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Browsing All posts tagged under »Chesapeake Bay«

Ocean City Survived Hurricane Sandy With Relatively Light Damage

October 30, 2012

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UPDATE — SURREAL AFTER-THE-STORM PHOTOS FROM OCEAN CITY AT WORK IN PROGRESS Today is a good day to give thanks to God. The Eastern Shore of Maryland has come through Hurricane Sandy with no reported fatalities on the Shore. The Route 50 Bridge and the Route 90 Bridge are open. Public transportation is being restored […]

Ocean City Hurricane Update 10 p.m. Monday night

October 29, 2012

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10 p.m. Monday. Good news: No injuries or deaths reported today in the Ocean City area. Some minor damage to buildings, but no major property damage confirmed so far, except for the large Ocean City fishing and amusement pier. I’m surprised that, at least in my neighborhood of West Ocean City, this evening’s high tide […]

Ocean City Hurricane Update, 4:15 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City, Maryland, 4:15 p.m. Monday. Now the worst of Hurricane Sandy arrives. The eye is northeast of Ocean City, aiming toward southern New Jersey. Landfall about 6 to 7 p.m. in New Jersey. Delaware also hit hard. Very heavy wind gusts and steady, hard rain in West Ocean City @ 4:20 p.m.. I […]

Ocean City MD Hurricane Update 10:30 a.m.

October 29, 2012

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Ocean City, MD, 10:30 a.m. Monday. No traffic except emergency vehicles is being allowed into Ocean City at this time. The Route 50 bridge is closed. Anyone wishing to leave Ocean City may still depart via the Route 90 bridge at 62nd St. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has just called Hurricane Sandy a “killer storm.” […]

The Wonder of Ordinary Places (via Notes from Near and Far)

May 13, 2011

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Below is a beautiful post, by  Julian Hoffman, that made me stop and think about the ordinary places I know in Maryland. Good reading for anyone interested in our environment. Irreplaceable environment is not just spectacular vistas, like the dunes, beaches and ocean at Assateague Island. It’s also the miles and miles of flat farmland […]

Snow And Wind in Ocean City; Deep Snow in Central Maryland

February 6, 2010

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2:00 p.m. Saturday update: Snowing fiercely and heavy wind blowing snow off roofs in West Ocean City. Not a blizzard, in my opinion, but close. 1:30 p.m. Saturday update: Heavy snow in West Ocean City right now. We have a slushy, heavy, wet, mess in West Ocean City at noon Saturday. I think much of […]

Chesapeake Bay — Is Maryland A ‘Political Dead Zone’?

November 2, 2009

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[picapp src=”0305/0000305069.jpg?adImageId=7085797&imageId=308348″ width=”500″ height=”272″ /] [picapp src=”9/7/6/3/Crabbers_Feel_Pinch_3a8b.jpg?adImageId=7085790&imageId=3647168″ width=”500″ height=”335″ /] Here’s an environmental book with a feisty message: “Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay,” by Howard R. Ernst, political science professor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Ernst also wrote “Chesapeake Bay Blues.” Here’s […]