Date announced for 2024 Kingsville Fireworks, organizers seeking sponsors

KINGSVILLE, MD—The Kingsville fireworks display will return this year, with a celebration set for Friday, July 5, 2024 at Mount Vista Park. The event is sponsored by the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company. The celebration will be free to the public.  Attendees are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic drinks. Sponsorships are welcome and needed. Please visit the official Kingsville Fireworks website […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, enforcement over Independence Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will bolster enforcement efforts over the Fourth of July weekend to prevent dangerous driving behaviors as a record number of motorists are expected to travel this holiday. State troopers from 23 barracks, including members of the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort Team, known as the SPIDRE team, will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal suggests attending public fireworks displays

BALTIMORE, MD—With the arrival of summer and the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci suggests that Marylanders attend public fireworks displays. “I would highly suggest the safest way enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the state,” stated Geraci. To help Marylanders enjoy a safer summer season, the […]

Baltimore County government offices closed Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, Baltimore County Public Library branches, and County-run senior centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and Baltimore County parking meters will be free on the holiday. Trash, single stream recyclables, and yard materials will not be collected […]

Maryland ranked among 2023’s 15 Most Independent States, WalletHub report

BALTIMORE, MD—With Independence Day right around the corner and high inflation threatening Americans’ financial independence, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Most Independent States. Maryland came in at No. 15 on the list, with Utah leading the pack at No. 1.  Maryland was also previously named one of the most patriotic states in the U.S. […]

MDTA releases Chesapeake Bay Bridge travel forecast for Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With a record number of travelers expected this holiday weekend, state officials have released the Chesapeake Bay Bridge travel forecast for Independence Day. Motorists should expect heavy traffic at the Bay Bridge and along the US 50 corridor Friday, June 30, through Wednesday, July 5, in both directions. The best times to travel across the Bay Bridge this holiday […]