Health, Politics

Board of Public Works approves $3 million in grants for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved nearly $3 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Maryland Environment Secretary …


Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland permanently preserves 12 working farms, nearly 1,500 acres of additional farmland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works this week approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and local funding. “Keeping farming viable in Maryland …


Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $16 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired Wednesday’s meeting. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in …

Bengies Drive-In Theatre not allowed to reopen as other U.S. drive-ins make comeback

UPDATE 2: Bengies will reopen on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. UPDATE: Bengies has been allowed to reopen but no date has yet been announced. Original story below… —— MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Maryland’s only drive-in movie theater remains closed, even as others across the U.S. are experiencing a renaissance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local elected officials have made a …

Department of Public Works warns residents of new COVID-19 scams

UPDATE: Comptroller Peter Franchot is also warning residents to be wary of stimulus scams.  More in the tweet embedded below. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark on Monday advised Baltimore-area water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW advises that scammers may call customers on the …

Maryland income tax payment deadline extended to July 15, 2020

UPDATE: The federal government has extended the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following this week’s White House press conference where it was announced that there would be a 90-day extension of the April 15th deadline for federal income tax payments, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that Maryland business and individual income taxpayers …

Franchot announces extension of business tax filing deadlines

ANNAPOLIS, MD—To assist businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, Comptroller Peter Franchot on Monday announced he will extend business-related tax filing deadlines. The June 1st extension applies to certain business returns with due dates during the months of March, April and May 2020 for businesses filing sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, as …