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With little land left to build on, redevelopment must be embraced.

Howard County is almost entirely built out — but that doesn’t mean it has reached its full growth potential. After decades of new, ground-up development, just 2% of the county’s land remains undeveloped, outside of roads, parks and preserved farmland.

New head of Maryland Bankers Association looks to build on strengths

On Jan. 11, Ramon O. Looby took over as president and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association, the organization that represents the more than 1,400 branches of community, regional and nationwide banks and thrift associations. He succeeded longtime president and CEO Kathleen Murphy, who resigned last year to take a similar position in Massachusetts.

Maryland Union Leaders Blast Gov. Hogan Over COVID-19 Health, Safety Agreements Following Deaths Of More Essential Workers

Three more essential workers in the State of Maryland have now died from COVID-19. The local chapter of the Municipal Workers Union AFSCME said the victims worked in state prisons and at the University of Maryland College Park. Leaders with the local chapter of the AFSCME said they learned a Hagerstown night shift correctional officer died of COVID-19 within the last 48 hours.

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‘Dangerous Coup Attempt’: Maryland Lawmakers, Sheltering In Place Amid Capitol Protests, Blast Trump: He ‘Needs To Stop This Now’

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Protesters breached the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers were convened to certify the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election, sending lawmakers into lockdown. Maryland lawmakers were among those ushered to safety as the protesters entered the Capitol building.

Government groups back Baltimore’s high court fight against Big Oil

Groups representing state and local governments are supporting Baltimore in its U.S. Supreme Court fight to ensure the city’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil is heard in state rather the federal court. In a brief filed with the justices last month, the National Conference of State Legislatures and other groups said a lower court …

Franchot: Maryland’s counties should emulate the state and consider tax deferments

MarylandReporter.com spoke with Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday afternoon following a Board of Public Works meeting in which Franchot announced that his office has provided a three month forbearance period for business tax returns and payments and a two month forbearance period for employer withholding tax returns and payments. Additionally, Franchot said both self-employed individuals and independent contractors will also be granted a three month forbearance period for quarterly estimated income tax returns and payments.

Frederick County Public Schools Delaying Moving To Hybrid Model Due To Worsening COVID-19 Metrics
FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — The Frederick County Public Schools system is delaying moving into a hybrid in-person learning model due to worsening COVID-19 metrics, the school system said Wednesday. The new plan calls for teachers to return to schools on January 27 and students to return under the hybrid model on February 16. February 3 and 10 will be “asynchronous learning days.”


SEED School of Md. unveils state-of-the-art InfoArmor Cyber Lab

The southwest Baltimore-based SEED School, Maryland’s first and only public, college-preparatory boarding school for underserved and highly motivated students, Wednesday announced the opening of its 2,500-square-foot InfoArmor Cyber Lab housed within the school. The cutting-edge space will allow the school’s more than 400 students in grades six to 12 pursue cyber and technology-related programs and …

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford visits Boys & Girls Club of Westminster gym state helped fund

Maryland’s Lt. Governor visits Westminster’s Boys and Girls Club’s gymnasium.

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