Western Md. wind project gets extension

A wind-energy project in Western Maryland has been given more time by state regulators to start construction — the second deadline extension for the proposed 25-turbine development on Dan's Mountain in Allegany County. (Balt. Sun)

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Eastern Shore town's only liquor store shutters

The Worcester County Liquor Store on Route 113 in Berlin closed, leaving residents without a liquor store within the Eastern Shore town's limits. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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What does 201 N. Charles St.'s $19.7M pricetag really mean?

The $19.7 million Blue Ocean Realty paid for the 28-story 201 N. Charles St. building was a fair price, industry observers say, but not high enough to indicate a resurgence in the downtown office sales market. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Annapolis boat show sale could signal return of City Dock development plans

The sale of the Annapolis Boat Shows could put City Dock redevelopment plans back on the table, the developer of the project said Thursday. Mark Ordan, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living, said he would reconsider a deal to develop the former Fawcett Supplies Building at City Dock. (Capital)

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Sept. 5 // Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution

Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore. Under the agreement, to be announced today, the Miami-based company pledged to install pollution control equipment on 32 of its ships over the next three years and use it while they cruise in waters near the U.S. coast. During that time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard will exempt those vessels from a pending requirement that they burn less-polluting fuel. (Balt. Sun)

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GBC launching group to study, recommend tax reform

The Greater Baltimore Committee said Wednesday that it will organize a private-sector commission to study Maryland's tax structure after dozens of local CEOs named tax reform the top priority for making the state more business friendly. The GBC, a business and civic leadership organization, said it surveyed more than 250 chief executives and conducted workshops across the region to hear business leaders' thoughts on how to increase Maryland's economic competitiveness. (Balt. Sun)

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PSC OKs wind farm request

Satisfied that state wildlife managers had no additional concerns about potential impacts upon fauna, the Maryland Public Service Commission on Wednesday said Dan’s Mountain Wind Force LLC could take until Dec. 31, 2014, to start building turbines in Allegany County.  (Times-News)

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Vice President Joe Biden to visit Port of Baltimore

Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Port of Baltimore on Monday as part of a tour of East Coast ports seeking federal money to accommodate increased freight expected from the Panama Canal in coming years. The White House said Wednesday Biden would add Baltimore to an earlier announced line up of visits to the ports of Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C. (Balt. Sun)

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