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MEMA urges preparedness as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and affiliated state agencies are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it heads toward Maryland. Even though the storm is currently not a hurricane, Marylanders should be prepared for potential flooding, tidal surge in low lying areas, and tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour). READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning now …


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Councilman Marks reminds residents of storm-related resources

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday reminded residents of resources as hurricane season begins in earnest. To report storm-related issues such as downed wires, visit https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/StormFighter/. To receive automatic outage alerts from BGE, sign up at https://secure.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/pages/EnrollOutage.aspx. If outages do occur, customers can track outages on the BGE outage map: https://www.bge.com/Outages/CheckOutageStatus/Pages/OutageMap.aspx. “As we prepare for the remnants …


Baltimore County Public Schools announces plan for virtual education through January 2021

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools plans to begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual education, following approval secured Tuesday night from the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Following schedules designed by their schools, students will engage in live, virtual instruction with their teachers four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday), for 2 – 3.5 hours per day. …

Major heat wave to impact Mid-Atlantic this weekend, next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—After a very brief respite from the summer heat, warm temperatures and high humidity will return this weekend and persist into next week. A southerly flow will pump humidity from the Gulf of Mexico into the Mid-Atlantic states just as temperatures start to creep back up this weekend.  Heat indices will likely be in the low-to-mid 100s for much …

BCPS wins seven national awards for communications

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools earned seven 2020 communications awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), including two awards of excellence, the association’s highest honors. “We are so proud of our communications team for its extraordinary work,” said Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “The team, which works under the leadership of Chief of Staff Mychael Dickerson, demonstrates every …

Olszewski announces hybrid Baltimore County Summer Youth Employment Program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Amid the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County will provide an innovative Summer Youth Employment Program that will offer a hybrid of virtual training and onsite opportunities. “While we’re still in uncharted territory, we remain committed to providing our young people with opportunities to gain job experience that …

Gov. Hogan, Superintendent Salmon announce $210 million in COVID-19 relief for remote learning, targeted tutoring

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Monday announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for at-risk students. “For six …

Maryland State Police: all pending firearm purchase background checks complete following data system failure

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland State Police announced on Monday that four days of around-the-clock work resulted in the completion of all pending background investigations for regulated firearm purchase applicants that had been delayed due to a state data system failure. Since the data system was restored at about 8:30 p.m. on June 24th, employees at the Maryland State Police Licensing …