposal began as early as Thursday and continues into January around the region. Residents are asked to remove all decorations, ornament hooks and other trimmings before disposing of trees. In some cases, the trees can be chipped into mulch that, come spring, can help green flower beds at government buildings or even residents' homes.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
Baltimore County police have identified the victim of a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night when a car struck a tree in Essex. Jerome Matthew Ziemski, 32, of the 500-block of Cranford Road in Baltimore died after the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette he was driving crashed at Hyde Park Road and South Marlyn Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Christmas Eve. Police investigators said Ziemski, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was traveling north on Hyde Park when the car left the roadway, overturned and hit a tree.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend. Their first Christmas tree sales. All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long for Christmas tree growers. The Clarks, who run two backyard farms in Calvert County, have done a lot of planting and shearing since 2005 in the hopes of an eventual payoff. It's not as simple as it looked to Fred Clark years ago when he stopped by a Christmas tree farm and watched a farmer accept customers' cash.
NEWS
December 10, 2013
Carroll County government's annual lighting of the county Christmas tree won't be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, because of the weather. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will instead be held next Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at the county office building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster. In addition, county government offices and all county senior centers are closed Tuesday because of the second snowstorm in three days.
NEWS
Letter to The Aegis | December 10, 2013
Editor: Chesapeake Cancer Alliance would like to thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees who supported our eighth CCA Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Armory. We had a very successful weekend and all proceeds support Upper Chesapeake Health's Kaufman Cancer Center's Cancer LifeNet Program which provides free support and services to cancer patients in Harford County and western Cecil County. The festival owes its success to the many businesses, organizations, individuals and CCA volunteers who decorated and donated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses which were sold by silent auction.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
If the Mount Vernon Conservancy thinks it's such a good idea to replace old, mature trees with young ones ( "Group fights to stop tree removal at Mount Vernon Place," Nov. 29), why don't we replace all mature, old people with young people! It would save health care costs, and the old people would no longer be able to clog drains and have their roots entangle more important things. Besides, the soil under old people is barren, and has few nutrients! Seriously though, a tree is a live being.
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