Business, Education, Politics

Olszewski makes key personnel announcements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week made the following personnel announcements: Nominated C. Pete Gutwald to serve as Director of the Department of Permits Approvals and Inspections, effective January 15, 2021 Nominated Steve Lafferty to serve as Director of the Department of Planning effective January 15, 2021, and Named Jennifer M. Lynch, PhD. as Baltimore County’s Director of …


Sci-Tech, Weather

Baltimore County crews, plows ready for potential winter weather

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday affirmed the County’s readiness to respond to winter storms as the region prepares for the season’s first snow event forecast for Wednesday. “Our Department of Public Works stands ready to respond whenever winter weather hits to keep our residents safe,” Olszewski said. “Our crews are well-trained and our equipment is in great …


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 …

Governor Hogan announces more than $13 million for 26 bicycle, pedestrian projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Hogan Administration on Wednesday announced more than $13 million in grants to support bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across Maryland. Two federal grant programs will fund 26 projects sponsored by transportation agencies, local jurisdictions and nonprofits. The fiscal year 2021 funding includes more than $12 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program and more than $1 million from …

Construction begins at major White Marsh intersection

WHITE MARSH, MD—Construction has begun on improvements to a major intersection in White Marsh. Councilman David Marks reported on Thursday that work was under way at the Honeygo Boulevard/White Marsh Boulevard interchange. Construction will not occur during peak periods, but that likely means it will take longer to finish the needed work. “This is a major bottleneck and an upgrade …

MDOT MVA offices to close October 12 for federal holiday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices Monday, October 12, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. MDOT MVA offices will reopen Tuesday, October 13, by appointment only. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services, and 24-hour kiosks will be available through the holiday. Customers are encouraged to check the MDOT MVA eStore …

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 …

MDOT SHA to reopen Belair Road Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot, trails On Tuesday

PERRY HALL, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced on Tuesday that officials will reopen the Belair Road driveway to the parking lot for the Gunpowder Falls State Park – Central Area on Tuesday morning, October 6th. The closure was part of the $3.6 million US 1 bridge rehabilitation project that is expected to be complete later this …