There is a family photo I still have a hard time looking at. It was a trip my father took my brothers and I on to New York City, my first trip there if I remember correctly. We did all the touristy things: a Broadway show, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building.

“We watched the season pull up its own stage and catch the last weekend of the last week. Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced, another sun soaked season fades away,” or so it goes in Dashboard Confessional’s 2005 song “Stolen.”

Following deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio less than 24 hours apart, our state senator issued a series of tweets tossing out the standard “thoughts and prayers” script on gun violence in America.

With massive security breaches becoming all too common, consumers are urged to take steps to protect themselves.

We’ve had our share of heat so far this summer, even touching the triple digits in July, and after a short reprieve, we’re back into the 90s this week. Even so, this is a great time of year to take time off from work and spend these long summer days outside, lounging poolside or at a beach, …

Last Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan and first lady Yumi Hogan hosted a special cookout in Annapolis featuring chefs and producers from around the state. The 12th Annual Buy Local Cookout served as the official launch of this year’s Maryland Buy Local Week, running now through July 28.

While the U.S. Supreme Court regaled us with several politically charged and historically significant opinions on constitutional rights as it neared the end of its session last month — Maryland’s Peace Cross will stay, as will political gerrymandering which now can’t be touched by federal ju…

On July 1, Maryland’s Open Meetings Compliance Board issued an opinion stating that the Talbot County Council violated sunshine laws by deliberating via emails and text messages over a period of two days in mid-February.

The Women’s World Cup is now underway. Taking place in France, the tournament features 24 of the best women’s national teams throughout the world.

Former Maryland House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., who died last Thursday at 83, was a longtime champion of Kent County, where he began his political career.

June is here and with it comes higher temperatures we seek to escape from by taking a dip in a cool pool, in one of our scenic local waterways or down at the beach. But whether you are sitting poolside, dockside or oceanside, being aware of what is going on around you remains as vital as eve…

In recent weeks, we have had the pleasure of covering multiple graduation ceremonies throughout the region, high schools and colleges, public and private. We have seen students in their robes and mortar boards collect diploma and degrees, all smiles and handshakes and hugs for their accompli…

The Kent County Commissioners’ vote May 21 to take ownership of the vacant Millington Elementary School was an important move, in that it took a $50,000 budget line off the back of cash-strapped Kent County Public Schools and reminds us that open dialogue with the Board of Education can resu…

As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, one source puts the number of American servicemen and servicewomen killed in all of this nation’s wars and conflicts at 1,354,664 as of this week.

Maybe this is what it’s going to take to wake up some parents who’ve decided they know better than their doctors. Infectious diseases once thought eradicated in the United States are roaring back as growing numbers of children aren’t getting shots.