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Preakness Will Return As Second Jewel Of The Triple Crown, Maryland Jockey Club Says
The Preakness is returning to its normal place in the Triple Crown lineup. The Maryland Jockey Club says the race will return to its traditional third Saturday in May. The 145th running of the race was moved to October 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and was the final race in the Triple Crown. The Maryland Jockey Club has not yet announced whether any fans will be allowed to watch the race in the stands this year.
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Developer shares details of senior living project proposed for North Roland Park

The Claiborne senior living facility proposed for North Roland Park/Poplar Hill would represent a private investment of approximately $25 million. It’s a memory care and assisted living facility that would house about 120 people in 110 units on three levels, with the average age of a resident in the mid-80s. Residences would rent for $6,500-$7,500 per month for one-bedroom units, and $8,500-$9,000 per month for memory care and two-bedroom units. There would be 48 parking spaces and about 50 employees over three shifts.

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Six execs look back on one year of working through Covid: ‘We’re ready to pivot again if we need to’

One year ago, a lot of us were told not to come into the office until further notice. We had no idea we’d still be working from home 12 months later. But here we are, 52 weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic. Our industries adapted to the new normal. We discovered the perks and pitfalls of new ways of doing business. And the world kept moving. Of course, not everyone in Greater Washington had the luxury of working from home. For many industries, it’s just not an option. So they made their own changes, seemingly by the week as new restrictions rolled in or were rolled back.

Meritus named a top maternity hospital; one of only three in Maryland

Meritus Medical Center has made a list of the best maternity hospitals in the United States. The facility near Hagerstown was among 217 in the nation and three in Maryland that were named to the roster. The annual list is released by Newsweek in partnership with The Leapfrog Group. Leapfrog is a nonprofit formed in 2000 by large employers and other health care purchasers to advocate for quality, safety and “high-value care.”

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Orioles plan to use Bowie as alternate site to replace start of Triple-A season

Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said Wednesday that the team plans to use Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie as its alternate training site in April to replace the first month of the Triple-A season. However, the home of the Orioles’ Double-A Baysox will be more dedicated to Triple-A players and major league depth than younger prospects the way it was last summer. Elias said Heston Kjerstad, who is recovering from myocarditis and hasn’t taken part in any baseball activities since the Orioles selected him second overall last June, will report there once that site opens instead of going to major league camp in Florida.

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Third time’s the charm for Shore United, Severn Savings Bank merger

Shore United Bank and Severn Savings Bank almost agreed to a deal in December 2018, but then the stock market crashed. Alan Hyatt, CEO of Severn, and Lloyd L. “Scott” Beatty, CEO of Shore, kept talking and got close to finalizing an agreement in February last year. Then the Covid-19 pandemic happened, and the stock market tanked again. As the old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

Maryland electronic components company acquired by growing private equity-backed firm

Frederick technology company Planar Monolithics Industries (PMI) joined the ranks of the acquired Monday when it was purchased for an undisclosed sum by Quantic Electronics.  Founded in 1989 by Ashok Gorwara, PMI works in a highly specialized space developing hybrid monolithic microwave integrated circuit (“MIC/MMIC”) components and subsystems, which modify the amplification of microwaves used in a range of technology industries, including telecommunications, terrestrial communications, satellite communications, mobile-radio communications, defense applications, avionics systems and others.

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Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Gatherings; Local Reaction is Mixed

Almost a year to the day after he imposed a COVID-19 emergency order, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Tuesday lifted most of the state’s restrictions on economic activity. The order takes effect Friday at 5 p.m. The move means capacity limits on restaurants — both indoor and outdoor dining — will be lifted, though patrons must be seated, and tables must be at least six feet apart. The order also lifts limits on retail businesses, religious facilities, casinos, fitness centers, hair and nail salons, and indoor recreational establishments — including bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls and skating rinks.

‘We’re Thrilled’ | Local Businesses Excited To Welcome Back More Customers As COVID Restrictions Loosen

This time last year, Maryland, along with the rest of the country, shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the first time since then, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday the removal of the state’s capacity restrictions at places like restaurants and retail shops. It’s a hopeful sign toward recovery for businesses across the state.

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Revolution’s Steve Case launches second SPAC with former Md. congressman

AOL co-founder and venture capitalist Steve Case has launched another blank-check company with a goal to raise up to $287.5 million, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp. II launches just days after Case’s first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp., struck an agreement to merge with artificial intelligence and robotics company Berkshire Grey Inc. in a deal that would value the final company at about $2.7 billion. That SPAC had raised $287.5 million in December.

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