Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan celebrates Mallows Bay, Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday attended a celebration of Mallows Bay’s official designation as a national marine sanctuary by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which ensures the preservation of the remains of more than 100 World War I-era vessels. “The Mallows Bay landscape truly tells the story of our beginnings, our struggles, and our progress as Marylanders …


Business, Education, Sci-Tech

Newsweek names Eastern Tech one of nation’s top STEM schools

ESSEX, MD—An Essex high school has received national recognition. Newsweek has named Eastern Technical High School one of the nation’s top STEM schools. “Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need to be fluent,” said Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper. “The STEM skills that only specialists have today will be expected of virtually everyone in the …


Governor Hogan urges Congress to fully fund Chesapeake Bay restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, along with other watershed state leaders sent a letter on Thursday to U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leaders calling on Congress to fully fund federal Chesapeake Bay restoration programs. The Senate approved a measure today that increases funding for the Bay, but falls short of the $85 million in …

Haunted locations near Nottingham: Fact or fiction?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Halloween seems like the perfect time to take a look at some of the allegedly-haunted locations in and around the Nottingham area. Are there any?  Is there any truth to the rumors?  We decided to take a closer look. Perry Hall Mansion The historic Perry Hall Mansion may or may not be haunted, depending upon whom you ask. The …

Governor Hogan announces agreement with Exelon on Conowingo Dam

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a comprehensive agreement between the Maryland Department of the Environment and Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which requires Exelon to invest more than $200 million in environmental projects and operational enhancements to improve water quality in the lower Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. The agreement settles Exelon’s legal challenges to the water quality …

Md. Department of Agriculture issues spotted lanternfly quarantine in Cecil, Harford Counties

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Agriculture on Monday issued a spotted lanternfly quarantine for all of Cecil and Harford Counties. The quarantine is effective immediately and will restrict the movement of regulated articles within the quarantine zone that contain the spotted lanternfly in any of its life stages, including egg masses, nymphs, and adults. Examples of regulated articles include landscaping, …

Attorney General Frosh joins coalition urging federal cooperation with states on clean energy goals

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 11 attorneys general in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize and consider the states’ shared priority of transitioning to a cleaner energy system and to adopt policies and take actions that aid in that effort. “Maryland has made great strides on clean energy,” …

Baltimore County announces $300,000 Hackerman Foundation grant to support cold case sexual assault investigations

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that the Hackerman Foundation has awarded $300,000 in grant funding to Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department to support cold case sexual assault investigations and improve current and future investigations. This new funding will support key recommendations from the Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force’s recently released final …