Communities confronting ‘Sunny Day’ flooding woes

As floodwaters rose last year, so did records across the Chesapeake Bay region. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report, shows that rising seas are inducing a particular type of increased flooding around the country. The phenomenon, known as high-tide or “sunny day” flooding because of the absence of rainfall as a trigger, struck […]

Snakeheads might finally be causing ecological harm

Something was pulling his fishing pole into the water — something big. So, Dustin Stem ran over and grabbed the pole just as it was about to disappear into the drainage pond’s murky waters. The 10-year-old was soon joined in the fight by his 11-year-old brother, Ryan. The final heave onto land fell to an […]

Visa restrictions impacting seafood packing houses

At Lindy’s Seafood, workers receive $4.50 per pound of crab meat they pick. That adds up to roughly $12 to $16 per hour — about the same pay as a home health aide or preschool teacher. Dorchester County may have one of the highest unemployment rates in Maryland, but Lindy’s and other crab processors in […]