Anne Arundel Offers Fresh Food Fridays for Seniors, Disabled Community

Anne Arundel County's Department of Aging & Disabilities and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank have implemented a new program known as Fresh Food Fridays – providing boxes of fresh produce to residents 60 years of age or older, and anyone aged 18 or older with a disability. The program starts tomorrow, May 29th, at the Heritage Complex on Riva Road in Annapolis, and will take place in Glen Burnie the following Friday. For more…

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Frederick Announces Resumption of Additional Businesses/Activities

Frederick County to lift restrictions on hair salons/barbershops, large retail, and indoor worship with limitations. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an expanded list of businesses and activities that will be permitted to open beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29. With the signing of Executive Order 02-2020, Frederick County has fully implemented the initial portion of Stage 1 of the Governor’s "Roadmap to Recovery" plan. As of 5 p.m. on May 29, the…

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Feds Award Carroll Funding For Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Over $50,000 in federal funds awarded to Carroll County will be used to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs.  The county received the funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). As announced in a county news release: Carroll County was chosen to receive $29,779 for Phase 37 and $22,616 for Phase CARES  (which requires projects to address emerging needs…

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Montgomery to Move Forward With Phase 1 Reopening

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today announced that the County has achieved critical benchmarks to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and that Phase 1 of the gradual reopening plan will start this Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. The County plans for an incremental reopening, based on public health data. “This is an important first step,” said County Executive Elrich. “But it is the first step, and restrictions…

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Cecil Announces Grant Program to Support Small Businesses Amid Pandemic

Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy today introduced Cecil CARES, a new grant program for small businesses. This initiative will support the County’s small businesses, the backbone of the local economy, survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am thoroughly pleased to be able to offer the Cecil CARES grant program to our local, small businesses,” said County Executive McCarthy. “Returning Cecil County to a robust economy where our businesses and community can thrive is one of…

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Positioned to Win: Nationwide Sponsors Exclusive Webinar with Peyton Manning

On Tuesday, June 2, Nationwide is sponsoring an exclusive webinar with 2-time Superbowl Champion Peyton Manning. Manning will share advice on dealing with adversity in times of uncertainty.  From Nationwide's website: Peyton Manning: Positioned to Win Navigating through adversity like a champion Please join Nationwide and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning as we discuss tips for overcoming adversity in challenging moments. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT | Register Now   This free…

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Anne Arundel Announces New Emergency Management Director

Yesterday, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced Preeti Emrick as the County's new Director of Emergency Management. As Director of  the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Emrick will oversee the agencies efforts that range from preparing comprehensive emergency management plans to coordination efforts with County, State, Federal, and non-governmental agencies on recovery efforts. “Preeti has shown outstanding leadership during this pandemic,” said County Executive Pittman. “Her familiarity with our county, her experience in hospital…

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Howard FY 21 Budget Provides Record Funding for Schools, Libraries, and Community College

The Howard County Council yesterday passed the FY 21 operating and capital budgets. The final vote represents the passage of approximately 98% of County Executive Calvin Ball's proposed operating budget and an approximate 1.2% spending increase from FY 20. This amended budget allows for continuity of County services and fiscally responsible borrowing during economically uncertain times associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. “It has been a challenging few months but in the end, the Council…

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Harford FY 21 Budget Prioritizes Schools and Public Safety, Holds Tax Rates Steady

The Harford County Council yesterday passed a $948 million operating budget that fully funds the board of education’s operating budget — an approximately $20.5 million increase to school funding — and provides record funding for public safety, libraries, and Harford County Community College. The FY 21 budget holds tax rates steady and maintains reserves for fiscal uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Barry Glassman intends to revisit the spending plan after the County…

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