Fallen Heroes Bill Clears MD State Senate

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The Fallen Heroes legislation sponsored by Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza has been passed by the full Senate. Senate Bill 897 was passed Thursday with a unanimous vote – and will eliminate the tax liability on the death benefits of the families of first responders – specifically law enforcement and firefighters – who died…

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Ocean City Life-Saving Museum to get Elevator

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The Ocean City Life-Saving Museum at the end of the Boardwalk at the Inlet will finally become ADA compliant. The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $600,000 to the Town of Ocean City for the installation of an elevator, elevator lobby and emergency exit stairs at the museum. The funding was requested and secured…

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Lower Speed Limit Coming for Grays Corner Road

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After 2 fatal hit and run crashes on Grays Corner Road near Berlin, changes have been made to improve safety, but according to State Senator Mary Beth Carozza, the biggest change will come in the next week – a lower speed limit. The Maryland State Highway Administration has already increased lighting, eliminated the passing zone,…

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Maryland Lawmakers Head Into 2022 Session

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The Maryland General Assembly begins its 2022 90-day session Wednesday in Annapolis. “There is a lot of work to do getting our bills ready, starting to build consensus and getting signatures for cosponsors and so forth,” Delegate Wayne Hartman, R-Dist. 38C said to WGMD’s Mike Bradley on the day before the start of the session.…

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Pocomoke Firm Gets Army Armor Contract

Left to right: Emily Tunis, Md. State Sen. Mary Beth Carozza, Hardwire CEO George Tunis (photo courtesy of Senator Mary Beth Carozza's office)
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A Worcester County company has been awarded a task order for procurement of the US Army’s next generation Modular Scalable Vest, or MSV. Hardwire LLC, based in Pocomoke City, said the program will replace heavy body armor systems with new lightweight armor and carriers. The contract will last for nine years, with the goal of…

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Md. Lawmakers Pass Police Reform Measures

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Police reform measures have passed in the Maryland House of Delegates and in the State Senate. Several bills make up the controversial package: police body cameras, a new system of reviewing allegations of police misconduct, making disciplinary records more accessible and stripping provisions in the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. –HB 670 –SB 71…

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Mass Vaccination Clinic To Set Up In Salisbury

Gov. Larry Hogan visited Easton Elementary School Friday (photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)
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Maryland plans to open a mass vaccination clinic at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. Governor Larry Hogan said more details will be announced about timing and registration. State Senator Mary Beth Carozza said this will benefit thousands of people on the Eastern Shore who will decide to get the shot. Census data…

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Md. Bill Enhances Telecounseling

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Telemedicine has taken off during the pandemic. Why not tele-counseling? A Maryland legislative committee heard testimony on a bill ensure that alcohol and drug trainees can continue to provide telehealth services after the COVID-19 pandemic. The sponsor is State Senator Mary Beth Carozza (R- Eastern Shore). The Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists last year…

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VIDEO : Hogan Focuses On Recovery, Education, Taxes In State-Of-The-State Address

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan spent much of his virtual State of the State Address Wednesday night focusing upon the COVID-19 pandemic as he urged the General Assembly to pass his proposed $1-billion relief package. In his seventh address, Hogan also stressed the importance of getting students back into classrooms, making continued investments into education and…

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‘Wade’s Law’ Would Heighten Penalties For Negligent Drivers In Serious Crashes

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Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would escalate penalties for a driver who is found guilty of a criminally negligent accident in which a person suffers a life-threatening injury. What’s known as “Wade’s Law” is sponsored by State Senator Mary Beth Carozza of the Eastern Shore. She has introduced the package twice. Most recently it…

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MD Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall Set for Mon, Jan 25

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In a joint effort of Atlantic General Hospital, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, and the Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset health departments, a virtual COVID-19 town hall will be held on Monday, January 25, to provide an update on testing and discuss plans for the rollout of the state of Maryland’s community vaccination plan. The hour-long town hall,…

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