Dementia Friendly Baltimore County Launches

On Tuesday, November 30th, Baltimore County's Department of Aging launched its "Dementia Friendly Baltimore County" (DFBC) initiative. The initiative aims to "bring community members together to support the increasing numbers of individuals and households affected by dementia, grow awareness about the signs and symptoms of dementia, and make Baltimore County more accessible and inclusive so that those living with dementia, and their care partners, can remain in the community, feeling welcomed and valued." Baltimore County Department…

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Special Session: Here’s How to Sign Up to Testify on Congressional Redistricting

The Maryland General Assembly will meet in Annapolis next week to redraw Maryland's eight congressional districts, and residents can sign up to deliver virtual testimony on the proposal. Anyone interested in providing testimony on congressional redistricting can sign up on the General Assembly website beginning on Thursday, December 2, at 9:00 am and Friday, December 3, at 6:00 pm. Congressional lines are drawn solely by the legislature and subject to gubernatorial veto. The General Assembly…

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Anne Arundel Gives $460K+ in Grants to Small Businesses to Increase Online Presence

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) announced that it has given $460,800 in Digital Services Grants to 144 local businesses. The Digital Services Grant program was launched in September as part of of the County's COVID-19 economic recovery strategy. The program uses $500,000 that the state has set aside in American Recovery Act (ARPA) funds. Brick and mortar small businesses and nonprofits could apply for up to $10,000 to be used toward a variety of digital services, i.e.…

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Frederick Students Must Present Vax or Testing Records to Participate in Extracurriculars

Starting today, December 1, Frederick County public school students wishing to participate in extracurricular activities must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) now requires students participating in an array of extracurricular activities to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test. The Frederick County School Board narrowly passed the mitigation policy back in October. The Return to Play Committee explained the new rules: Who: Students taking…

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Charles Pilot Program Extends Broadband to Residents With Long Driveways

Charles County is piloting a new broadband grant program to help residents cover the costs of installing service drops -- the connection from the right-of-way to the customer's premises to the existing broadband network -- for homes/businesses at the end of long, private driveways. For a property to qualify for the program, local internet providers (Comcast, Verizon, or ThinkBig) must be able to serve the home or business and be willing to partner with the…

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Queen Anne’s Earns Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 22nd straight year, Queen Anne’s County earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The Certificate of Achievement, which recognizes the County’s financial report for fiscal 2020, is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and demonstrates the County’s commitment to transparency and open government. “This recognition highlights the transparency and excellence of Queen…

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HGO Chair Pendergrass Not Seeking Reelection

On Monday, November 29th, Delegate Shane Pendergrass (D-13, Howard County), Chair of the Maryland House of Delegates' Health and Government Operations (HGO) Committee, announced she will not seek reelection. Delegate Pendergrass was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994 and has served seven terms. Prior to joining the Maryland General Assembly, Delegate Pendergrass had served her community as both an art teacher and art therapist. In an email to her supporters republished…

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Preview the 2022 Session “Big Picture”

A compilation of Issue Papers previews major fiscal and policy issues facing the General Assembly in the year ahead. This resource is a handy guide to the top issues that your legislators will be tackling in 2022 – a great preparation document for county officials in advance of meetings with their local Delegations. Developed by the Department of Legislative Services, the 2022 Issue Papers are an annual staple for the Annapolis policy-inclined population. They are also a…

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State Dedicates More Than $9M to Revitalize Historic Buildings

The Hogan administration announced today that the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning, has awarded six projects more than $9 million in tax credits through the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit, leveraging more than $64 million in additional investment. “The tax credits will help revitalize communities, strengthen Maryland’s economy, and bring new housing, commercial, and arts opportunities throughout our state,“ said Governor Hogan. “Our administration is proud to provide this…

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New App in Baltimore City Cuts Food Waste

A new app launched in Baltimore City aims to drastically reduce the city's uneaten food waste from restaurants.  "Too Good To Go" is an app that brings together customers with leftover goods. The app allows restaurants to post products about to expire at significantly reduced prices. At the end of each day, restaurants pack surplus items into bags and then post the bags on the app to sell. The cost of each bag is a…

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