Sinclair Broadcast renews CBS affiliation

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced a multi-year deal to renew three TV station affiliation agreements with CBS Corp. The agreements with Sinclair-owned stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Harlingen, Texas; and Portland, Maine, were set to expire at the end of next year. CBS also renewed its affiliation with a station in Syracuse, N.Y., for which Hunt Valley-based Sinclair provides sales and other services under a joint sales agreement. The TV stations are located in markets serving about 1.5 million households. Barry Faber, Sinclair’s executive vice president for distribution and network relations, said the agreement reflects a symbiotic relationship between the network, which provides entertainment and sports programming, and Sinclair, which provides local news and syndicated programs. (Balt. Sun)

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National youth sports group adds Baltimore franchisee

National youth sports organization i9 Sports has added a sixth sports franchise in Baltimore, officials announced Tuesday. I9 Sports, based in Florida, now has seven franchises in the greater Baltimore area and one in Annapolis. Other Baltimore-area locations include Catonsville/Arbutus, Columbia, Elkridge, Owings Mills/Reisterstown, Silver Spring and Timonium/Towson/Pikesville East. (Daily Record)

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September 12 // University of Maryland suggests College Park as site for new Amazon HQ

Add College Park to the Maryland locales interested in hosting the Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The University of Maryland announced Monday that it wants to partner with the state, Prince George’s County and the City of College Park to bid on the Amazon project, which the company said would eventually employ 50,000 people spread across as much as 8 million square feet of space. (Balt. Sun)

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Ocean City businesses fear losing 4,000 seasonal workers if J-1 visa program is cut

As the summer tourism season comes to a close in Ocean City, Maryland, many businesses fear they may soon lose much of their seasonal workforce if the Trump administration cancels the J-1 visa program. The White House may be considering reducing the J-1 visa exchange visitor program, which brings in more than 100,000 students from foreign countries to the U.S. each summer, often to work in tourist destinations like Ocean City, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. (Capital News)

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2 bidders to vie to run Market House

After nearly an hour of public comment Monday night, the City Council voted to enter into competitive negotiation with two bidders vying to operate the Market House. Alderman Joe Budge, D-Ward 1, proposed the council consider the New Market LLC and Annapolis Oyster Co. proposals and drop the proposal by David and Carolyn Marquis. His motion was seconded by Alderman Frederick Paone, R-Ward 2, and passed via a unanimous voice vote. (Capital)

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Kittleman approves sale of Long Reach Village Center

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman on Monday approved Orchard Development’s purchase and sale agreement for the Long Reach Village Center. The sale is a step forward in the redevelopment process for the long struggling village center to be transformed into a new community hub, a project that has been ongoing since the county bought the property in 2014. (Ho. Co. Times)

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Ravens launch Apple TV app

The Ravens launched the team’s exclusive programming — including “Ravens Report” and “Ravens Wired” — on a new platform: Apple TV. The club announced Monday that it is one of the first NFL teams to launch an app on Apple TV, the set-top box that streams video. The free app was launched in partnership with Bottle Rocket, a Texas-based tech company. (Balt. Sun)

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Old Angler’s Inn owners to give rides, free food to supporters of development plan

Owners of Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac are offering to transport, feed and give a $50 gift certificate to people who support them during a County Council hearing Tuesday. Inn operators might even toss in a one-year membership to the “Order of the Golden Hook,” a now-defunct organization that once met at the establishment, owner Mark Reges said. (Bethesda)

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