Maryland State Police Respond To Over 600 Calls For Service During Tropical Storm Isaias

Maryland State Police said Tuesday troopers responded to over 600 calls for service as Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the state. According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to 152 crashes, 117 calls for road hazards, 25 disabled vehicles and 609 overall calls for service. (WJZ-TV)

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Western Maryland towns affected by paper mill closure seek state aid for water supply project

Two towns in Western Maryland are close to moving forward with a project to link their water supply systems as they continue to deal with the ramifications of a large paper mill's closure last year. Westernport, a town in Allegany County, is seeking approval from the Maryland Board of Public Works for a grant from the state Department of the Environment that will allow it to extend its waterline to Luke. (Balt Bus Journal)


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Melanie Newman becomes Orioles’ first female broadcaster to call play-by-play in regular season

After making her Orioles broadcast debut in spring training, Melanie Newman was back in the radio booth Tuesday night to become the first female broadcaster to call play-by-play for a regular-season game in Orioles history. Newman, who handles play-by-play duties for the 44-station Orioles Radio Network, called Tuesday’s game against the Miami Marlins. She is one of several new faces on the Orioles’ broadcast team, including radio voice Geoff Arnold, television play-by-play voice Scott Garceau and Brett Hollander. (Balt Sun)

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Ocean City Bails Out Air Show With $100K Funding Boost; State Finds Ticketed Areas Violate Pandemic Directives

The OC Air Show, slated for next weekend, was briefly in jeopardy this week after an interpretation the traditional show center and ticketed areas on the beach were in violation of state COVID-19 directives, but the event will go on after resort officials agreed to supply an influx of cash to offset the revenue losses. (Dispatch)

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Harford youths get record-breaking support at livestock sale with nearly $339,000 raised from buyers

Nearly $339,000 was raised by Harford County youths who sold their livestock at auction Saturday, earning what the event’s co-chair called “outstanding” support for their efforts. “It was record breaking, outstanding,” Mike Doran, committee co-chair for the Harford County Youth Livestock Show & Sale, said Tuesday. The four-day event started July 29, with three days of youths showing livestock such as poultry, swine, cattle, goats, sheep and rabbits, followed by the sale Saturday. (Balt Sun)

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Maryland reports 870 newly confirmed coronavirus cases; testing suspended Tuesday for Tropical Storm Isaias

Maryland has confirmed 870 new cases of the coronavirus and eight more deaths as the state announced it would temporarily close testing sites Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaias. Monday’s additions bring the state’s total to 91,144 cases of the COVID-19 illness caused by the virus. In total, 3,389 people have died due to the disease or complications from it since officials began tracking the virus in March. (Balt Sun)

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Census Bureau says counting will end a month earlier than planned

The Census Bureau announced late Monday that door-knocking and other field activities for the 2020 Census will cease a month earlier than planned. The agency had given indications last week that field activities would cease Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 31, to submit the population count to the president by Dec. 31. (Wash Post)

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Baltimore lays off 48 employees as city budget feels effects of coronavirus

Baltimore officials have laid off four dozen city employees as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer the local economy. Forty-eight workers received a layoff notice last month, a city spokesman said Monday. Eliminating those jobs saves about $2 million. (Balt Sun)

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