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Baltimore County to align with state, reopen restaurants with outdoor seating, churches to resume services

UPDATE: Officials have released additional details regarding the county’s plan to fully enter Stage One. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski held a press conference on Thursday evening to provide an update on the county’s progress with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Olszewski announced that, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, Baltimore …


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Glassman eases Harford County parking lot requirements to facilitate outdoor dining

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed an Executive Order temporarily waiving certain requirements to give restaurants additional space in their parking lots for outside dining. The action under Harford County’s State of Emergency takes effect on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. to coincide with Governor Hogan’s completion of Stage One under the Maryland Roadmap to …


Harford County enacts FY 2021 budget: funding for schools, record funding for public safety, no tax rate increases

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday. The $948 million budget for next year fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the library system and the community college. The …

Governor Hogan announces new COVID-19 testing sites in Carney, Essex, Fallston; Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops To 12%

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 12.4%, and the state is now up to nearly 100 major testing sites statewide, including a new site in Carney. “Each day, we are conducting more tests and offering more places for Marylanders to get tested,” said Governor Hogan. “We have now conducted 316,797 COVID-19 …

Harford County to follow Governor Hogan’s plan to complete Stage One of reopening

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County will be following Governor Larry Hogan’s lead in fully completing Stage One of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. On Wednesday evening, Governor Hogan announced that restaurants could begin offering outdoor seating and that youth sports and outdoor swimming pools could resume operations. “Harford County will move safely and quickly following Gov. Hogan’s announcement, which allows …

Frosh files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s rollback of national clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a multistate coalition in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule rolling back the national Clean Car Standards. The previous standards required appropriate and feasible improvements in fuel economy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars and light trucks, saving consumers money and reducing emissions since …

Governor Hogan: Outdoor dining to resume at restaurants on Friday evening, outdoor pools allowed to reopen

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening held a press conference to provide an update on the state of Maryland’s progress in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “After another 14 days of continued encouraging trends, Maryland is ready to take the additional steps to complete Stage One of our gradual, safe, and effective recovery plan,” said Governor Hogan. The governor …

WMVFC to begin modified Food Truck Tuesdays next week

WHITE MARSH, MD—An annual tradition will soon return to White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, with a few modifications. WMVFC has announced that Food Truck Tuesdays will return on Tuesday, June 3, 2020. The initial lineup of trucks will consist of Two Guys Grill, Chesapeake Food Works, and Bebo’s Mac Shack. Due to COVID-19, the following changes have been made: – …