Around Maryland, Business

Maryland’s new HUBZone designations open doors for small businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that Maryland is better positioned to compete for federal contracts for small businesses located in historically underutilized areas thanks to new HUBZone designations. The designations are a result of the governor’s office submitting a petition to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which allows the state to choose areas in need of economic development. …


Around Maryland, Police/Fire, Weather

Wildfires set Maryland ablaze: 199 incidents in 2023

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service has released new data that shows a significant increase in the number of wildfires in the state in recent years. According to the Annual Wildland Fire Report, 199 wildfires were recorded in Maryland in 2023, burning a total of 4,483 acres of land. This is higher than the 10-year average of 127.8 wildfires per year …


Maryland launches $10M grant program for small businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced grants of up to $50,000 to help small businesses expand or open in designated areas. The grants are part of the state’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost grant programs. “When storefronts close down, our entire state feels it,” said Governor Moore. “Now is the time to work in partnership with the private …

Eastern Shore resident is Maryland’s newest Powerball millionaire

BALTIMORE, MD—A Worcester County resident has won $1 million after lottery officials say she had a winning Powerball ticket that had been forgotten about. The ticket was sold at Duck In II, located at 5610 East Market Street in Snow Hill back on September 27, 2023. The resident, who has not been named, had purchased a quick-pick ticket and says …

Maryland State Police remind citizens to verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler services

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials are reminding residents to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars, RV’s/campers, trailers, to scrap …

Maryland State Police reminding motorists not to drive impaired this Super Bowl weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and Maryland State Police are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will be focusing on aggressive, distracted, or …

Health alert issued for chicken pilaf products sold at Trader Joe’s due to presence of small rocks

WASHINGTON—The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat chicken pilaf product that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically rocks. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product …

Governor Wes Moore delivers 2024 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered his second State of the State address in the House Chamber of the Maryland State House. Governor Moore spoke before the Maryland General Assembly about how moving together in partnership will create progress and realize Maryland’s promise. Video from the address can be viewed below along with the full text: Governor Moore’s State …