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Maryland Coastal Flooding Possible Wednesday and Thursday

March 6, 2013

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Light rain falling in West Ocean City at midnight Wednesday morning. Strong winds associated with Winter Storm Saturn are expected to push water toward Ocean City, Maryland, all day Wednesday and into Thursday. Winds will be coming straight out of the east on Wednesday and then continuing from the north/northeast as the storm moves up […]

Posted in: Maryland, News

Maryland Political Picture for 2014 Already Beginning to Sort Out

December 11, 2012

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The 2012 Presidential Election is over and the “fiscal cliff” looms, but the chatter on Maryland political blogs has turned to the 2014 midterm gubernatorial elections. I received an email from Peter Franchot today, announcing that he’s decided to forgo a campaign for governor and run instead for re-election as comptroller. Many politicians play it […]

A Bald Eagle In Flight

December 8, 2012

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Originally posted on almost a photographer:
How often do you see a bald eagle in flight? In Maryland? Apparently, eagles have made an amazing comeback, and are no longer rare in Maryland. — John Related articles Bald eagles on the beach (SLIDESHOW) (nwfdailynews.com) I went for the eagle, I stayed for the cranes (theradula.blogspot.com) Count the Eagles Contest (bellaremyphotography.com) almost a […]

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Sand Dunes & Sea Wall Protect Ocean City

November 18, 2012

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Much of the Ocean City, Maryland, boardwalk would have been damaged — if not destroyed — by Hurricane Sandy in early November, if not for the solid sea wall. What if the waves had been significantly higher . . . ?   I believe that much of the New Jersey shoreline damaged in the hurricane […]

Posted in: Maryland, Nature

Ocean City Mayor and Council Election Results

November 7, 2012

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Rick Meehan won a landslide re-election victory as mayor of Ocean City, Maryland, 2,238-629 in Tuesday’s voting. Four council members were elected: Dennis Dare, 1,952 Mary Knight, 1,853 Joe Mitrecic, 1,778 Doug Cymek, 1,680 Two council incumbents, Jim Hall (929) and Joe Hall (806), were defeated, trailing Cymek by a 3-2 margin, and Dare by 2-1. No elected […]

History Made In Maryland: Dream Act, Same-Sex Marriage Both Pass

November 7, 2012

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President Barack Obama wins Maryland easily. Sen. Ben Cardin re-elected easily. Seven Democrats going to House of Representatives; only one Republican. Demographics are trending Democratic in Maryland; more minorities than most places. The state is getting more Democratic all the time. Warning: Great trust and responsibility has been invested in the Democratic Party in Maryland. […]

Maryland Election Referendum: Tuition, Marriage, Gambling

November 4, 2012

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See that line? That’s the first-day of early voting at Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland. You can expect long lines at Maryland polling places for the Presidential Election on Tuesday. The reason: Ballot questions that voters know are important, so they take the time to read all the questions in the voting booth and make their decisions. The solution: Get familiar […]