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UV light provides alternative to chemical cleaning

Ultraviolet (UV) light, usually associated with medical and healthcare settings, is getting a second look as a safe and effective alternative to traditional methods of cleaning commercial spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disinfectant sprays and wipes are in short supply. Cleaning services are also stretched thin and frequent cleaning service is expensive. Derek McDaniels, president […]

Posted inHoward County

State report faults BGE in explosion

An August 2020 staff report of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Engineering Department (PSCED) faults the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) for the Aug. 25, 2019, explosion at the Lakeside Office Building on Stanford Boulevard in Columbia. According to the report, pressure tests and subsequent excavation revealed three holes in the building’s service line, […]

Posted inEducation

Back to the books means new start for everyone

Howard County public schools will operate virtually for the first half of the school year, returning to the contingency model adopted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine. Among the biggest concerns’ administrators have is ensuring equitable access and learning opportunities for all students and the budgetary adjustments that will be necessary to deliver […]

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Unemployment spikes as businesses prepare to reopen

With unemployment nationally continuing to grow, Maryland is doing better than many states. According to WalletHub, a Washington, DC-based personal finance website, the Coronavirus pandemic has eliminated nearly 39 million jobs nationally since mid-March. In total, 14.7 percent of Americans were unemployed as of April 2020, compared to around 25 percent during the Great Depression. […]