2020 Women’s Cricket Tourney comes to Howard Co.

The 2020 National Women’s Cricket Tournament will come to Howard County, Maryland, July 12 through July 15, and it’s expected to have a significant economic impact. The Howard County Cricket League will host the tournament, along with Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks and the U.S. Youth Cricket Association. The cricket matches will be held at Schooley Mill Park in Highland and Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, and will feature some of the top women cricket players in the U.S., along with at least two teams of junior players. (WTOP)

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A pioneer passes: Walter 'Lee' Baihly inspired a love of activities on the Potomac River

Behind the Brunswick MARC station, somewhere after Maple Avenue turns into Canal Road, a closed campground sits. It’s unseasonably warm for a Tuesday afternoon in November. No matter. The temperature means nothing to the Potomac River as it lay perfectly, barely moving to the naked eye, operating as proof that Mother Nature continues to be the greatest artist that ever lived. (News-Post)

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Hanover Street Bridge will close multiple weekends for maintenance

City officials say the Hanover Street Bridge will be closed for several Fridays and Saturdays over the next six weeks for ongoing maintenance work. In a release, the Department of Transportation wrote that the bridge — officially the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge — will close to traffic in both directions between Waterview Avenue and Cromwell Street every Friday at 8 p.m. for the next six weeks. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Working On $5M Overhaul Of Parking Meter System

Baltimore is spending $5 million to overhaul its system of parking meters. The new parking meters will require drivers to enter their license plate numbers during transactions at metered spaces. Drivers will no longer have to print out receipts to put on their dashboards. The city is also working on a system that would allow people to pay for parking using their smartphone. (WJZ)

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With eye toward environment, Montgomery Co. road crews gear up for winter

Overnights are getting chillier, the days are getting shorter, and it’s only a matter of time before the D.C. area gets some winter weather. In fact, you might even see some next week, according to some forecast models. Whatever comes this way in the coming days and weeks, road crews in Montgomery County, Maryland, say they’re ready. During the county’s annual “Snow Summit,” they showed off the latest equipment for battling snow and ice, with a focus on being environmentally friendly. (WTOP)

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Det. Sean Suiter’s death found to be suicide, case is closed, Baltimore police commissioner says

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Wednesday said the department concluded Detective Sean Suiter committed suicide in 2017 and has closed the investigation into his death, following a second review by Maryland State Police. “I have received the Maryland State Police report regarding their review of the investigation into Det. Sean Suiter’s death," Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a statement. “There is nothing in the report to suggest that Det. Suiter’s death was anything other than a suicide, nor was there any suggestion that the case should be re-investigated or continued.” (Balt. Sun)

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Md. Grants West Virginia a MARC Reprieve, But Clock Is Ticking

West Virginia officials scrambling to cobble together the funds needed to keep MARC train service running to the state’s Eastern Panhandle have been granted some extra time by the state of Maryland. But Hogan administration officials are signaling their patience won’t last forever. “I was talking to the West Virginia DOT today to find out where they are,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn told state lawmakers in Montgomery County on Monday. “They’ve asked for another week to resolve this in a conversation with their governor.” (Md. Matters)

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High water pollution levels found near closed landfill in Accomack

 

High nitrogen levels found in surface and ground water near a closed landfill in Accomack should continue to be monitored, according to a county consultant. The southern landfill in Bobtown officially ceased operations on Dec. 31, 2012. The landfill, which was unlined, was closed and capped during 2013 at a cost of around $2.5 million, and a solid waste transfer station was constructed at the site. (Delmarva)

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