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Two Maryland cities ranked among 2024’s Best Places to Retire, U.S. News report

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. News & World Report has issued its latest report on 2024’s Best Places to Retire in the U.S., and two Maryland cities have made the list. To identify the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to assess how well they meet Americans’ retirement needs and expectations. Top …


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Wicomico County angler catches state record Florida pompano

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized Bobby Graves of Salisbury as the third official state record holder for the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) in the Chesapeake Division. Graves caught the record-breaking 6.44-pound fish in the Chesapeake Bay near Bloodsworth Island, Dorchester County, on September 17. He caught this impressive pompano while fishing for spotted sea trout …


Governor Moore announces $25.5 million for bicycle, pedestrian projects across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced $25.5 million in grants for 40 bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects across Maryland. The Fiscal Year 2024 grants include $20.8 million in federal funding for 22 projects through the Transportation Alternatives Program and the Recreational Trails Program, and $4.7 million in state funding for 18 projects through the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Kim …

$50,000 Cash game produces top-prize winner in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—The fourth most popular scratch-off game on the Maryland Lottery’s Top 40 list is $50,000 Cash, which went on sale December 29 with 160 top prizes of $50,000. Since February 13, ten winners have arrived at lottery headquarters to claim top prizes in the $20 game. In the last week alone, four players claimed winning $50,000 Cash scratch-offs sold …

Orioles ‘Birdland Caravan’ to return in February

BALTIMORE, MD—The Orioles have announced the return of the club’s ‘Birdland Caravan,’ a four-day winter tour, that will take place from Thursday, February 2, through Sunday, February 5, at multiple locations throughout the region. The first such weekend-long celebration since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will include autograph sessions and happy hours with current Orioles players, top prospects, broadcasters, members …

Winning lottery tickets produce three new Maryland millionaires

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland has three new millionaires after a week when two people bought second-tier winning Mega Millions tickets in Upper Marlboro and White Hall, and a third person in Waldorf bought a FAST PLAY progressive jackpot ticket worth $1,540,419. As of January 9, only one of the three life-changing prizes had been claimed. The $1 million Mega Millions win in …

Winning $1 million scratch-off sold in Severn

BALTIMORE, MD—A $1 million scratch-off winner in Severn and a Multi-Match jackpot-winning ticket worth $690,000 sold in Landover were the biggest Maryland Lottery prizes of the week. Meanwhile, another five players landed prizes of $100,000 on tickets sold in Baltimore (two), Glen Burnie, Landover and Waldorf. In all, 43 players across the state won or claimed prizes of $10,000 or …

Governor Hogan announces $35.7 million to advance 53 bicycle, pedestrian projects across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced $35.7 million in grants for 53 bicycle, pedestrian, and trail projects across Maryland. Supporting projects from trail extensions and maintenance to safety improvements and bridge reconstructions, the Fiscal Year 2023 grants include $33.1 million in federal funding for 32 projects through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP), plus another …