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Governor Hogan announces state agency closures for Juneteenth holiday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that state government agencies and offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. “This is an important step forward for our country,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland is proud to support this legislation, and observe this …


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MDOT MVA offices, VEIP stations to close in observance of Memorial Day

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) stations Saturday, May 29, and Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will reopen Tuesday, June 1 by appointment only. VEIP testing will also resume June 1 and does not require an appointment. MDOT MVA …


Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With traffic expected to surge this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of other motorists. Beginning on Friday, troopers will be focusing enforcement …

AAA: Over 800,000 Marylanders expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—AAA expects a significant rebound in travel this summer, as evidenced by the results of an exclusive survey of Marylanders that reveals 63% of respondents are considering or planning to take a trip this summer, and AAA Travel is already seeing an increase in bookings that reflects the renewed enthusiasm. “Optimism coinciding with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and growing …

No Baltimore County trash, recycling collection on Memorial Day

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Monday, May 31, Baltimore County trash, single stream recycling, and yard materials will not be collected and all drop-off centers will be closed in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that …

MDTA encourages motorists to travel during off-peak hours this Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to plan ahead and travel off-peak to avoid delays this Memorial Day weekend, particularly when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists should expect delays at the Bay Bridge and along the US 50 corridor during this holiday weekend. Heavier eastbound traffic volumes should be expected Thursday through Saturday, May 27-29, with heavier …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and over the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. Enforcement efforts are bolstered in part by impaired driving saturation patrol grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor …

Baltimore County Public Schools meal distribution to pause during spring break

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools meal distribution program will pause during the school system’s spring break from Monday, March 29, through Monday, April 5.  Meal distribution will resume on Wednesday, April 7. Curbside meal distribution is available for all virtual students and for hybrid students when they are not receiving in-person instruction. Curbside meal distribution is available at all …