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Annapolis, MD, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

ParkMobile, parking app used in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., reports data security breach

The company that provides the cashless parking app used in Annapolis, Baltimore and other cities has said a data breach in March compromised users’ personal information. → Read More

We’re baaaack! Brood X wants to know what happened to these stories from 2004

If I were a Brood X cicada, which I am not, and I was imprinted with memories of the news the last time my family emerged from our subterranean hiding spots, I’d be curious. What happened since were last here in 2004? → Read More

Annapolis picks high school creative writing teacher as its new poet laureate

What’s it take to be a poet laureate? For Maggie Benshaw, it takes a desire to try something new and a leap. → Read More

Beer and wine at the moves, tax breaks for diaper donations and electrical use clarity among Anne Arundel lawmakers’ successes in General Assembly

Not all legislation made headlines during the 2021 General Assembly session, yet many of the bills passed by Anne Arundel lawmakers will affect everyday life. Here’s a look at bills passed by three delegates on county liquor laws, a state tax break for diapers donations, electric bill clarity and more. → Read More

Severna Park coffee shop coming to an Annapolis location with a dark history

A Severna Park coffee shop will open in late March or early April at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis, a location once occupied by The Capital newsroom. → Read More

Four Anne Arundel restaurant owners file legal challenge to restaurant shutdown

Four Anne Arundel restaurant owners are asking a county judge to block County Executive Steuart Pittman’s ban on dining at restaurants before it goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Lights on the Bay shifts to advance weekend tickets sales as turnout reaches ‘unprecedented’ levels

Lights on the Bay, the annual display of lights at Sandy Point State Park, is more popular than ever this year. → Read More

Maryland rejected the 19th Amendment: A primer on an unfortunate state history

On Feb. 20, 1920, Maryland voted against the ratification of the 19th Amendment. → Read More

Cocktail of the Week: No Kentucky Derby? Celebrate with a mint julep

The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the 146th running of the derby until Sept. 5, and the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. As most people won’t drink a mint julep on any other day of the year, Kentucky’s most famous cocktail is unlikely to make an appearance in your hand this spring. That, drinking buddies, is a shame. → Read More

Naval Academy midshipman tests positive for coronavirus

A Naval Academy midshipman tested positive Sunday for the novel coronavirus, the second case linked to the academy. → Read More

Annapolis is an umbrella town, never more so than in March

Annapolis is an umbrella town.For all of the sailors who own a set of slickers, the streets of Annapolis flower with the umbrellas on any rainy day. People stroll with them, stand with them or hunker down and walk struggle forward with them into the wind. → Read More

The secret is in the spoon at annual Maryland Crab Soup Cook-Off.

Taste is a personal thing. What tastes great and fresh to one person, is sickly sweet and an odd color to another. That’s one thing I’ve learned in four years of judging the annual Crab Soup Cook-Off at the Maryland Seafood Festival → Read More

Opposition drops appeal, Anne Arundel Medical Center to open cardiac center by 2020

Opponents of a cardiac surgery center at Anne Arundel Medical Center announced Friday that they dropped their appeal, clearing the way for work to begin on opening the long-sought medical facility in Annapolis. → Read More

How will 'Game of Thrones' end? Here are 17 predictions from local fans — and the mildly interested.

Between Sunday and May 19, a likely conversation will be about how "Game of Thrones" will come to a conclusion. We asked some self-confessed fans, including some members of the Capital Gazette staff, for their predictions. Here’s what they had to say. → Read More

Navy names career submariner as next Naval Academy commandant

The Navy has named a career submariner who currently works for the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the next commandant of midshipmen at the Naval Academy. → Read More

Anne Arundel school bus overturns in morning collision in Glen Burnie

An Anne Arundel County school bus carrying 11 students overturned Wednesday morning after a collision in Glen Burnie. → Read More

From the podium: Five things you didn't know about the Capital Gazette debate

If you’re looking for news or analysis, check out Chase Cook’s Five Debate Take-aways. This is just a collection of tidbits about the debate. → Read More

Eastport soldier killed in Korean War to be buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery

It’s been 68 years since James Ivory Jubb died. On Wednesday, the remains of the Korean War casualty will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. → Read More

Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. marries Anne Arundel County judge

Judge Ripken. Has a nice ring to it. Cal Ripken Jr., the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer, married Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura Keissling over the weekend, according to a spokesman. → Read More

House Speaker Michael Busch projected to return home Monday after bypass surgery

House Speaker Michael Busch expects to return home Monday, 10 days after undergoing unscheduled bypass surgery. → Read More