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Maryland Natural Resources Police enforcing ‘Operation Dry Water’ to curb impaired boating

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Independence Day holiday weekend means more boaters on the water, which can also bring an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. From July 3-5, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will partner with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Operation Dry Water campaign of awareness and enforcement to reduce boating …


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Baltimore County: no trash collection on Independence Day, drop-off centers closed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Saturday, July 4, trash collection will not occur in Baltimore County, and all three trash and recycling drop-off centers will be closed. Residents with Saturday trash collection should hold their material until their next scheduled trash collection day. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by …


Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

Hallmark to unveil 2020 ornament collection on The Avenue in July

WHITE MARSH, MD—An annual tradition will continue next month in White Marsh. The Hallmark store located at THE AVENUE at White Marsh will hold their official 2020 Keepsake Ornament Premiere from July 11–19. “Keepsake Ornaments capture meaningful moments, honor special relationships, express who you are and help you relive timeless memories, year after year,” according to the official Hallmark website. …

Olszeswski issues Juneteenth proclamation

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday issued a proclamation honoring June 19, 2020 as “Juneteenth Commemoration Day” in Baltimore County. “On June 19, 1865, the last remaining enslaved African Americans were freed after Union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas — more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” said Olszewski. “155 years later, we still have …

State Fire Marshal warns of fake online fireworks poster

BALTIMORE, MD—The Office of the State Fire Marshal is warning Maryland residents of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and social distancing. The poster claims that Governor Larry Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers and limited the amount of time residents are allowed to celebrate outdoors. …

Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation commemorates Memorial Day around town

PARKVILLE, MD—This was a Memorial Day like no other, but that didn’t stop Parkville’s Hope and Peace Foundation from remembering the fallen – with social distancing measures in place. The foundation, along with Maryland’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial made stops at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Middle River, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Towson, the World War I Memorial in Towson, …

Flags to be lowered this weekend to honor COVID-19 victims

WASHINGTON, DC—All flags will be flown at half-staff this Memorial Day weekend. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation directing U.S. flags to be lowered nationwide from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, 2020, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all …