Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland reports milestones in COVID-19 fight: new lows for positivity rates, hospitalizations

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels since March. Maryland’s seven-day …


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Koons Volvo opens in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—There’s a new car dealership in town. Koons Volvo White Marsh held a grand opening last week to celebrate its new store, which relocated from Owings Mills. “We’ve Moved to White Marsh, MD,” reads the official announcement. “Come by and see our new showroom and service department. Or, shop & buy a new Volvo car online with Koons …


BCPS to host online Back-to-School Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will host an online Back-to-School Summit (join here) to celebrate the start of the 2020 -2021 school year. The online summit will feature a discussion among BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and BCPS educators about virtual instruction and the school system’s reopening plan. The public is invited to view the summit online. The summit …

Flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hogan & Olszewski issue statements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday evening at 87 years of age following a lengthy battle with cancer. Gunsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the …

Governor Hogan announces expanded capacity for indoor dining, celebrates Maryland Restaurant Week [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National …

Councilman Marks: Putty Hill Avenue bridge to be reconstructed in 2021

PARKVILLE, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday provided an update on the reconstruction of the Putty Hill Avenue bridge in the Parkville area. Tree-trimming work is being performed in preparation of the utility relocation efforts that will be required prior to the start of construction. These relocation activities in late 2020 and early 2021. Once the utility relocations are …

Baltimore County to host webinar on recovery for hospitality, tourism sector

TOWSON, MD—On Thursday, September 24, County Executive Johnny Olszewski will host a panel of industry leaders and advocates to provide an update on the state of Baltimore County’s hospitality and tourism industry and offer their insights on how these businesses can adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. “These small businesses are integral in making Baltimore County’s communities vibrant and diverse, and …

Police: Parkville man has been missing since Sept. 11

PARKVILLE, MD—Police in Baltimore County say that a 32-year-old man has been reported missing from the Parkville area. The FindUS Network says James Matthew Ennd, known as Matt, reportedly went missing on September 11, 2020. Matt was last seen near Briarcliff Road in the Parkville area. Ennd is 6’2″, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He …