Officials Discuss Need for Transparency and Collaboration to Implement Blueprint for Education in Worcester County

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Improving the quality of education in Maryland is the goal of Maryland’s Blueprint for Education. Regarding the implementation of the Blueprint in Worcester County Public Schools, State Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) members outlined local responsibilities during a virtual meeting with the commissioners and Board of Education leaders. Worcester County Commissioner President Chip Bertino said…

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Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act Proposed in Maryland

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Legislation aiming to protect girls’ sports has been introduced. Delegate Kathy Szeliga from Baltimore County has proposed HB47 – Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act – to ensure fairness and safety in JV and Varsity Girls’ Sports. Senator Mary Beth Carozza from Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties has cross-filed the bill – SB381. Senator Carozza at…

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MD Congressman Harris to Hold Hearing on Offshore Wind Saturday

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1st District Congressman Andy Harris will hold a hearing this afternoon at 2pm on Offshore Wind and the effects industrialization is having on our environment, marine life and economy. Congressman Harris wants to hear public testimony from experts in industries affected by offshore wind followed by questions from three members of Congress whose districts are…

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Maryland Department of Transportation Moves Forward with Plan to Expand State’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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Soon, you’ll see more electric vehicle infrastructure throughout the state of Maryland as the Maryland Department of Transportation charges forward with those plans. The department today issued a Request for Proposals that could provide up to 40 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of Maryland’s plan for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.…

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Maryland Highway Crews Preparing for Winter Storm

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The Maryland State Highway Administration is pre-treating state-maintained highways in advance of the approaching winter storm. Drivers are encouraged to curtail travel during the storm to allow crews the space to effectively and efficiently treat the roads. This winter storm is expected to begin impacting travel this evening into tomorrow morning.  State Highway Administration crews are carefully monitoring the track of the storm.  Additional Information from the Maryland…

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2024 Maryland Legislative Session Underway

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In Maryland, today is the start of the 2024 legislative session, which lasts for 90 days until April 8th. The delegates–Delegate Szeliga and Nawrocki — look forward to introducing a package of bills during the session. These bills include legislation combating crime as well as protecting and supporting women. The delegates will also introduce legislative…

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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order Establishing Longevity Ready Maryland Initiative

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Governor Wes Moore has signed an executive order establishing the Longevity Ready Maryland Initiative, directing the Maryland Department of Aging to prioritize the well-being of older people, people living with disabilities, and caregivers across all of state government. The purpose of the initiative is to proactively address the needs arising from a growing older adult population.…

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Firearm Hunting for Deer Resumes in Maryland January 5th

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Hunters can look forward to restocking the freezer after the holidays. January firearm deer hunting season in Maryland will open on Jan. 5, 2024 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during…

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Town of Ocean City Named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

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As 2023 ends, the Town of Ocean City, Maryland has been named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Ocean City joins 506 communities nationwide in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes the Town of Ocean City’s commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources…

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Queen Anne, Maryland Man Arrested for Two Separate Assaults

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A 33-year-old Queen Anne, Maryland man has been arrested for an assault with a firearm that occurred on Cannery Road in Queen Anne, Talbot County. According to the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, investigators interviewed someone who reported being a victim of two separate assaults that occurred in September and October. Investigators learned the first incident…

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Maryland Revitalization Program Awards to Bring $5.7 Million to Community Development Projects on Eastern Shore

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Eight Eastern Shore counties have received a combined $5.7 million through Maryland’s seven State Revitalization Programs for 31 projects and activities that promote community development and economic growth. The announcement comes from The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The seven programs will support revitalization and redevelopment projects and activities including: business expansion…

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Maryland’s Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Resumes December 16th

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The second half of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer hunting season will reopen next week–on December 16th and run through December 30th. The first half of the split season was held in October. Hunters may use muzzeloading firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this time. New for the 2023-24 hunting season, if hunters intend to pursue…

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Governor Moore and Lt. Governor Miller Honor Victims of Fatal Crashes in Maryland

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Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined safety advocates from across the state and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes for the 20th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony in Annapolis. The ceremony traditionally honors Marylanders who were killed in impaired driving crashes. This year, the event was expanded to remember all victims,…

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Annual “Boatload of Toys” Drive Underway at Several Locations in Maryland; New Additions to the Program This Year

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officers are collecting donations of new, unopened toys for children in need in the annual “Boatload of Toys” drive in the state. The program is part of the national United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots initiative. Members of NRP’s volunteer Reserve Officer program and staff will collect the toys at…

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Senator Ben Cardin Releases Statement on Senate Passage of Three Spending Bills: A “Key Step” In Avoiding a Government Shutdown

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The Senate passed three bipartisan appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, including: 1. Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies; 2. Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration; 3. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved all 12 appropriations bills with bipartisan votes. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin in…

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Governor Wes Moore Launches Campaign to Help Reach Goal of Available and Affordable Internet Service to MD Households

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With the commitment to extending broadband internet access to all Marylanders and making it more affordable, Governor Wes Moore this week launched the Maryland ActNow campaign in partnership with EducationSuperHighway. The governor yesterday was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, state and local officials, and leadership from non-profit EducationSuperHighway to illustrate…

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Governor Moore Announces $5.8 Million in Grant Awards for Maryland Nursing Programs

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A major step has been taken toward addressing Maryland’s nursing shortage. Nine of the state’s nursing programs will receive funding in the amount of $5.8 million. The FY24 Competitive Institutional Grant funding includes one-year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and planning grants to get more students out of the classroom and into the workforce. Governor…

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Dozens of Public Fireworks Displays Planned in Maryland This Weekend; Fire Officials Suggest Attending Those to Prevent Injuries

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Each year across Maryland, hospitals receive numerous fireworks injuries, some of which can include broken fingers, missing fingers, and even missing hands. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire tells The Talk of Delmarva what officials suggest people do if they want to enjoy fireworks… He says they have nearly 60 permitted displays across the…

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Hebron, Maryland Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Second-Degree Rape, and Violation of Probation

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A 49-year-old Hebron, Maryland man has been sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 60 years of incarceration which includes a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence. Harold Cuff pleaded guilty on February 7th, 2023, to Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Rape in the Second Degree, and two counts of SexualOffense in the Third Degree. At the time of the…

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White Marlin Open Joins Sport Fishing Championship

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The White Marlin Open has announced that it will join Sport Fishing Championship’s Billfish Championship Series beginning in August of this year. SFC, the governing body of saltwater tournament fishing, will host its annual Atlantic Division Championship at the White Marlin Open tournament, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. White Marlin Open Tournament…

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