Governor Moore declares state of preparedness for heat wave

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A state of preparedness has been declared for Maryland ahead of an upcoming heat wave that is expected to bring potentially dangerous temperatures this weekend. The declaration (PDF) was signed by Governor Wes Moore and it directs state emergency management officials to coordinate efforts in advance of the potential impacts from the heat and humidity. “The health and safety […]

Water main break reported in Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A water main break in the Nottingham area has left hundreds of residents without water on Father’s Day. The Department of Public Works reports that a 4-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the unit block of Lineage Court (21236). Approximately 250 customers and 15 hydrants are without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use […]

Another round of midge treatment to occur along Back River next week

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability plans to conduct the next round of helicopter application of midge treatment along the Back River next week, Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday. The application is scheduled to occur on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18. As is often the case, timing will be dependent on changing […]

FDA recalls Classic Delight sandwiches over Listeria concerns

BALTIMORE, MD—The FDA has issued a recall of Classic Delight sandwiches over concerns of Listeria contamination. The recall affects individually wrapped sandwiches shipped to distributors in Arkansas, California, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after environmental samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious an sometimes fatal infections […]

Vision to Learn returns to Baltimore County Public Library to offers free eye exams for kids

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Library has announced that it will once again be offering free eye exams for children 17 years and younger, and providing glasses if needed, as part of an effort to improve the academic success of students in need. The initiative, which is a collaboration with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization that provides vision services […]

59-year-old man is Maryland’s first heat-related death of the season

BALTIMORE, MD—A man is dead after being exposed to extreme heat in Maryland. The 59-year-old man from Prince George’s County is the first person reported to have died from heat-related injuries this year, according to the Maryland Department of Health. “We are very saddened to report our first heat-related death of the 2024 season,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health […]

Cucumbers shipped to Maryland recalled due to possible Salmonella risk

WASHINGTON—Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. of Delray, Florida, is recalling whole cucumbers shipped to certain states from May 17th through May 21st, 2024, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected […]

Maryland joins effort to improve mental health care

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced its selection to participate in The Link Center’s newly launched State Policy Academy alongside five other states. The State Policy Academy, led by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, will provide training and peer learning opportunities to state departments of behavioral health and developmental disabilities services. The […]