Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan extends prohibition on utility shut-offs through September 1

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, Governor Larry Hogan signed a new Executive Order meant to help residents as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new order extends the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and internet, through September 1st. The full order can …


Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan signs Executive Order extending prohibition on utility shut-offs

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Tuesday morning, Governor Larry Hogan signed a new Executive Order meant to help residents as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new order extends the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and internet, through August 1st. The full order …


Gov. Hogan signs Executive Orders extending prohibition on utility shut-offs, expanding services by state-licensed breweries & wineries

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Friday morning, Governor Larry Hogan signed two new Executive Orders meant to help residents and small businesses as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first Executive Order, Governor Hogan extended the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and …

Baltimore County Police Department offers tips to avoid online COVID-19 scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In recent weeks, there has been an increase in online scams related to COVID-19. These scams use phishing techniques in an attempt to steal personal information and money from victims. The Baltimore County Police Department is providing the following safety tips to help residents navigate COVID-19 information online safely. Never Click an Unfamiliar Link A common trick scammers use …

Harford County expands free outdoor public WiFi program to include Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—Harford County residents can get free Internet access from the parking lots at five county buildings where public Wi-Fi has been expanded. County government expanded the service in response to the statewide shutdown of businesses, schools and other public facilities due to COVID-19. Although county buildings remain generally closed to the public, the Harford County Office of Information & …

Baltimore County Dept. of Aging offering ‘Virtual Senior Center’ programming to provide connection for older adults amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—As Baltimore County continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Aging has taken steps to implement “virtual senior center” programming to provide important connections and resources for Baltimore County’s older adults. “Our senior centers fill an important role in the lives of so many of Baltimore County’s older adults. During this unprecedented time, we’re doing …

Attorney General Frosh urges telecommunication companies to keep Marylanders connected during pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 27 attorneys general urging the telecommunications industry to strengthen commitments to protect consumers struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to call upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support additional efforts to reduce the economic burden to those customers. “Access to the internet …

Baltimore County to offer exterior WiFi at select library branch locations

TOWSON, MD—As Baltimore County continues to identify ways to assist residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced new exterior WiFi resources at Baltimore County Public Library branches to support students and other residents without high-speed internet access. “This crisis has upended life in countless ways, and it requires us to find creative solutions to the …