Maryland State Police to step up patrols over Memorial Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will bolster enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day weekend to prevent dangerous driving behaviors as more 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, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted […]

Baltimore County offices, facilities to close for Memorial Day holiday on Monday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed, parking meters free, and CountyRide vans and the Towson Loop will not operate on the holiday. Additionally, trash, single stream recyclables and yard […]

Maryland State Fire Marshal offers outdoor safety tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, families across Maryland will venture outside – either to the beach or the mountains – or maybe just to their backyard. Increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor fire risks; therefore State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is providing a few common-sense tips that will help Marylanders enjoy […]

2023 Memorial Day weekend Chesapeake Bay Bridge travel forecast

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued its 2023 Memorial Day weekend travel forecast, and officials say traveling off-peak will assist in reducing anticipated travel delays crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Drivers may also find time savings using the I-95 northern route via the Tydings Bridge when traveling from shore to shore. Memorial Day Week and Weekend Travel Higher volumes […]

Maryland named 2023’s 7th best state for military retirees, WalletHub study

BALTIMORE, MD—With May being Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees. To help troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from […]

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum participates in Memorial Day ‘Taps Across America’ event [VIDEO]

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day 2022, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport participated in Taps Across America. The nationwide tribute was initiated by Baltimorean and USAF veteran Jari Villanueva and CBS news “On the Road” correspondent Steve Hartman. Musician Robert Bauerle beautifully presented the sounding of “Taps,” honoring those who served, as […]