Darlington horse breeder Bill Boniface, who bred '83 Preakness winner, is named a Harford Living Treasure

Harford County horse breeder J. William Boniface, who bred and raised 1983 Preakness winner Deputed Testamony on his Creswell farm, was honored Tuesday night as a Harford Living Treasure. “It’s tremendous what you’ve brought to our county,” Councilman Chad Shrodes told Boniface as he presented him with a proclamation during the Harford County Council meeting. “You really carved out a spot in Harford County history and I can’t think of a more deserving person than yourself as a Harford Living Treasure.” (Aegis)

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Overdose numbers aren't everything in prevention, Carroll agencies say

Various Carroll County officials, in various ways, said Thursday that the number of overdose deaths is not indicative of Not in Carroll’s success. They did so at the Board of County Commissioners’ Sept. 20 meeting, where Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo — along with Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer and Carroll County Youth Service Bureau Executive Director Lynn Davis — discussed what has come from the 2018 funding for Carroll’s drug abuse prevention campaign called Not in Carroll. (Carr. Co. Times)

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September 20 // Maryland gets another $39 million in federal funds to fight opioid crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Maryland $39.1 million in funding dedicated to helping fight the opioid crisis. The epidemic of opioid-related overdoses and deaths nationwide has raged on through 2018. According to federal sources, opioids claimed the lives of about 130 people per day in the U.S. in 2017. In Maryland, more than 2,000 people died from opioid overdoses last year, and the death rate in Baltimore has been about two people per day. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Committee recommends Annapolis donate $10K to Capital Gazette Families Fund

An Annapolis City committee recommended Wednesday donating $10,000 to the Capital Gazette Families Fund instead of making the city a cosponsor for the July 28 benefit concert. The Annapolis City Finance Committee voted to strike a resolution that would make the city a co-sponsor of the Annapolis Rising benefit concert honoring victims and first-responders of the June 28 mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom. (Capital)

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State postpones plan to house criminal patients at Potomac Center in Hagerstown

The Maryland Department of Health is postponing a plan to transfer patients from the state's Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment unit to the Potomac Center in Hagerstown. The SETT unit holds patients who are appointed by the court. Some of them have violent backgrounds. Brittany Fowler, a health department spokeswoman, wrote Tuesday in an email that after careful consideration, the state decided to postpone relocating the SETT unit from Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville to the Potomac Center. (Herald-Mail)

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Johns Hopkins professor forced to move back to UK after visa wasn’t renewed

A well-respected Johns Hopkins University librarian/professor suddenly moved away to the United Kingdom, and she believes new immigration restrictions caused this outcome. Many classify Dr. Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel as a highly skilled worker because of her experience and education. She has a Ph.D, but in September, the British citizen said she had to pack up and leave because of new immigration rules. (WJZ-TV)

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Carroll commissioners to decide on future opioid abuse prevention campaign

Earlier this summer, the Board of County Commissioners asked Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo to come back to them with data on their drug abuse prevention efforts. And on Thursday, Sept. 20, DeLeonardo — along with Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, Carroll County Health Officer Ed Singer and Carroll County Youth Service Bureau Executive Director Lynn Davis — will discuss what has come out of county funding for Carroll’s drug abuse prevention campaign: Not in Carroll. (Carr. Co. Times)

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'One Book Baltimore' aims to bring community together through reading

Bringing a city together through the power of books. On Sunday community leaders in the city are going to announcing the start of One Book Baltimore, a new initiative aimed at empowering city students. The initiative is a collaboration between multiple local organizations that will select one book a year for 7th and 8th graders to read with their families and other community members. (WMAR-TV)

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