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Local News
With unemployment nationally continuing to grow, Maryland is doing better than many states. According to WalletHub, a Washington, DC-based personal finance website, the Coronavirus pandemic has eliminated nearly 39 million jobs nationally since mid-March. See the details
Elkridge-based NewWave Telecom and Technologies Inc., announced the launch of Onyx Technology, a subsidiary focused on providing health plans with the products and services needed to support health care data interoperability in the emergent era of Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources standards.  Read more
Terrapin Adventures, in conjunction with Savage Mill and approval from Howard County, will reopen to the public, in a limited capacity, starting on Saturday, May 30. Learn more
Feed Howard County has launched the Feed the 5,000 campaign with the goal of providing 5,000 (or more) meals to families in need in Howard County by July 4. Read it
Government News
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the lifting of additional restrictions for retail, barbers and hair salons, as well as religious institutions. According to Ball’s Executive Order, effective Friday, May 29 at 7 a.m., retail, barber and hair salons will be able to operate at 50 percent maximum capacity with additional guidance specific to each industry.  More info
Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Erich Spragg and Command Sergeant Major Michael Behnkendorf will be joined by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Maryland State Senator Pam Beidle, and others, as they mark the opening of the new access control point at Mapes Road and Maryland Route 175 on June 1. Read about it
School board postpones budget approval
The Howard County Board of Education has postponed adoption of the fiscal 21 Operating and Capital Budget and fiscal 22-26 Capital Improvement Program, previously scheduled on May 28, to June 11. See the details
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May 28, 2020