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Governor Hogan outlines Maryland priorities in letter to Biden-Harris team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to the Biden-Harris team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the presidential and vice presidential candidates to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be viewed below. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package …


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Councilman Marks’ open space legislation now protects nearly 4,000 acres

PERRY HALL, MD—In 2012, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks created a zoning category, Neighborhood Commons, to protect land as open space. Thanks to that legislation, approximately 4,000 acres has now been designated as Neighborhood Commons, Councilman Marks announced on Monday. The new estimate includes decisions based on the adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive Zoning Map. Much of the land is …


Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia announce agreement to spur offshore wind development

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The governors of Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia on Thursday announced a three-state collaboration to advance offshore wind projects in the region and promote the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States as a hub for offshore wind energy and industry. The creation of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) provides a framework for …

The Curious Oyster to hold ‘Tastings & Tapas’ event in November

WHITE MARSH, MD—A restaurant on THE AVENUE at White Marsh will be holding a special event in November for a worthy environmental cause. The Curious Oyster will host “Tastings & Tapas” on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. The event will feature the Oyster Recovery Partnership, which was established in 1994 to build and strengthen cooperative oyster restoration efforts …

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to take place on Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office are teaming up to publicize the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held in Maryland and across the country on Saturday, October 24. The service is …

Olszewski sets target of 5,000 new trees by Earth Day 2021

TOWSON, MD—Exactly six months prior to Earth Day 2021, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday called on Baltimore County homeowners and property owners to convert underutilized lawn space to attractive wooded areas in an effort to reduce greenhouse gasses and increase the County’s tree canopy. Announcing a target of 5,000 new trees for Earth Day next year, he encouraged landowners …

Olszewski creates Solid Waste Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday signed an Executive Order to create the Solid Waste Work Group, which will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal practices, and will make recommendations for implementing innovative industry practices and trash diversion strategies to reduce the overall volume of trash produced in Baltimore County. “Our residents expect and deserve …