Business, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 relief for agriculture, seafood producers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At the direction of Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources on Tuesday announced that they had provided more than $9 million in COVID-19 relief funding to farmers, watermen, and producers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented hardship for so many, and while Maryland’s farmers and producers are certainly no exception, they have continued to …


Health, Police/Fire, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …


Fall foliage season hits 2020 peak in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—This week’s Fall Foliage Report from the Maryland Department of Natural resources indicates that the Baltimore area is “at peak,” as this season continues to bring on the best fall colors Maryland has seen in at least six years. From Ranger Angela Crenshaw, Gunpowder Falls State Park: “Over the river and through the woods to the Little Gunpowder Falls …

Fall foliage season nears 2020 peak in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—If you’ve been waiting to go out and take a peek at the fall foliage in Baltimore County, don’t wait much longer. This week’s Fall Foliage Report from the Maryland Department of Natural resources indicates that the Baltimore area is “near peak,” as this season continues to bring on the best fall color Maryland has seen in years. At …

CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …

Maryland Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …

Governor Hogan announces new attendance record for Maryland state parks

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland Park Service is reporting a total of 17.1 million visitors to date in 2020, already surpassing the previous record of 14.9 million total visitors in 2019, with three months still remaining in the year. During peak season in July, state parks attracted 3.4 million visitors, compared to 2.5 million during …

Angler catches Maryland record gray triggerfish

OCEAN CITY, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized Logan Liddick of Carlisle, Pa. as the new Maryland state record holder for the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus). The 34-year-old angler caught the 6.0-pound, 20-inch long fish on Sept. 25, while fishing near a shipwreck 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Using both clams and squid for bait, …